Halles-VISIONS

VISIONS

2e édition

Installation, Digital

Visions is a show of numeric installations, touching to the poetic, the cinematographic, the interactive, the hypnotic and the scientific. Come and discover work spanning from the water jets of the 3D Matrix to holograms inspired by Clouzot’s Inferno

3D Water Matrix

Shiro Takatani, Christian Partos & Ulf Langheinrich

Installation, Digital

05 > 27.10.2017

The Matrix itself is not the work of art; it is rather the medium or the interface for the making of liquid creations. The artworks are the sequences and programmes created by artists for this robot.

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The idea for the 3D Water Matrix came in 2001 when Shiro Takatani, one of the founders and artistic director of the Japanese collective Dumb Type, visited Lille to work on the preparation of several projects for the European Capital of Culture that was to take place three years later.

One of these projects was a writer fountain robot that delivered its messages by dropping a stream of liquid letters.
Unfortunately, the necessary technology did not yet exist.

The history of the arts and sciences is replete with examples of concepts that come several years, not to say centuries, before the invention of the means to demonstrate them or give them concrete form. To name just one: it wasn’t until the Large Hadron Collider was built that proof was found in 2013 of the existence of the Higgs boson that scientists had been seeking since 1964.

Of much more modest proportions than a collider, the 3D Water Matrix is composed of 900 electrovalves, each computer-controlled, which form a square grid of 30 streams of water on each side. The result is a "liquid" video display where drops replace pixels, with a very low resolution (30 by 30 pixels/drops) but one to which gravity imparts a "real" third dimension.

Thanks to this robotic machine, Christian Partos becomes a water sculptor and Shiro Takatani, a filmmaker, who creates animations using water drops defying gravity.
A new piece designed by Ulf Langheinrich (DE/AT) will complete the repertoire in April 2017.

The artworks are performed in a row as a loop.

L'enfer de Clouzot

Epidemic

05 > 27.10.2017

Epidemic has selected 6 sections of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno and transfigured them by putting them on a multiplex hologram.

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Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno was an audacious movie where movie-stars were filmed in a context of extreme experimentation. It was never released, and the rolls of film shot in the 1960’s were long forgotten, until a 2009 documentary brought back to light the movie’s exceptional aesthetic beauty.

Epidemic has selected 6 sections of the movie and transfigured them by putting them on a multiplex hologram: while regular 3D uses a classic from of depth, the multiplex hologram puts together a number of 2D images that appear depending on where the audience members are when they move around the hologram.

Light drawing

Nazanin Fakoor

05 > 27.10.2017

Light drawing is an interactive installation. An ephemeral drawing is created by the reflection of light rays from a mirror sheet on a surface. It does neither leave an additive nor subtractive trace on the surface.

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The drawing is inconstant movement as it is shaped by the circumstances of the surroundings, movements of the spectators, a breeze of air etc.

Like watching clouds the spectator is free to interpret the drawing.

The interaction between different realities is sensually highlighted through both graphic pattern (engineering / construction / geography) as cosmical evocations.

And when interfering with the light source, the spectator’s movements continuously redraw the reflected image.

The spectator is in this way present in the reflection.

Le chuchotement des étoiles

Maksaens Denis

05 > 27.10.2017

Maksaens Denis is a well-travelled video maker, digital artist and a visual artist. He has accepted our invitation to create a site-specific art work for Les Halles.

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Maksaens Denis is a well-travelled video maker, digital artist and a visual artist. At the end of a 10-day residency, a slender 6-metre high installation will be installed in the Grande Halles; it will feature flat screens and a sound installation.

It will be like a control tower that mixes images and sounds, on the themes of water and sacred. It will resonate with the other pieces featured in Visions, but also with the culture of Denis’ own country, Haiti.

Trame sensible - Liaison vibratoire

Elise Peroi

05 > 27.10.2017

Trame sensible (or Sensitive Weaving) reinvent this complicity and brings together an analogic and a digital weaving loom, fabrics made of thread or made of light, harps of sounds and harps of images.

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From the programmable weaving loom to the punch card that can draw, there is a lot of complicity between the art of weaving and the digital world.

Trame sensible (or Sensitive Weaving) reinvent this complicity and brings together an analogic and a digital weaving loom, fabrics made of thread or made of light, harps of sounds and harps of images. The digital work will reveal the analogic work, the hidden song of the weaver’s silence.

Cherish this installation, it will resonate in you, like an invitation to actively listen to reach a new way of seeing.