Miguel CHEVALIER Origin of the Curve 2014 Berlin (with interview)

Un film de Claude Mossessian © Claude Mossessian

Origin of the Curve, Miguel Chevalier, 2014

Sculpture / installation for Samsung
Music: Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Samsung – IFA 2014, City Cube, Berlin (Germany)
7 x 6 x 5 m / 22.11 x 19.80 x 16.40 ft
26 Samsung 65″ Curved UHD TV, 9 PC, 7 infrared sensors, 12 Wireless Audio Multiroom (M7)
Softwares : Cyrille Henry and Antoine Villeret
Coordination : Cheil
Technical production: Messebau Tünnissen GmbH, Voxels Productions

Miguel Chevalier creates for Samsung at IFA 2014 « Origin of the Curve », an unique sculpture inspired by the curved design of the new Samsung Curved UHD TV. It is the first time that Samsung have collaborated with a digital artist and given him a “Carte Blanche” for creating a piece of art composed of screens.

The monumental sculpture is composed of 8 overlapping arcs. The arcs include 26 Samsung 65″ Curved TVs which show the virtual-reality artwork “Origin of the Curve” that shifts and transitions in choreographic movement to generative music provided by composer, Jacopo Baboni Schilingi. Today 4k content is just making its debut but with the real-time rendering Miguel Chevalier ‘s « Origin of the Curve » can synchronize 215 million of pixels which can combine to form an infinite arrey of images.

“Origin of the Curve” is composed of vivid and colorful patterns that continuously change shape and evolve. It’s a generative artwork. Curves multiply in abundance, divide, and merge in sometimes slow, sometimes rapid, rhythm from one screen to another. Vivid, color-saturated spirals gradually turn to subtile variations of differents monochrome of bleu, red and green. The patterns appear in an almost psychedelic arrangement that creates unprecedented visual experiences.
To amplify the multi-sensory and immersive experience, infrared sensors allow visitors to interact with “Origin of the Curve” by creating distinct visual fluctuations of intricate colored patterns.

“Origin of the Curve”, is a poetic and elegant art installation and is a continuation of work of artists such as Nam June Paik, Bill Viola or Gary Hill – video art pioneers who have created installations and sculptures with screens. This work is at the intersection of painting, sculpture, music and digital art. Through its brilliant merging of the most innovative technology and art, “Origin of the Curve” represents the art of the 21st century.

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