15 Explorers for Catherine Lorent Show in Venice
Gibson is supporting this year's participation of Luxembourg at the Venice Biennale in providing 15 Gibson Explorer guitars for artist Catherine Lorent's multi- media installation.
The performance won rave reviews with artsy.net proclaiming that “anyone walking past during the Biennale previews couldn’t miss her musical performances, an ongoing project she calls Gran Horno (“Horno” means “furnace”) in which she rocks out with Gibson electric guitars, piano, accordion (played by Natasa Gehl) and vocals. Anyone going into the exhibition at any other time still gets an acoustic experience: Paired with her paintings (hung from the ceiling) and drawings are 13 electric guitars that respond to viewers’ movements through sensors and sustain sound via a device called an Ebow. As she puts it, it’s a four-dimensional Baroque montage. One that rock fans will appreciate as well. "