music, participative cartography and rug
Hair is thus sown on the felt capes of shepherds in felt to represent the seven continents. this ritual undoubtedly gave birth to tülüs, from the time when the shamans wore fur capes during animist rituals in order to become animals.
After the worldwide hair and drawing collection phase, the work will end with the creation of a modern-day Tülü. The drawings will be used to make a background map and the hair will be incorporated into the carpet based on the geographic coordinates of the birthplace of the donors, using the knotted carpet weaving technique.
Natural symbolism linked to the body is manifest in the Tülü. The warp symbolize the lymph, the weft the blod, the knots the flesh and the fleece the body.
The music, which will be played either in a live concert or played via recording and accompanied by its score in the exhibition, has four movements. these movements represent the structure of Tülü relative to the nomad philosophy.
Pierre Redon uses graphic symbols to represent the sound material in his musical writing. This gives the musicians the plasticity of interpretation necessary to free this archaic, instinctive universe.
Like the carpet, it is the distillation of this long temporality, intertwined with the body by repetitive, hypnotic movements necessary to its weaving.
This evolving, participatory creation is part of Pierre Redon’s aesthetic and musical quest, and make it one of his most unique works to date. in all his works, a wide variety of media are used to highlight this environmental/anthropological involvement; he constantly navigates between sound, films, sociological research, documentary, photography, visual art and mapping.
2013 - CIAP de Vassivière. International Center of Art and Landscape at Vassivière Island.
2013 - Fondation La Borie (FR).