Date(s) - 18/02/2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Random Moving Images: Lecture by Nicolas Clauss on 18 February, 6.00 pm @ Alliance Française de Trivandrum.
Former painter, Nicolas Clauss quit painting in 2000 to focus on moving image and new media. He will introduce his work through a selection of pieces. From his early interactive tableaus till his most recent researches and random videographies. Generative pieces where video become a moving landscape without beginning nor end and where duration is dilated.
It is after having discovered the potentiality of the new technologies and algorithms that Nicolas Clauss decides to shift from painting to digital art. Videos, photo, sound and textures mix in a new creation process in which machines and tools are not the focal point but are means serving the artist. He takes matter, works on it, plays with it, transforms it, destroys it and recomposes it, pushing the limits of painting. He questions video as a media, its visual values and duration, notably with Vidéographies aléatoires/Random Videographies. Videography: because the filmed media is studied and explored in its temporal and spatial dimensions (alike a map or a landscape). Random: because the modes of exploration of these videographies are based on free running algorithms. Video thus becomes a moving landscape, pictorial or not, without a beginning or an end, in which time is stretched.