For (re)connecting.earth (02) - Beyond Water, Alexandre Joly presents the sound work entitled Ville subaquatique et mondes parallèles, to be discovered on two lines of the Mouettes genevoises as well as around Lac des Vernes and at the Alpine Botanical Garden during two events and as a free download.
The work takes the form of three recordings made in Lake Geneva, one by day and one by night, and the third in Lac des Vernes in Meyrin. Lasting around fifteen minutes each, they can be listened to between the De-Chateaubriand and Port-Noir landing stages and between the Port-Noir and Mont-Blanc landing stages respectively - for the duration of the crossing. The audio works are broadcast through headphones installed in the Mouettes, allowing everyone to immerse themselves in the work as they wish without disturbing those around them. This feature also reinforces the sense of immersion generated by the artist's installation, which offers a truly multi-sensory experience as you cross the harbour.
▶ Artwork: Ville subaquatique et mondes parallèles, 2023, 3 audio recordings, M3, 17'23, M4, 17'00, Lac des Vernes, 17'26
▶ Venues: Mouettes genevoises (Lines 3 and 4), Jardin botanique Alpin, on 10 September and Lac des Vernes on 23 September