This project stages the collision between the book Walden or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau (1854) and the mission of Mercury Seven (1958) sending men to space. It is a polymorphic work, evoking the questions of autonomy, isolation, solitude, but also contemplation and enlarged perspectives through music and live performance with modular synthesizers.
Stéphane Thidet (born 1974 in Paris, lives and works in Aubervilliers) collects anomalies that he creates himself. He determines to what measure – in the musical meaning of the term – and up to what point, a plastic artist has the power to transform a natural or manmade element. The displacements he makes, the recontextualiztions, the transmutations of matter, the reassemblies are consequently the subjects of situational recordings neutralized by the absence of affect. Introducing a pack of wolves into a park, making rain fall in a cabin, putting a seesaw under glass, recounting the “Evil” of villages: he creates the uninhabitable and the inhabitable in the end ignoring their usage.