Vidéodrones, the work presented during Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s exhibition at Le Grand Café, is an installation that consists in transforming a video signal, i.e.images, into sound. The system is made up of muted video cameras (deprived of their sound capabilities) distributed around the exhibition site to continuously film the background activity (urban flows, passing cars, passers-by …). The images captured by the cameras are relayed live to several video projectors in the exhibition space.
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s residency allowed her to work on the spot, synchronising the digital elements in the work and precisely mastering the parameters of each stage of the process of transforming the video signal into music. To do this, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot took over one of the rooms of Le Grand Café, transformed into a workspace for the full length of the exhibition, bringing about numerous encounters with the public.