What new aesthetics can emerge from the digitization of the natural landscape and the imagery produced by machines and algorithms?
This generative video created in computer-generated imagery resonates with the sculpture "Global Wiring" in the exhibition "Subsoil Speculations." Set in the same hypothetical era of the 2200s, it depicts the exploration of a robot fascinated by the discovery of a glacial universe.
Viewers are immersed inside a gaping pit dug by an ice drilling machine. A sequence offers multiple perspectives captured by the various cameras of this constantly moving device. The film reveals the machine's fascination as it discovers, explores, and analyzes the beauty of crystalline solids and the different forms of life or objects from the Anthropocene contained within it. Their preservation within the ice is facilitated by low temperatures and the density of the material, which contains little oxygen.
These geometric scenes reference op art, or optical art, and suggest a new hybrid aesthetic between nature and technology.
On the ground, rectilinear fragments of data reflect the film and extend the experience. Like an archaeological excavation, they are delimited by a thin cord and contain pieces of underground cable.
Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture
Swiss Cultural Fund UK
Art Foundation Pax
Canton de Vaud
Ville de Lausanne
Ville de Renens
Migros pourcent culturel
Arts at CERN
Hospitalité artistique de Saint-François
Swiss Alpine Club SAC