Opening of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot installation
Opening of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot installation « From Here to Ear » at Peabody Essex Museum – 01/15/2014
French Consul general in Boston Fabien Fieschi, along with Samuel Byrne, co-Chairmen of PEM’s Board of Trustees, Dan Monroe, PEM Director, Trevor Smith, Curator and the artist, opened the installation « From Here to Ear » last night at Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA).
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s immersive sonic installation introduces a flock of 70 brightly plumed Zebra Finches to a gallery-turned-aviary to live among iconic Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars. At turns ambient and melodic, a constantly changing soundscape emerges as the finches explore their environment, eating, nesting and perching on the amplified instruments.
Exhibition is open to the public from January 18 to April 13, 2014 from 10am to 5pm (until 9pm the 3rd Thursday of every month) – closed on Mondays
More info on : http://frenchculture.org/visual-and-performing-arts/events/celeste-boursier-mougenot-installation-peabody-essex-museum
Meet Céleste’s birds on this video: