DIGITAL REALITIES BY Ali Honarvar, Antonin Jousse

In this Project, two artists from different continents joined in collaboration on a cultural fusion plan. They will incorporate two disparate views that would intersect in this installation. They are working together on a multimedia device which combines digital art and sculpture. In the present stage, Ali Honarvar is working on creating a sculpture inspired by traditional Iranian architecture, its motifs and geometrics. Antonin Jousse is developing a digital proofreader in order to keep the outcome the farthest away from an outlook that would reflect a contemporary Westerner. He utilizes various 3D scanning methods so that he can eliminate the human view, making it as it has been looked at by a machine, devoid of cultural influences. This vision represents a revision of digital media. The scanned elements will be projected around the sculpture on different screens. That is the only light source to illuminate the sculpture. The sculpture itself will not be seen from the distance where the audience are. However, it can be observed through the images on the screens or if the audience gets in close proximity with the sculpture. Even from a close distance, the lights from the screens should illuminate it in parts and not the entirety of the work.

Venue: Nabshi Center