NOSTALGIA FOR NATURE (TRAILER). 2012.
A film by Hugo Arcier
Coproduction Hugo Arcier and Le Cube
Music of Cocoon, “Paint it Black” (Optical Sound)
Voice over written and said by Agnès Gayraud
Nostalgia for Nature is a true sensory experience, a film composed entirely of computer-generated images. It immerses us in the spirit of its protagonist, an ordinary city dweller who recollects moments and scenes from his childhood, all inextricably tied to nature.
Guided and accompanied by off-screen narration, these flashbacks intermingle, diffracted by his memory.
The film, however, rejects Manichaeism, revealing nature as far from idyllic…rather, as somber, at times ominous, but always fascinating and beautiful.
The paradox of representing nature through computer-generated imagery lies at the heart of the film. It is also where its nostalgia resides. The film is a declaration of love to the incredible forms engendered by nature that we no longer see or, rather, no longer know how to see.
The film is visible at my solo show at Le Cube (until july the 27th 2013) and in selected festivals. The film will be visible online in approximatly one year.
At Elektra opening. (Montreal)
At Elektra opening. (Montreal)
Diffusions diary :
From August 14th to 18th, Anima Mundi, Gallery program, São Paulo, Brazil
From August the 2nd to 11th, Anima Mundi, Gallery program, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
From June 28 to september the 1st, “Le voyage”, Nantes, France
From April the 15th to May the 15th: ON/Gallery, Beijing.
Thursday May the 2th, 9pm: Elektra Festival, Montreal.
From March the 7th to the 10th: Lille Art Fair.
From February the 7th to July the 27th: Hugo Arcier solo show “Nostalgie for Reality” at Le Cube.
…The result of this is a distraught vision of a destructured nature, an artefact formed with multiple shreds, that Arman would have designate as « archaeology of the future ». A puzzle for future generations, for the day nature will have disappeared.
The digital material in this film is a repository and only exists thanks to the creations of Len Lye; but also, as in a painting by Soulages, it forms, transforms and emits in its turn.
Solo Show, Le Cube, 2013.
Design and creation of a 3D printed award.
Thanks to the movement we distinguish a hollow character caught in a stylised snow storm. He walk and slowly exhausts himself…
Nostalgia For Nature is a full 3D computer graphics film.
These white lines on black reveals the raw beauty of 3D.
This installation is the litteral representation of the link (fight?) between the real and the virtual.
This full 3D computer graphics film draws from the events that struck Japan in March 2011, and more specifically, the way the events were covered in the media.
This series follows “Fiction 1” a work inspired by the events that took place in Japan, March 2011. We are in this series after the tsunami.
“A beautiful ode to E99500 hexadecimal color.”
The aim of the Artefact series is to highlight those ‘material accidents’ in 3D computer graphics, and by doing so, to showcase the way in which the artist takes a ‘trial and error’ approach.
Sometimes a bug in a video game can be magic. It gives the keys to a normally unexplored area, beyond, in the limbo of the game.
A 8 minutes hypnotic and optical travelling (sequence shot) into a computer graphics forest.
(Français) Mutation #1 est une sculpture issue d’un procédé de création et de fabrication numériques, obtenue par impression 3D.
“All my 3D objects are afflicted with a degenerative disease.
Gradually they disintegrate, face after face they lose their appearance, with a fatal outcome.”
By a strange mitosis phenomenon, the objects proliferate infinitely, at the expense of all that is natural and human.
Experiment with video compression.
A dogma of constraints, in a purified freedom, in order to broaden the emotional scope of the viewer.
Decomposition of the body/decomposition of the image.
Unable to exist anywhere else than in the hollow of the pages of a wrinkled book, they collapse after a long fall, until they lose themselves, and disappear in the plump and passive bounce of their papier-mâché flesh…
black car, video game, speed, video game, speed, video game…
In this series I use a face reduction algorithm. A percentage defines the strength of reduction. 0 %, no reduction. 100 %, total reduction. Each stage is created mathematically.
This series consists of four images, each depicting a woman held in an identical position with a reflective plane symbolizing water. The series plays on the inferences one naturally makes from images.
(Français) Une sculpture vient compléter l’image en représentant la partie manquante.
La somme de l’image et de la sculpture forme le paysage dans son entièreté.
Flesh separated from its meaning and function thus becomes an unknown territory, a limitless area. A substance that can be moulded at will.
Virtual flesh become abstract.
A mental trip in the mind of a hypnotized woman.
A day in Russia, for morning to the night. 454km (282 miles).
The real world that surrounds us doesn’t appear to provide an ideal background for dreams, but it only needs a different way of looking to become malleable and porous.
Shape, movement, transparency: a strange, organized dynamic is set up in which the bottles become a simple optical pretext, a bewitching kinetic motif.