Lars
Fredrikson / Estate

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Lars Fredrikson - Atelier (Archive)
Unique artwork

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2017-2018
"Musée en oeuvre(s)"

Collection MNAM - Centre Pompidou, Paris

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018
"Mondes Flottants", MAC Lyon

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Biennale de Lyon, 2017-2018

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision
25.03-21.05.2017

© Aurélien Mole

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views "Early Works", 2017

© Guillaume Seyller

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views "Early Works", 2017

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views "Early Works", 2017

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views "Early Works", 2017

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views "Early Works", 2017

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views "Early Works", 2017

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views "Early Works", 2017

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views "Early Works", 2017

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views - Ascendant-Descendant, 07.11-19.12.15

© Rebecca Fanuele
Galerie in situ-Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views - Ascendant-Descendant, 07.11-19.12.15

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views - Ascendant-Descendant, 07.11-19.12.15

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views - Ascendant-Descendant, 07.11-19.12.15

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views - Ascendant-Descendant, 07.11-19.12.15

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views - Ascendant-Descendant, 07.11-19.12.15

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views - Ascendant-Descendant, 07.11-19.12.15

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition views - Ascendant-Descendant, 07.11-19.12.15

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1966
Ink and silver and black spray paint on paper
48 x 51 cm ( 78 x 81 cm framed )
Unique artwork
© Rafael Fanelli

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1966
Ink, silver and black spray paint on paper
48 x 51 cm ( 78 x 81 cm framed )
Unique artwork
© Raphael Fanelli

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Sans titre, 1966
Oil and spray paint on canvas
73 x 65 cm
Unique artwork

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Lendemains, 1966
Spray paint on canvas
100 x 82 cm
Unique artwork
© Sebastiano de Pellion
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
37 x 45 cm ( 73 x 80 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Inox, 1971
Sculpted inox
100 x 100 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Inox, 1986
Inox gravé, peinture et collage
97 x 100 x 25 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Inox, 1971
Sculpted Inox
100 x 100 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Inox, 1971
Inox gravé
100 x 100 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Inox, 1971
Inox gravé
72 x 39 x 5 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1965
Tissu vinyle, peinture argentée et plastique sur bois
40 x 30 cm
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
© Rebecca Fanuele
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition view " Espaces virtuels " Fondation Maeght 1972

Fondation Maeght et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition view " Espaces virtuels " Fondation Maeght 1972

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Inox, 1979
Inox gravé, métal et collage
33,5 x 57 x 8 cm
Unique artwork
© Rebecca Fanuele
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Inox, 1979

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Inox, 1979

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition view " Espaces virtuels " Fondation Maeght 1972

Fondation Maeght et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition view " Espaces virtuels " Fondation Maeght 1972

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition view " Espaces virtuels " Fondation Maeght 1972

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition view " Espaces virtuels " Fondation Maeght 1972

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition view " Espaces virtuels " Fondation Maeght 1972

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition view " Espaces virtuels " Fondation Maeght 1972

Fondation Maeght et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Elyael Inox - Le travail du nom, 1976
Inox gravé, livre et feuillets gravés
19 x 25 x 4 cm
Edition of 40 ex
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Elyael Inox - Le travail du nom, 1976
Inox gravé, livre et plexiglas
19 x 25 x 4 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Inox, 1976
Inox gravé
19 x 25 x 4 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Ecriture subversive - écriture pulsée -Télévision, 1969
Photographie
20,2 x 25,5 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Télévision, 1969
Photographie
20,2 x 25,5 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Télévision / Ecriture subversive , 1974
Photographie, Tirage vintage
20,2 x 25,5 cm ( 31 x 36 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Ecriture subversive - écriture pulsée -Télévision, 1969
Photographie
20,2 x 25,5 cm ( 31 x 36 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Ecriture subversive - écriture pulsée -Télévision, 1969
Photographie
20,2 x 25,5 cm ( 31 x 36 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Ecriture subversive - écriture pulsée -Télévision, 1969
Photographie
20,2 x 25,5 cm ( 31 x 36 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Ecriture subversive - écriture pulsée -Télévision, 1969
Photographie vintage
20,2 x 25,5 cm ( 31 x 36 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Télévision, Avril 1968
Photographie, Tirage vintage
18 x 24 cm ( 31 x 36 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Ecriture subversive - écriture pulsée -Télévision, 1969
Photographie
20,2 x 25,5 cm ( 31 x 36 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Télévision, 1969
Photographie
20,2 x 25,5 cm ( 31 x 36 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untilted, 1989
Tube pvc, transformateur et adaptateur électrique
40 x 30 x 5 cm
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untilted, 1993
Tube pvc et adaptateur électrique
80 x 20 x 5 cm
Unique artwork
Signé et daté
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Artist studio for Sound installations & Fax pieces

Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris & Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
14 x 19 cm
Unique artwork
© Rebecca Fanuele
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
10,5 x 18 cm (Feuille 24 x 32,5 cm)
Unique artwork
© Rebecca Fanuele
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Lars Fredrikson Estate

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
14 x 9 cm
Unique artwork
© Rebecca Fanuele
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
29 x 20 cm ( 58 x 39,5 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
13 x 37 cm ( 34,5 x 52 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
35 x 28 cm ( 67 x 52 cm framed )
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
14 x 31,5 cm ( 39,5 x 68,5 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
16,5 x 12 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
26,5 x 35,5 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
22 x 36,5 cm ( 40 x 59 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Lars Fredrikson Estate
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Lars Fredrikson Estate

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
9 x 9 cm (Sheet 36,6 x 27 cm)
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
12,8 x 11,3 cm (Sheet 43,7 x 33,5 cm)
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
20,5 x 7 cm (Sheet 32,2 x 19,6 cm)
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
31,6 x 22,3 cm (Sheet 64,9 x 50 cm)
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
12,5 x 16,5 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
21 x 27 cm ( 42,5 x 48 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
26,5 x 36 cm ( 57 x 67 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1980
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
14,2 x 36,6 cm ( 34 x 52 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1976
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
14,7 x 22,2 cm (Sheet 24,1 x 32,3 cm)
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Lars Fredrikson Estate

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Fax, 1984
Dessin enregistré sur papier électrosensible contre-collé sur papier
52 x 67 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Madeleine Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1965
Collage et encre transférée sur papier et bois marouflé sur panneau
60 x 90 cm ( 65 x 95 cm framed )
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Lars Fredrikson-Estate

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1965
Collage sur papier
93 x 63 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1965
Collage de papier sur bois
93 x 63 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1965
Collage sur papier marouflé sur bois
76 x 103 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1965
Collage sur papier
76 x 92 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untilted, 1965
Collage et peinture sur papier et bois marouflé sur panneau
86 x 108 cm
Unique artwork
© Aurelien Mole
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1965
Collage et peinture sur toile
76 x 113 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1965
Collage et peinture sur papier
94 x 120 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1964
Huile sur toile
120 x 84 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1965
Huile sur toile
92 x 73 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1963
Huile sur toile
97 x 130 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1967
Huile sur toile
130 x 162 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1979
Huile, aquarelle et cheveux sur toile
130 x 97 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Untitled, 1976
Huile sur toile
97 x 130 cm
Unique artwork
© Maureen Favre
Galerie in situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris et Gael Fredrikson

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Lars Fredrikson History
Unique artwork
© Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Lars Fredrikson History

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Lars Fredrikson History

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Lars Fredrikson History

Lars Fredrikson / Estate
Exhibition view - The Mystery Spot - Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, 2012

Grand carré I, 1971 / © Aurélie Mole & Fondation d'entreprise Ricard
Public Collection CNAP, France

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Lars Fredrikson was born in 1926 in Stockholm and died in 1997 in Vevouil, France.

Interview with LARS FREDRIKSON
Excerpt from the review L’Ollave, 1998

MB:  Yours is a curious itinerary. How did you get from a study of plastic space to one of sound and sound space?

Lars Fredrikson:  I hadn’t actually imagined this as a sound space. This can be a plastic space. When I painted, of course, my goal was plastic space. But in painting, it is a depreciated space. I gradually became interested in sculpture to arrive at a real space – but not one of volume. I wanted my sculpture to speak of the space in which we find ourselves, to provide indications about our surroundings – including outer space.


MB:  You mean a space that could be found outside the sculpture rather than inside the sculpture – for instance, not a modulated space?

Lars Fredrikson:  Absolutely. Sculpture as volume does not interest me at all. For me, classical sculpture didn’t mean anything. I asked myself this question: the notion of “surrounding space,” is  it “cosa mentale”? From that point on, I began making videos – transforming the television, creating synthesizers in order to be able to draw on the screen. I didn’t want to show the drawing as it was, but rather as fragments of it – and above all demonstrate that these fragments could correspond to the rhythms in us. So, when we look, the mind records the fragments coming from different sides.  
And the synthesis we carry out in our mental space. And it’s there that the drawing is created, which  I then make on the screen. But in three dimensions, rather than two. From there, I began to ask myself the following question: what if I showed visual fragments and, at the same time, using the same frequencies, I also made sound fragments heard, so that the work is found neither inside what I am looking at, nor in what I hear, but rather in the interference between the two. Because what interested me was to work with the plastic space, which I considered completely immaterial. Making a sculpture without matter! That is why I started focusing on sound. I dropped the visual side – too technical, but also too imprecise – and then I wanted to get away from the immediate experience.


MB:  Could one say that, at bottom, it isn’t really the sound that interested you?
Lars Fredrikson:  Definitely. What interests me in sound is the space. But also a way of speaking of this space through sound. It seemed more accurate to me, at least from my experience, to use rhythms and frequencies – the frequencies closest to those found in us – and play on the zero-beat nuances vis-à-vis those frequencies.

MB: Can you explain what zero beats are?

Lars Fredrikson:  A zero beat is when two frequencies are so close, so perfectly tuned with one another, that you hear only one.  
MB:  On one hand, the frequency that you create, on the other, the internal frequency? 

Lars Fredrikson: That’s right.  

MB: So, it’s a search for harmony, the search for resonance with the universe in which you find yourself, literally on “the same wave length.”

Lars Fredrikson:  I felt that here was something to real because I was experiencing instances that, at the time, I had never experienced before. But I would like to go back for a moment and talk about the strange things I saw on my converted televisions.
I changed the scanning frequency of the screen – and I realized (I was totally pressed against the screen) that, at certain frequencies, I saw certain colors (let me remind you that it was a black and white set) with an intensity that I had never seen before (or perhaps sometimes when I had smoked hashish or things of that nature.) Some inactive colors appeared, but also women and small batons and pentagons, which strolled inside my eye. It was as if I was looking inside the screen, but the vantage point turned around and was looking inside the eye, at the blind spot. I threw all these things away... I thought I was going a bit mad, but it was really a reality because once I asked other people to look with me, they saw the same things. Is there a correlation to be drawn with the effect of drugs – perhaps through certain molecules in the brain that my frequencies may have excited as well?


MB: Could the alterations that you made on the television receivers be redone with precision? Could one say that certain frequencies must be sought to obtain certain effects? Or was it simply some empirical tweaking?

Lars Fredrikson:  No, it wasn’t empirical at all. I may have noted the graduations – noting which frequency corresponded to which color, for example. I thought about doing it, but it was at a time when I was setting aside the visual aspect of “the work.” I wanted to free myself from everything. No longer having the sound intervene on me, in me. Even though it was effectively distributed throughout the space as well. You see, I wanted to make certain, finely-tuned experiments. I wanted to use frequencies that corresponded to the distance between my eardrums.

MB:  To succeed in creating this immobile, plastic space?

Lars Fredrikson: Not immobile, because it exists inside me.
MB: Immobile on the exterior?

Lars Fredrikson: Externally, this space is immobile.

MB:  But if I move, does this space remain immobile or is it indeed tied to the movement of the listener?

Lars Fredrikson: For a time, yes, definitely, it was tied to the movement of the listener, but I didn’t want this connection. As the result was a function of the wavelength between two eardrums, there were maximums and minimums. And that’s exactly what I wanted to do. Fostering awareness of one’s own body. If you were like this, you heard a sound; if you were like that, there was silence. And each time, you gained awareness of your own situation within the work. But you had to be careful because if you moved without paying attention, it could be very painful for the ears.

MB:  I think, at this point, we can ask ourselves the question again of identifying the difference between these plastic sounds and regular sounds.

Lars Fredrikson: I’ve come to think that plastic sounds are found in very, very low frequencies, and regular sounds are rather found in audible frequencies.

MB: At very low frequencies, we also hear, but perhaps we feel them more than we hear them?  
Lars Fredrikson: Exactly. And here, there is a way to experience them by short-circuiting all musical-listening, intellectual or other experience. Experiencing the body, present in the moment.

MB: This could also be the definition of the plastic space of a painting – a painting is taken in by the body. The painting sensitizes one to the presence of the body. I think the basic problem with painting is that the viewer who wishes to gain access to the plastic space must grapple with his own gaze. The gaze holds things at a distance, pushing them back in order to recognize them.

Lars Fredrikson: I totally agree. 

MB:  Then, after a certain period of time, we feel like getting closer to the painting because there is a terrible dissatisfaction in looking at paintings. And one never gets there. It’s a hopeless undertaking.

Lars Fredrikson:  Personally, I say:  the image prevents us from seeing.

MB: The image, certainly, but not only the image, or rather entirely the image. It’s the gaze, itself, that is hostile to the plastic space. How do you succeed in joining the painting other than by looking at it? This is the whole problem, and you solve it through these low-frequency sounds that bring you directly back inside your body.

Lars Fredrikson:  So, you understand why I didn’t want the television image anymore.

MB:  Essentially, this plastic, almost immaterial space that moves through the flesh, is the culmination of a foot-to-foot combat. You went through all kinds of experiences – images, colors, collages, metal sculpture, sculpture in movement, video... You went through all the phases only to say, in the end, that with your sounds: here is beauty with neither body nor color.

Lars Fredrikson:  Ah yes, neither body, nor color... (problem with the tape).

Solo shows

2017
Early Works, Maison du livre, de l’image et du son François Mitterand, Villeurbanne, France

2015
Œuvres des années 60 à 80, Grand Palais, Paris
Ascendant-Descendant 2015.11.07, Galerie in situ-Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

2007
Inox, Galerie Pierre Brullé, Paris

2003
OM Lars Fredrikson, Galerie Box, Göteborg

1999
Une partition de miroirs, Centre International de la Poésie, Marseille

1969
Galerie l'Ollave Lyon
Rétrospective, 4 lieux simultanés dans tout le village, Gordes

1989
Galerie l'Ollave Lyon

1987
Galerie l'Ollave Lyon

1982
Galerie l'Ollave Lyon

1981
2 expositions personnelles, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence

1978
Galerie La Caisse dirigée par Noël Dolla, Nice

1977
Maison de la Culture d'Orléans, Orléans

1972
Espaces Virtuels, Mondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence

1969
Galerire Chave, Vence
Maison des quatre vents, Paris

1967
Galerie Naviglio, Milan

1965
Collages, Galerie Wagensberg, Avignon

1964
Tableaux Sonores, Galerie 17, Stockholm

 

Group shows

2017
En marge, Galerie In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France

2015
Radio France-Berge de Seine, Fiac Hors les murs, Paris
Orange Export LTD, castillo/corrales, Paris

2014
Ceci n’est pas un musée , 50 ans de la Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence

2012
The Mystery Spot (curating by Marc Bembekoff), Fondation d'entreprise Ricard

2011
Le Temps de l’écoute , villa Arson, Nice
Acca Cycle 6, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul de Vence
50 Artistes, une collection », Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence

1996
L’éclatement vers l’insaisissable », Galerie Romagny, Paris

1995
Murs du son », villa Arson, Nice

1994
Préoccupations », Galerie l’Ollave, Lyon
Château de Malfougasse, Vaucluse 84
1990
Sous le soleil », villa Arson, Nice

1986
En compagnie de Michel Butor », Musée de Valence

1976
Biennale de Menton, Menton

1974
Confrontation 74 », Galerie Iris Clert, Paris

1973
Salon de Mai, Paris

1972
Salon de Mai, Paris
Biennale de Menton, Menton

1970
Itinéraires Blancs », Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Saint-Etienne
 Timespace », Art Festival, Bristol


1969
Les Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence
Sigma 5, Bordeaux
Naissance d’une Collection », Musée Cantini, Marseille
Electromagica 69, Tokyo

1968
Art vivant, 1965-1968, Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence

1967
Comparaisons », Paris et Copenhague
Galerie Denise René, Paris et Krefeld
Galerie Aronowitch, Stockholm
Galerie Chave, Vence

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Fondation Maeght , Saint-Paul de Vence
Musée Cantini, Marseille
Université de Sydney
l’IUT, Nice
FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille
Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Stockholm

  • Mouvement :  Hésitation - Décision
    Mouvement : Hésitation - Décision

    March 2017

  • Le Temps de l'écoute
    Le Temps de l'écoute

    Les Presses du réel, February 2011

  • Argile IX-X
  • LE TRAVAIL DU NOM
    LE TRAVAIL DU NOM

    Maeght éditeur , March 1975

  • FREDRIKSON ESPACES VIRTUELS
    FREDRIKSON ESPACES VIRTUELS

    February 1972

  • LARS FREDRIKSON INOX
    LARS FREDRIKSON INOX

    Galerie Pierre Brullé,