d’un soleil à l’autre

Stéphane Thidet

Radio telescopic antenna

Radio telescopic antenna capturing the frequencies emitted by the sun, two gongs, amplifier, audio-transducers.

D’un soleil à l’autre is the title of this installation, composed of two hand-hammered gongs connected to a radio telescopic antenna set up a few dozen meters away in the park.

“The sound events perceptible in this piece are the result of capturing, in real time, the frequency of the electromagnetic field generated by the sun,” explains Stéphane Thidet.

Each of the two gongs has its own plastic and sound properties ; one echoes low frequencies, the other high ones. “Every celestial body emits a frequency that is inaudible in space, due to the vacuum that characterizes it.

What interested me was to find a way to bring back, almost materially, such distant events. I didn’t want to use loudspeakers, for example, which only transcribe, but to translate the phenomenon by a musical instrument, to create a very physical relationship.”

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Stéphane Thidet (FR)

Stéphane Thidet, born in 1974, lives and works in Paris and Aubervilliers. A graduate of the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris and the Ecole supérieure des Beaux-arts de Rouen, he is represented by the Aline Vidal galleries in Paris and Laurence Bernard in Geneva.

His works suggest another, a fiction not accessible but perceptible, which confronts the viewer with a new “state of things”. Stéphane Thidet creates universes where there are shifts, side steps. His works depict his vision of reality imbued with fiction and poetry. He likes to place himself in this in-between and play with the limits of these fictional and real spaces. Based on everyday life situations, he describes the notion of instability in the face of the erosion of time and the action that leads to their disappearance

Crédits & mentions

D’un soleil à l’autre – Stéphane Thidet. 2016