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Chorus Lux by Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell

CHORUS LUX
installation with Jim Campbell in Church of Saint Sulpice for Paris Nuit Blanche 2014 - click image for details

   

 

Chorus Lux by Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell

FRENCH KISS - BIG FRENCH KISS - THE BED
Pop-up show at THE PROPERTY gallery, Los Angeles - December 2014 - click image for details

   

 

RISING & FALLING

color print
Water Series
2014

 

   

BAPTISM

Looping video installation with ultra slow motion imagery

Saint Sulpice Church, Paris
2013, 2014

Lab, Société des Arts Technologiques, Montreal
2014-2015

 
 

Tenebrae et Lux - Benjamin Bergery 2013

TENEBRAE ET LUX 2013

Commission for Perth International Arts Festival 2013

by Benjamin Bergery
& St George's Cathedral Consort
conducted by Joseph Nolan,
with director/choreographer James Berlyn & 6 dancers
and technology by Jim Campbell

I created a series of 10 light pieces to provide a visual countepoint to the a cappela performance of music by medieval composer Carlo Gesuald about the Passion of Christ.

The Perth International Arts Festival commissioned this work to me for performances in February 2013 in Australia.

"As if dazzled by the flash bulb of an old camera, I was left with these images burned and lingering under my eyelids" -- Melissa Lesnie

"The various tableaux, redolent of the chiaroscuro of depositions, pietas and crucifixions and suchlike by Caravaggio, de la Tour, Rubens and Ribera, are as moving as they are simple" -- William Yeoman

A pdf of program notes
and reviews

of Tenebrae et Lux
   

 

THE KISS
light installation with technology by Jim Campbell

2 lamps with bulbs "kiss" each other with modulated brightness.

Le Petit Club, Paris
2012

 

   
McLuhan Perfume, rajout VF by Benjamin Bergery and Luc Martinez with Luc Courchesne

PARFUM MCLUHAN, VF
18 minute, oeuvre audio, 2012
Benjamin Bergery & Luc Martinez
avec Luc Courchesne

Voix: Benjamin & Kim Bergery, Paule Ducharme, Cécile & Louise Guillomet

Télécharger le fichier mp3:
clique droit (PC)
CTRL+clique (mac)

Hommage acoustique à The Medium is the Massage, 1967 de Marshall McLuhan & Quentin Fiore

A écouter en fond sonore.
McLuhan nous enseigne que les environnements média sont invisibles, comme des parfums.

   
McLuhan Perfume by Benjamin Bergery and Luc Martinez with Luc Courchesne

MCLUHAN PERFUME
38 minute audio piece, 2012
Benjamin Bergery & Luc Martinez
with Luc Courchesne

Voices: Benjamin & Kim Bergery, Paule Ducharme, Cécile & Louise Guillomet

Download the mp3 audio by
ctrl+click (mac)
right click (PC)

McLuhan Perfume is an hommage to
The Medium is the Massage, 1967
by Marshall McLuhan & Quentin Fiore

A podcast to listen to in the background.
McLuhan teaches us that media environments are invisible, like perfume.

 

 

MCLUHAN MASSAGE PARLOR/
SALON DE MASSAGE MCLUHAN

by Luc Courchesne
with Mike Wozniewski, Benjamin Bergery, Luc Martinez, David Duguay

SAT, Montreal
November 16 - December 10

Nuit Blanche, Toronto
October 1, 2011

Luc Martinez and I created the audio for this giant immersive installation.

 

Medium is the Massage

A short movie of the seminal book by Marshall McLuhan & Quentin Fiore that inspired us to create McLuhan Perfume and McLuhan Massage Parlor as a 21st century hommage.

 

 


ANNUNCIATION DIPTYCH

Large black & white prints
on suspended steel plate

Saint Jacques Saint Christophe Church, Paris

since 2011

 


 

 


CONFESSION 3
Light installation with technology by Jim Campbell

2 bare bulbs on facing chairs "speak" to each other with modulated brightness.

Saint Sulpice Church, Paris
2011, 2012

 

 


EPIPHANIES
Solo show with 3 installations

with technology by Jim Campbell

LUMA
Loyola University Museum of Art
Chicago

December 2010 to January 2011

Read the review
by Sigalit Zetouni
in Chicago Life,
the New York Times'
Midwest magazine supplement

 

 

 

JACOB'S TREE
with Jim Campbell
2009

Print with fluctuating light

Texting the Torah
group show

The Contemporary Jewish Museum,
San Francisco

 

 

SOTTO VOCE
with Jim Campbell
2009

Large-scale fluctuating light installation in darkened cathedral-sized church

Saint Sulpice Church, Paris
a project associated with
Nuit Blanche 2009

 

   
Sotto Voce 2009 by Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell
   
 
 
 

 

EPIPHANY
with technology by Jim Campbell
2007

Low resolution LED video installation

Saint Sulpice Church, Paris
2007-2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
   
Photos of Bergery studio with computers and custom LED boards by Jim Campbell
 

 

ANNUNCIATION
with Jim Campbell
2006

Low-resolution video triptych installation

Saint Sulpice Church, Paris
2006-2007
 

 
LINKS
 

blog-dot-bergery-dot-net

blog.bergery.net: sketches, portraits, inspirations

 
-> Benjamin Bergery's translations of Simone Weil
-> shard of an art philosophy
-> 3 pioneer interactive works
-> movies & video art
-> Jim Campbell's site
   
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