Cinématographie de la matière virtuelle
Starting Thursday, January 26, 2023, TOPO hosted artist Baron Lanteigne in an open residency as part of its thematic programming Fluidity. The work metamorphosed over the course of this experimental residency and was shown live in TOPO's showcase. This residency formula combined with the window exhibition gave Johann Baron-Lanteigne the opportunity to work with the support of TOPO on a system of public interaction with the work online. The possible interactions of the user will be carried out through an algorithmic robot (bot) that functions thanks to artificial intelligence, via the Discord discussion interface created by the artist.
"I am inspired by 3D creation tools designed to simulate reality. Thanks to their flexibility and imperfections, these tools are capable of broken or surreal results. They thus acquire properties of their own, which I consider as virtual matter. I create procedural systems that bring this matter to life in real time through a cross between 3D geometry, lighting and virtual camera." - Baron Lanteigne
Photo credit: Elias Djemil-Matassov
Baron Lanteigne lives and works in Quebec City, Canada. The essence of his work emerges from infiltrations and collaborations with many web native communities. His work is part of online events and collections such as The Wrong Biennale, real-fake.org, Electrofringe, SPAMM, Glitch Artist Collective, FeltZine, MoCDA and many more. This online practice is exhibited worldwide at amongst others Ludwig Museum in Budapest (HU), Canadian Cultural Center in Paris (FR), Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art (IL), Mapping Festival (CH), Mirage Festival (FR), MUTEK (CA, JP), Dutch Design Week (NL), Sónar+D (ES), CPH:DOX (DK) and the Gwangju Media Platform (KR).