This Is Not A Method ! – Les gloriettes#5

Sylvain Chauveau / Pierre Labat

(c) thomas jean henri

organized by résidence Les gloriettes (FR) and Komplot (BE) hosted by NICC (BE)

SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU is a musician
and author of sound installations
and graphic scores. His compositions
privilege minimalism, the softness
of timbre, and long resonances and
leave a place for silence. He has performed in concert at the MCA (Chicago), Serralves Foundation (Porto),
Zorlu (Istanbul), Knitting Factory
(New York), Lieu Unique (Nantes),
P Festival (Taipei), festival Piano
Fields (Moscow), TivoliVredenburg
(Utrecht), Forum des Images (Paris),
Western Front (Vancouver), LIFEM
(London), or O-Nest (Tokyo).
Featured on the compilation XVI Reflections on Classical Music (2009,
Decca / Universal) alongside Philip
Glass, Gavin Bryars, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, and Max Richter.
Was an artist in residence at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto in 2011. He regularly
composes soundtracks for films and
choreographic performances. Sylvain
Chauveau is also co-director of ensemble 0 (www.ensemble0.com). He
was born in 1971 in Bayonne (France)
and lives in Brussels

PIERRE LABAT was born in 1977
in Brittany. He graduated from the
public art schools of Quimper and
Strasbourg. Since 2001, he has been
conducting intuitive research on the
relationship between the body and a
certain architecture. In 2009, after a
residency at the art center of the Synagogue of Delme, he participated
in a Module at the Palais de Tokyo.
In 2011, he completed a residency at
the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, where
he worked with a Japanese architect,
Mr. Yokouchi, on the Japanese habitat
and its close relationship with horizontality, and the concept of nature.
There he met the musician Sylvain
Young curators have exhibited his
work in France and abroad, such as in
Freiburg, Vilnius, and Copenhagen.
He was awarded a research and creation grant for a residency in Mexico,
in Querétaro, in 2019. For the past six
years, he has been running the exhibition/library Continuum in Bordeaux
with Julie Chaffort, Laurent Kropf,
Vincent Carlier, and Sébastien Vonier. Starting from a practice close to
architecture and minimalism, the introduction of «neither poor nor rich»
objects and notions of balance in his
works resonate with his reading of the
book «Wabi-sabi for artists, designers,
poets & philosophers». The notions of
impermanence and respect for the
environment (in the broadest sense,
place, spectator, the origin of the objects…) are re-shaped year after year.

With the support of Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, réseau Astre and COCOF