On the occasion of the signing of the brochure “The last salon where we cause” by the French photographer and journalist André Chabot, ahthor of several books* published by Koma Editions, the artist Alain Wergifosse offers a contextual electro sonic intervention, in this heritage and friendly place that is the Géron Farm.
* including The Illustrated Dictionary of Funeral Symbolism, Erotic of the Cemetery and recently Under the Poppies, the Tomb (in partnership with the Maison de la Culture de Tournai and La Mémoire métropolitaine/Paris)
Alain Wergifosse (Be)
Insatiable explorer of sound, image and the media since the 1980s, Alain Wergifosse amplifies all kinds of resonant objects and specializes in the electronic processing of feedback to achieve his organic compositions and improvisations. He has traveled the world solo and with various groups and collective projects (Obmuz, Macromassa, SpecOp, Colectivo Anatomic among others).
From his base in Barcelona, he composed, during ten years, the music and sound interactions of the shows Marcel lí Antúnez (ex La Fura dels Baus) and he collaborated with many artists of the experimental musical scene ( Zbigniew Karkowski, Cluster, Jaki Liebezeit, Francisco Lopez, Nad Spiro, Eli Gras,…) and actively participated in various adventurous initiatives in Spain and internationally.
In recent years, returning to Belgium, he has developed his visual work and produced immersive and interactive installations, self-generative videos, microscopies and other materialist compositions presented in several festivals and international events (City Sonic, MEM, Kikk, Semaine sound, Simultan, Transnumeriques, Pléiades…).
André Chabot (FR)
For several decades, André Chabot has devoted his work to death. Photographer, he collects black and white tombs, mausoleums, hypogea, cenotaphs and catacombs. Honorary professor of letters, storyteller, journalist and great traveler, he has built up a photographic memory of tombs and cemeteries around the world.
His photographs of funerary monuments, more than 160,000 to date, constitute a unique and cosmopolitan collection in constant development. He also creates installations.
Designer of urns and funerary monuments, he installed three of his creations in the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. He is the author of numerous thematic publications around different themes related to the representations of funerary monuments and the symbolism of death.
- Transcultures, Koma, Novella
- Photo banner : André Chabot