Competing Projects 2022
Les sons de cloche / The Sounds of bellBenjamin Grafmeyer
The Sounds of bell is a self-publishing poster, produced for the french artists Cyganek&Poulain during the biennal “Chemin d’art” 2021, St-Flour, Cantal, France.The Sounds of bell is dedicated to the community of a small village: Coltines. The project began with an inventory, as a happening, consisting to meet the people and ask them to give a song title. From this list, the artists produced 13 sound installations in the village, 13 titles wrote on banners linked with cowbells and a carved handle. These bells are in public space and must be activated by visitors.
The poster is a 5 color silkscreen on Sirio Iris 290 gr (white, silver, fluorescent pink, fluorescent yellow and cyan). It represents 13 diffuse circles, as the 13 songs “diffused” in the village . The forms fill up like loading bars, which are also reminiscent of the grooves on a disc.
The visual vibration using half tone dots illustrates the vibration of sounds.