Date
19th & 20th October

Under automata VR Game

The images are 3D scans of sleeping passengers  recorded during a flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The camera is originally a sensor camera which comes from the video game industry, it is a motion capture device that allows the player to interact directly in the simulation without using any controller game. This tool is specifically made to record human body and is also a technology used as a biometric tool such as for the “Full Body Scan” at security airport. The images were all recorded during the same flight.

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Discover Eva L’Hoest

Biography

Eva L’Hoest focuses primarily on the exploration of memory and its strange and minute lingering reality. She tracks the often blurred and non-specific ways in which reminiscence appears. Working on the outer edge of perception where it becomes affect and emotion; starting out with accidents of light like “the operator of a memory who interprets, distorts selects or sometimes saturates and alters the images”*, Eva L’Hoest is an artist whose intuition plays a decisive role. Intuition as a working method, a decisional process in the literal sense given that intuito, i.e. “the regard”, is its etymological Latin root. Her work defines “a single plastic modality which is that of a clouded form, a migratory form, as if the subjects in question had all been taken in a transitory state between construction and deconstruction, reconstruction and erasure”*.

 

A melancholic geek, curious about everything but effortlessly diverting her gaze from that of the Medusas of technology, Eva L’Hoest strives to master the latter to better use it against itself, as a means of reaching the limits of algorithms, the failures of code, and thus the pathos and the emotional charge of the systems. Pieces toward pieces, she continues her analysis of the morbidity contained at the heart of the virtual when it is stripped of its tawdry rags and its strictly illusionist power. What results from it is a fascinating plunge into a visual material resulting from the combined work of hand and machine. A performer from a new era, the artist is unabashedly attracted to the beauty and to the vertigo of the limits of electronic analysis.

 

Anne-Françoise Lesuisse