The MMM exhibition

The MMM exhibition

The MMM exhibition is the product of a meeting. The meeting of two personalities: a musician, Matthieu Chedid, with a pronounced visual bent and one of the most important figures in contemporary photography, Martin Parr. They meet here in a dialogue sustained by two widely separated and diverse environments. The composer’s “homage” gives rise to a hybrid experience, halfway between sight and sound, a heartfelt mano a mano.

Created especially for this occasion, Matthieu Chedid’s composition consists of nine soundtracks corresponding to the multiple projections distributed throughout the chapels of the Église des Frères-Prêcheurs. A ballet of sound and light enlivens a series of environments, whose themes revisit Parr’s iconography: cameras, headdresses, real and imaginary animals. As these microspheres intermingle, they embody a dazzlement of new ways to address the British photographer’s work, offering an astonishing retrospective through an array of more than 500 photographs.

Photo d'une petite voiture paris en 1978, à Alland, Angleterre, par Martin ParrMartin Parr / Magnum Photos
Elland, England, 1978 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos


Photo d'une barbe prise à Munich, Allemagne, en 1997 par Martin ParrMartin Parr / Magnum Photos
Munich, Germany, 1997 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos


Photo de souliers prise à Port Eliot House, Angleterre, en 2006 par Martin ParrMartin Parr / Magnum Photos
Port Eliot House, Cornwall, England, 2006 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos


Artistic direction: Matthieu Chedid, Martin Parr, and Sam Stourdzé
with the cooperation of Charlotte Ortiz

Exhibition co-produced by Labo M, Magnum Photos, and the Rencontres d’Arles, with support from SACEM and Prima la musica, patrons’ circle

Concept, composition and instruments: -M-
Musical direction, sound design, and arrangements: Pierre Boscheron
Prints by Martin Parr Studio, London
Wallpapers and banner by Picto, Paris
Framing by Circad, Paris
Video editing by Sophie Bassaler
Thanks to the Musée de l’Elysée eand Paléo festival.

With support of Prima la musica, patrons’ circle of the Philharmonie de Paris.