seismographies 1. quei loro incontri (*)

(*) these encounters of theirs
2012, books, black wax (140 x 30 x 8 cm approx.)

 

A line has been engraved on the surface of several open books, covered in black wax and whose pages are interwoven. This line, whose shape is reminiscent of a seismography, reproduces the sound spectrum of the last phrase uttered by a character at the end of the film These Encounters of Theirs made in 2006 by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.