Adrien Lefebvre harvests various sounds and forms of bells around the churches of the region of Caen. He does this to then create a minimal sound-score, thus focusing on a question-answer game between its buzzing sounds. These sounds are broadcasted by four ultra-directional loudspeakers installed on rotating structures. They sweep the different surfaces of the room, in which they randomly spread the sounds of the bells. However, when the viewer finds himself – sometimes incidentally – in front of one of the loudspeakers, is when sounds are clearly perceptible.
Adrien Lefebvre (Paris) graduated from the DNSEP with special congratulations from the jury of the School of Arts & Media in Caen / Cherbourg in 2013. He participated in several collective exhibitions: ‘Le Chapitre des bifurcations’, Abbaye-aux-Dames Of Caen in 2014; ‘To be continued … 2013’, ‘Esam’ Caen Cherbourg in 2013; ‘SOUND Δ WHISPERS’, a collaborative sound installation at the Museum of Fine Arts, in Caen in 2013, which will be presented for festivals such as Nordik Impakt in Caen, Fusion in Germany, and Court-Circuit in Caen. He was selected for the traveling European project Park in Progress, hosted at the City Sonic festival in 2014. He has also performed in several performances as a musician/performer. This was notably in Paris (Galerie Treize), Offenbach (Cross Media Night HfG) and Still Granville during the event, ‘la Nuit des Soudeurs’. His work springs from the inter-relatedness between sound, object, and movement. His primary objective is to shove an object back into its trench, by causing it to become saturated, to cry out, or to resound. In general, the spectator is opposed frontally to the latter, as much by the object’s brutality, as by the placement in the space.