« Qui cache son fou meurt sans voix »
Facing us is an ice doorway measuring eight meters by two meters. This block of ice sits outside. I imagine a large, silent, open space that brings to mind the dawn of time. A place of gathering. Its form is that of a door and its frame. It should evoke Egyptian false doors for the dead, miniature entrances to Etruscan tombs, the Romanesque doorway, or the Greek portico. It is a portal to another world, a vibrant source of inspiration, an ocean of speech. Above all a Speaking Door. In its essence, it holds the key to an enigma. It affords the citizen the experience of looking into a mirror - of peering "Through The Looking Glass." All this beneath the open sky; a spectacular speaking experience.
Itself made of water, it is a reservoir for the senses, a diamond, a totem, a surface that is translucent and super-sensitive. Because it melts it should be displayed outside. It speaks to something inside each of us. It answers us in mirror-images. It resembles us because it ponders our questions. It holds the answers that we can't ourselves see. It is an ORAKL, spelled with a K because it is modern and because it answers questions one-on-one.
We've forgotten our old rites and our common language. Our tongues are tied and we'll end up trapped in marble. We are alone with our questions.
We visit ORAKL during the night. It lasts just long enough to exhaust its ice-matter and its solutions or enigmas.
It also has a question-recording surface. This consists of a plate on the floor showing two footprints and this inscription: ASK ME A QUESTION.
Iceremony - Ice & Fire installation - Manuela Morgaine - Nuit Blanche 2003Designing & Making & Engraving & Carrying & Ironing the Ice ORAKULAR door with Michel Amann and all his crew - Crystal Group Designing & Making the electronic and acoustic system and the Live Treatment with Thierry Coduys - Le Hub Building the pedestal of Questions-Answers ( bloc of resin containing recording systems and the spreading voices of ORAKL's consultants Making & Improvising in live a Night & Day ORAKULAR experience - Manuela Morgaine - Envers Compagnie Setting up & Outfitting the electro-acoustic cabin of ORAKL's cave And all these type of things that an oracle such as ORAKL can't tell us about his divining cooking...
1 live oracle on the Facebook page when the ORAKL officiates (every evening between 11 pm and midnight , french hour)
2 live oracles on the Facebook page when the ORAKL officiates (every evening between 11 pm and midnight , french hour)
3 live oracles on the Facebook Page + 1 VIP invitation at the event
3 live oracles on the Facebook page + 2 VIP invitations at the event + the name in the credits as co-producers of the installation
3 live oracles on the Facebook page + 2 VIP invitations at the event + the name in the credits as the co-producers of the installation + 2 VIP orakulaire performance in private
ORAKL is MAD, and proposes to you personalized compensations, from 2 000 euros of donations. Contact us to know more about it.