2022 | Centre Pompidou | Paris

The interactive soundsystem usomo is part of the exhibition “Evidence. Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith” at the Centre Pompidou Paris.

With the starting points of music and poetry, the multidisciplinary exhibition is an audio-visual collage on the infinite and the universal. This total artwork is based on „Perfect Vision“, a triptych of albums co-created by Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith, inspired by the writings of three emblematic French poets: Antonin Artaud, Arthur Rimbaud and René Daumal. They all travelled to faraway landscapes in search of vision and the metaphysical, journeys that have been translated into music and abstract soundscapes by the Soundwalk Collective in a dialogue with the poetry of Patti Smith. By means of sound, films, drawings, writings and objects, their thought and art becomes accessible in a highly immersive way. 

Patti Smith at her exhibition “Evidence. Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris 2022. Photo: Bernhard Kühmstedt for FRAMED immersive projects

Website centrepompidou.fr

Client Centre Pompidou, Paris

Curators Chloé Siganos, Jean-Max Colard

Artistic Direction Stephan Crasneanscki with Patti Smith

Associate Producer Simone Merli

Designs, paintings, photographs and films Patti Smith and Stephan Crasneanscki

Sound and music Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith in collaboration with Leonardo Heiblum

Spatial sound concept, spatial sound production, planning and integration of the usomo sound system usomo by FRAMED immersive projects

Duration 20 October 2022 to 6 March 2023

Photos © Bernhard Kühmstedt