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(Under) Arch no. 25

Single-channel video (10:00)
2012
(Under) Arch no. 25

 

“(Under) Arch no. 25” is a new media work made of digital generative animation and video footage, that is intended to explore past, present, and imaginative futuristic transformation of the historical site of Le Grand Pont (The Great Bridge) in Lausanne, Switzerland.  

The imagery of the work originates from photos and footage taken in Le Grand Pont and its surrounding district of the Flon. Patterns, colors, shapes and scratches of the bridge’s Roman-style stones were digitally traced and documented. These characteristics referred as “footprints” were then animated with shape algorithms and recomposed with the original footage to seek out new dialogues of perpetual movement and change. 

Aiming to engage with the site’s evolving and dynamic nature of today, the work searches to bring a new reality into existence - a temporary equilibrium where shapes, forms and meanings are in a constant state of transformation, and where beginnings and endings are blurred of into some endless new possibilities.

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