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Dead Plants & Living Objects

by Pierre Berthet and Rie Nakajima



Tin cans, whistles, locomotive suspension springs,
porcelain bowls, compressor top bells, ping pong balls,
agave dry leaves, sponges, steel wires, branches,
paper foils, plastic bags, silver papers, pink gloves,
piano, balloons, buckets, feathers, water, scraps, peebles,
flower pots, guitar, metal tubes, paulownia tree seeds, pearls,
bamboo sticks, logs, bones, stones, filter queens...


RN and PB have been creating various ways to vibrate things
so that their acoustic shadows dance around: invisible air volumes
that reshape constantly, move in the space, enter in the most secret places and inside ourselves.
A way to get closer to things inherent spirits is to listen to them.
Eventually encouraging them to produce sounds and resonate by various means:
to hit, caress, shake, beat, scrape, scratch, claw, boil, clap, rattle, rock, throw, move,
magnetize, clamp, cook, pinch, galvanize, motorize, bow, blow, pluck, heath up, let flow, freeze,
drop, drip, connect, roll, mix, extend, sing...


Drawing by Pierre Berthet & Rie Nakajima



Galleria Poggiali, Tempo Reale, Firenze 2016


© Rie Nakajima