Electro: From Kraftwerk to Daft Punk is a traveling exhibition from Philharmonie de Paris – Cité de la Musique and toured internationally by Flying Fish.
Electro: From Kraftwerk to Daft Punk is an exhibition that dives into the culture of electronic music. Radically different from traditional approaches, this exhibition offers a truly immersive audio experience to recreate the party atmosphere central to this culture. This exhibit explores electro through the discovery of its culture, including its aesthetics, imaginaries, technological innovations, main figureheads, territories and more.
- Videos and clips
- Photographic reports and portraits
- Digital works of art
- Audiovisual and interactive devices, such as a VR helmet
- Contemporary art installations and sculptures
- Instruments, objects, masks and historical costumes like the famous robots of Kaftwerk and Daft Punk
- Record covers and vinyl stickers
- Graphic art and rave fliers
- Comic boards
This exhibit explores electro through the discovery of its culture, including its aesthetics, imaginaries, technological innovations, main figureheads, territories and more. The emergence of electronic music, of a new generation of artists and of digital technologies has shook the global music scene. For musicians, since the end of the 1980s the techno wave and what is referred to as electronic music have brought a breath of fresh air, therefore disturbing the established order of pop and rock. With this new wave comes a new set of rules: shared and ephemeral creations, sampling, reign of the DJ, mixing and remixing, new economy… But this aesthetic revolution, which ended up spreading fast throughout the 1990s is not limited to artists. The democratization of digital technologies, means of diffusion, sharing and listening, has transformed the public’s relationship to music. Electronic dance music, whose founding genres are house and techno, was born at the end of the 1980s in the African-American communities of Chicago, Detroit and New York. Through raves in the 90s, this genre conquered Europe, especially England and France. In the following decade, electro spread to Asia, South America and Africa before reaching the mass American public, ensuring its influence and deep impact on the music market, appearing as the most popular musical phenomenon for the global youth.
Simultaneously hedonistic and technological, radically different from traditional approaches, this exhibition offers a truly immersive audio experience to recreate the party atmosphere central to this electronic music.
MUSIC: A VECTOR FOR STORYTELLING
The DJ Laurent Garnier, a key player in the electronic scene, will lead the musical direction. Figurehead and orchestra conductor, he has been able to condense 40 years’ worth of history and aesthetic of electronic music into a vast collage. A set of lights and multi-screen video projects will interact to the rhythm of this soundtrack. The immersive set illustrates the strong linkage between electronic music and digital art, as seen in many music festivals.
Other than Laurent Garnier, major artists of electronic music and contemporary art have participated to the development of the exhibit, such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Underground Resistance, Xavier Veilhan, Andreas Gursky…
|Approximate Size:||8,000 sq.ft.|
|Standard Rental Length:||3 month minimum|
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This exhibition is currently in production.