Barthélemy Antoine-Lœff & Antoine Meissonnier
Hours and dates
- Oct 26 from null to null
Barthélemy Antoine-Lœff is a french visual artist and an “iceberg breeder” whose creations of optical and digital artworks, sometimes interactive, often immersive, express worlds crossed by a contemplative and ecological relationship of nature and elements. Deeply affected by the disapearance of the cryosphere, his current research leads him to question the irony behind the profitability of repairing the climate and its impact on our lifestyles, as well as the energy cost of the exhibited works.
Devoted to numeric experimentations, Antoine Meissonnier develops and experiments around tangible and visual interactions mixing theater, performance and technologies. Giving life to scenographies, prototyping video-games, creating monumental installations, designing electronic, Antoine is mixing medium to give reality to ideas.
Antoine’s work is technical but he takes care of letting enter part of mystery and poetry in his work.
Ce qui disparaît se transforme immédiatement en éternité
(What disappears is immediately transformed into eternity)
Ce qui disparaît se transforme immédiatement en éternité explores the multiple questions of climate repair and technosolutionism using artificial intelligence.
The installation stages a fictional laboratory for measuring the melting of symbolic mini icebergs which are generated in ice before being placed in an analysis cell with the aim of finding the ultimate iceberg : the one which, by its shape, will make a consensus, which one will take the longest to melt, based on the analyzes of the icebergs previously generated.
The installation uses a genetic algorithm specially developed to try to solve this problem of climatic optimization…
Obviously, the starting postulate is absurd, and ironic. Just like the idea of imagining being able to “repair” the climate by artificially prolonging the life of icebergs with the help of a genetic algorithm.