le grand orchestre des animaux / fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain
Place: Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris Event: Le Grand Orchestre des Animaux Date: July 2nd – January 8th 2017
From July to January 2017, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will present the exhibition The Great Animal Orchestra, based on the work of Bernie Krause. An American bioacoustician, scientist and musician, Bernie Krause has collected more than 5,000 hours of recording of natural habitats, including more than 15,000 wild species from all around the world, for around 50 years (…). A sound and visual exploration of the natural world, The Great Animal Orchestra exhibition will immerse the audience in the beauty of the natural world. It will also invite to a reflection on the environmental issues of the 21st century and on what has led us to enter the “Sixth Extinction” era.
(from Fondation Cartier)
Exhibition Signage / Communication / Catalogue: Olivier Andreotti
The catalog published in conjunction with the exhibition will offer an aesthetic, scientific, and philosophical exploration of the animal world. Readers will have the opportunity to discover Bernie Krause’s work and to reflect on issues related to the preservation of biodiversity through many essays by specialists. Including photographs, maps, diagrams, sonograms, as well as the works of the artists presented in the exhibition, this catalog is a true manifesto for the conservation of the beauty of ecosystems.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
368 pages – 30 x 24 cm
350 color and black-and-white images. Texts by Bruce Albert, Gilles Boeuf, Élisabeth de Fontenay, Vinciane Despret, Bernie Krause, François-Bernard Mâche, Paul Shepard
Included: Exclusive CD of the exhibition soundtrack
French and English version