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A voyage into the moon – Chapter 2: Overture



This vinyl record is the second chapter of A Voyage into the Moon, a collaboration between the artists Cédric Noël and Mira Sanders. Since their journey in Japan in summer 2017, Sanders and Noël developed a science fiction inspired by their observations and historical/actual underworld situations. Literally referencing to the in classical music often used notion of the overture, Noël’s and Sanders’ A Voyage into the Moon – chapter 2: Overture consists largely of field recordings they made in summer 2017 in Japan. Instead of just juxtaposing sound fields, they composed “a sound(scape) travelling”. This is mixed with a Japanese narrated science-fiction story. One side of the record scores a soundscape that traces the navigation of the protagonist from her home to the launch of her space shuttle. It is followed by a second part whereby we hear the protagonist telling about her travelling. The cover of the vinyl record suggests a (moon)landscape. The inner sleeve gives the English translation of the Japanese text and the colophon.

Format: 12”
Duration: 00:18:11
Voice: Miyao Mari
Sound mixing: Maxime Coton
Translations: Yannick Cadiou, Miyao Mari, Bureau Doove
Publisher: Sound By Visual
Thanks to Stephan Balleux and ARGOS


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Mira Sanders

Mira Sanders (b. 1973) studied painting and multimedia at Hogeschool Sint-Lukas in Brussels. In Le journal d’un usager de l’espace, generic title of her oeuvre, she focuses on the positioning of objects, people or events in physical spaces and on the actual terrain. Her visual language consists of meticulous lines, markings, borders, routes, maps, plans and drawings that describe and redefine spaces, and outline imaginary journeys, in an attempt to surpass the limits of language. In 2007 she was one of the laureates of the Young Belgian Painting Award. Her work has been shown, among other places, Galerie VidalCuglietta (Brussels), Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris), ARGOS centre for art and media (Brussels), MDAC Rochechouart (Rochechouart), BOZAR (Brussels), deSingel (Antwerp), Museum Dhondt- Dhaenens (Deurle), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Huize Frankendael (Amsterdam) and CEAC (Xiamen). Mira Sanders is a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture campus Sint-Lucas (Brussels-Ghent) KULeuven, active in the Mixed Media department and in the Explorative Architecture trajectory (master program). Beginning of 2017 she completed her Phd in the arts Fragment of Le journal d’un usager de l’espace: About the (Im)Possibility to Form an Idea of Limits at the KU Leuven (2012-2017).

Cédric Noël

Cédric Noël (b. 1978, Argenteuil FR) is a visual artist interested in the nature of representations, and more specifically in the mental processes involved in the production and the reception of an image. His work is inspired by methods used in the scientific field of research, which he reinvests in new forms shaped by language. Art studies at La Villa Arson (Nice FR) and Laureat of the HISK (Antwerpen BE). Exhibitions at BOZAR (Brussels BE), ERBAN (Nantes FR), CAC (Vilnius LT), MUHKA (Antwerp BE), Contour Biennale (Mechelen BE), Museum of Architecture (Tallinn BE), Frans Hals Museum (Haarlem NL)… Current professor at ENSAV La Cambre, Urban Space Dept, Brussels, BE.


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