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21st Century: Art in the First Decade
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Installation view: Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane | Photography by Natasha Harth

Behind-the-scenes: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot ‘from here to ear, (v. 13)’ 2010

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot is currently at the Gallery of Modern Art working with staff on the installation of From here to ear (v. 13) 2010, a major commission for the ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition. The work includes a series of octagonal structures, each made in maple and plywood, harpsichord strings, piano pins, contact microphones and broadcast system, coat hangers, metal recipients, seeds, water, nests, ground in MDF, sand, grass and native finches. All wil be revealed in a week from now…

21st Century: Art in the First Decade
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Installation view and exhibition test panel: Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane | Photography by Natasha Harth

Behind-the-scenes: Latifa Echakhch ‘À chaque stencil une révolution (For each stencil a revolution)’ 2007

The installation of Latifa Echakhch’s À chaque stencil une révolution (For each stencil a revolution) 2007 is nearing completion. In this instructional piece for a single gallery wall, the entire surface is covered in carbon paper with methylated spirits poured down its dark blue surface. The process creates unique variations in the shade and texture of the paper surface and causes traces of pigment to collect in pools of the solvent across the gallery floor.

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Installation view: Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane | Photography by Natasha Harth

Behind-the-scenes: ‘Claude Closky Untitled (NASDAQ)’ 2003

The major installation process for the ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition continues with the completion of Claude Closky’s wallpaper work Untitled (NASDAQ) 2003 in the entry foyer of the Gallery of Modern Art. Closky’s work uses columns of stockmarket figures to form a literal backdrop to our lives.

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Camera: Ben Wickes | Editing: David Burnett, Ben Wickes

21st Century Artist Interview: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot creates works by drawing on the rhythms of daily life to produce sound in unexpected ways. In August 2010 Boursier-Mougenot sat down with Nicholas Chambers, Curator of Contemporary International Art at the Queensland Art Gallery to discuss his practice and his major new commission for the ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition.

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Céleste Boursier-Mougenot | from here to ear (version 3) 2002 | Mixed media, floor dimensions 39 x 39 ft. Self-supporting structure in modular industrial scaffolding, metal coat hangers, fabric, piano strings, feeding and drinking vessels in stainless steel, earth box, vegetable fibre nests, birdseed, contact microphones, multichannel sound processing and broadcast system, finches | Installation view, Parcours Saint-Germain, École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France, 2002 | Photography: Hervé Abbadie | © Céleste Boursier-Mougenot | Courtesy: Galerie Xippas, Paris

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot ‘from here to ear, (v. 13)’ 2010

After training as a musician and composer, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot forged an art practice that merges the visual and the auditory. Boursier-Mougenot considers music the medium through which humans most commonly experience the intangible and abstract. He aims to create the …