In october 2017, I had the chance to get involved in a really cool project: The making of analog-only, DIY, experimental devices that would produce visual and sound output.
Artists Bazil Félix and Rémy Bender, the initiators of the project, describe it as follow:
“Rémy Bender et Bazil Félix proposent avec «Stations Cinétiques» une expérience visuelle et musicale sous la forme d’un «concert d’installations». Voyages cycliques au travers de l’infime. Errance entre répétitions sonores déphasées et évolutions lumineuses éthérées. Recherche et contemplation d’un temps distendu. «Stations Cinétiques» interroge nos propres moyens de perceptions.”
One of the 6 machines that were finally built.
This project was developed during a residency at the Malévoz Quartier Culturel, in Switzerland. My job was to help them in this project and provide them with technical support whenever I could. Exploring things, breaking stuff, fixing them, and breaking them again was definitely part of the process. This turned up to be both really fun and interesting.
The final version of this experiment took the form of a theatre piece, and is was displayed at the Théâtre du Raccot, Monthey (Switzerland), and later on at the Théâtre Interface, Sion (Switzerland), reaching up to 150 people per night.
This project was funded by the Loterie Romande and Culture Valais.
Credits for the pictures: Bazil Félix
Bazil Félix (performer)
Gabrielle Maillard (violon)
Babou Sanchez (director)
Gabrielle Rossier (scenography)
Christel Voeffray (graphic design)
Emil Dickinson (building)
Caroline Buttet (interaction design)
Collectif « Le Facteur » (production)