Le Marathon du Marathon
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the « Le Marathon des mots » festival, the EXPRMNL gallery, (rue de
la Bourse, Toulouse) features a Christian de Cambiaire performance titled
« Le Marathon du Marathon » in which
the word « marathon » is declined according to the 20160
various possible combinations of its 8 letters.
effect the software PERMUTOR generates in real time the permutations, displays
them on the screen, pronounces them by a synthetic voice, giving the performance
a sound dimension.
objectivizing all its permutational possibilities, till then waiting in the
theoritical world of the algorithms, the word marathon comes upon to a real and
more enduring presence and opens out to a new and funny dimension : among these
20160 permutations, how many will be recognized as the anagram of an english
word or of a word belonging to one of the 6800 languages in the world ?
concept of Difference and Repetition which Christian de Cambiaire use, long ago,
for the renewal of his artistic
creations, finds here a special modality of application, so to say a kind of
lexical game and linguistic challenge.
software PERMUTOR has been created in 2004, artistic creation
Christian de Cambiaire, programmation Jean Pierre Jessel & Vincent
Vivaloc of the Institut de Recherche Informatique de Toulouse.
generally enables the permutaion of n elements : letters, sounds or musical
been carried into effect :
In 2004, titled MONNOMMESNOMS, at the galerie Le Garage, Toulouse
In 2005 , titled The cycle of a name and
of a form, at the Newmark Gallery, San Francisco
, CA .