The project

"It's the story of a museum in Luxembourg where visitors don’t just politely gaze at artworks but decide on a whim to test, for a few minutes, detachment from the world: a screened trip, fragmented bodies, floating. Then a film, the beginning of another story." Sylvie Blocher 

Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, I. M. Pei Architect Design © Photo: Christian Aschman

Flight machinery: Yves Barta (Fantasmagorie)
Video captation: Riccardo Besantini, Olivier Koos (Chromatik)
Technical Manager / Video System Operator: Jean-Luc Ciber
Assistant: Dominique Dusek

Production : Mudam & Tarantula Luxembourg

Registration: 2 October – 31 October 2014
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Shooting at Mudam:  5 November – 30 November 2014

The video installation Dreams Have a Language will be visible for the whole duration of the exhibition.

For her solo exhibition at Mudam, French artist Sylvie Blocher is proposing Dreams Have a Language, an ambitious project which includes a participatory artwork, a video installation and the production of a film. During the first weeks of the exhibition, throughout the month of November 2014, the Large Hall of the museum will be transformed into a film studio in full swing, based around ten-metre-high machinery for flying. Through an announcement in the newspapers and via social networks, the artist invites those who wish so to come to the museum in order to leave the ground and "rethink the world". "To participate, you must register and come to Mudam with an idea to change the world. It could be poetic, political, musical, emotional, aesthetic, revolutionary, scientific, architectural, educational, financial, climatic, culinary, environmental, etc. Any ideas, from the most simple to the most ambitious, are welcome", as the advertisement explains.

Images of suspended bodies shot in the Large Hall by the film crew will be transmitted to the heart of the exhibition, through a video installation incorporating the museum foyer in a new way. Silent and in slow motion, they will be projected on four screens dispersed around the space and will create an immersive environment in which our relationship to time and space will be called into play. Through the fragments of bodies presented, the video installation will also engage issues of identity, otherness and the community.