Crossborders 2007
Miguel Chevalier
with Emmanuel Mâa Berriet: software AAASeed
Jacopo Baboni Schilingi: Music
Nicolas Gaudelet: Videos

In the context of « Luxembourg & greater region European capital of culture2007 » and to mark the opening of the new fast train line, TGV Est, in the station of Metz, Miguel Chevalier proposes a new vision of these bordering spaces through its flux and its networks.

Founding himself on the past and the present of the extended Region, Miguel Chevalier is drawing a new map where apparent borders disappear in favor of another reality , constituted by a continuous entwining of flux and movement. It reveals the permanent mixing of news, ideas, goods taking this lace-like means of communication in constant becoming. The artist explores all the layers of this uncharted geography, from the most ancient to the most recent ones. Starring among the latest are the TGV Est and the broadband network which already covers the local territory.

An archeologist, visionary and architect of the virtual of global renown, Miguel Chevalier leads us through this maze to give us a new vision of this urban grid far from time and borders.

Crossborders 2007 is a virtual and interactive installation of 200sqm composed of strata of both real and virtual images in 2D or 3D . Thanks to sensors, the visitors can modify their visual and musical environment as they move.

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