Name Amon First

From Walden to Space-Chapter II / the Hut, 2015

300 x 190 x 190 cm
Bois, instruments de musique électronique
Presented by la Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
Courtesy: Galerie Aline Vidal. Photo : Marc Domage

This inhabitable sound sculpture is designed for both sound performance or self-generated music. It is a simplified version of the Mercury Seven mission capsule, in the manner of Walden’s cabin. It convokes questions of autonomy and solitude, but also contemplation. This production is the result of a combination of the book by Henry David Thoreau, Walden or Life in the Woods (1854) and the Mercury Seven space programme (1958) whose mission was to send men into space.

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