An installation by Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet
STRP Biennial 2015 / Eindhoven (NL)
20 - 29 March 2015
“While the passage of time seems to accelerate every day, Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet offer a pause, a suspension, a breath. A strange mechanism stretches across the wall, populated with shadowy chimeras. They are mysterious and yet somehow familiar. Is this a laboratory experiment or the plan for a future network?
Minutely constructed like a fine clock, it traces connections, routes, genuinely-false, looping itineraries, inviting escape, inviting dreams. The narrative is deconstructed like a thousand-storied film script. Every effort is made to lead astray, to turn around, to forge ahead. Time is shredded, decomposed, lost…and yet everything references it.
Mécaniques Discursives is like a parenthesis between two epochs: Gutenberg’s and Big Data’s. By contrasting the oldest form of image reproduction (woodcutting) with the most recent digital technologies, the installation straddles centuries and contracts time.”
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
Light installation for the Grelle Forelle night club.
In December 2011, Grelle Forelle opened its doors at the Danube canal and quickly turned into one of Vienna's hippest electronic night clubs featuring internationally renowned artists every weekend.
We were asked to create a visual concept for the club which stands out from the numerous other night clubs which mostly rely on video projection set ups. The light installation is made up of different light types in each room.
The main floor is equipped with 320 RGB LED strips spread across the ceiling in a wavelike wireframe structure. The light installation perfectly blends into the corporate identity by picking up on the aquatic theme and, at the same time, incorporating Grelle Forelle's symbol
Based on the old principle of communication over long distances using light reflection: 100 plastic hands revolve around their own axis each by a small computer-controlled motor. The small mirrors held by the prosthetic hands, reflect the light of a spotlight into the room and onto the wall. The spots of light follow a computationally designed choreography, moving on the wall opposite in ever different formations to repeatedly form the Chinese character for mobility.
This video was taken during the construction works. 'Mobility' will be on view at the Ars Electronica Center (Linz, Austria) from March, 11th 2011.
The installation Delta Phi is based on the principle of caustics – the way light refracts on water. The chrome-plated surface was computationally designed and 3D-milled. Encoded into its facets are hidden Greek letters, which become legible in the surrounding room with the help of reflected surface light. Phi is the sign for luminous flux. Delta stands for change and movement.
The piece was produced as a prototype for the "River Is..." installation at the Four Rivers pavilion near Gwangju, Korea.
In 2013 Delta Phi was exhibited at MADE, Berlin. Delta Phi is part oft the permanent exhibition of the Swiss Science Center in Winterthur.
Music: Ólafur Arnalds