“Abstract” is an interactive installation on the theme of waiting and the perception of the time passing-by:
inviting visitors in a space where the body and its movement play the role of interfaces.
From a point of view on the Japanese garden and its vision on the surrounding, aesthetic
and philosophical world, this project is inspired by the tension between elements
intentionally thought here in a contradictory dialog: abstraction and texture, concealment
and disclosure, empty space and framed space.
This installation places the visitor on the razor’s edge: always on the border, between two
worlds, passing from one to the other. This is the experience of difference and of a fragile
balance, of what is called in the Japanese culture, the impermanence of things.
The latter is then staged in a relationship to the cycle of time, to the emotions that the expectation
of something to happen can generate.
Credits & Infos
Author: Joëlle Bitton
Programming: Vincent Roudaut
Drawings: Ailadi Cortelletti
System: Interactive installation with video-camera, video-projector, and red filter mounted on spotlight
Exhibitions: Gallery éf, Tokyo, August 2007; Les Nuits de l’Ososphère, Strasbourg, September 2007; Théatre de l’Agora – Scène Nationale d’Évry et de l’Essonne, November 2008
Grant: Aide à la Maquette, Dicréam / CNC