Steel, 4K screen, computer, camera, loudspeaker. 210 x 60 x 120 cm
A computer program generates synthetic landscapes on a screen whose shapes and colours are modulated by the viewer using a camera. «Negative Horizon» is about some of the images from childhood that have fascinated us to the point of inspiring our destiny for life to come. The most important point of view in this
installation is therefore not that of the viewer, but that of this electronic eye, which is also that of the child who is filled with the vision that is revealed to him. The «Negative Horizon» is not the real landscape, but a luminous and sensitive imprint that truly «impresses» the child for his or her future life.
The artist borrowed from Paul Virilio, not only the title of the installation, but also the striking image of his childhood, on which he built his thought, and which inspired him to design the software and the sculpture. These are the maritime and air attacks on the horizon off Nantes during the Second World War.