MFA « Contemporary Art & New Media », Université Paris 8, FR, 2012
Yoann Ximenes is deeply invested in exploring the relations of influence between the universe of sound and the physical world. Through a poetic research based on the observation of the sound phenomenon, he transposes sound and vocal elements from political and social current events into sculptural forms and graphic tracings.
Depending on the impact it conveys within societies, a word or a sound has the potential to modify the commonly accepted reality. Whether it is a political speech, the voice of a newborn, or even the song of a planet, the artist uses sound elements extracted from our environment to construct artworks that materialize these phenomena.