L’art contemporain en Limousin # Sculpture numérique
par :::: XYZ adela muntean & francesco formica
ARTIFICIAL & NATURAL : 3D sculptures in video landscapes which explore the GEOLOGY, LANDSCAPE and CONTEMPORARY ART SPACES of the French region LIMOUSIN
((THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF ART AND LANDSCAPE at VASSIVIèRE ISLAND- “…LANDSCAPE CREATED TO LOOK LIKE IT WAS A NATURAL PARK IS IN REALITY TOTALLY ARTIFICIAL. A make-believe island.”))
The gesture of virtually placing 3D ANIMATED SCULPTURES in VIDEO LANDSCAPES –comes as an EXPERIMENTATION to complete the SCULPTURE’SWOOD at the INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF ART AND LANDSCAPE at VASSIVIèRE ISLAND with DIGITAL ART, and by this means to connect with the CONTEMPORARY ART SPACES of LIMOUSIN, FRANCE.
As the artist who creates land art (site-specific art ) takes and mixes the textures from the landscape, today digital artists have more than ever access to virtually explore the earth by the means of technology : organic and irregular, the sculptural aspect of the XYZ representation- shape, texture, movement, background is modeled using digital textures from the Limousin region*( example : printscreen of a rock wall taken in Google street view, Google earth patterns of time, photographs), etc.
The sculptures can transcend the digital space in any time : today with 3D printers, real time filming and projecting the sculptures can turn alive (MIXED REALITY) in the natural landscape of the International Center of Art and Landscape just to make a further step in the relationship between ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL : “The beauty and unique character of the centre are a consequence of a paradox : LANDSCAPE CREATED TO LOOK LIKE IT WAS A NATURAL PARK IS IN REALITY TOTALLY ARTIFICIAL. A make-believe island.” ( Matylda Taszycka-Review of Contemporary Art Centers and Museums)
ABOUT THE SCULPTURES|
Geology has something to do with our identity : the land where we were born, our body which *returns to earth*….some people even take small pieces of ground or rocks from the place they visit/like. The specificity of a region makes it unique : all the textures of the XYZ sculptures are digital textures from the Limousin region ; all the shapes of the XYZ sculptures are inspired by different region of Limousin :
1| RED ROCK(sandstone) — Collonges-la-Rouge is a commune entirely built with red sandstone.
2| WATER – The artificial lake Vassivière created by man in the 1950’s.
3| GRASS — La tourbière de Longeyroux- the scenery is stunning ; this place is associated with many legends. On the site of the Hundred Stones, where large rocks emerging from the bog, is expected to appear “des lutins”(goblins) and other ” autres farfadets.”
4| PHOTO-SCULPTURE — 3D sculpture build from photos of the Limousin region : Rochechouart*(place of a meteorit) ; Les landes de la Croix ; Gouzon ; Rigole Diable ; Oradour-sur-Glane-Hardware ; Linaigrette flower ; CIAP map ; print screen textures taken on Google Street view *(Masgot wall, Uzerche,etc.)
5| KAOLIN — The discovery of kaolin in St. Yrieix by Jean-Baptiste Darnet in 1768 is responsible for the growth of the famous Limoges porcelain
6| TEXTIL — Les “ Bonnes fontaines “ - iconic heritage- more than 200 fountains « miraculous » were worshiped in the Limousin. It is very common to find around these fountains pieces of fabric or clothing leaved there by people who are on the mend as sign of devotion. The TEXTIL sculpture is built with a texture from photography of these special clothes.
Geology and landscapes of Limousin|
CONTEMPORARY ART SPACES IN LIMOUSIN|
The International Center of Art and Landscape at Vassivière Island|
As the challenge of Digital visions was to know Limousin by means of web technology only-
ALL video footage*(video landscape, art centers) is compiled from videos about Limousin found on YouTube.
Music is compiled from the different video footages+other mixes, RE-MIXED by AUTHORS.