SNN#2 : Light Prop after Moholy-Nagy

SNN#2 : Light Prop after Moholy-Nagy

In collaboration with Chris Salter

SNN#2: Light Prop after Moholy-Nagy is a large-scale light and sound installation that updates Bauhaus artist Lazslo Moholy-Nagy’s 1920s vision of a new “electrified moving image” –a Light Prop for the Electric Stage – into our new machine age.Constantly modulated light images controlled by neural networks and disfigured by warped optical lenses are projected from a tower of moving lights onto the walls and courtyard of the Can Framis Art Foun­dation, radically transforming and slowing down our own perception of space and time. 

SNN #1 : The Speed Of Thought Itself

SNN #1 : The Speed Of Thought Itself

In collaboration with Chris Salter

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SNN#1 – The Speed of Thought Itself is an experimental thirty-minute audio/visual perfor- mance that recreates the 19th-century physiologist Franciscus Donders’ 1865 laboratory ex- periments measuring the reaction time between stimulus and response in order to calculate the speed of mental processes – what Donders called the “speed of thought.”

Flicker Chamber

Flicker chamber

October 2018
Site specific light and sound installation

Flicker Chamber stages a building eternally suspended between the stillness of its walls and the chaos of its ruins. This architectural micro-dramaturgy freezes in time the split-instant when everything changes, when matter enters into vibration and the stability of the world that surrounds us is about to disappear.

Flicker Chamber explores how the evanescence of light and sound transcends the immobility of architecture. Multiple oscillators calibrated to the room’s dimensions slowly fluctuate to generate infra-basses and trigger stroboscopic bursts. While the sound is too low to be heard, the stroboscopic alternations of brightness and darkness are too rapid to be seen. Instead, the sound waves create pressure nodes that are felt physically and make the building resonate at the same time as the flickering light creates a feeling of hyper-reality and make the walls visually tremble.

Vitra #2

Vitra #2

September 2018
Dynamic light sculptures

Video and pictures: Agustina Isidori

Vitra is an ensemble of lively light sculptures that modulate the atmosphere of the space. It plays with rhythms of color and intensity that fluctuate from barely noticeable to nearly blinding. As an installation Vitra unfolds a poetic of presence and absence to convey a sense of spatial openness and an experience of temporal suspension.

alexandre saunier - Vitra 2 - credit Agustina Isidori
alexandre saunier - Vitra 2 - credit Agustina Isidori
alexandre saunier - Vitra 2 - credit Agustina Isidori
alexandre saunier - Vitra 2 - credit Agustina Isidori
alexandre saunier - Vitra 2 - credit Agustina Isidori
alexandre saunier - Vitra 2 - credit Agustina Isidori

Vitra #1

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Vitra #1

August 2018
Dynamic light sculptures

Vitra is an ensemble of lively light sculptures that modulate the atmosphere of the space. It plays with rhythms of color and intensity that fluctuate from barely noticeable to nearly blinding. As an installation Vitra unfolds a poetic of presence and absence to convey a sense of spatial openness and an experience of temporal suspension.

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Sensum

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Sensum

March 2018
Light helmet

Sensum is an instrument to experiment with the sensory effects of LED light. It consists of a helmet that triggers the sense of sight through dynamic patterns of color, intensity, and movement. It explores how digital technologies offer algorithmic properties and lighting possibilities that alter our physiological condition and generate new sensations. Sensum provokes lived experiences that range from visual illusions to complex cross-sensorial effects, haptic hallucinations, and time distortions.

 
 

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Lines

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Lines

October 2017

 
 

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Production: Mapp Mtl
Gallery: Never Apart
Photo: Vjosana Shkurti

upClouder

 

upClouder

March 2016
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upClouder is a startup project proposing a true alternative to what we call “cloud computing”: it aims at putting our digital data inside real clouds instead of the traditional servers.
This project develops a technology called “dataclouding” allowing for the creating of functional prototypes, concrete research work and hopefully a viable startup.
upClouder is both coherent and offbeat at the same time, inviting imagination and humor into the worlds of research, technology and startups.

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