Exhibition of the vinyl edition Maxi 45t.
Saturday July 6 2019
A project initiated by Marie Villemin and Martin Widmer
The singer Christophe set interviews of Olivier Mosset to music, made and cut by Marie Villemin and Martin Widmer.
The idea for this outstanding project was inspired by Christophe’s piece entitled «interview de» in which the whimsical singer uses his own interviews to transform them into a song. This system has been used by Christophe several times in his career. When in 2017, Marie Villemin and Martin Widmer worked on Olivier Mosset’s exhibition project, they became aware of the importance of the interviews conducted by the painter and decided to focus on this aspect of the artist. They then think back to this work by Christophe and, after several adventures, they contact the singer and send him an audio assembly consisting of cut-outs of interviews they had conducted with Olivier Mosset. To their great surprise, Christophe agreed to work on the project and create a sound universe around the artist’s words. The disc is a maxi 45t composed of a side A which gathers the musical piece of about ten minutes, and a side B which receives a visual.
Martin Jakob, Sylvie Linder, Magali Pexa, Nicolas Raufaste, Julian Thompson, Sebastian Verdon
photos: S. Verdon
CAN Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Mosset/Christophe