Bodywork painted steel, bodywork painted fibreglass, fabric, player/amplifier, loudspeakers
4400 × 4080 x 2000 mm
Kreo Gallery, Paris
“The « Audiolab » is a commission for a specific kind of support. The question was quite simple: how best to allow people to hear sound-works in public spaces, particularly in art centres? Our answer was to construct a light roof from which the sound falls like rain. The ‘fridge’ on the side contain
s, both symbolically and practically, the machines that reassure us about the real source of the sound. The roofs contain speakers specifically designed for this particular configuration. The listener isn’t imprisoned under this rain. The gaze slips away, distracting the eye and keeping the ear alert. “
Extracts from the book “ Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec” released by Phaidon in 2003.