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Agnès Guillaume artwork

Agnès Guillaume artwork
© Eric Danhier

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).

BabelKot
Artist: Agnès Guillaume
1962. Louvain.

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.

Agnès Guillaume
Agnès Guillaume © Patricia Mathieu

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.

More info:

External siteAgnès Guillaume

The video shows an interview with Agnès Guillaume (this video contains an interview in French with French and Dutch subtitles):

BabelKot
​© Eric Danhier

BabelKot
© Eric Danhier