Antiphony / Philidor's Ink
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The lyric tragedy of Psyché was written by the Baroque composer Jean Baptiste Lully in Versailles and copied by his scribe Philidor L'Aisné in 1702.

300 years later, the manuscripts were digitized for reasons of conservation. The scanning procedure of the sheets captured traces and shadows within the paper of the score, almost invisible to the naked eye. Through a digital treatment, traces of the scribes were revealed: deposits of ink, marks and stains, deleted notes. This part of Psyché was then re-copied by hand annd bound as a small book, Philidor's ink, a musical score of noises, translating the invisible part of the score on a drum set stretched with paper.



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** Antiphony (installation views)
** Philidor's Ink (prints)
** Philidor's Ink (booklet)