Monochromes | Yannick Jacquet & Otto Lindholm

Monochromes is a hybrid project at the intersection of music, light and colour, a collaboration between visual artist Yannick Jacquet and composer/double bassist Otto Lindholm.

At the heart of Monochromes is a series of 12 unique compositions for double bass and looper, each lasting a fixed 5 minutes. Each composition focuses on a specific note of the musical scale, to which is freely associated a luminous hue, thought of as a sound colour. The result is a chromatic alphabet – the 12 semitones of Western music – that questions our relationship with representations.

Inspired by EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, a cognitive therapy using eye movements) techniques, the artists weave a dialogue between music, colour and light, exploring their influences on our mental state. Monochromes invites to slow down and take in the sensations that can emerge from its coloured circular stimuli.

The main installation, formed by an ellipse of screens, presents six of the twelve sound monochromes. The artists are also seeking to manipulate colour more precisely and work with it in greater depth. Here, they are exhibiting an initial prototype of this research in an isolated monolith.


Conception, design and production : Yannick Jacquet, Otto Lindholm
Visual composition : Yannick Jacquet
Sound composition: Otto Lindholm

Sound engineer: Fabien Leseure

Presented at:
Museum Night Fever at Halles St Géry, 21 Octobre 2023

The Colour Shifts at LaVallée, 03 February – 02 March 2024

Monochromes has been produced thanks to the support the Digital Arts Commission of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.

It is co-produced by Ohme in the framework of Ohme’s artistic residencies programme, supported by Innoviris and Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles