Latent Space + Ocular Oscillation - POSTPONED
16 Sep au 24 Oct 2020
THE SAT PRESENTS
TWO IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES IN THE SATOSPHÈRE
An audiovisual immersive composition by MONOCOLOR
In Latent Space fine lines weave virtual spaces around the viewers. The architecture that manifests is highly fragile — the space grows, shrinks, collapses. The acoustic dimension is also deeply spatial — slowly morphing soundscapes float around the dome, enveloping the observers in sound and image.
The omnipresence of the virtual realm is transposed into the physical space of the dome to unmask the often proclaimed boundlessness of digital space. The work tests and investigates the spatial effects of the dome, which serves as a metaphor for the virtual net that always surrounds us.
The work has been awarded the New Face Award of the Japan Media Arts Festival.
Marian Essl alias MONOCOLOR is a Vienna-based audiovisual artist. He explores the interrelations between sound and image in both performance-based and installation-based works. His fully generative, algorithmically created imagery oscillates between fluid, organic textures and rigid structures. He focuses on the relation between sound, image, light and space, aiming to create highly immersive audiovisual universes. Studies of media technology and experimental media, currently studying Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
An immersive and perceptive experience by Diagraf, Jean-Sébastien Baillat and Alain Thibault
An immersive and sensory experience, Ocular Oscillation explores the perceptual disorders caused by involuntary eye movements. The work recreates various involuntary oscillations one might perceive as the result of an illness, an intoxication or an accident. Ocular Oscillation is the meeting of dreamy and brutalist architectural spaces, intercepted by glaring, oppressive, and strobing 2D visuals in solid colours. This encounter between two universes creates a hypnotic, vertiginous experience. Placed in this environment, the body loses all of its physical points of reference.
Jean-Sébastien Baillat, founder and artistic director of studio Baillat, has worked in the world of graphic design and digital art for more than 15 years.
Diagraf (Patrick Trudeau) : artist, VJ, DJ, designer and director, Diagraf combines a minimalist aesthetic and evolving graphic progressions to subtly engender emotion.
Alain Thibault : composer, sound designer, electronic music artist, Alain Thibault is the artistic director of ELEKTRA, the international digital arts festival.