Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, ​clinamen v.2 at SFMoMA

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, clinamen v.2 at SFMoMA

Soundtracks is the museum’s first large-scale group exhibition centered on the role of sound in contemporary art.

Floating porcelain bowls clink together as they circulate gently on water, producing a percussive soundscape of unexpected musicality. The French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has brought the architectural feature of the gazing pool indoors to create what he describes as “a kind of dream.” He explains, “The bowls are moved by an invisible force, and the presence of water is fascinating. It makes for a totally natural connection between the objects. . . . I am spontaneously drawn by this type of state, between incertitude and floating.” +

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