Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Sightings: Anne Le Troter
December 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019
The Nasher Sculpture Center announces Sightings: Anne Le Troter, on view October 27, 2018 – February 3, 2019. In her first U.S. commission, the French artist will consider the ethics of eugenics in a linguistic score and site-specific installation.
Sightings: Anne Le Troter will be part of the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Sightings series of smaller-scale exhibitions and installations that highlight new work of emerging or established artists. Born in Saint Etienne, France in 1985, Le Troter lives and works in Paris. Her body of work explores the rhythms and physicality of language through sound: “I arrange ‘language blocks’ one after the other, reworking them, using the constraints of each phrase: duration, tone, and breathing,” she says. Le Troter’s process begins with spoken language: she collects found recordings—a telemarketer’s script or medical dictation, for example—that she then edits and reconstructs as a linguistic score, often combining a multitude of voices speaking in conversation, in unison, or discord. The artist then builds installations for her audio pieces that function as spaces to listen. These installations often include banal furniture evocative of transitional places—waiting rooms, bus stations, or office cubicles—and fall somewhere between décor and set design: “I am trying to set up environments that are as stable as possible, to let the words develop. I’m also trying to make a place for the spectator.”