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Pierre Redon Tülü


Tülü, a protean creation

music, participative cartography and rug



Tülü is a transdisciplinary and collective project to create a work of art combining visual art and musical creation.
It draws its inspiration from the philosophy and manufacturing techniques of a nomadic Turkish rug of the same name.



Spirit of

Creation

The archaic tülü rug originates from the Konya region in Turkey. Traditionally it is made from long unspun silky hairs drawn from the collars of Anatolian goats and attached by Turkish double knot to the wrap. Nomadic philosophy considers archaic rugs such as the, filikli, tülü or yatak as fleeces, the natural-coloured warp representing the lymph and the mobile weft the blood, woven into flesh to shape a body. A self-hypnotic weaving rhythm brings the weaver face to face with raw “knowledge”. This relationship to weaving could also evoke all shuttle aspects in the quest of our origins such as DNA in scientific culture or the luminous double helix to be found in the visions of South American shamans.

Nomadic philosophy considers archaic rugs such as the, filikli, tülü or yatak as fleeces, the natural-coloured warp representing the lymph and the mobile weft the blood, woven into flesh to shape a body. A self-hypnotic weaving rhythm brings the weaver face to face with raw “knowledge”. This relationship to weaving could also evoke all shuttle aspects in the quest of our origins such as DNA in scientific culture or the luminous double helix to be found in the visions of South American shamans.

Time in a rug

Music

This piece will adopt the tülü structure in three movements inspired nomadic philosophy. The idea is to evoke the relationship to time and ritual in weaving. The rug is thus the condensed element, compacted into an object, of the long time span needed in weaving. The first expression is the body’s mechanical time, then its organic nature that escapes time, the archaic time of knowledge entwined to the body through repetitive and hypnotic movements.

  • 1. The warp / The lymph
  • 2. The weft / The blood
  • 3. The fleece / The body
  • The musicians

  • Pierre Redon : Electronique, Organ

  • Jérôme Ogier : five strings violin

  • Marylise Frecheville : Drum

  • Fady Zakar : Sarangui, flûtes

  • Gaël Ascal : Double-bass

  • Ingrid Obled : Double-bass

  • Collection of hair

    Be a part of the rug!

    The aim of this project, which forms part of Pierre Redon’s aesthetic research in human ecology, is to collect human hair to manufacture a contemporary tülü.

    Pursuing the “Marches Sonores” cartographic creations, the cartographic work carried out for Tülü is to be seen as an evolving participative creation open to the issues of the relationship between man and his environment through his body, testifying hence to an ecological awareness.

    The hair collected will be placed on the rug with specific geographical indications related to the precise place of birth of their owners using the Turkish double knot technique. The drawings will be used for the map design.