La Voix, le Loin can be translated by The Voice in the Distance or The Voice from a very far point.
Jean Luc Raharimanana, a Malagasy multidisciplinary artist and writer/poet, presents in the first place his travelling exhibition in Bibracte Museum from May (end of the local lockdown) to November 2021.
The installation artwork takes place in the amazing mont Beuvray forest: photographs, aloalo (Malagasy sculptures which communicate with the soul of the ancestors), video, music (played with Malagasy harp: Marovany) and poems are melting in the scenery.
Texte, photo, aloalo: Raharimanana
Création Musicale: Jean-Christophe
Création sonore: Vivien Trelcat
Prise de son, studio: Max Lance
Création video: Yann Marquis
Assistant scenografie: Vincent Guibal
This installation is the result of the residency carried out by Raharimanana at Bribracte in 2019, as part of the Jacques Lacarriere Literary Prize of which he is the “premier lauréat”. The first edition of the Prize was organized jointly by Bribracte, the “Chemins Faisant” association and the Departmental Library of Saone-et-Loire. This installation is a co-production of Bribracte museum and Cie Soazara.
Le voix le loin by Raharimanana from www.bibracte.fr
Jean-Luc Raharimanana is Malagasy, author and multidisciplinary artist.
He knows Bibracte well because on the occasion of the Jacques Lacarrière literary prize, which he obtained in 2018, he came there for a writing residency.
Of course, a residence in such a special place could only inspire him. A hundred poems resulted from it, which he chose to resonate with his travel photos throughout a journey in the so particular forest of Mont Beuvray. At the crossroads of paths and influences, the Morvan meets Madagascar, the written meets the image, and all this begins or ends in a tromba, a trance hut of Malagasy tradition reworked to make it a place of immersion in a universe of sound and images.
“It is an artistic questioning, because of my Malagasy origins where the representation is not simply an artist’s business but a direct involvement of the public as well. Re-examining the space of the game, the circulation of the gaze and the energy interpretation, reinventing the relationship with the public. A poet who sets up a text / photo / video / music installation, what is it? When the texts are exhibited on unusual supports: rusty sheets, holes in hundred-year-old trees, tarpaulins on the ground, holed desks that eat up letters …
When the photos borrow from painting and graphics, when the shadows outline the narrations… When the video does not represent but suggests, when the music embarks on unexpected sounds or in surprising mixtures of culture… What audience do we create ? Or what is the audience creating at the moment? What does he bring with him? What is he bringing back? It is a step but also a rare and independent moment. (…) ”