Catherine Béchard and Sabin Hudon Babbling/Sounding/Noising Cubes

Date(s): May 1 to Oct 31 2008


Catherine Béchard, 2007

Babbling/Sounding/Noising Cubes are pleasant-to-touch wooden objects containing a multitude of sounds that create an acoustic vocabulary. By holding them in your hand and turning them in all directions, you discover their contents and, in the course of manipulating them, unexpected and unpredictable associations and entanglements occur that you can model as you wish. Sighing, coughing, sneezing, leaves rustling, thunder, car humming, water gurgling in metal pipes, door banging — brief and fleeting stories thus unfold, each time reinvented, starting from a tactile, visual and sound object.

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Catherine Béchard, 2007

Catherine Béchard and Sabin Hudon form a duo of multidisciplinary artists who live and work in Montreal. Working in the fields of sculpture, audio art and new media, the duo is particularly interested in phenomena linked to acoustically generated sounds/noises, their propagations, the impressions they give as well as the “things” and “empty spaces between things” that compose our perceptual fields.