Nicolas Bernier

L’usure du clocher (Wear of the Belfry) is a sound installation in which a 7 foot high aluminum structure holds three moving horn speakers. Their motion is a mechanical sway driven by motors. In this sound projection sculpture, the downward facing speakers evoke the church bells that produced the main sound material used for the audio composition.
Nowadays (at least in north america) a belfry that wears out is a belfry that disappears, as an increasing number of them are replaced by electronic belfries.
° sound & concept : nicolas bernier
° technical direction/production : francis laporte
° year of production : 2011
° curator : érick d’Orion
° premiere : fimav, victoriaville, 18-22 may, 2011

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