Susini Gallery
19 cours Sextius
13100 Aix-en-Provence
Tel : 04 42 27 35 29

Horaires :
Tous les jours de 13h à 19h

Artistes exposés :

Aix-en-Provence, France

Landstape, sound installation, 2012
Lanstape plays with the usual robotics training: a robot must follow a line on the fl oor. In this artistic installation, the line is made of magnetic audio tape, and the robot is equipped with head and speakers to read the tape.
A magnetic tape draws a circuit on the fl oor, crossed by a bunch of little robots. Each one of them reads the lines of the circuit with its head, and displays sound with amplifi er and speaker. The sound is read exactly where it’s been recorded, on the tape. Sound becomes a linear material, a kind of hidden landscape turned visible by the reading of the tape, just like when car light beam fl ashes landscape at night on the road. This invisible soundscape is only perceptible by the audience who needs to reconstruct mentally the whole picture, made physically perceptible by fl ashes of sound when the robot reads the tape line. Yet things aren’t that predictable: once a day, a particular robot bearing a recorder and microphone runs through the whole circuit. Sound parts move through space, the soundscape is rewritten and enriched with the different sounds and noises of the day made by the audience. Day after day, sounds gradually mix: the soundscape is disorganized and gets confusing.

Noise invades space. Entropy wins and chaos invades it all.
Landstape was completed with support and production of M2F Créations.

Aix-en-Provence, France

My computer just started to smoke, multimedia installation, 2012
“Totally worn down by viruses, my poor PC has got his CPU and GPU completely warmed up. Infected by pop ups and trojans caught on the net, my computer broke down and physically turned to a nicotine addict. We thus offered him a hookah.”
Following a sort of computer animism philosophy, the two artists of the Dardex Collective picture the bodily reactions of their computer. The installation shows a computer transformed into a hoover: it inhales smoke from a hookah, following the temperature variations of its processors.
The computer runs “his” own dedicated software that explores the mercantile universe of the web only made of pop ups. A insight into the virtual world, between freedom and constraints. This installation was completed within the M2F residency programme.