Cephea's whispering stones
duo Khurtova & Bourlanges
exhibition at the Bookstore space, Amsterdam, 2016
Cephea's whispering stones is a part of a long term project The Sky is on the Earth. We developed sculptural translations based on a peculiar text of Jacques Bourlanges dedicated to the constellation of Cephea. Playing with the double etymology of Cephea as “stone” and “head”, we explore the fictional narratives superimposed on natural elements like stones, and attempt to give them back their own “voice”. Referring to ritual practices with healing stones found in the Cévennes region of France, we experiment with pouring water over real and artificial stones, enabling them to “whisper”. The resulting installation creates a live sound scape generated by the matter itself.
made with the support of Mondriaan Funds