Sign [Manuscript] 
(Enseigne [Manuscript])

in situ installation event for outdoor public space, 2012 - 2013
Samuel Bianchini


Commissioned by the Théâtre de la Cité internationale
Coproduction: Centre de valorisation du Patrimoine de la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
Curators: Contexts, Paris – Belleville
Interfacing software (laser): Antoine Villeret
Behaviour programming: Cyrille Henry
Web development: Oussama Mubarak
Technological production (laser) : LaserWave, Institut d'optique Graduate School, ParisTech.
Assistant: Élodie Tincq
With the partnership of DEFI 
With thanks to Julien Graingeot (Sonatronic), Christian Robin (MHD)

This work was produced in the framework of the 'Art Campus' program, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication and in partnership with the 'Art+Université+Culture' network.

 

 

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Sign [Manuscript], Samuel Bianchini, 2012 -  2013
Cité universitaire internationale de Paris, Avicenne building, April 2013.
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Sign [Manuscript] is an installation designed in response to a brief from Art Campus, producer of works of contemporary art distributed within the network of French university campuses, and bearing a relation to the campus' heritage and architecture. 
On an external wall of a campus building there appears a line of green light, thrown by a laser. It writes letters, a word, sometimes a short phrase. It writes without stopping, in a hesitant, 'handwritten' stroke. Sometimes it is rubbed out, or crosses itself out. It finishes some words, but not all.
The words that hesitantly appear are borrowed from and intended to represent the vocabulary specific to the fields of research and training, as well as life in general on the campus concerned.
Day and night, the words try to form as if written by an invisible hand. The fragile movements of this 'manuscript' seem to echo man's own will to learn, investigate, progress. Alternatively timid and confident, the writing captures the audience's attention by its codes and linguistic territory.¬ It also questions the fundamental influences and motivations behind research and learning: Who made this? Why? How? Who do the words belong to? Who is seeking them out?


 

 

Sign [Manuscript]
In situ
installation, Samuel Bianchini, 2012 - 2013
Cité universitaire internationale de Paris, Avicenne building, April 2013.
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Cité universitaire internationale de Paris, Avicenne building, April 2013.
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Sign [Manuscript] 
(Enseigne [Manuscript])

in situ installation event [indoor version]
Samuel Bianchini


Commissioned by the Théâtre de la Cité internationale
Curators: Contexts, Paris – Belleville
Interfacing software (laser): Antoine Villeret
Behaviour programming: Cyrille Henry
Web development: Oussama Mubarak
Assistant: Élodie Tincq
With thanks to Julien Graingeot (Sonatronic), Christian Robin (MHD)

This work shall be presented by the Théâtre de la Cité internationale as part of the 'Art Campus' program, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication and in partnership with the 'Art+Université+Culture' network.

This version was created in relationship with the performance Les Héros de la pensée, of Massimo Furlan and Claire de Ribaupierre, for its presentation at the Théâtre de la Cité internationale, on the 20 and 21 october 2012.

 

 

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Sign [Manuscript], Samuel Bianchini, 2012-2013
Café of theThéâtre de la Cité internationale, October 20 and 21 2012.
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Les Héros de la pensée, of Massimo Furlan and Claire de Ribaupierre
Café of theThéâtre de la Cité internationale, October 20 and 21 2012.
Photographs: © Samuel Bianchini

 

 
     
 
     
 
     
 

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Sign [Manuscript], Samuel Bianchini, 2012-2013
Café of theThéâtre de la Cité internationale, October 20 and 21 2012.
Photographs: © Samuel Bianchini - ADAGP