From 4 Nov 2021 to 7 Nov 2021 / from 10:00 to 18:00
Artist and researcher, Louis-Philippe Rondeau is a professor at the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (NAD-UQAC). His research focuses on the issues of post-photography. Like virtual mirrors, his interactive installations express the body in a different way. Diverting the physiognomy of the interactor through marginal devices, they question the relationship of the spectator to the work and incite us to rethink the conventions of mediatization through the image, notably its spatiotemporal articulation. His applied practice stems from his years of working in the field of digital visual effects.
LIMINAL is an interactive installation that puts into image the inexorable passage of time. It seeks to reify the border between the present and the past. In a dark space, a luminous arch. It is a temporal portal: when the interactor crosses this demarcation, his reflection projected on the adjacent wall is deployed in time thanks to the slit-scan technique. Like a visual metaphor - the past constantly taking over the present - the projected image ends inexorably in the ethereal whiteness of oblivion. In a sense, the work emphasizes that all light is past - the flicker we see in the night sky is but a bygone snapshot of the firmament: light is the manifestation of events that have already taken place. The sound emitted by the work is spatialized - depending on the position of the interactor in the portal, the tone is altered, resulting in a musicality that prompts the interactor to perform his present, in order to put in place his eventual past. The result is an experience that is both playful and contemplative.