Gaillard & Claude
‘Oompah, Tom-tom, Tootle-too & Toot’ (SP088)


Gaillard & Claude ‘Oompah, Tom-tom, Tootle-too & Toot’


48 pages
22 x 28 cm
color offset
perfect bound
soft cover with flaps
first edition of 500 copies

ISBN 978-2-36582-022-6

20 euros

Special edition with limited print in a run of 25 signed copies also available. Write an email for more informations / order at


Photography: Kristien Daem
Dialogues: Lili Reynaud-Dewar
Publication coordination: Alberto García del Castillo
Proofreading: Eleanor Ivory and Lætitia Paviani
Design: sunny-side- up
Printing and binding: Snel, Vottem, Belgium

Établissement d’en face, Brussels, Belgium
In extenso, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, France

Funded by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
With additional support from
Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France

About the book

Oompah, Tom-tom, Tootle-too & Toot narrates the story of four members of an orchestra who animatedly chat during a break backstage at the Henry Le Bœuf concert hall in Brussels. Through gossip, arguments, and existential crises, they shake the axioms and notions of community, authenticity and happiness.
Dialogues by Lili Reynaud-Dewar are illustrated by photographs realised by Kristien Daem. The sculptures depicted in the book are part of a larger corpus previously exhibited between 2015 and 2016 in Early Development of Calculus at Etablissement d’en face, A Proper Orchestra is Fun for Everyone! at Les Bains-Douches and A Finite Sum at In extenso.

About the artists

Gaillard & Claude make sculptures, editions, musical tracks, radio broadcasts and other forms that most often appear as groups – like friends or families – relating to each other through music, science, sociopolitics, and art in a form of joyful play.