Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster takes a trip to outer space in new Martian Dreams Ensemble exhibition
October 8, 2018
Using music as well as spatial and graphic methods.
Influential contemporary artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster leads a new show called Martian Dreams Ensemble that takes you on a journey into outer space, and opens this Friday 12th October at Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig.
Martian Dreams Ensemble sees Gonzalez-Foerster collaborating with Joi Bittle, Martial Galfione, Julien Perez and Marie Proyart to “play with the possibilities of the exhibition format.”
A record featuring songs from the exhibition will be released in December 2108 by The Vinyl Factory as an edition of T E X T E Z U R K U N S T.
The Martian Dreams Ensemble show follows Gonzalez-Foerster’s Exotourisme concert at The Store X, 180 The Strand, London, which draws on the synthetic French new wave of Lizzy Mercier Descloux and Serge Gainsbourg to weave a seductive, neon-soaked sound evocative of Paris’ nefarious ’80s underground. Watch a film of that performance above.
A two-track EP called Exotourisme, featuring music from the performance – ” a Retro/Futuristic soundtrack for transient replicants and nocturnal renegades everywhere – was released via The Vinyl Factory earlier this year.
In February 2019, an Exotourisme concert, featuring Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Julien Perez, will take place at Niemeyer Square in Leipzig.