Audiovisual installation between painting / mapping & light.
A collaboration with the Swiss Painter, Cristobal del Puey and the light engineer Benjamin Deferne.
During the Mapping Festival – Geneva, May 2021
► In March 2020, Cristobal completed a monumental fresco, a triptych of 3 panels measuring 2 by 3 meters.
► Entitled “My Redemption”, it encapsulates part of the history of the 20th century.
Backed by the complete collection of the Encyclopedia Universalis, this triptych calls out:
“What do we do with knowledge to build together
a world of expansion and not a world of retraction ? “
► In the space of a week, they develop a 15 minutes audiovisual installation “I HAVE A DREAM”. In an abundant alternation of colors, a crazy creativity, they give an augmented reality to this monumental fresco which becomes another object, in its own right, an extension.
The triptych comes to life under this deluge of light and strikes our understanding.
Cristobal is a witness of his time. With each face, each person encountered, a form is born in him with the desire to transgress it on the canvas.
And it is only by the hand that he projects this ineffable onto the canvas, that this strange thing manifests itself, without intention but with intuition. Good or bad, it goes beyond judgment. That is. And you have to show it.
It took him a long time to connect this thing deep inside himself. Dissatisfaction is its spur. Much of his creativity reflects his character and his sense of self-criticism.
A feedback from Bertrand TH, journalist RTS :
“A huge thank you to you for the invitation and your welcome during Cristobal’s performance. I am still searching for the words because it is a collection of sensations and emotions rarely felt.
We are literally transfixed like the light that crosses the canvas – we are beyond hallucination we come out in a state of meditation – we want to love people even more – we want to get closer to take friends in arms ! And it was the case !
This work which could refer to something mystical is in reality deeply human, secular! It’s like a gigantic anagram: the images behind the images like the words behind the words!
A world embodied as if each fragment of the painting offered us a new alphabet.
I think of Nietzsche: You have to carry chaos within yourself to give birth to a star that dances in the sky “