socia-tability by miguel chevalier digitally moves with human touch socia-tability by miguel chevalier digitally moves with human touch
feb 11, 2015

socia-tability by miguel chevalier digitally moves with human touch

socia-tability by miguel chevalier digitally moves with human touch
all images courtesy of miguel chevalier

 

 

 

‘socia-tability’ is an interactive installation by french artist miguel chevalier that unites reality and virtuality, technology and poetry. a wooden table top becomes the medium for a universe of projections changing in real time. various monochrome and multicolor graphics appear randomly, while pixels, networks of lines and curves ripple before the viewer’s eyes. these virtual expanses interact with visitors who caress the table with their hands, where movements upset the apparent order of the pixels. straight lines crack, blend in with the veins of the wood and form abstract landscapes.

 

 


miguel chevalier – socia-tability – la table des convivialités
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‘socia-tability’ is in keeping with the tradition of kinetic art and op art artists, whose conducted research on movement and illusions and prefigured screens of pixels and today’s digital universe. this new work fosters an intuitive approach to interactivity, inviting the viewer to express themselves and to reconnect with their senses. this tangible techno-piece plays on our emotions as well as our sensations: we cannot resist the desire to draw near, touch it, and interact along with others.

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a wooden table top becomes the medium for a universe of projections


geometries and lines digitally move upon human touch


pixels, networks of lines and curves ripple before the viewer’s eyes


 virtual expanses interact with visitors who caress the table with their hands


movement upset the apparent order of the pixel


the installation invites the viewer to express themselves and to reconnect with their senses

 

project info:

 

title: ‘socia-tability’
generative and interactive virtual-reality work
projected on a daniel ezan-designed ‘oxymore’ table
from the furniture manufacturer roche bobois
venue: enghien-les-bains arts center (france)
dimensions: 240 x 105 x 76.5 cm
software: cyrille henry and antoine villeret
producer: voxel productions

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