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Ange Leccia, Logical Song (detail), 2013, video, color, sound, 32 minutes.

Ange Leccia

Musée d’art Contemporain du Val-de-Mane

Ange Leccia, Logical Song (detail), 2013, video, color, sound, 32 minutes.

A “musical that’s shown on several different screens as part of a larger installation”: This is how Ange Leccia describes Logical Song, 2013, a work consisting of twelve videos projected in a loop on six walls that were themselves distinct sculptural presences. Four of the walls were installed at the center of the exhibition space, at ninety-degree angles, with the videos playing on them simultaneously. On the other two walls, which were at the ends of the room, the videos were projected, the timing of their sequence slightly delayed with respect to those on the other four walls. The effect was a bit like the echo of a voice spreading through the space. This symmetrical architecture, through which viewers could walk, created a room of memories.

First, there is the memory of adolescence, a phase of development that constantly recurs in Leccia’s work, here represented by a face in

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