Sediments (w/ Clément Edouard)


with Clément Edouard (sound)

AV performance / 35min / 2019

32:9 color video, lights, stereo sound + custom speaker array

SEDIMENTS is a performance which transforms mineral matter into a scenographic instrument. Through a hybrid approach mixing realtime and rendered images, and an exploration of the physics of sound (waves and vibrations), Pierce Warnecke and Clément Édouard create a “multiple body choreography” in which the bodies of the performers, the geological bodies and the body of the audience resonate at macro and microscopic sonic and visual scales.

By taking mineral strata as a structure for composition, SEDIMENTS explores the many layered scales of our universe, by taking a conscious look at the invisible world surrounding us and its particular temporality. The work is a sensitive reading of stones, a vast and mysterious material which reveals an unsuspected world, both inert and alive: the world of rock, soil and earth. In doing so it opens up a perspective of the fragility and ephemerality of biological- and ultimately human- forms of life.


Premiered at Scopitone Festival 2019, Nantes FR

Performed at Le Hublot (Arrêt sur Image Festival)

Cancelled at Mirage Festival March 2020 (Lyon, FR) / COVID-19

Production MAGE
Co-production Stéréolux / Festival Scopitone, Zinc – Centre de Création des Arts et des Cultures Numérique
Residencies Montévideo (Marseillle), Le Cube – centre de création numérique (Issy-les-Moulineaux), Le Hublot – centre de création art numérique (Nice)

SEDIMENTS is supported by grants from CNC/DICREAM, the region and DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes/SCAN, and by the ADAMI.