Agnès Guillaume artwork
The artwork BabelKot by Agnès Guillaume can be seen at the Brucity Administrative Centre of the City of Brussels (Rue des Halles 4 - 1000 Brussels).
Artist: Agnès Guillaume
An elevator/kotje in which voices babble up and down from the Tower of Babel/Brussels, nose to the stars. The future of Brussels is dreamed up looking upwards, it is built in the soil of our cosmopolitan diversity.
A citizens' names flight shudders across the light display of the Brussels skies that decorates the ceiling of the cabin, while a stereophonic soundtrack flows down from it. Sounds captured in the Brucity building and voices - those of citizens who came to record their vision of the city and the future and to share a special message in a profusion of languages - form the notes and chords from which an electro-acoustic composition is made.
Soundtrack and light display in random loops, printing on plexiglass.
Team: Cédric Verstraelen (sound) and Alexis Fradier (lighting designer), Milo-Profi (print) with technical support from Vivalyte.
A musician by training, Agnès Guillaume (Leuven, 1962) turned to video art in 2010. In her images, as in the other media she uses - embroidery, sculpture, mixed media on paper - she strives to shed light on what echoes in the hearts of every human being. Her works are exhibited internationally and are part of public and private collections.
The video shows an interview with Agnès Guillaume (this video contains an interview in French with French and Dutch subtitles):
© Eric Danhier
© Eric Danhier