Fascinated by the image of Mireille Mathieu, a few years ago Reeve Schumacher began accumulating the singer’s vinyl records with the frenzy of a fan or collector. He now owns over 300 of them, which his blade turns into a pixilated collage. The international star’s LP sleeves build an anachronistic bridge between the analog era’s raw material—the vinyl record—and a digital rendering. Two site-specific installations recall the tradition of optical and kinetic art. Beacon is a rotating work that combines sound and stroboscopic flashes. Made of suspended moorings, Echo is a monumental visualization of a reverberating sound wave. As usual, Schumacher combines an organic dimension with mathematics, while curves and fractals generate volumes that unfurl and often converge on a spiral—a recurring form in his work and a gateway to the infinite.
Exhibition curator: Mélanie Bellue.