Mandoline - Pia-Melissa Laroche

Editions Matiere


Mandoline by Pia-Mélissa Laroche, published in 2023 by Éditions Matière / ISBN 9782916383729 / a 96-page wordless paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 inches, black offset

Epic strangeness, highly recommended


Google Translation of the descriptive copy:

In Mandoline, music -- an involuntary infra-language -- connects and just as easily separates, makes beings resigned to melancholy vibrate, hollow beings who only know how to resonate.

As if doomed to silence by a curse, frozen, these figures remain powerless to express themselves, to exchange or simply to enter into a relationship with anyone other than themselves. What circulates is the music, or at least its signs, simple notes, the musical notations which, from their instruments, from their eyes, from their ears, escape and wander, plunging into other bodies, other heads.

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