It is better to watch the video in 1080p
Mirages, visual and sound installation, June 2017, Edhéa, Sierre General view/Room sound
It is better to watch the video in 1080p and with headphones on
Mirages, visual and sound installation, June 2017, Edhéa, Sierre Close-up view/Headphone sound
Three televisions project light against the corners of the room and a bench allows spectators to sit in front of each projection. By taking the time to observe the light, they can distinguish colours. These follow one another at a speed that gives them the general impression of seeing white. At the same time, there is a strobe effect that allows them to see subjective shapes.
In front of the bench, headphones play sounds, relative to each of the projections and composed of a multitude of pitches. By listening, the audience can focus on some of them. At the same time, a subwoofer diffuses a sound felt more physically, participating in the immersive effect.
Projections and sound depend on visitors' perceptions, as it is not possible to perceive everything at the same time. Thus, each of them perceive specific colours, shapes and sound levels.
Given the abstraction of projections and sounds, viewers can freely interpret their perceptions and travel within their own imagination. Television is thus diverted from its common use to become a tool at the service of the imagination.
The tension, which is created both by the saturation of information and by the gap between what is broadcast and what visitors perceive, pushes them to let go and move towards a modified state of consciousness. In it, their relationships to time, perceptions and thoughts are modified. This apparatus is inspired by Ericksonian hypnotic inductions and aims to allow each visitor to reappropriate their state of consciousness and travel in their own thoughts.