“Metamorphy” is a visual and sound installation artwork which invites audience to interact with a streched veil. This artwork offers immersive projections of body by mixing real and imaginary reflects. “Metamorphy” refers to metamorphosis notion and the prefix “méta” means ideas of change, succession, to go beyond.
The semi-transparent veil has an elasticity which is incorporated within the process of metamorphosis. The veil is deformed when the spectator interacts, and it becomes again rigid when the spectator stops touching it. This artwork offers an oneiric travel through sensory interactions with the veil. It is a kind of sensitive skin, tactile interface of a dream. The exploration of depths into the veil reveals various meditative universes made of cloud textures, through organic, liquid or incandescent substances. Gestures of spectators on the veil allow to change matter of images: three-dimensional distortions generate visual and sound video matters which are transformed in real time through their interactions. Like a music score, each interaction zone on the fabric offers sonorous matters when the spectator pushes on it with his hand. Then, when nobody interacts with the veil, it becomes rigid and virtual matters disappear. The spectator’s reflection only remains.
“Metamorphy” proposes an interactivity with a virtual cloud. In their artistic approach, Scenocosme explore capacities of technologies in order to augment our relationships with the body and it environment through several visual and sound langages. They use commonly the idea of the cloud as a metaphor of the invisible. Because it has an unpredictable form, it is in indeterminate metamorphosis, and his process escapes to our perception. The cloud is also a symbolic threshold which separates the physical world and the supernatural world. In “Metamorphy” artwork, the veil is like a porous skin which generates a virtual cloud through interactions of audience. It draws sensorial limits between a physical and immaterial body.
Gradually and slowly, the contact with this virtual cloud reveals an oneiric matter. The spectator can plunge deep down through different virtual elements (clouds of water and fire). The sound and visual universe mixed with the real reflect of the spectator refers to unconscious states of the body. The depth of this virtual cloud is made of successive sensory and organic layers. Through his interaction, the visitor explores his own reflect, and plunges virtually in his own body, revealing a cloud constantly changing.
Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt
Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt are two artists who work together as a duo under the name Scenocosme : www.scenocosme.com. They live in France. They develop the concept of interactivity in their artworks by using multiple kinds of expression : art, technology, sounds and architecture. They mix art and digital technology in order to find substances of dreams, poetries, sensitivities and delicacies. Their works came from possible hybridizations between the living world and technology which meeting points incite them to invent sensitive and poetic languages. They also explore invisible relationships with our environment : they can feel energetic variations of living beings. They design interactive artworks, and choregraphic collective performances, in which spectators share extraordinary sensory experiences.
Since 2004, their artworks were presented in several contemporary art and digital art spaces. Since 2004, they have exhibited their interactive installation artworks at ZKM Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media (Germany), at Museum Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canada), at Villa Romana of (Firenze), at Daejeon Museum of Art (Corée), at Bòlit / Centre d’Art Contemporani (Girona) and in many international biennals and festivals : Art Center Nabi / INDAF (Seoul), Experimenta (Australia), BIACS 3 / Biennial International of Contemporary Art of Seville (Spain), NAMOC / National Art Museum of China / TransLife / Triennial of Media Art (Beijing), C.O.D.E (Canada), Futuresonic (UK), WRO (Pologne), FAD (Brasil), ISEA / International Symposium on Electronic Art (Belfast & Istanbul & Albuquerque & Sydney), EXIT, VIA, MUDAC, Fondation Claude Verdan (Lausanne), Musée Ianchelevici (Belgique), Lille3000, Ososphere, Scopitone, Seconde nature (France)… during important events : World Expo (Shanghai), Nuits Blanches (Toronto, Brussels, Brighton, Amiens), Fête des lumières (Lyon)… and in various art centers : Kibla (Slovenia), KIM? (Latvia), Utsikten Kunstsenter (Norway), MONA (Australia), Watermans (UK), Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, Carré des Jalles, Maison Salvan (France), FILE (Brasil), La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris)…