"Technology is not neutral. We are inside of what we make, and it’s inside of us. We are living in a word of connections – and it matters which ones get made or unmade."
“Blind Sculpture” is a composite work including a “beacon” shape and an audiovisual mobile device displaying a virtual scene scored by a sonic narration.
Based on three-dimensional scans, this hybrid work is a post-digital sculpture composed of a physical form constantly present in the exhibition space and digital ones that seem to keep moving on their own.
An embaded three-dimensional positioning system allows the spectators to perceive the hidden geometries of digital shapes. Equipped with a tablet and headphones, they move in a mixed reality environment where digital and “physical” scenes are perfectly entangled.
Beyond the formal aspect, “Blind Sculpture” unfolds as a metaphor for a social space. The scanned forms composed of pieces of architecture or urban furniture, convey very diverse fields of reference and coexist in a process of constant recomposition, where everything is coordinated to create common ground. Each element is addressed in the links it establishes with others. The forms come together, as do our personnal and collective references and subjectivities.
In "Blind Sculpture" different qualities of experience are superimposed in the same space, playing with our ability to reveal what we live. A feeling of “spatial” synchronicity makes us perceive this triple scene (physical, sonic, and digital) in the instant. Caught between the intrinsic evanescent of the materiality of the scanned forms and their organization around the object deposited directly on the ground, the spectator crosses a three-dimensional space where representation and feeling of presence are intimately entangled.
"It is not absence instead of presence but a trace that replaces a presence that has never been present, an origin by which nothing began."