Les Rencontres d’Arles | DevialetSight meets sound.
Devialet is partnering with Marta Gentilucci, resident composer at the Villa Medici and Susan Meiselas, a Magnum Photos member, for Cartographies du corps, a photography exhibition capturing the essence of women’s power. Discover a singular experience steeped in sound and emotion, produced by Les Rencontres d'Arles.
The photographer’s eye, heightened by sound.
Marta Gentilucci, instrumental, vocal, and electronic music composer and resident at the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici.
Susan Meiselas, documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos since 1976.
« Having such quality and homogeneity of the sound environment: projections and voices — is ideal for a composer. »
Through this collaboration, the artist duo wanted to create a feeling of connection with the women in the photographs. Devialet engineer took up the challenge of overcoming Saint-Blaise church’s echoing sound to stay true to the artists’ visions. After analyzing the venue, our engineer designed a custom stereo system made up of 8 Devialet Phantom I speakers and 8 Devialet Phantom II speakers. Once synchronized, it crisply reproduced every layer of sound from the spoken word to background music to electroacoustic sounds, and perfectly render all the nuances of the pair’s artistry.