to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Dec 15, 2011

Will Menter - sound sculptures

a strange and fascinating setting


The stone quarry of Vignemont is an underground labyrinth of galleries and troglodyte dwellings



one of the so many quarries in the Loire region where 'tufa' was extracted, the white limestone used in the construction of the Loire valley castles



partly a museum depicting the life of the quarrymen, underground refuges during wars, cultivation of mushrooms...



complete silence
we were lucky, no other visitors to spoil it



an extraordinary resonance



the perfect setting for the sound sculptures of musician and visual artist Will Menter 

just seconds before one sees the sculpture motion sensors trigger the sculpture into life.  I think there couldn't be a better environment for these enchanting sounds


Wall Drums


Wood Wind


Curved Ascending Air


Rain Songs




video
Deep Choir
click arrow to start - very short - video



video
Earth Cords
click arrow


"air currents and dripping water make slates sing, pottery chatter and wood whisper"


Mineral Resonances

permanent exhibition
Carrière de Vignemont
site troglodytique
52ter Rue des Roches - 37600 Loches - France





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