Florence Jou and Dominique Leroy – Fordlandia
1928. Henri Ford embarks on intensive rubber mining. To clear a million hectares of forest, in the Amazon, on the banks of Rio Tapajós, to plant rubber trees, and to build a factory city, a utopian city, with school, hospital, dancing… The project was a real failure, Ford never exploited rubber.
2018. Florence Jou discovers the history of Fordlandia during an exhibition and round tables organized by the collective Suspended Spaces at the Colonie in Paris. She writes a poetic survey based on testimonies, anecdotes, observed gestures, readings… She proposes Dominique Leroy to co-create a sound piece.
As a poet-performer, Florence Jou bases the development of her texts on the notion of constellation. Each text is a take that concentrates uses, places of co-creation (visual artists, musicians, sound artist) and inscription surfaces (performance, book, exhibition)
As a sound artist and designer of collaborative projects, Dominique Leroy lives in Nantes and works in the landscapes of various “sentinel territories” (Loire estuary, Alpine nature parks, Czech countryside, Californian permaculture centres…). In 2016, he co-founded (n) with Marina Pirot, with whom he explores the vibratory qualities of landscapes through an approach that intersects sound and somatic practices.
Album fichiers wav + mp3
duration about 40 min.
release April 2019
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