Our lives are ruled and defined by cycles. Cycles which at their core appear to be chaos, however at a distance they reveal to us the harmony and beauty of each repetition and their infinite possibilities. Our daily interaction with cycles is an invitation to take the space and reflection necessary to change our perspective.
Cycles Version 1 is an audio visual piece created by COCOLAB and commissioned by ARCA that uses a series of laser scanners to use light to visualise short cycle audio compositions by diverse artists.
Version 1 with the collaboration of the following audio artist:
Julian Placencia - Disco Ruido (MX)
Shiro Schwarz (MX)
Eduardo Jiménez (MX)
Tijs Ham (NL)
Sebastian Frisch (DE)
Sound and light installation, Atomium - Brussels -ID#2014
The “Out of Control” installation explores the question of Singularity: the inevitable rise of the Super Machine - longed-for or feared - which, according to some theorists, should occur around 2030, i.e. in the blink of an eye.
While the emergence of the first Artificial Intelligence remains a sci-fi theme, the nature and associated risks of such technology has long been a topic of reflection for authors. As early as 1946, Murray Leinster’s novel, “A Logic Named Joe”, imagined the excesses of a hypothetical global computer network capable of attaining a pseudo-conscience.
The stronger the machine, the more worrying its malfunctioning may be. “Out of Control” deals with this issue from the inside, not from the human but from the machine’s point of view, portraying the inner conflict of a faulty artificial system which suffers an external attack, unaware of what or why this has happened.
The nature and history of the Atomium make it the ideal location for this installation. The site embodies the Golden Age of sci-fi, when questions first arose regarding the relationship between humankind and conscious machines (Asimov and its three laws of robotics). The Atomium was built during a time period which saw the future both as a promise of advancement and as a source of concern. The era of the atom, of course, but also that of telematics, very high speed trains, and supersonic aircrafts. Opportunities were being discerned. Fifty years later, the questions remain.
By welcoming the “Out of Control” lost machine, the Atomium reminds us that technology never stops questioning humankind about its nature.
TEAM VS:Julien guinard . Vincent obadia
Benjamin Lorthioir . Pierre Gufflet
Ambroise Mouline . Joachim Correia . Tom Modeste. Sebastien Escudié, Valère Terrier .
An original music made by Thomas Vaquié
Based on the original novel by Stéphane Beauverger
And the entire Atomium team
SUPERCARRÉ explore l'insoluble quête de la quadrature du cercle et cherche à déjouer le système perceptif afin de produire une expérience singulière entre le spectateur et l’oeuvre. À l’extrémité d’un tunnel en miroir, un écran diffuse une image carré dont la réverbération produit l’illusion d’une sphère en trois dimensions constituée de répliques de cette même image. 3 écrans sont placé derrière les spectateurs qui regardent à l'intérieur de Supercarré pour amplifier l'effet de réflexion et d"immersion face à l'oeuvre. Bien sûr un peu de fumée d'ambiance et un système de son viennent compléter l'expérience.
Supercarré à Mutek Mexico est rendu possible grâce à la contribution de Sony, Cocolab et Damian Romero.
a light installation presented at the Factory Light Festival in Slemmestad in september 2014. Spin is a further development of an installation from 2009, aka blinkblink, previously presented at HKS in Bergen and the Club Transmediale exhibition in Berlin.
LSP is a research trajectory exploring compositional relationships between sound, space, light and color. Lissajous figures form the starting point for the developed relations between sound and visual shape. By combining laser light and fog it becomes possible to project in space, instead of on a surface. The result is an environment where the audience is standing inside the work. It's a true sensory experience in which it's difficult to make a separation between the experience of the work and the work itself. The work LSP - alveole 14 is one of the results from the LSP research trajectory.