Matthieu Saladin — There’s A Riot Goin’ On
There’s A Riot Goin’ On
Past: January 1, 2013 → March 31, 2014
One Year’s Exhibition
There’s a Riot Goin’ On is a missing track of the 1971 eponymous album by Sly & the Family Stone. It is simply indexed in the album’s tracklist, no clue nor commentary shedding any light on its strange status. It ends side A, when the stylus leaves the vinyl’s groove and when the listening covertly moves from the recorded music to its environment. In its silence, it is a revolt without a manifesto, its meaning seeming to appear only in intervals. There’s A Riot Goin’ On is the sign of something apparently neither visible nor audible, that nonetheless states itself as already at work.
As an exhibit statement and a production program, this title congregates a strewn series of more or less discreet announcements, actions, publications, software products, invitations, sound manifestations and events which will come to life and unfold during the whole year 2013 at the CAC Brétigny, appearing in public space, the press and on the internet. But the track’s invisibility and inaudibility do not only refer to this “silent rebellion”; they also concern aspects of life, both social and economic, whose immateriality and/or omnipresence elude direct understanding, and that still orientate and model attitudes, behaviors and discourses, social relations and daily activities.
But beyond stock flows, opinion polls, communication devices (from the cell phone to electronic messaging, via newspapers), archives of demonstrations as well as the ideological imprints of cultural productions are appropriated and serve as a material to question the construction of social space, the tensions that pervade and reshape it, the relationships between aesthetic perception and the economics that conditions it, the activity of an art center and its territorial setting, or even the concept of democracy itself.
There’s A Riot Goin’ On will be the set of realizations and formulations that will result from these dynamics. The CAC Brétigny represents its centrifugal starting point, the basis of its dissemination, as well as the potential location of its unpredictable return.
Matthieu Saladin — G-20 Song, 2012
October 1, 2012 → December 31, 2013
The G-20 Song website consists in the real-time transposition of the G-20 countries’ stock market indices into sound frequencies. These countries represent 85% of global economic trade. The user can choose to listen to the individual sound transposition of one of the G-20 country indices, or to all of them at the same time.
Matthieu Saladin — Orientation, 2011-2013
June 9 → December 31, 2013
For “Orientation”, each card contained a compass indicating north and must be arranged so that the orientation is correct. Stacks of these cards are left available in various cultural, artistic and tourist flyers such guidance.
Matthieu Saladin — There’s A Riot Goin’ On, 2013
June 9 → July 20, 2013
As part of “There’s A Riot Goin ’On, One Year’s Exhibition”, the CAC Brétigny presents “There’s A Riot Goin’ On”, an exhibition congregates a strewn series of more or less discreet announcements, actions, publications, software products, invitations, sound manifestations and events at the CAC Brétigny, appearing in public space, the press and on the internet.
Matthieu Saladin — Pile ou face
June 9 → July 20, 2013
Installation consists of two elements, one coin of 1 euro rapidly rotating itself on its edge, like a spinning top and a “ 45 ” rpm record closed furrow suggesting the sound of a room turning on itself like a top until its flickering.
Matthieu Saladin — La production de l’espace
June 9 → July 20, 2013
Programmed to randomly call the public telephone booths in the Val d’Orge (112 cabins), a cabin at a time, whenever the CAC receives an email software. If someone answers, the software announces the geographic coordinates (DMS) of the cabin, then reads the e-mail received.
Matthieu Saladin — There’s A Riot Goin’ On, l’exposition Opening Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 1 PM
Matthieu Saladin — Opinions, 2013
June 10 → December 31, 2013
This book contains fifty surveys since the turn of the century by the leading French opinion poll (BVA, CSA, FIFG, TNS Sofres, etc..), Affecting both economic and political issues as social and cultural.
Matthieu Saladin — Economic score Event Saturday, December 14, 2013 2:30 PM → 5 PM
La pièce Economic score consiste en la transposition d’une économie culturelle en partition. Pour sa création, c’est le budget 2013 du CAC Brétigny qui devient le matériau d’une performance interprétée par l’ensemble Dedalus.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 2:30 PM → 5 PM
Founded in 1996 by Didier Aschour, Dedalus is a contemporary musical ensemble which from 2011 has been based in Montpellier. Its repertoire is based on free instrumentation compositions originating from North American and European contemporary experimental music dating from the 60s up until present day.
Matthieu Saladin & Mattin — Brutalised Aesthetics
Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:30 PM → 10:30 PM
As part of the program ‘There’s a Riot Goin’On, One year’s exhibition’ which began in 2013, Mathieu Saladin has invited the artist Mattin to pursue their collaboration for the ‘Brutalised Aesthetic’ project in the form of a concert.
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