CHRISTIAN DELECLUSE & DIEMO SCHWARZ (FR) – Inner Space
Christian Delécluse is an artist, architect, and professor at the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris. He has worked in the field of digital art for nearly ten years, through his production of art installations and scenographic or performative devices involving the corporeality of the viewer. Space, light and sound are the basic material of his work. His work has been featured in many places and festivals dedicated to architecture, visual arts, sound creation or dance. He regularly gives workshops and lectures on the mutations of creative practices and the emergence of digital cultures.
The second iteration of a light and sound installation, Inner Space offers viewers a dual experience that questions the process of how we build our perceptions. First, viewers are welcomed to contemplate a dynamic room where beams of light move in sync with sound, constantly shifting the intensity of the space and allowing the viewer to be carried away into a hypnotic trance. The piece offers a behind-the-scenes look where viewers observe the mechanical aspects of the project, with its low-tech counterweight mechanism and rough structural reinforcements. The spatial changes proposed by the installation occur randomly in real time, producing a succession of contrasting perceptions, switching between order and disorder, between determinism and chance, between mind control and letting go.
For the soundtrack composition, composer Diemo Schwarz completely reworked the dimension of the sound using catart, a software he created at IRCAM, the Institute of Musical Research based in Paris. Through the process of granular synthesis, the program recomposes in real time the recordings of engine noises into entirely new sounds. The result at times simulates actual engine sounds, and at other times, transcends to more ethereal or subversive ones.
Designed by Christian Delécluse, in collaboration with Diemo Schwarz and co-produced by ARCADI and Le Cube – art 3000.