Vocal Abecedarium, performance, 45 min, 19.10.16, la Marbrerie, Montreuil
During her residency at the Synagogue of Delme, Violaine Lochu created a vocal alphabet where each letter is associated with a specific dimension of voice and/or language: A for aphonia, B for Babbling, C for cacophony, D for dysphonia. . .
The project takes different forms: sound pieces that can be listened to, in part, on the web-radio R22 Tout-Monde or exhibited in the form of visual displays or sculptures by artist and curator Guillaume Constantin. Still others take the form of videos: the artist stages her voice, in different spaces or using different physical postures. Typographer Christophe Hamery created the Supervox typeface for the occasion, presented in the form of a poster and a printed book. Finally, Violaine Lochu explores the extremes of her voice in a vocal performance passing through such letters as U—ululate, XY— female / male, S—sigh. . .
Vocal abecedarium, booklet 64 pages with cd, graphic designer and typograph Christophe Hamery, 2016
A – APHONIA
B – BABBLING
H – HOWL
L – LIPS
S – SPACE