ALL ABOUT YOU

2017

Following the banking and financial crisis of 2008, many banks closed down while others sought to restore their image. All About You is a love song. A promise, a hope, a broken relationship that someone seeks to restore. The installation All About You combines both symbols: language and money. The song’s lyrics are bank slogans, which, whispered by a silky voice, sounds very - too - much like the tender words of a lover. As for the patterns on the screens, they are composed by this peculiar sign language called the « open outcry » that traders used on the stock exchange before all transfers were computerized. 

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Suite à la crise bancaire et financière de 2008, de nombreuses banques ont mis la clé sous la porte tandis que d’autres ont cherché à redorer leur image.  All About You est une chanson d’amour. Une promesse, un espoir, une relation brisée dont on cherche à rétablir la confiance. L’installation All About You croise deux symboles, langage et argent. Les paroles de la chanson reprennent des slogans de banques, qui, susurrés d’une voix suave, s’apparentent très - trop - facilement aux mots doux d’un amant. Les motifs des paravents, quant à eux, sont composés de ce curieux langage des signes que les traders utilisaient lors de la « bourse à la criée », autrement dit, avant que les transferts ne soient entièrement informatisés.

 

All About You, Video Clip, 5'46'', 2017

Singer and pianist - Leyla Huysal

Violinist - Richard Montgomery

 
 Installation, print on kozo paper and fabric. Video, 5’42”, 2017  Installation view at Ixelles Museum © Aude de Prelle and Vincent Everaerts

Installation, print on kozo paper and fabric. Video, 5’42”, 2017

Installation view at Ixelles Museum © Aude de Prelle and Vincent Everaerts

 
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 Installation view at Ixelles Museum © Vincent Everaerts

Installation view at Ixelles Museum © Vincent Everaerts

All About You, September 24, 2017, Live Performance at Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels

Singer, pianist and composer - Leyla Huysal

Violinist - Richard Montgomery

Chorists - Claire Vailler and Valérie Leclercq

Lyrics and Production - Olivia Hernaïz