ABSALON

cellule No. 5
Absalon’s best known works, the Cellules, rewrite Cezanne’s “treat nature as the cylinder, the sphere and the cone” to read “treat architecture as the cell, the bunker and the turret.” Not that the Cellules are straightforwardly architecture: they equally evoke Minimalist sculpture, Matt Mullican’s maquettes, Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbauen and the Concrete sculptures of George Vantongerloo. But the model that the Cellules most overtly evoke is the monastic cell. The Cellules were fabricated in wood, cardboard and plaster, and painted entirely white; their average proportions are roughly those of a caravan, and the catalogue informs us that there is always an area in which one can stand up. Their interiors are fitted–fitted rather than furnished–with unobtrusive minimal representations of desks, seats, beds, etc.

Olivier Ratsi – Antivj

Onion Skin
Principalement basé sur l’expérience de la réalité et les représentations de la perception de l’espace, Olivier Ratsi considère la réalité objective, le temps, l’espace et la matière comme des notions d’information intangibles.
Son travail consiste à concevoir des processus de discontinuité avec ces notions afin de pouvoir partager avec le spectateur un autre point de vue.
Par le biais de ce processus, Ratsi crée une cassure dans cette réalité objective, altérant notre perception du réel.
Toutefois cette cassure significative et perturbante est assez modérée afin de ne pas priver le spectateur de sa capacité subjective de reconstruction/reconstitution de la réalité, via son expérience et sa propre culture. Le processus de création basé sur la déconstruction des repères spatio-temporels et les dispositifs utilisant la technique de l’anamorphose, développée au cours de ses recherches, jouent principalement le rôle de déclencheurs d’émotions, qui n’ont pas seulement pour but de montrer ce que peuvent être les choses autrement, mais plutôt de questionner leurs références.

Eyal Gever

Uncanny State: Notion of Acceptance
In his latest exhibition Uncanny State: Notion of Acceptance, Eyal Gever presents six newly created metaphysical representations of human movement, performed by internationally acclaimed contemporary dancer and choreographer Sharon Eyal to the music of world-renowned contemporary pianist and composer Rosey Chan.

Thomas Depas

Princess of Parallelograms
What will happen when our imagination itself is externalized in machines? Artificial intelligence constructs its own world-truth that is beyond our sensory perception. Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) use algorithms to synthesize and generate images in a completely new way. These images have almost uncanny aesthetic characteristics, seeming to emerge from an ocean of data, a kind of pixel soup. Rather as if we were observing the emergence of artificial thought.” The machine learns to understand the “essence” of a thing, be it an animal, the face of a celebrity or a body of text. It is then able to generate new images of this thing, including faces of celebrities who do not exist, mutant animals, or new texts. Eventually, AI will be capable of instantaneously and dynamically emulating all representations. The era of the optical machine and the capture of reality will then be at an end, supplanted by the era of machines that generate their own reality.

Sally Golding

Your double my double our ghost
The installation acts a space for the consideration of intimacy and meditation– both alone and with others that may share the space – through the merging of the viewer’s own reflections articulated through a composition of shifting light and emerging sounds which fill an otherwise dark chamber. Functioning similarly to the classic funfair mirror– the flexible silver two-way mirror sheeting forming an ethereal hanging centrepiece– the work invites the viewer to consider representations of themselves which appear distorted and transient, and which merge with those around them to form ‘new presences’. In this sense the viewer may see themselves multiplied or doubled with another viewer, or find themselves alone in a rare moment of literal reflection providing a contemplative space or eliciting a hallucinatory fantasy bringing forth ideas in neuroscience around the Self and Other.

Mathieu Rivier

Panorama Augmente
Le projet du Panorama augmenté souhaite ici valoriser la richesse des représentations panoramiques de Morat et alentours au fil des siècles. En effet les représentations des paysages autour de Morat sont nombreuses et très emblématiques de la région. Les détails, la richesse des différents supports (gravure, peinture…) sont les derniers témoins d’une époque révolue. Leur format n’est pourtant pas souvent optimal pour une consultation de la part du spectateur : étant des représentations très allongées, sur feuille, ces derniers sont encadrés sur un mur et peuvent atteindre de grandes dimensions. De ce fait l’espace physique nécessaire à leur consultation n’est souvent pas compatible avec la réalité de l’espace physique qu’un musée peut mettre à disposition. La solution de numérisation de ce patrimoine tend à pallier à se problème mais la distance entre le spectateur la consultation virtuelle crée une distance évidente.

Yoon Chung Han

Eyes
Eyes is an interactive art installation and a series of biometric data artworks with my previous artwork Digiti Sonus. It’s an interactive biometric data art that transforms human’s Iris data into musical sound and 3D animated image. The idea is to allow the audience to explore their own identities through unique visual and sound generated by their iris patterns based on iris recognition and image processing techniques. As a part of the installation, selected distinctive iris images are printed in 3D sculptures, and it replays the sound generated from the iris data and projects 3D converted image images. The audience members can compare their iris-based sonic results with others, and question the “problem of disembodied identities’ in the digital era through the existence of audiovisual representations of individuals.

Lisa Park

Eunoia II
It is an interactive performance and installation that attempts to display invisible human emotion and physiological changes into auditory representations. The work uses a commercial brainwave sensor to visualize and musicalize biological signals as art. The real-time detected brain data was used as a means to self-monitor and to control. The installation is comprised of 48 speakers and aluminum dishes, each containing a pool of water. The layout of “Eunoia (Vr.2)” was inspired by an Asian Buddhist symbol meaning balance.’ The motif of number 48 comes from Spinoza’s ‘Ethics’ (Chapter III), classifying 48 human emotions into three categories – desire, pleasure, and pain. In this performance, water becomes a mirror of the artist’s internal state. It aims to physically manifest the artist’s current states as ripples in pools of water.

Void

Abysmal
Abysmal means bottomless; resembling an abyss in depth; unfathomable. Perception is a procedure of acquiring, interpreting, selecting, and organizing sensory information. Perception presumes sensing. In people, perception is aided by sensory organs. In the area of AI, perception mechanism puts the data acquired by the sensors together in a meaningful manner. Machine perception is the capability of a computer system to interpret data in a manner that is similar to the way humans use their senses to relate to the world around them. Inspired by the brain, deep neural networks (DNN) are thought to learn abstract representations through their hierarchical architecture. The work mostly shows the ‘hidden’ transformations happening in a network: summing and multiplying things, adding some non-linearities, creating common basic structures, patterns inside data. It creates highly non-linear functions that map ‘un-knowledge’ to ‘knowledge’.

Refik Anadol

Machine Hallucination
Refik Anadol’s most recent synesthetic reality experiments deeply engage with these centuries-old questions and attempt at revealing new connections between visual narrative, archival instinct and collective consciousness. The project focuses on latent cinematic experiences derived from representations of urban memories as they are re-imagined by machine intelligence. For Artechouse’s New York location, Anadol presents a data universe of New York City in 1025 latent dimensions that he creates by deploying machine learning algorithms on over 100 million photographic memories of New York City found publicly in social networks. Machine Hallucination thus generates a novel form of synesthetic storytelling through its multilayered manipulation of a vast visual archive beyond the conventional limits of the camera and the existing cinematographic techniques. The resulting artwork is a 30-minute experimental cinema, presented in 16K resolution, that visualizes the story of New York through the city’s collective memories that constitute its deeply-hidden consciousness.

Pedro Veneroso

file festival 2019
‘Tempo: cor’(Time:color) consists of an immersive installation that seeks to modify our experience of time by converting hours into color. A set of chromatic clocks, each set to a different GMT time zone, projects, in a semicircle, the current time in their mathematical and chromatic representations. The conversion between these two forms of time representation is based on an algorithm composed of sinusoidal functions that modulates the RGB colors as a function of the current time, gradually modifying the intensities of blue, green and red throughout the day: at midday yellow predominates, while at four in the afternoon the hour is red; midnight is blue, six o’clock in the morning is green. Side by side, the colors projected by the clocks merge, creating an immersive experience of a continuous and circular time, between the different time zones, that crosses the entire chromatic spectrum. This installation is part of a series of works in which I investigate the relationships between human notations and codes and our experience of space-time, seeking to change the ways we understand it; in this case, visitors immerse themselves in a spatial experience of time that provokes the questioning of notations and perceptions that we usually consider axiomatic. Changing the way we represent time will change our way of experiencing it?

wim wenders

two or three things i know about edward hopper
As part of their spring exhibition Edward Hopper, which focuses on the iconic representations of the infinite expanse of American landscapes and cityscapes of one of the 20th century’s most important American painters, the Fondation Beyeler in Basel will show Wim Wenders’ new 3D film installation.
Organized by the Fondation Beyeler in cooperation with the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the major repository of Hopper’s work.

Anne De Vries

Submission
De Vries pulls together the human psyche by exploding a head into a variety of architectural structures and representations alongside the technology we use to feed thought and communication.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

سيدي العربي الشرقاوي
西迪·拉比·切考维
СИДИ ЛАРБИ ШЕРКАУИ
Faun

Faun started from a desire to create a performance around dancer James O’Hara. As part of the centenary celebrations of the Ballets Russes, Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London also invited Cherkaoui to work on or draw inspiration from any of the pieces of the repertoire of the legendary company. Cherkaoui chose L’après midi d’un faune, Nijinski’s choreography inspired by Stéphane Mallarmé’s poem and danced on Claude Debussy’s impressionistic music. Nijinski’s version based itself on Greek representations on vases, it was very two dimensional, very classical yet also daring, sexual and quite controversial in it’s time.

Mathieu Merlet Briand

Google red marble

Digital native et issu d’une famille d’agriculteur, Mathieu s’intéresse à l’influence des technologies sur la perception de notre réalité contemporaine. Il s’interroge sur la matérialité d’internet et ses représentations. Il cherche à traduire l’expérience du web surfer, l’imagination de l’internaute face à ce flux infini d’informations.
Dans ses projets se dégagent de façon récurrente des questions environnementales. Inspiré par la lecture de l’essai philosophique d’Ariel Kyrou « Google God » de 2010, il interroge cette image presque divine associés aux géants du web.
Il utilise comme médium les big datas. Via ses algorithmes qu’il développe, par des processus de recyclage et des analogies à la nature, il façonne des flux de données afin d’en créer des matérialisations tangibles. Abstractions, reliques, cristallisations ou fragment du World Wide Web, son travail protéiforme se matérialise principalement en sculptures et installations multimédia.
Influencé autant par l’histoire de l’abstraction, les artistes du Land Art, que par les Nouveaux Réalistes, ses créations sont associées au Culture Digital, au mouvement Post-Digital ou Post-Internet Art.

 

SARA SCHNADT

NETWORK
Sara Schnadt explores technology in her work both as subject and media. Her installations and performances use found objects, interactivity, projection, spatial illusions, and movement derived from common gestures. Much of her work involves representations or data that translate large quantities of socially resonant information into poetic forms, including data visualization. Schnadt often performs within accompanying sculptural environments, or sites works within functioning everyday spaces, attempting to articulate the personal within virtual and technological innovation.

MOUNIR FATMI

منير فاطمي
Evolution or Death

Fatmi inverts spectacular representations of identity by rendering them mundane and within reach of a subject that may scramble any conclusive narrative. Fatmi’s work counters strategies of interpellation that identifies a subject with an ideology prior to that subject’s ability to place their identity in or beyond a particular ideology. Fatmi parodies the various interpellations of colonialism and capitalism that seek to define others according to symbolic narratives. In Evolution or Death, 2004, (fig. 4) two Anglo-European looking subjects imitate suicide bombers with books and papers taped around their abdomens. One holds open a trenchcoat and another holds up a book that looks like a detonator attached to wires. Fatmi reverses the situation. These are not the suicide-bombers from Arab and Muslim countries. Instead, they appear to be of European descent in a European street or modern room in casual clothing.

MICHAEL BUHLER-ROSE

Camphor Flame on Pedestal
Michael Bühler-Rose’s practices on multiple platforms influence his production as an artist. He has described his subjects as “theatrical cultural realities” and “feats of representation through place and displacement.” Bühler-Rose uses western painting styles: still lifes, landscapes, portraits, to play with previous political notions of Hindu and Indic aesthetics: representations of gods and goddesses, incense, flowers, or the saris or bharatnaytam outfits worn by young women of European descent who live in a Hindu community in Florida.

Jonathan Owen

David
Voici une série de l’artiste anglais Jonathan Owen dans laquelle il re-sculpte, transforme, réinvente des sculptures en marbre classique. Un vandalisme sculpturale élégant et habile. Un jeu entre représentations classiques & détournements à découvrir en images ci-dessous.

Paul Kaptein

The Knowing
The artist Paul Kaptein based in Australia creates his work in sculpting the wood by hand. Kaptein work is generally figurative, very realistic representations of people often dressed in a hooded cowl. Spectacular representations of light wood to discover below.

Laura Plageman

Response
Set against the backdrop of the digital age, Laura Plageman considers notions of realism and authenticity using analog processes. In her Response series, she treats photographs as both representations and tangible objects, touching on the possibilities of realist representation, referentiality, and the photograph-as-thing. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions across the United States and internationally. She lives and works in Oakland, California.

ANNA AND BERNHARD BLUME

Im Wald
“The images are disarmingly precise, convincing representations of physical impossibilities. Summoning the camera’s role as a truthful witness to reality is among the reasons that the Blumes—who both trained as painters—chose photography for their project, in order to smuggle the fantastic into the realm of the plausible[…]”more

RALF BAECKER

Ральф Беккер
The Conversation
Pataphysical Processing Environment
À travers des installations et des machines, Baecker explore les mécanismes d’action fondamentaux et les effets des nouveaux médias et technologies. Dans ses représentations et spatialisations de processus microscopiques, il cherche à perturber complètement notre perception. Au cœur de ses objets se trouve l’intrication du virtuel avec le réel, ou plutôt avec le monde. Avec une perspective médiatique et archéologique, Ralf Baecker fouille dans des dispositifs obsolètes des traces et des fonctions encore détectables dans les technologies d’aujourd’hui. Son travail cherche à former un hybride entre l’esthétique numérique actuelle et une compréhension historique des matériaux. En conséquence, il appréhende la technologie non pas comme un outil mais plutôt comme un instrument épistémologique, afin de poser des questions élémentaires sur un monde perçu à travers les impressions technologiques.

MARIN MAGUY

Маги Марин
マギー・マラン
May B
May B, chorégraphié par Maguy Marin en 1981, n’en finit pas d’être. Plus de cinq cents représentations à ce jour. La pièce, étrange ballet-théâtre d’humains aux masques plâtreux fait le tour du monde depuis près de trente ans. Sans doute un fond de commerce pour la compagnie. Mais au-delà, cette pièce inspirée par l’oeuvre de Samuel Beckett est devenue un morceau culte d’anthologie de la danse contemporaine. May B est à nouveau en tournée à l’occasion du centenaire de la naissance de l’écrivain.“Ce travail sur l’œuvre de Samuel Beckett, dont la gestuelle et l’atmosphère théâtrale sont en contradiction avec la performance physique et esthétique du danseur, a été pour nous la base d’un déchiffrage secret de nos gestes les plus intimes, les plus cachés, les plus ignorés. Arriver à déceler ces gestes minuscules ou grandioses, de multitudes de vies à peine perceptibles, banales, où l’attente et l’immobilité “pas tout à fait” immobile laissent un vide, un rien immense, une plage de silences pleins d’hésitations. Quand les personnages de Beckett n’aspirent qu’à l’immobilité, ils ne peuvent s’empêcher de bouger, peu ou beaucoup, mais ils bougent. Dans ce travail, à priori théâtral, l’intérêt pour nous a été de développer non pas le mot ou la parole, mais le geste dans sa forme éclatée, cherchant ainsi le point de rencontre entre, d’une part la gestuelle rétrécie théâtrale et, d’autre part, la danse et le langage chorégraphique” explique Maguy Marin.

JIRO TAKAMATSU

高松次郎

Inspirée par des images d’ombres dans la peinture et les gravures sur bois japonaises du XIXe siècle, ainsi que par des ombres réelles projetées sur des portes coulissantes en papier dans des environnements domestiques, la série Shadow Painting de Takamatsu (1964–98) a étudié les fondements formels de la peinture à travers des représentations délicates de ombres (de clés ou de figures humaines) en émail et acrylique. La série rappelle également les empreintes figuratives laissées sur les murs laissés après la destruction nucléaire d’Hiroshima. Takamatsu s’est bridé à l’essentialisation du matériau et du médium au milieu du siècle, préférant plutôt un excès de l’ancien et, semblable à des artistes comme Eva Hesse, a créé des sculptures telles que Slack of Net (1968-1969) qui s’affaissaient et s’inclinaient sous l’effet de la gravité. Son Unicité du béton (1971) a pris la forme d’un gros bloc brisé en centaines de fragments, une ruine faite de monument qui contestait la suprématie du cube minimaliste.