Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Radio Panik

Radio programme, L'heure de pointe

16.11.22, 12:00

On the occasion of the exhibition In the Womb of the Glass Ship at La Loge in Brussels (08.09-04.12.22), the artists Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc and Thomas Tilly are invited on Radio Panik, L'Heure de Pointe with Pierre de Jaeger, to further explore the sound background of their ongoing collaboration. Their new sound piece will be streamed as well as a selection of other soundtracks.

For their sound installation at La Loge, the artists use the text of Guyanese author Wilson Harris The Music of Living Landscapes as a starting point. In the spirit of the author’s magical realism, the sounds and images produced in collaboration with Thomas Tilly generate a hallucinatory vision of an environment in the midst of metamorphosis. Broadcast in 1996 by BBC Radio 4, the radio recording of this text recounts Harris’ experience of the landscape. Like a deciphering of the alphabet evoked by Harris, the project offer a subjective and sensory understanding of knowledge, identity, and language.

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc lives and works in Sète (FR). Through a multifaceted approach that includes activities as an artist, researcher, curator, and film programmer, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc is committed to exploring areas neglected by colonial and post-colonial history. Absence, haunting, and the representation of violence are all themes addressed in the artist’s work.

Thomas Tilly is a musician who uses the microphone and loudspeaker as his main instruments of creation. Focusing on the study of the sound environment and its confrontation with space, his work borrows from both experimental and scientific musical research.