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C41 x Sophie Usunier - Talking to the universe

The project #TalkingToTheUniverse by artist Sophie Usunier feels like a game, as often happens in the world of art.

Sophie invites us to transform our words into light, and the houses we live into displays open to the street. It doesn’t take much: a lamp and Morse code. Light, which embodies a natural power of communication, is the medium through which people’s voices silently take shape.

With #TalkingToTheUniverse, Sophie Usunier encourages us to be part of an idea, with an honest open call to take part in the conversation, launched symbolically by Flos, a brand whose heritage is all about light, which believes in this initiative to support creativity, culture, and social togetherness.

#TalkingToTheUniverse invites us to reflect on the current time and historical moment, which began in March 2020 as the world found itself facing a pandemic for which the only known cure is human isolation. A moment of impasse, where the world finds itself confined at home. Physical, spatial, social, and emotional confinement.
In response to this, the French artist has identified a method that allows her to continue expressing herself communicating with others.

It is a simple way to stay at home but at the same time to go out and spread magic and creativity.

When night falls, the lights turn on to talk, sing, or silently and magically share the words of others.

C41, creative production company

Sophie Usunier, artist
Barbara Guieu, executive producer
Alessandro De Agostini, creative producer
Leone Balduzzi, creative director
Luca A. Caizzi, C41 magazine editorial and creative director
Riccardo Fantoni Montana, C41 magazine head of content
Rossana Ciocca #artcitylab, art project coordinator

Gianluca Di Ienno “Pianologues” ©️ MU74 – 2020, Music

Directors
↳ Leone
↳ Massimiliano Bomba
↳ Iacopo Carapelli
↳ Luca A. Caizzi and Francesca Pavoni
↳ Beatrice Lebrun
↳ Vittoria Elena Simone