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Camille Llobet

Majelich

Florence Loewy, Paris

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Artist
Camille Llobet
Title
Majelich
Year
2018
Duration
10 min 27 s
Format & Technical

HD, Single-Channel Video, Colour, Sound

Camille Llobet has been recording her daughter from the age of ten months to twenty, when she was discovering and experimenting her own voice, trying to make sounds. The baby does not yet understand the words she hears, but her babbling imitates and falls in with the contours of the spoken language, in other words its inflections, tonality, accents, modulation and rhythm. In this instance the meaning is lodged in the sound. These are the rudiments of the words, the embodiment of its achievability. The artist lets the lyrical soprano, Magali Léger, listen to the baby’s babbling which she seeks to reproduce. The film shows this highly accurate endeavour which enables us to understand the pleasure of discovering the voice and the pleasure of speaking.

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