Sylvie Blocher
Sep 27, 2013 10:26PM

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About the work: Series : THE SPEECHES

Characters who sing political speeches

A More Perfect Day, 2010, HD. Singer: David Bichindaritz. Words from "A More Perfect Union", Barack Obama, 18 March 2008

A More Perfect Revolution, 2012, HD. Slam: Katia Bouchoueva. Words from "Manifesto of the Communist Party", Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, 1848

A More Perfect Society, 2012, HD. Singer: Mandel Turner. Music: Stéphane le Bellec. Words from Angela Davis address to Occupy Wall Street, 30 Oct. 2011

A More Perfect World, 2012, HD. Soprano: Véronique Nosbaum. Words from "The United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees", 1951

A More Perfect Country, 2012, HD. With Shaun Ross. Words from "Poetics of Relation", Édouard Glissant, 1997 

About the artist: Sylvie Blocher was born in France. She authored the terms “I We Are” and “Universal - Local art”. These concepts are made manifest in her continuing video series “Living Pictures” which interrogate authority, control of bodies and Otherness. In 1997 she and architect-urban planner François Daune founded the collaborative art and architectural action group "Campement Urbain", which received, with Tim Williams, the National Urban Planning prize 2012 of Australia. They re-design the master plan of the Western city of Penrith with the words of the inhabitants. Sylvie Blocher's works are shown in numerous international museums and biennials and feature in major collections worldwide, Mudam, SFMoma, Center Georges Pompidou, AGO, etc. 

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