DATA Gallery

09 Nov - 09 Dec

Opening on November 09 from 18 p.m. to 22 p.m.

Daniel Bourgais / Florence Cardenti

Daniel Bourgais
Born in 1992 in Addis Ababa.
Lives and works in Paris.

Daniel Bourgais uses photogrammetry to re-explore shots collected in nature, thus offering a unique vision of the plant world.
The series presented at the exhibition is taken from a project developed for the Don Papa Art Program prize, 2022 edition, questioning the link between landscape and myth. The artist draws inspiration from this theme in the series Laho swallowed the moon, composed of photogrammetry of landscapes presented in light boxes – light boxes – x-ray devices used in medicine.
Through landscapes transcribed in point clouds, the artist offers an impressionistic perception of a space at a moment's notice. These scenes appear to be the illusory capture of a memory. This feeling is exacerbated by the vision in relief, layers of materials reinforced by the backlight.
“Laho swallowed the moon is a series of diaphanous landscapes where reality mixes with imagination.
The installation is inspired by one of the founding myths of the Philippines, the Bakunawa.
The myth evokes the relationship between the Bakunawa, a dragon, and the 7 moons which light up the days of the week.
This monster, attracted by the light, began to swallow the moons one after the other.
Faced with the disappearance of these, the inhabitants are mobilizing to save the last one by planting bamboos to hide it, creating dark areas, an eclipse, the “laho”. It is the look at its environment, its fragility which guided the artist in the creation of the installation.
Using hundreds of images taken in territories where vegetation has wildly reclaimed the places, these backlit paintings show evanescent landscapes where the wild and the enigmatic atmosphere take place. Each point of materials guides us towards a story to make the materials of the invisible landscape visible and sensitive.
A story that is written slowly, a story that is traveled, superimposed to form new suspended stories, conducive to an awakening and the questioning of our senses.
These transformed territories, a river, a quarry and a tree trunk have a power of fascination.
The highlighted paintings appear like eclipses, traces of the wild.
These eclipses remind us of the fragility of the landscape, its transformation.”

Florence Cardenti
Born in 1971 in Lyon.
Lives and works in Paris.

Florence Cardenti explores the materiality of images, she uses multiple mediums to create installations, photographic films and artist books. Her interest in the vernacular, the exact and human sciences, leads her to work exploring archives, field photographs and experiments. The Echo project presents the work carried out by the artist within the Alpenverein of the city of Innsbruck (Austria), rich in an archive of more than 40 mountain and high mountain photographs. Florence Cardenti was interested in these images and scientific studies; whose technical data made it possible, in their time, to produce the first maps of the Alpine territory, still unknown before 000. In an approach relating to media archaeology, the artist collects the stereoscopic images from the collection, and reinvests them with contemporary spatial planning techniques. Echo is an invitation to reinvent or rediscover these Alpine and scientific archives through an innovative artistic approach. One of the works resulting from Vertigo is a montage of images – which the viewer discovers through a stereoscope – made from period stereo photographs supplemented with views of spaces in the Alpenverein. On the ground, a wired 1930D modeling completes the installation, it comes from photogrammetric views produced by the former Alpine explorer, Erwin Schneider. Another transcription of the backgrounds is produced by the artist with On the crest line, reinterpreting typons from old map backgrounds. The installation consists of 3 sets of red negative plates, their gelatin-bromide positives on glass and a photograph taken with an infrared filter. For this series, she uses the cibachrome technique, a specific process of color printing by destruction of pigment, a technique that is disappearing. The Stone Survey installation is a variation around a simple stone brought from mountain peaks. The stone, its 4D modeling, an avatar that can be manipulated on a touch screen and its greatly enlarged paper sculpture, form a set of visual variations linking the microcosm to the macrocosm, the real to the virtual.


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