MAOTIK AND FRACTION

Dromos

MAOTIK AND FRACTION DROMOS

source: mrartcn

艺术家duo maotik和fraction利用封闭式声光装置制造全景式视听体验,他们借用法国哲学家、城市理论家保罗•维希留(Paul Virilio)创造的名词‘dromos’命名该装置作品。

‘dromos’在希腊语的意思是“竞速”、“快速运动”。维希留将“速度”视为时间策略的关键,动静、加速、减速、机发、疾徐、劲疲、节奏。

在西方社会的科技领域重,工业化的主旨似乎就是为了提速。这一观念激发了维希留的dromology观念,人类社会的速度科学。

duo maotik和fraction试图将维希留关于时间速度的观念概念化和视觉化,艺术家创造的空间进行不断的构造和解构,如粒状构造、生成视觉,形成一个体验式环境。这一感官项目带领观众进入一次复杂的视觉之旅,通过光线、声音和图形使观众沉浸入一次绝妙的互动影像中。
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source: casavogueglobo

De acordo com o filósofo francês Paul Virilio, na medida em que a tecnologia evolui, a percepção humana da passagem do tempo aumenta em progressão geométrica. Para ele, quanto mais conectada a sociedade está – diminuindo as distâncias no tempo e no espaço -, mais próxima está de um colapso. Essa teoria recebeu o nome de Dromologia (ou ciência do tempo) e inspirou os artistas Maotik e Fraction a criarem Dromos, uma instalação audiovisual que é a alegoria em forma de luz e som da teoria do filósofo.
(Foto: Cortesia Maotik e Fraction)
Durante quarenta minutos, a dupla de artistas franceses orquestra a junção de sons minimalistas com uma arquitetura 3D mutante, projetada em 360º nas paredes da instalação. Em um púlpito no centro de Dromos, os artistas mesclam som e imagem ao vivo, tornando cada apresentação única. Ao redor deles, o público é convidado a acomodar-se em almofadas que ficam no chão e observar aquele mundo virtual se contrair e expandir em cores, formas e luzes, acompanhando as batidas da música minimalista e experimental. Pouco a pouco, esse ambiente instável cria um fluxo que leva os espectadores a um ponto de inércia completa para que, então, possam questionar, de fato, a influência de tanta tecnologia na vida cotidiana.
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source: ddarcart
Il duo artistico Maotik e Fraction hanno usato le parole del teorico e urbanista francese Paul Virilio come trampolino di lancio per la loro installazione audiovisiva Dromos: “Nei campi della scienza e della tecnica che hanno costruito il mondo occidentale, abbiamo concepito le macchine solo come crescita della velocità. La persona che vorrebbe inventare un rallentamento sarebbe considerato un folle”. Queste sono le idee che hanno scatenato l’interesse del filosofo, la scienza della velocità nella società umana.

Concettualizzando e idealizzando le idee di Virilio circa il rallentando ed l’accelerando del tempo, l’universo creato dagli artisti subisce una costante costruzione e decostruzione come texture granulari, broken beats e immagini generative di un ambiente esperienziale. Il progetto sensoriale trasporta il pubblico in un complesso cammino ottico, utilizzando la luce, il suono e la forma che saturano gli spettatori in un labirinto interattivo.
L’esperienza di Dromos si può vivere ora a Montreal per tutta la durata del Mutek Festival.
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source: inhalemag

Mathieu Le Sourd, a.k.a maotik, is a multimedia artist and interactive experience creator based in Montreal. Freshly graduated from London College of Arts in 2003, He completes a Master’s degree in Digital Arts in the IUA university of Barcelona. His passion for music and digital art leads him to the creation of audio reactive, motion control and real-time audio-visual systems.

Fraction is Eric Raynaud, a french electronic music producer and sound plastician currently living in Paris (France). After a 10 years carrier as an indie rock band leader, he ditched in his guitar and her pedal distortion while living in Boston (USA) for a laptop and his virtual tools then began kicking out the jams in 2005 under the name of FRACTION.

“In the field of science and technology that built the Western world there are only machines which accelerates. Whoever invents a machine to slow down will be considered as an absurd man” Paul Virilio, 1991

Dromos is an allegory of the “Dromology concept” as developed by French philosopher and architect Paul Virilio so as to explore the meaning of today’s world. As he becomes aware of the essential part that Speed plays in the organization of our societies and territories, and of its ongoing acceleration, he predicts an “integral” accident.

When increasing the speed, you augment impatience.

Dromos – An immersive performance by Fraction & Maotik from fraction on Vimeo.

Dromos is a metaphoric AV Performance that takes its concept from the philosophical work of P. Virilo who is mostly known for founding the idea of Dromology (science of speed). Dromos invites audience to a criticism experience of the ’peed’ role that impacts all aspects of our daily lives. During 40mns, it focuses people attention on this essential factor that shapes our world. With its message, Dromos invites you to wonder about your relationship with progress. It’s an unconventional work with an original sensorial approach, placing the audience inside an immersive environment.
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source: thepistrophy
Dromos is a Live audio visual performance created by composer Fraction and Digital Artist Maotik, designed for immersive environment, produced in the satosphere, at the Société des Arts Technologiques, for Mutek festival in 2013.
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source: vimeo
maotik
Artiste Multimédia ayant commencé sa carrière en 2005 avec le développement d’un système visuel intéractif pour une compagnie de théatre en Argentine, Mathieu Le Sourd a depuis présenté son travail dans divers galleries, clubs et festivals aux quatre coins du monde.
Passioné par la musique et les arts numérique, Mathieu se concentre sur la création de systèmes audio réactifs, de dispositifs d’intéractions physiques et de systèmes visuels générés en temps réel.
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source: vimeo
maotik
Digital artist who started his career in 2005 with the development of an interactive visual system for a theater company in Argentina, Mathieu Le sourd has been exhibiting his work in various galleries, clubs and festivals all around the world.
Passionate by music and performing arts his work mainly focuses on the design of audio reactive system, human interaction devices and real-time generated visuals for performances and installations.
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source: high-five-mag

Fraction aka Eric Raynaud est un artiste français atypique, un de ceux qu’on est fier de compter au Panthéon des artistes français électroniques alternatifs, capable de réaliser un très bon morceau et de penser la musique électronique en dehors des limites qui lui sont traditionnellement imposées. Musicien français, compositeur, producteur de musique électronique et expérimentale, et plasticien sonore autodidacte Fraction sort son premier maxi Superposition (cliquer pour écouter) en 2008 sur le désormais incontournable label Infine, fondé par Agoria en 2006. En parallèle d’une activité musicale plus “classique”, Fraction adopte une démarche expérimentale évoluant autour des projets multimédia où il y exploite les déconstructions rythmiques ou la synthèse granulaire (pour les plus calés d’entre vous, une technique consistant en la création d’une onde sonore complexe à partir de différents fragments sonores de l’ordre de la milliseconde joués successivement), couplant ainsi textures bruitistes et couches mélodiques. C’est aussi sur ces bases que se développera la construction du projet Dromos avec l’artiste Maotik dont Fraction a créé tout l’environnement sonore.
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source: vk

Творческий дуэт Maotik and Fraction создали инсталляцию Dromos, которая визуально преображает время и пространство. На создание проекта их вдохновили труды французского философа и архитектурного критика Поля Вирильо, автора философской концепции дромологии – науки, которая изучает скорость в человеческом обществе.