Contemporary reinterpretation of the war memorial, Lorette is a set of sculptures including eleven true bombshell sockets of World War I put into resonance by a system of electronic actuators with mallets. All along the exhibition, from October 4th to December 23th, the installation will make hear 18.6 million notes, one for each death in the conflict.
By this process of datasonification, Lorette makes casualties data concrete. Those data, so many times repeated, but still abstract, are so enormous that they exceed our faculties of immediate representation. In tribute to those who lost live, the stele highlights their words through the lyrics of the famous song Chanson de Lorette, written and sung by soldiers from 1915. Lorette joins in the line of war memorials of pacifist inspiration by celebrating the end of the war and its symbolic date of 11/11: 11 bus casings recorded on 11 sculptures.