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Swarming Gallery - site-specific mixed-reality installation

In the frame of:   In the Kitchen - Visionen der Medienkunst 10 / Vienna Art Week 2021   Opening November 5, 2021 - 19:00 Medienwerkstatt Wien Vienna (AT) Duration November 5-22, 2021 - Mon/Fri/Sat 14:00-18:00

At Play - interactive audiovisual installation

In the frame of:

CULTURER - Culture Trois-Rivères

Exhibition

December 4, 2021 - February 13, 2022 (12h-17h)

Espace Pauline-Julien

Trois-Rivères (CA)

Digital Accidents

3D-printed objects series

2013

Fetishist relationship to the art object, fascination for the spectacle, and voyeurism towards disasters. Reflection on performativity through a staging of the virtual and the inanimate.

Digital Accidents is made up of a series of 3D print-outs in polymer additive plaster. Two objects in particular,
Inevitable Beauty and Compulsive Commodity, highlight the interrelation between real objects and their 3D
counterparts in virtual space via a notably defective feedback loop.
Inevitable Beauty is a train which, in its altered form, gives the impression of having been subjected to a temporal
maelstrom in its fabrication – a train wreck caused by a crash with time. Compulsive Commodity is an ornately decorated truck which, in its new form, presents an altered material structure, its chassis transformed into a semi-transparent carcass as if an organic disaster like an attack by a virus had taken place. Both of these virtual models
represent the originals down to the smallest detail, having been acquired from a leading online database for the 3D-
model industry. The train, a 19th-century metaphor for speed and power, and the motor vehicle, an (over-)used
20th-century metaphor for individual freedom, are in a state of frozen time in an exhibition context, a mise-en-scène
of our fetishistic relationship with the art object, our fascination for spectacle, and our voyeuristic attitude towards
approaching catastrophe.

Credits

Co-production:

Department of Digital Arts, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

With the support of:

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts,
Conseil des Arts de Montréal

Exhibitions / Shows

2013 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi / IN

2013 Moscow Biennale, Moscow / RU

2012 Viennafair, Vienna / AT

2012 Gallery Lisi Haemmerle, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden/ CN