NEW MEDIA WORKS
This is a selection of new media works in which I explore the potential of new technologies to investigate questions around the physical and metaphysical, as well as spiritual aspects to art.
LE BOL ORIGINAL
This triptych, displays three versions of the same bowl. The first one was hand-craftedfrom clay and came into existence through the interaction of the four elements, earth, air, fire and water. It is as physically bound to this earth as can be, and formed by human hands. The second iteration is a 3D-printed version of the same bowl. A completely machine-made object, which in size and form is almost indistinguishable from the "Original". The third iteration is metaphysical. It is only viewable through a phone lens. Like a ghost, it does not really exist. The questions addressed by this work, are ones of physicality, metaphysicality and of whether things come into existence through physical formation, human iteration or even just through thought.
La Révélation is an interactive installation, which engages the viewer through cognitive and bodily activity. The Artwork, hung on a wall, resembling a triptych, contains in its middle frame a small artwork. Any viewer who desires to get close to it will learn that it is impossible to see what the frame of the middle part contains. Fitted with distance sensors, it detects when a viewer gets close to it and the glass of the frame becomes opaque.
THE HUMAN IN MACHINE-MADE ART (RESEARCH)
The question if machines can make art has existed since before the industrial revolution. This research aims to clarify if this goal is attainable by comparing two case studies: Méta-Matic No. 10, a machine built by Jean Tinguely in 1959, and Ai-Da Robot, an ultra-realistic robot using Artificial Intelligence, invented in 2019. Both machines were built with similar intentions.