Multiple / 2017

Comment te dire adieu

Étienne Bossut

Étienne Bossut réalise depuis plusieurs années des répliques d’objets quotidiens, à l’aide du moulage. Malgré le ni apparent de ces doubles, que l’on pourrait croire produits industriellement, ceux-ci sont réalisés artisanalement. La couleur, choisie avec soin, trahit la facticité de ces objets, tout en leur conférant une dimension picturale.

 

Comment te dire adieu est caractéristique de cette démarche de longue date : moulé à partir d’un vinyle 45 tours, produit en polyester teinté dans la masse, le multiple permet d’interroger notre société de production et la notion de réplique. Ce dernier point s’exprime également par le choix même du vinyle : Comment te dire adieu de Jimmy Sommerville (1989), une chanson ayant été interprétée successivement par Margaret Whiting (1966), Vera Lynn (1967), et par Françoise Hardy (1968), dans une version française adaptée par Serge Gainsbourg.

 


Étienne Bossut makes everyday objects replicas since a few years, after he molded them. Even if those objects look industrial, they are hand-made copies, which using some industrial process. The color of those replicas often betray their artificiality. 

 

Comment te dire adieu is characteristic of Étienne Bossut’s artistic work: molded out of 45 rpm records, made of mass-dyed polyvinyl chloride, the series examines our culture of production and the notion of replication. This latter aspect is further expressed through the record’s content: Comment te dire adieu by Jimmy Sommerville (1989). The song has been successively interpreted by such artists as Margaret Whiting (1966), Vera Lynn (1967) and Françoise Hardy (1968) and been adapted in French by Serge Gainsbourg.

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"Comment te dire adieu" (English: "How to Say Goodbye to You") is a French adaptation of the song "It Hurts to Say Goodbye". It was recorded by Françoise Hardy in 1968[3] and remains one of Hardy's most popular songs.

The song, originally called "It Hurts to Say Goodbye", was written by Arnold Goland and Jack Gold and was recorded by Margaret Whiting on her album The Wheel of Hurt (1966).[4] It was also recorded by Vera Lynn in 1967; this version reached #7 in Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.[5][6] Hardy heard an American instrumental version of the song and her manager asked Serge Gainsbourg to provide suitable lyrics for it.[7] Gainsbourg's French adaptation of the original lyrics, "Comment te dire adieu", was included on Hardy's 1968 album.[3] Hardy also recorded the song in Italian ("Il pretesto", 1968) and German ("Was mach' ich ohne dich", 1970; collected in the album Träume, 1970.) The lyrics are notable for their uncommon rhymes in "ex", within the subject of the song having a sense of "ex" as in "ex-boyfriend".

17 cm de diamètre / 25 ex.
Numéroté - signé
Moulage en polyester vert teinté dans la masse.

Liens vidéos :
Jimmy Sommerville - Comment te dire adieu

  300 €