Launch publication: Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage Mira Sanders

Launch vinyl record: A Voyage into the Moon – chapter 2: Overture – Mira Sanders & Cédric Noël

There will be a short talk/presentation at 19:00 between Mira Sanders, Cédric Noël and ARGOS-curator Ive Stevenheydens.


During the last Nocturne at ARGOS before the summer, we kick off the holiday season with the launch of a book publication and a vinyl record.

About the publication: Mira Sanders’ book Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage documents in text and images Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage. This exhibition was presented at ARGOS – Centre for Art and Media in Brussels in 2016 and at the Musée d’art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Château de Rochechouart in 2018. Sanders’ monumental work depicted concepts Robert Louis Stevenson wrote about in his travelogue An Inland Voyage (1878), but also things he did not mention, namely references to the present or personal reflections. Furthermore, Sanders invited Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir, Filip Berte, Jan Kopp, Erwan Mahéo and Cédric Noël to participate in the project and draw fragments of this imaginary landscape. A film screening presented a new version to the public. The historical and contemporary way of dealing with territory and navigation interweaved with a reflection on the language of cinema.

About the vinyl record: the 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.

Credits book:
Mira Sanders – Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage
2019 / softcover / 168 pages / 27,9 × 21,6 cm
Published by AraMER. Borgerhoff & Lamberigts
Languages: FR, EN
Authors: Sébastien Faucon, Marie-Pascale Gildemyn, Ive Stevenheydens, Mira Sanders
Contributions by Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir, Filip Berte, Jan Kopp, Erwan Mahéo, Cédric Noël, Poussins Studios
Copy editing: Sébastien Faucon, Benoît Roussel, Mira Sanders, Ive Stevenheydens, Dirk Verbiest
Translations: Isabelle Grynberg, Edith Doove in collaboration with Driftingspace
Design: Gestalte
Printing and binding: L. Capitan
ISBN 978 94 9304 502 6
This publication was made possible thanks to the support of the Musée d’art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Château de Rochechouart, ARGOS – Centre for Art and Media, Research Unit Intermedia, LUCA School of Arts Brussels, KU Leuven Faculteit Architectuur Campus Sint-Lucas, été 78, Ministère de la Culture – DRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine.

Credits vinyl record:
Mira Sanders & Cédric Noël A Voyage into the Moon – chapter 2: Overture
Format: 12”
Duration: 00:18:11
Voice: Miyao Mari
Sound mixing: Maxime Coton
Translations: Yannick Cadiou, Miyao Mari, Bureau Doove
Publisher: Sound By Visual
SBV004LP - 2019
Thanks to Stephan Balleux, ARGOS and Flanders State of the Art

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