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Frédéric Pasquini : Elvis Has Left The Building


“We were still sweating, our hearts were pounding, our ears were buzzing deliciously and our souls were so light.

Then the lights started to fade and finally went out …

The cheers for an encore didn’t change anything …

We stay there, frozen, haggard, suspended to the idol return.

The stage is now empty; only the score still sits on the piano.

But who will now be able to interpret it?

Is there anyone who can still read it?

Should we rewrite it?

Everything seems so confused now!

We no longer know if our cries can be heard beyond the walls …

We wait for a sign, a thrill… And then finally why not go up on the stage to sing a new melody? From a distance the law enforcement department seems on the alert; the task may be complicated but this silence has become unbearable … I look at my neighbor, he smiles at me, an intense light suddenly appears …

The headline “Elvis has left the building” was the audio message playing at the end of Elvis Presley’s concerts to let the audience know that the star will not be returning on the stage and that it is now time to leave the premises. Through this message Frédéric Pasquini questions reality and the interactions that are exerted on his fellows.


Exhibition “elvis has left the building”

from July 20 to August 14, 2020.

Opening on Friday July 24 at the “La Passerelle” exhibition space at 2 rue Pacho in Nice.


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