THE WORD COMMUNITY FEELS GOOD

By assembling very different social groups in the Greater Lyon area, ranging from prosperous suburbs to migrant workers districts, as well as brass bands and Opera singers, hip hop groups and amateurs, the artist created a body of works that includes the creation of a hymn to Modern Life, – the “official anthem for the Biennial” – which was played throughout the event, and organised “unexpected performances” with music and dance conservatories, amateur musicians, retired and volunteers, which take the form of surprise events in supermarkets, local shops and the street during the Biennial. The installation conceived for the spaces of “La Sucriere“, presents two large-scale photographs that depict, at life-size, members of the different groups she has worked with: a choir of blind and visually impaired people (performing a song written in 1894 by Aristide Bruant, about the 1831 silk workers’ rebellion in Lyon) and two groups of “READERS“ who were reading aloud in the exhibition the books they have chosen themselves, in various languages that range from French to Italian, Japanese to Persian, Arabic to Portuguese, Creole to Cambodgian, thus creating a Babel tower of languages whose recordings can also be heard through speakers. Placed on wood shelves the books were available for the Audience.

Produced by 13a Biennale de Lyon “La Vie Moderne“.

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SONG CREDITS:
Auteurs : Stephane Bis Auteurs / Djack Pauya /Tracy Desa/ Moradel Ruddy sai/
Interprêtes :Vanessa Bonazzi / Stephane Bissai/ Djack Pauya /Tracy Desa
Compositeures : Hakim Lillouche /Ruddy Moradel
Enregistré au par weeding au Black Room Studio Venissieux par thomas à Altho Studio Lyon
Son mixé et masterisé par Steve Francis au STUSH MUSIC STUDIO New York

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Photo Blaise Adilon
Inst.view at 13.Biennale de Lyon "La Vie Moderne": Photo Blaise Adilon


Inst.detail (billboard "READERS" mt 4 x 6) at 13.Biennale de Lyon "La Vie Moderne" 

Photo Blaise Adilon
Inst. and performance at 13.Biennale de Lyon "La Vie Moderne": Photo Blaise Adilon

Photo Blaise Adilon
Inst. and performance at 13.Biennale de Lyon "La Vie Moderne": Photo Blaise Adilon

Photo Blaise Adilon
Inst. and performance at 13.Biennale de Lyon "La Vie Moderne": Photo Blaise Adilon

Photo Blaise Adilon
Inst. and performance at 13.Biennale de Lyon "La Vie Moderne": Photo Blaise Adilon


Inst.detail (billboard "CHOIR" mt 4 x 6) at 13.Biennale de Lyon "La Vie Moderne"