With Faust source code, multiprojection and sound.
As part of the new permanent exhibition, the former staircase of the Goethe National Museum was converted into a scenographic installation focusing on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust. At a lectern display, the visitor can select any of the 3,556 nouns that occur in Faust. This sets off engaging graphics of moving lines, showing the passages in the text where a specific noun occurs. The installation is simple and entertaining, while at the same time remaining sophisticated, with a continuous meditative quality that changes the space in all sorts of different ways.
A site specific installation by Romain Tardy and Squeaky Lobster
Proyecta Oaxaca, Ethnobotanical garden of Oaxaca, Mexico
Concept & Visual design by Romain Tardy
Music composed by Squeaky Lobster
Project management & production by Nicolas Boritch
The Ark is a site specific installation, commissioned by and presented during Proyecta Oaxaca, festival de diseño y artes digitales.
The Ark is built around the cacti that line the Aljibe, at the heart of the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca.
Adopting a poetic approach, The Ark gives voice to the garden’s plants, participants in the work, the beating heart of the space and an unpredictable choir.
Telling their story, revealing their fantasised and fantastical character, The Ark is the mise-en-abîme of the trail. A three part audio-visual installation, it unfolds like a movie set in space, in which the wandering spectator plays the role of the camera.
On the invitation of Proyecta Oaxaca, several artists from the ANTIVJ visual label have devised four visual and sonic works to be installed at the heart of the Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca. Conceived of as a trail of light, these in-situ works offered the chance to (re)discover a singular and magical location in a particularly unique way – by opening the garden to the public at night.
A trail of the senses, in several variations, it also presents spectators the perspective of four artists on this atypical space, in which ancient nature and new technology come face to face, like a distant echo of the ancestral techniques that have allowed for its conservation.
The trail consisted of the following four works:
Onion Skin, by Olivier Ratsi & Thomas Vaquié
The Ark, by Romain Tardy & Squeaky Lobster
3Destruct | Oaxaca, by Yannick Jacquet, Thomas Vaquié & Jeremie Peeters
Réplica, by Laurent Delforge & Thomas Vaquié
All projects managed by Nicolas Boritch.
content director: Manuel Alcala
producer: Samuel Rivera
technical director: Azael Saenz
The eCLOUD is a dynamic sculpture inspired by the volume and behavior of an idealized cloud. Made from unique polycarbonate tiles that can fade between transparent and opaque states, its patterns are transformed periodically by real time weather from around the world.
It is a permanent sculpture between gates 22 and 23 at the San Jose International Airport and was a collaboration between Dan Goods, Nik Hafermaas, and Aaron Koblin.
Dan Goods: directedplay.com
Nik Hafermaas: uebersee.us
Aaron Koblin: aaronkoblin.com
Production: UeBERSEE Inc.
Creative Producer: Jamie Barlow
Fabrication and Installation: International Rigging
Programming: Daniel Massey
Electrical Engineering: David Randall
Music: Will Thomas - 'Spider Leg 26'
Commissioned by the City of San Jose Public Art Program