To mark the centenary of the publication of the Futurist Manifesto of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti on the front page of the French newspaper Le Figaro on the 20th February 1909, the Centre Pompidou currently presents “Le Futurism à Paris – une avant-garde explosive”.
A visual sound installation by the artist Jeff Mills offers a contemporary extension of the works presented. The installation includes a soundtrack and videos specially created by Jeff Mills.
In this video by Christophe Ecoffet, Jeff Mills talks about the idea behind the installation, what aspects of the Futurist movement interested him, and the individual works the installation is composed of.
Originally from Detroit, Jeff Mills is considered as one of the most brilliant DJ and producer of Electronic Music. For over ten years, Mills has been involved in a large number of collaborations in contemporary art and experimental performances: fascinated by cinema, he works on the fusion of sound and image, searching in the worlds of psychology, science fiction and futurism.
Centre Pompidou, Paris, October 13, 2008.
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