miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
 
miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
jul 10, 2015

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
all images courtesy of miguel chevalier

 

 

 

inside the ibiza gran hotel, cirque du soleil founder guy laliberté and world-renowned chefs ferran and albert adrià open ‘heart’ in ibiza, a multi-sensory gastronomic theater that unites food, contemporary and digital art. for the project ‘live art’ — curated by ventana contemporary ibiza — french artist miguel chevalier creates a dialogue within the unique environment of ‘heart’ with two immersive, digital artworks: ‘fractal flowers 2015’ and ‘liquid pixels 2015’.

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
a giant virtual garden endlessly reveals huge flowers of different sizes, colors and shapes

 

 

 

‘fractal flowers 2015’ is a giant virtual garden that endlessly reveals huge botanical life of different sizes, colors and shapes. the evolving vegetal universe forms virtual seeds that grow, open, and fade away in response to the audience. the graphic, almost mathematical forms of the flowers are all completely unique and their abstraction is never the same. these digital blossoms create an enigmatic dialogue with the visitors: they bow in order to welcome the public into the virtual garden, show off their colors and shapes, and finally disappear out of sight like a cloud becoming progressively blurred. 

 

 


miguel chevalier ‘fractal flowers 2015 and liquid pixels 2015’ heart ibiza, spain
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miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
the evolving vegetal universe forms virtual seeds that grow, open, and fade away in response to the audience

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
the graphic, almost mathematical forms of the flowers are all completely unique

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
the digital blossoms create an enigmatic dialogue with the visitors

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
the blossoms eventually disappear out of sight like a cloud becoming progressively blurred

 

 

 

‘liquid pixels 2015’ is a generative and interactive virtual-reality installation that bears a skin of colorful pixels that evolve autonomously. paying homage to the 1950s-style painting of jackson pollock, sam francis, pierre soulages and luis feito, the work comes out of the canvas and merges with the screen, forming a light painting in perpetual motion.

 

this warm colorful universe reminds viewers of the ibizan sea and sunset, evolving in real time and immersing those nearby in a surreal world situated between dream and magic. the cirque du soleil performers’ movements create a trail of color, which mix and blend with the ‘painting’ before slowly fading away. during certain parts of the night, live music interacts with the piece, furthering the dynamism of the image.

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
the interactive virtual-reality installation bears a skin of colorful pixels that constantly evolve

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
the work comes out of the canvas and merges with the screen

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
the warm and colorful universe reminds viewers of the ibizan sea and sunset

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
the installation evolves in real time, immersing those nearby in a surreal world 

miguel chevalier forms fractal flowers and liquid pixels in ibiza
during certain parts of the night, live music interacts with the piece

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