THU-SUN / 10:00-00:00
3rd Floor

Hadar or Agena, is the second brightest star in the constellation Centaurus.

This installation adapts this idea of ‘visionnaire’. First, by the video itself, which is the result of a search for a new aesthetic, combining colors and forms with a focus on the digital element. It is the graphic reimagining of the formation of a star which, over millions of years, becomes a vast ball that gives off light from the radiation of trillions of nuclear reactions taking place at its core. The video will have a resolution of more than (4k), demanding a more advanced technology which modern video players like Youtube would not be able to support or effectively reproduce. The installation draws a parallel with the idea of the time taken for starlight to reach us, for example, the light from a Pole star takes 430 years to reach earth. Looking at the stars we see our future and past. Binoculars will be placed in the room, allowing viewers to manually zoom in on the different parts and thus recreate the gesture of lifting the head to look at the night sky. The video will alternate on these two different supports, the back wall and the sculpture. To see the wealth of elements that can be contained within the star highlights, you must contemplate the connection between the infinitely big and the infinitely small.

Arnaud Laffond (FR)

Arnaud Laffond is a video artist, plastic digital artist, with a working bench in Lyon. His work is characterized by the creation of virtual environments and materials generated by computer.

The color, as the material brute, is numerically sculptured, treated and altered to be reborn in vibrating and bright architecture. His works are situated on the verge of science fiction, halfway between abstraction and the representationalism , utopia and dystopia, architecture and landscape. He works with diverse aspects of video, such as installation, animated gif and impression expositions.

Jean-Emmanuel Rosnet (FR)

Jean-Emmanuel Rosnet is a Lyon based composer. With a broad dance music background, he explores experimental techno and modern ambient music. Mixing sound design and lo-fi sampling, he creates some intriguing and distinctive soundscapes. His interest in digital and new media art leads him to collaborate with visual artists. He is also co-director and artistic director of Mirage Festival in Lyon.