Based on three-dimensional scans, this hybrid work is a postdigital sculpture composed of a constantly present form and others that always seem to move alone.
In other words, "Blind Sculpture" is a composite work with a “beacon” shape in the exhibition space and an audiovisual mobile device displaying a virtual scene punctuated by a sound narrative.
An integrated three-dimensional positioning system allows to perceive the hidden geometries of floating shapes. The spectator, equipped with a tablet and headphones, moves in a mixed reality environment where digital and “physical” scene are perfectly entangled.
Beyond the formal aspect, "Blind Sculpture" unfolds as a metaphor for a social space. The scanned forms, here 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 something common. Each element is addressed in the links it establishes with others. The forms come together, as do references and subjectivities.
"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." HARAWAY
In "Blind Sculpture" different qualities of experience are superimposed in the same space, playing on our ability to make present 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." DERRIDA