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 Patti Smith and her poetry. Only with usomo it was possible to translate through sound their mindset and art in the shape of film, drawing, poetry, and objects in a very immersive way. usomo was responsible for the spatial sound concept as well as the spatial sound production.

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


Harper’s Bazaar – The Art Issue
The Radical Hope of Patti Smith
28 November 2022

Patti Smith and Soundwalk Collective Invoke Icons of French Poetry
20 November 2022

Monopol Magazin
Patti-Smith-Ausstellung in Paris: Die Suche nach dem ultimativen Kick
7 November 2022

Radio France 
Patti Smith: „Le son peut vous transporter à travers les lieux et le temps“ 
20 October 2022

Patti Smith et le Collective Soundwalk dans les traces des poètes 
19 October 2022

Rencontre avec Patti Smith, au coeur d’une exposition au Centre Pompidou avec Soundwalk Collective
18 October 2022


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 23 January 2023 EXTENDED until 6 March 2023

Photos © Bernhard Kühmstedt