Archivox, performance, 40 min, 2018
shown the 16.01.18, during the Ali Kazma’s exhibition 
Souterrain, Jeu de Paume, Paris

Machine, wind, bird, watch, telephone, insect – working with sounds in her sound library and in the videos of Ali Kazma, Violaine Lochu lists, classifies and orders a set of non-human sounds in an immense map-cum-score. Reactivating these archives with her own voice, she engages in an exercise of hybridisation which interrogates the relation between the human being and their environment and perverts a number of traditional dualisms, such as nature/culture, man/animal, living being/machine, etc. Occupying the Jeu de Paume exhibition space, this vocal performance will interact freely with the videos of Ali Kazma in a play of echoes, ricochets, interconnection and dissonance.

Archivox, score booklet 24 pages, 21 x 29.7cm, 2018