Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla
invités par Hamza Walker

 
  photo: Blaise Adilon

« Clamor », 2006
Bunker (plâtre, béton), bande-son
Dimensions 6.10 x 9.14 x 3.05 m
Les 17 et 18 septembre 2007, une version live de la bande-son de Clamor a été jouée en direct par:
Sophie Delahaye ; Amine Metahni ; Ludovic Vernu ; Roland Merlinc ; Edouard Halbout et Staru Shibata
Pendant la durée de l’exposition, c’est la bande sonore enregistrée à l’occasion de cette performance
qui est diffusée - voir liste ci-contre.

Prix ONLYLYON
Le jury du premier prix ONLYLYON (décerné à Seth Price, exposé à l’Institut d’art contemporain de Villeurbanne) a souhaité remettre un accessit à l’oeuvre de Jennifer Allora et Guillermo Calzadilla pour la qualité de la réalisation et « la franchise avec laquelle les deux artistes empoignent le monde contemporain ».

Courtesy Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norvège
Avec le soutien de JS Musique

 

JENNIFER ALLORA & GUILLERMO CALZADILLA
nés en 1974 à Philadelphie / en 1971 à La Havane,vivent et travaillent à New York et Puerto Rico
Allora & Calzadilla travaillent ensemble depuis 1995. Alliant un sens poétique indéniable à des matériaux fonctionnels, les deux artistes créent de nouveaux systèmes urbains, politiques et relationnels pour susciter des liens entre des endroits géographiquement et conceptuellement éloignés et créer de nouvelles plateformes de communication sociale. Pour la Biennale, ils créent un blockhaus avec musique live et playlists.

HAMZA WALKER
vit et travaille à Chicago
Hamza Walker est directeur du programme éducatif et commissaire associé de la Renaissance Society, Université de Chicago. Il collabore régulièrement à “Trans”, “New Art Examiner”, “Parkett” et “Artforum”.

 

 

« Pour Clamor, les artistes ont installé un petit ensemble (trompette, tuba, flûte, trombone et tambour) à l’intérieur d’une grande sculpture ressemblant à un bunker militaire en béton. L’orchestre jouait un très large choix de chansons guerrières, de marches et d’hymnes de bataille. Parmi les chansons les plus connues se trouvaient I Love You de Barney le dinosaure et Born in the U.S.A. de Bruce Springsteen, qui étaient diffusées pendant les tortures de prisonniers à Guantanamo, et We’re Not Gonna Take It de Twisted Sister, qui était l’une des préférées de l’armée américaine pendant l’invasion de Panama en 1989. A l’exception de la coulisse du trombone qui pointait par une embrasure et d’une fenêtre basse qui laissait voir le pavillon du tuba, l’orchestre était entièrement caché. Plus impressionnante encore que la sculpture elle-même, la performance de l’orchestre, qui jouait pendant plus de trois heures, devenait une véritable épreuve d’endurance. La grandiloquence devenait cacophonie, et laissait ensuite la place au tumulte ambulant d’une caricature de fanfare nationale. »
Hamza Walker - Catalogue p. 269

 

Extraits de la bande-son pré-enregistrée (40mn) de Clamor:

“We Will Liberate the South”
(1960, Huynh Minh Sieng, Vietnam)

“I Love You”, Barney the Dinosaur
(used to torture detainees in Guantanamo)

“God Bless America”
(1938, Irving Berlin)

“The Peat Bog Soldiers”
(1933, written in the Börgermoor
Concentration Camp in Nazi Germany)

“Sawt al Hagar”, Sound of Stone
(2002, Waleed Tawfeeq)

“Faithful unto Death”
(1927, China)

“RAST PESREVI”
(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“Inno degli aviatori”,
The Songs of Fascist Italy

“Retreat”
(Bugle call)

“Wallah Zaman Ya Selahy“
(1956, Um Kalthoum)

“Confidences of the Perfume River”
(1968, Tran Ngoc Xuong, Vietnam)

“We’re Not Gonna Take It”,
Twisted Sister (used by American forces during
The Panama invasion in 1989)

“Suomi Marsi”, Finnish

“The March of Liberation”,
(1968, Luu Nguyen and Long Hung, Vietnam)

“Berg Op Zoom”
(1622, Holland)

“Angola 72”
(1972, Jose Adelino Barcelo de Carvalho aka
Bongo Kwenda)

“Independence Cha Cha Cha”
(1960, Grand Kalle et L’African Jazz: a musical
group from the then known as Belgian Congo,
now the Democratic Republic of Congo)

“Dixie’s Land/Dixie”
(1869, written by Daniel Decatur Emmett)

“No Blood for Oil”
(2003, written by Jim Lessies)

“Wellington’s Victory” Op. 91
(1813, Ludwig Van Beethoven)

“Commando March”,
The US Army Band

“One”, Metallica (1988)

“Shenandoah. At the Door of Jerusalem”
(2000, Hani Shaker)

“Inno della Decima”, The Songs of Fascist
Italy

“Marlborough” (1709)

“Song of the Far Eastern Partisans”
(1919, sung when the Japanese threatened the
Soviet Union, the guerrillas, or partisans, of the Siberian wastes arose to defeat them on the banks of the Amur)

“The Anger”
(2003, Iraqi Resistance Singer Sabah Hashim)

“Tramp, Tramp, Tramp”
(1864, written by George Frederick Root,American Civil War)

“Officers Call”

“Shoulder to Shoulder”
(1918, Russian revolutionary song)

“Born in the USA” Bruce Springsteen
(1984, used to torture detainees in
Guantanamo)

“1812 Overture”
(1880, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky)

“Naants indod emnyama”
(1964, Vuyisile Mini, South Africa)

“Sair cenazesi”
(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“Chee Lai”
(The battle cry of the Chinese nationalists)

“Chimurenga”
(coined after a great Shona traditional warrior
and legendary hero, Sororenzou Murenga, who
was renowned for his fighting prowess. The
name was given to the music of the liberation
movement in Zimbabwe. Examples used
include:Take Up Armsand Liberate
Yourselveswritten by Tora Gidi Uzvitonge)

“The Star Spangled Banner”, Louis
Kossuth
(1848, Hungarian Revolution)

“Der Treue Feldsoldat Werhrmacht” Vol. 1

“Battle Hymn of the Republic”
(1862, written by Julia Ward Howe)

“Battle Cry of Freedom”, rallying song &
battle song
(1862, written by George Frederick Root)

“Aye mere watan ke log”
(written by Kavi Pradeep, SinoIndian War)

“Babylon”, David Gray
(used to torture detainees in Abu Ghraib)

“Garibaldi’s War Hymn”
(1859, this song became the national hymn of
Italian liberation, and was suppressed by
Mussolini in favor of the Fascist “Giovinezza”)

“Giovinezza”
(1859, Italy)

“Mehter Marsi”
(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“Like Toy Soldiers”, Eminem
(played by soldiers during combat in the US
war on Iraq)

“Reveille”
(US Bugle call)

 

“70 millionen, ein Schlag, March of the
men of Harlech”

(1799, war of the Celtic Britains against
Edward IV)

”Es war ein Edelweiss Werhrmacht” Vol.1,
Estergon Kalesi

(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“A Mighty Fortress”
(1527, war song of the Protestant warriors,
sung by the army of Gustavus Adolphus and in
1942 free Norwegians sang it in defiance of a
Nazi order closing ancient Trondheim
Cathedral)

“Ceddin Dede”
(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“Battle Hymn of the Hussites”
(1427, Czech Hymn from the battle of
Domazlice, Jan Capek)

“When Johnny Comes Marching Home”
(1863, written by Louis Lambert, aka Patrick
Sarsfield Gilmore)

“Arm, Arm, Ye Brave from“, Judas
Maccabacus
(1746, written by G.F. Handel)
Taps Ya Gamal Ya Habib El Malayeen
(Abdel Haleem Hafez, Egypt)
In Memory of the Korean War Dead
(Lowndes Maury)

“El Fenix”
(1904, Guatemala)

“Bodies”, Drowning Pool
(used to torture detainees in Abu Ghraib)

“The Campbells are Coming”
(1715, Scottish folk song)

“Hicaz Humayun Pesrevi”
(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“Leon Degrelle’s Rexis Wallonie”,
European NS & SS Collection
The black troops of Florian Geyer
(1525, the symbol of the people’s fight against
tyranny throughout Germany’s history)

“Song Of The International Brigade”
(The international brigade consisted of volunteers
from every land and every shade of opinion,
united in their determination to aid the
Spanish people in their struggle against Fascist
invasion)

“The Rifle Regiment”

“Angel of Death”, Slayer

“Konigratzer Marsch”

“Two Minutes to Midnight”, Iron Maiden
(1984)

“Deutechlands Triumph“
(1826, Tobias Haslinger)

“Palestine”
(Mohamad Abdel Wahab)

“Rakoczi March“
(1809, The Hungarian mirror of revolutionary
spirit)

”Blue And Gray Medley I”, Songs of the
Civil War

“Battaglioni Della Morte“, Italian
European NS & SS Collection

“Ah, Ca Ira”,
(1790, song of the Jacobins)

“Seek and Destroy”, Metallica
(play by soldiers during combat in the U.S war
on Iraq)

“Hold Fanen Hojt”, Denmark European
NS & SS Collection

“Desteapt?ate, române! Wake up”, Romanians
(Romanian National Song that had been banned
in 1947 and was reclaimed by protestor in
December 1989 of the Romanian Revolution)

“Architect of Victory, The Death of
Ringgold
(US Mexican War)

“Get Up Stand Up”, Bob Marley
(1973)

“Magyar Leaders”
(Sung by rebellious Hungarian peasants who
fought against their masters after the crusades
against the Turks, 17thCentury)

“HUCUM MARS”I
(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“Air force hymn”
“The Battle of Baylen”
(1810, Peter Welden)

“God Love You Now“
(1973, Donald Erb)

“John Brown’s Body” (1856)

“Hirdsangen”, SS Nordland Norway
European

“NS & SS Collection”

“Belt Line Girl”
(Song of fighting workingwoman during World
War II)

“Varshavianka”
(1831, this is one of the most stirring of the
songs of revolt. Originating in the uprising of
1831, when Poles were imprisoned in the citadel
of Tsarist Warsaw)

“Fire Call”

“Battle of Palo Alto”
(1851, B.R. Lignoski)

“L’Union“,
(1845, Louis Moreau Gottschalk)

“V Song”
(World War II)

“Hunnenschlacht S. 105“
(1857, Franz Liszt)

“Scots“, Wha Hae Wi, Wallace Bled (1793)

 

“Entreuve“ de Waffen SS Francais SS
Charlemagne, French

“Dua“, Gulbank
(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“Il ritorno del Volo“, Italy

“Hey, Mr. Hacha”
(President Hacha, the Czech Quisling who delivered
his country into the hands of the Nazis,
began his regime with the closing of all
schools. Students all over the land rose in protest;
in 1942 this became their secret song)

“People Awake!”
(words and music anonymous)

“War song”
(1848, sung in the revolution against the
Hapsburg regime)

“Far Off Is Our Land”
(1936, this song heralded the arrival in Spain,
during the bloody days of the civil war, of the
first of the organised International Brigadiers:
the German volunteers who came to held the
Spanish Republic in its fight against General
Franco)

“This Is My Country”

“Wenn die SS & die Aufmarschiert”

“Karcigar Kocekce”
(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“Budstikken Gikk”
(SS Norge), Norway

“Shoot to Thrill”, AC/DC
(played by American soldiers during the siege
of Falluja in April 2004)
"Im Schutz Der Wehrmacht Wehrmacht“
Vol.1,

“Horst Wessel Lied”

“War and Peace”: Opus 91
(1945, Sergei Prokofiev)

“The Four Generals”
(1936, during the Spanish Civil War, four military
columns converged on republican Madrid,
led by four Fascist generals: Mola, Franco,
Varela, and Queipo de Llano.)

“The answer of the Spanish people”,
(“They shall not pass” was embodied in this
folk song)

“Fridericus Rex Grenad”, Prussian
Marching Songs

“Battaglia”, Peso + Odore
(1912, F.T. Marinetti)

“Against The Storm”
(1935, Czechoslovakia)

“Dil Dil Pakistan”
(1987, Vital Signs)

“Anti-Hitler Song”
(1938, in the late summer, Czech soldiers marched
to their battle stations along the border,
gaily singing this song. A few days later they
returned silently and sadly, no longer singing.
In the interim the Munich conference had taken
place)

“Faccetta Nera”
(1935–36, Songs of Fascist Italy: The Italo-
Ethiopian War)

“Bugle Calls”, Retreat (USA)

“Bugle Calls”, (1837–47, Spain)

“Ya Gamal Ya Habib El Malayeen” (Yahia
al Shaer)

“Der grosser Zapfenstreich”, Prussian
Marching Songs

“Oh! It’s a Lovely War”
(1917, written by J.P. Long & Maurice Scott)

“Guerrilla Song”
(This song dates to the wars of 1912–13, when
bands of Comitadjis, or Chetniks, ought the
Turks in the territories of southern Serbia and
Macedonia)

“Rise”, Guerrillas, Rise
(1908, Jugoslavia)

“Song of The Home front”
(1942, Norway)

“The Blue Bonnets” (Scottish)

“Rast Pesrevi”
(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“Enter Sandman”, Metallica
(used for torture on detainees in Qaim, Iraq,
near the Syrian border)

“Battaglioni Della Morte“, Italian
European NS & SS Collection

“Ma non tornar”, The Songs of Fascist
Italy

“Tercios Heroicos”
(Division Azul) Spanish

“Here’s To America Strike Up the Band”

“Spring comes to the resistance camp”
(Xuan Hong, Vietnam)

“La canzone dei Sommergibili“

“Ceddin Dede”
(Band of the Ottoman Military)

“Imnul Biruintii Legionare”, Romanian
“The Prisoners Song”
“Deutschland du“, Land der Regimental
Song of the 5thAlexandriysky Hussars
(V.N. Mantulin)

“Fanfare for the Common Man”
(1942, Aaron Copland, meant to be a “stirring
and significant contribution to the war
effort...”)

“Sotapojat Marssivat”
(SS Wiking) Finnish
“Don Cossacks Hymn”
(Russian Civil War)
“Give us a Flag”
(Words: Anonymous, Music: “Hoist Up the
Flag,” by Billie Holmes)