With digital technologies becoming more powerful, accessible and democratic, virtual manipulation becomes not only more present, but more realistic. Virtual lie, embedded in our culture of the beginning of the century, is now a staple of the mass media. Modifications of images disturb the veracity of facts. These new realities, constructed and calculated, affect and influence humans by a simple principle of illusion. Dichotomie was created from these observations, audiovisual project based on a concept of contradictory forces, deconstructed lie emerging from a heterogeneous mixture. Digital manipulation is not insidious; union of disparate elements constitutes the work, dialogue between sound and visual.
Icelandic and Canadian landscapes became playgrounds of forms / digital manipulations. They do not only set the viewer into a defined space; it imposes a perception / understanding of a reality. This perception is disturbed by graphic interventions, which aim to deconstruct reality and to trouble the perception. Sound, divided between soundscapes and synth sounds, plays a unifying role, pairing both visual extremes, by a concept of pure synchronicity. If soundscapes are related to nature, sound clics, synth bass and other typical electronic sounds represents, trough time, the evolution of data manipulation.
Design / Direction : Emrah Gonulkirmaz
Sound&Music : Mert Kizilay
Software: Softimage XSI - SitoA (Arnold Renderer)
Remind me Abstract Painter Kenneth Noland's Painting "Beginning". This kind of direct me to Color field Painting era. The colors of the logo were prominent enough to execute it in a minimal way. For me the question was, how I can get out of that circular borders of the logo without losing the colours and the main shape of it.
The main inspiration came from the Painter which I always admired Morris Louis and his Color Field Paintings. I've decided to combine these two ideas in my design (colours & stripes) and execute it with Strands as simple as possible and give the birth of Colr concept, expand the idea with a smooth motion that is integrated to the Logo and Typeface and observe the sheer beauty and impact of color.
'Decode - Digital Design Sensations' is an exhibition held in the Victoria&Albert Museum from 8 December 2009 - 11 April 2010.
In the 'Recode' section of the website vam.ac.uk/microsites/decode one can play with the Code created by Karsten Schmidt (postspectacular.com) and modify the original to upload new versions.
Sound sculpture by Nicolas Bernier
L'usure du clocher (Wear of the Belfry) is a sound sculpture in which a 7 foot high aluminum structure holds three moving horn speakers. Their motion is a mechanical sway driven by motors. In this sound projection sculpture, the downward facing speakers evoke the church bells that produced the main sound material used for the audio composition.
sound & concept : nicolas bernier • technical direction/production : francis laporte • year of production : 2011 • curator : érick d'Orion • premiere : fimav, victoriaville, 18-22 may, 2011
//Coexistence between organic forms/movements and graphic interventions, represented in an audio/visual dialogue. Inspired by an idea of a de/contextualization of caverns (somehow like land artists de/contextualize nature in gallery). 2014