miguel chevalier generates a virtual forest for trans natures
 
miguel chevalier generates a virtual forest for trans natures
jun 18, 2014

miguel chevalier generates a virtual forest for trans natures

miguel chevalier generates a virtual forest for trans natures
all images courtesy of miguel chevalier

 

 

 

 

uniting technology and nature, french artist miguel chevalier has formed ‘trans-natures 2014’ within the stables indoor ring at the historic domaine de chaumont sur loire in france. projected onto a circular pedestal situated at the core of the gallery expanse, plants, roots and flowers generate and develop on the screen, constantly transforming in shape, style and color. virtual gardens and forests fill the room, maintained in a permanent state of metamorphosis and bathed in soft orange light. the digital casts draw reference from an organization system of hierarchical or random data using the growth principle of roots, branches, stems, leaves and flowers.

 


trans-natures 2014 domaine de chaumont sur loire
video courtesy of claude mossessian

 

 

each plant is born randomly and grows and dies according to its morphogenetic code in a synthetic natural environment that is in constant transformation. through the generative virtual reality installation, chevalier explores in a poetic and metaphorical way, the link existing between nature and artifice.

miguel chevalier generates virtual plants and trees for trans natures
visitors to the installation are immersed in the digital forested expanse

miguel chevalier generates virtual plants and trees for trans natures
seen from above, the flowers mutate into trees, branches and stems

miguel chevalier generates a virtual forest for trans natures
flowers are projected onto the surface of the ring-shaped platform

miguel chevalier generates a virtual forest for trans natures
the ringed platform displays the generative installation

miguel chevalier generates a virtual forest for trans natures
color and vibrant light fills the gallery expanse

 

project info:

 

trans-natures 2014, miguel chevalier
generative virtual-reality installation
stables indoor ring, domaine de chaumont-sur-loire (france)
exhibition until 2nd of november 2014
diameter : 7 m
software : claude micheli
technical productions : voxels productions 

 

 

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