AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE

Au clair de la lune is a sculpture related to the first recording of history, made by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1860, who engraved his voice singing “Au claire de la lune” in a lampblack-coated paper.

 

After using a similar technique to engrave the sound wave of a human voice in the sand of a beach, a cast is made with melted tin to extract the negative of the engrave, giving shape to an inaudible recording.

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