FR / ENReliquiae mirabilis
Interactive sculpture, digital art and augmented drawings
An artwork realised in co-creation with Yosra Mojtahedi : www.yosramojtahedi.com
and Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt
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The trees breathe, transpire... Their saps stream down... irrigating their bodies with nutrients necessary for their protection systems.
The fluids of the bodies are essential for life, for growth. The sap irrigates the plants. The blood irrigates our bodies. Liquids nourish souls and existence. The milk that flows from the breasts of women, the nourishing water of mother earth, the elixir of life, feelings, tears, love before death. When sap and blood flow out of the bodies, suffering oozes, extricates itself from being, life evaporates slowly and inexorably.
This artwork evokes relationships to life and wounds.
This interactive sculpture is made from branches of dead trees taken from the forest. The sculpted tree reconstituted comes back to life symbolically. An interactive device (computer + microcontroller + sensors + water pump) causes an olfactory liquid to flow along it outer bark and entrails, from it summit to its roots in the receptacle. The liquid oozes, pearls, trickles down meticulously, slowly or quickly depending on the approach of the audiences.
A large black and white drawing is in front of the sculpture.
It represents hybridizations between human bodies and plant forms.
A video projection device at the back of the drawing increases the drawing with liquid and incandescent materials.
The materials are superimposed on the drawing. Organic movements in shape of breaths and palpitations are intertwined with the texture of the drawing,
All the movements are correlated with sounds also driven by the audio system of the device.
Organic sounds evoke whisper and breathing, resonances close to sensuality.
Trees and forests also a connection to the sacred and secrets.
The bodies of trees have similarities with humans, their body irrigation systems, their defence systems, their vulnerabilities.
These earthly bodies that point to the celestial, that rise upwards, to the sky.
This artwork offers a poetic, sensual, sensory and sensitive dialogue with the spectators.
Yosra Mojtahedi, Le paysage s'enivre au jaillissement d'une fleur sous les veines de l'arbre, encre sur papier, 140x200 cm, 2022
Previous exhibitions of "Reliquiae mirabilis "
Created in september 2022
Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt - www.scenocosme.com