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Vortex Incandescent
Immersive, interactive, light and sound installation inspired by a fireplace
Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt

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Vortex incandescent is an interactive, luminous and sonorous artwork, which brings together and stimulates meeting between the public around a symbolic fireplace. This immersive light and sound installation is inspired by fire as a source of gathering around a singular light.

Our artistic process leads us to create interactive artworks, in which the bodies of the spectators are physically and socially involved at the heart of the installation.

The public gathers around this sensitive fireplace, interactive to their proximities. Depending on the distance from the light, sound and light vibrations evolve inside the polyhedron as well as on the vertical structures around. This singular scenography evokes the sensation of a human warmth.

The heart of this fire has a shape of a polyhedron. Each face reacts to the presence and distance of visitors by light and sound vibrations. The «luminous flames» of this polyhedron appear also on the vertical structures around. The different presence of audiences around it generates several dynamic vibrations.
The proximity in front of each face triggers different sounds.
When nobody is inside the installation, specific delicate light scenarios attract and invite visitors to enter inside this symbolic circle.

In an indoor space, into darkness, the relationship with the installation is intense and immersive.
Exhibited in a white room, a church, a patrimonial space, it illuminates and reveals in a bright and dynamic way the full architecture.

The work is also possible in the outdoor public space. The artwork is waterproof.
Then, the sound relation could be felt night and day. The luminous relationship becomes intense and immersive at nightfall.

Several scenarios enrich the diversity of the fire. Both dynamic rotation and the intensity of lights are related to sound creation.
The interactive device is hidden in its center: computer, audio system, presence sensors, light controller, LED strips ...
The vertical structures at the periphery contain interactive light (translucent, LED strips)
The central polyhedron is composed of wood, one-way mirrors and translucent PVC, it illuminates from the inside during the interactions.
- When audiences are close to the faces of the polyhedron, the artwork generates light and sound from the inside
- When viewers are far away from the faces of the polyhedron, they see their reflections inside the mirrors.

Partner and coproduction
«Cobalt Connects» (Hamilton / Canada) with the help of Jeremy Freiburger and his team
Folie Numérique, by Fées d’hiver (Embrun / France)

Hamilton Winterfest - Hamilton (Canada)

Biennale d'arts numériques, les folies numériques - Vallée de Crévoux (Fr) / (Crédit photo : Marc Limousin)

"Crépuscule artistique" - Saint Nectaire (Fr)

Previous exhibition of Vortex Incandescent

Création 2023

L'Artsolite - espace d'exposition d'art contemporain - Saint-Jean-en-Royans (Fr)
Exposition personnelle
24/11/2023 - 29/01/

"Crépuscule artistique" - Saint Nectaire (Fr)
Curators : Videoformes (Gabriel Soucheyre), Horizons "Arts-Nature" en Sancy
31/08/2023 - 31/08/2023

Biennale d'arts numériques, les folies numériques
Fées d'hiver - Centre de création Arts Numériques
- Vallée de Crévoux (Fr)
"Les folies numériques"
Curator : Erik Lorré
11/08/2023 - 13/08/

Hamilton Winterfest
- Hamilton (Canada)
rooftop of Jackson Square
Curator : Jeremy Freiburger / Cobalt Connects
03/02/2023 - 20/02/2023 :

Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt -