artificial visions

Project Type
Music video
Jonathan Fitas
Quimper Area, Brittany, France
Main visual concept, Visual production
3D scanning
Notch, Unreal Engine
Recap , Cloudcompare, Meshlab

A few weeks after having met musician and composer Jonathan Fitas at the Immersive Art Festival, he came back to me and proposed a collaboration to put images on the first track of his brand new EP ("Ingenuous" Beyond The Loop EP, release June 2021, Naïve Records).

Particularly sensitive to his compositions, I shared with him some personal reflections that I was exploring as a visual artist.

“Ingenuous” is part of a cycle of personal reflections, Artificial Visions, a global project experimenting visually with the themes of nature and organic processes.
A way to question how machines perceive our reality.

This particular study puts in image a slow contemplation of this process of reconstruction of the nature by the machines.

Fascinated for a long time by the aesthetics of 3D scanning and the potential of Lidar devices, I had the chance to meet Hugues from scansolutions3D with whom I shared my personal approach. So we made different captures of the environment of my region with a Leica RTC360. 3D scanner literally gave me the "eye of the machine" that I was looking for in my approach for a long time. 
Also, in a concern of authenticity, it was important for me to explore and put in image familiar environments.

The technical challenge for me was to manipulate millions of lidar coordinates (in Notch and Unreal Engine) while remaining visually coherent and in line with my approach.

This work is part of a personal cycle questionning the vision of nature by the machines,  Artificial Visions. It includes previous creations WOODS WALK, FOREST and FLAME.

2021. Best Art Music video. Rome Music Video Awards
2021. Part of “Elusive Matter”exhibition by Generative Gallery, Intervals Festival, Nizhny Novgorod Fair, Russia.

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