Lend an ear to The Standing Men
(Des Hommes Debout),
these phosphorescent mannequins are purveyors of
stories, words and culture, they will light up with
words and colors, with the contact of the public.
Last winter, I gave my voice for some weird recordings. The result is here: “Les Hommes Debout”. My voice, as well as voices from other artists living in China is used to personify the mannequins.
If you are in Beijing, you can see the expo at the “ART BEIJING” Expo:
http://www.artbeijing.net/ from the 29 to the 2 of May. The mannequins
will then be moved to Penghao theater until the 12 of May, before moving to Wuhan, then Shanghai and finally Zhongshan.
Here is the pitch:
“The Standing Men is a suprising and welcoming interactive
installation, that has been specially adapted to the Chinese audience
within the frame of Croisements Festival. They hail the passers-by and
invite them into a dialogue. They tell their stories in Chinese, wonder
about life and the environment they occupy. The audience is not only a
spectator but also touches, speaks, answers, plays along and engages in
a tactile dialogue with these luminous beings with often funny and
unexpected comebacks. Children and adults, come touch them, listen to
them, hug them, and in turn, whisper some words into their ear, The
Standing Men will answer in words, lights, and colors. Valentin Durif,
Victor Roux and Pierre Amoudruz, three designers of the installation
worked in residence in Beijing. The voices of Hu Ge Ji Le Tu (Ajinai),
Randy Abel, Liu Yusi, Djang San, Xiao He,
Xiong Liang and other passers-by, lenders of stories are used as main
material of the installation.
More infos here: