Following the example of Pierre Reverdy’s and then the Surrealists’ principle of the image, Thétris is a burlesque inversion that associates two extremely distant objects, as if metaphorical of each other. Thus, Rameau’s cantata Thétis is modelled on the video game Tetris, in which bricks fall, accelerating non-stop. Dominique Quélen modifies the cantata’s original text by elaborating a strange lipogram in “r”. Rameau’s music will be set against the iconic music of the video game, the Russian folk song Korobeiniki.
|Dimensions||24 × 32 × 1 cm|