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Audiolabs

The Audiolab project is a coming together of architecture and sound design. The long collective process – involving the talents of four designers and a diversified medley of musicians, sound artists and engineers – has gathered design, music and art into an experience that works on many levels. Individual Audiolabs can best be described as listening and sound-immersion environments. The designers were asked to create an object or space that would accommodate visitors in consummate comfort, possibly for a considerable length of time, while allowing for optimal sound diffusion. French designers Patrick Jouin (1967), Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (1971 and 1976) and Laurent Massaloux (1968) came up with three very different solutions. Armed with these plans, their fellow artists and musicians dipped into a bottomless bag of resources, composing, mining and combining their skills, always taking into account the shape of the space or object and theposition of both speakers and guests. After being exhibited individually the three “modules” were united in Luxembourg, where they were presented by the Banque de Luxembourg in partnership with Mudam, which now has the works in its permanent collection. Chris Scott (Frame, 41, 2004)

Artworks

  1. Audiolabs Audiolab 1, 2001

    Structure d’immersion sonore de forme circulaire intégrant 1 lecteur CD, un amplificateur, 4 haut-parleurs
    ø 400 cm
    Conception sonore : Roland Cahen
    Œuvres sonores : Alejandra & Aeron, Vladislav Delay, Rupert Huber, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Monolake, (Robert Henke), RadioMentale (Jean-Yves Leloup & Éric Pajot)
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2004 - Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi | Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Audiolabs Audiolab 2

    Structure d’immersion sonore composée de 3 parasols en résine synthétique, peinture de carrosserie pulvérisée, un «frigo» technique contenant un équipement hi-fi, 4 chaises et une moquette au sol
    Curateurs : Jean-Yves Leloup & Hervé Mikaeloff
    Designers : Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
    Conception sonore : Roland Cahen
    Œuvres sonores : To Rococo Rot, Doug Aitken & Steve Roden, Xavier Veilhan & David Artaud, Curd Duca, Dorine_Muraille, AGF, Cameron Jamie
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2004 - Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi | Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Audiolabs Audiolab 3, 2003

    Structure d’immersion sonore composée de 2 balancelles, 1 table, 1 tapis, 1 ordinateur
    Curateurs : Jean-Yves Leloup & Hervé Mikaeloff
    Designer : Laurent Massaloux
    Conception sonore : Thierry Balasse
    Œuvres sonores : Sutekh, Frank Scurti, David Toop, The Customers (Daniel Pflumm & Kotai), Thomas Brinkmann, Domotic, AGF, Rébecca Bournigault, Circle around the Zero (Emre Sevindik)
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2004 - Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi | Mudam Luxembourg

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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