Samy El Moudni
and Stephane Jourdai
Movefestival, Noise Of Art, Our History/ Red Gallery and Cross Club present:
Photo Exhibition - French Touch - 100 years of French Electronic Music. Launch Exhibtion
A special showing of the celebaretd touring exhibiton curated by Ernesto Leal (Our History) and Ben Osborne (Noise of Art).
The Cross is hosting a taster exhibition of The French Touch photography exhibition - which celebrates 100 years of electronic music in France from World War I to the present day.
The exhibiton includes a selection of pictures from the successful London exhibition that received critical praise in the British and French press (The Guardian, DJ Mag, Mixmag and Time Out).
Photographers exhibited include Olivier Degorce, Edouard Hartigan, Domonic Turner, Florence Eloy, François Vignal, Thierry Dehesdin, Charles Crie, Maxime Fantay, Isabel Guilet and Stephane Jourdain
Including pictures from celebrated photgrapher Olivier Degorce’s book, Plastic Dreams (2018), the event will also feature pictures from Chateau Perché Festival - who’s founder, Samy El Moudni, will DJ at The Cross Club with Ben Osborne on Saturday 29 August.
The exhibition presents public contributions, DJs, artists, photographers and key figures of French electronic music.
Exhibition stars include Laurent Garnier, Jack de Marseille, Black Devil Disco Club, I: Cube, Gilb'r, Jayhem (Kojak), Chateau Perché, Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, Luigi Russolo, Edgard Varese, Maurice Martenot, Milan Kober, DJ Yellow, Bob Sinclar, Etienne de Crecy, Cassius, DJ Cam, Jean-Jaques Perrey, Daft Punk, DJ Sextoy, Chloe, MC Solar, Jean Jacques Birgé, Jean Michel Jarre, Jerry Bouthier, DJ Paulette and others.
The exhibition documents culture and moments on camera that wouldn't have happened without the music, celebrating some of the characters that shaped the lifestyle associated with France's club scene. "It is one of the most important musical and cultural milestones of the last fifty years, but it could not get into our country (the Czech republic) at the time of its creation,'" says Move Association's Jaroslav Rauser.
Few people also realise that the French electronic music tradition dates back to over 100 years ago, to the electronic experimentation of Maurice Martenot, Luigi Russolo and Edgard Vares during and after World War I.
The exhibition is linked to the Warm Up party for Festival Château Perché at the Cross Club on June 29th.