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Night of the digital arts - Zoryas

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  • CLAIRE WILLIAMS
    OLD SLAUGHTERHOUSES
    DIGITAL INSTALLATION

    Six shapes rest in the centre of a large flat disc. One reminds us of the pieces of amorphous silica produced by the impact of lightning on the sand; the others evoke the jellyfish, corals or algae that populated the seabed of which we know nothing. Each one is filled with an energy-matter of unparalleled hue and structure. The six shapes are all different but they undoubtedly belong to the same class of objects. To physicists, these...

    CLAIRE WILLIAMS
    OLD SLAUGHTERHOUSES
    DIGITAL INSTALLATION

    Six shapes rest in the centre of a large flat disc. One reminds us of the pieces of amorphous silica produced by the impact of lightning on the sand; the others evoke the jellyfish, corals or algae that populated the seabed of which we know nothing. Each one is filled with an energy-matter of unparalleled hue and structure. The six shapes are all different but they undoubtedly belong to the same class of objects. To physicists, these shapes are reminiscent of the tubes used by Heinrich Geissler to study the behaviour of certain gases when electric currents flow through them. For those who frequent the science museum shops, they are a reminder of the luminescent spheres that react to touch. For high-latitude explorers, they remind us of the aurora borealis. They are simultaneously all of this and none of this. They are filled with the gases that make up the interstellar environment: argon, neon, krypton, xenon, nitrogen, etc. They are woven from the same cloth as the sun: plasma. The whole installation pulses with the electromagnetic activity of the sun.

    CLAIRE WILLIAMS
    Claire Williams lives in Brussels. Her main mediums are sound, textiles and electronics. She creates installations around the capture of invisible or inaudible data of our electromagnetic spectrum and their materialisation, games between digital, sound and textile languages. She gravitates around open-source practices in particular and mixes artistic and electronic know-how. She studied textile design at La Cambre and trained at Le Fresnoy, national studio for contemporary arts. A Le Fresnoy production, national studio for contemporary arts 2018-2019. With the support of Wallonia-Brussels International and the Wallonia Brussels Centre I Paris – as part of the Saison Parallèle / Marseille 2020 and its Hors les Murs programme cycle – Constellations

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  • On November 20, 2021