“Looking into the heart of light, the silence ...” - T. S. Eliot
“Un ange passe” - this French expression is taken from the idea that a lull in a conversation occurs when an angel passes by. Silence has become rare in present society, haunted as it is by horror vacui.
The lamp inside the transparent dome only lights up when it is able to detect total silence in its vicinity.
The Angel Detector becomes a sort of lighthouse inviting a passing angel to rest for a moment.
A (silent) dialogue with the angel that has been thus attracted can begin.
Jakob Gautel and Jason Karaïndros
There are three different versions of the Angel Detector :
• Portable version
Height 11 cm, diametre 5 cm, edition of 60 + 10 numbered and signed pieces.
• The so-called « table version »
Height 30 cm, diametre 16 cm, edition of 8 pieces. Collection du Fond National d’Art Contemporain and collection Bruno Hoang, Paris.
• Proposition for a public space, not produced