SOME/EVENT : KRAFTWERK 3D TECHNOPOP AT LOUIS VUITTON FOUNDATION, PARIS
The brand new Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris is for eight nights the venue for Kraftwerk's performances revisiting their eight albums as a 3D visual experimentation.
Embodying the cornerstone of electronic music, the band would face a crowd of insiders masked in plastik-paper glasses, 7 to 77. Strong manifestations of joy and amazement would turn into the whole panel of childlike onomatopoeia. All of us, big kids in front of the Christmas Tree - opening side after side the wrapping paper containing here a
collectible miniature train or a remote-controlled car, there a A.I. metallic robot who would end up marrying the fanciest seventies plastic doll-model in some directing for toys. As yes we believe that allowing yourself to outdated passions is above all a sign of human intelligence and taste. Turning us all, children of once upon a time, into creative people.
Behind the plastic is the flesh, under the metallic skeleton flows the blood - warm & blessed from the atomic nuisance - under the robots are the emotional beings - filled with souvenirs and a taste for sharing it with the young generations. Old-fashioned transcending the time space to gather a discernible craze - the Technopop 3D live operates a mutation on a double impact: the show as we have known it upgraded to other dimensions; the way the public would perceive this shift.
And in front of a polished graphism, simple yet refined animations of the soundtrack of some troubled moments of history. Sovietik visions, psyche hallucinations of black and white interpretation, computerized desires, autobahn of a colorful mood, misleading train tracks blurring one’s mind. No human substance to fill the eyes - not before the replay of Das Model at least - but a fierce ability to reach the sensitive strings of our rational substance.
Precursors without a doubt, Kraftwerk starts where the musical science surpasses the fiction. Travelling back to their anti-nuclear research laboratory to remember that the best qualifier to describe their works shall naturally be science-fictional. This intangible notion under which visionaries explain in advance to their contemporaries what the future will be. If in SOME/THINGS' position over the place of the artists, there's no such concept as being a fan - thus from time to time a deep respect for founding fathers
and innovative genius can clearly be deciphered. No doubts the emotions enhanced by Kraftwerk 3D's performance will stick in our memories and in our eyes shining of sweet nostalgia. Golden-Age syndrome? We would rather satisfy our artistic choices by witnessing what happens around us now - and this event proved that lie somewhere lively particles of hope ready to explode anytime and calling for the edge of a new artistic-humanistic era.