Nimbus, installation visuelle et sonore interactive, janvier 2018, Halles Usego, Sierre
Apart from the soil, which is material, the space is made of smoke, light and sound, interacting with the movements of the spectators.
The impossibility of defining the size of the room, the irregularity of the flashes, the unpredictability of the ground and the sound echo disorientate the visitor’s perception of time and space. The texture of the ground, the sound of footsteps and their action on the light are elements that give the spectator the awareness of moving, but at the same time the limits of space remain blurred, which prevents them to situate themself.
The abstraction of the visual that gives free rein to the visitor's imagination, the effect of the passage from darkness to light on their psyche, and finally their awareness of walking while not knowing where they are situated in space are three elements that create in them a feeling of waking dream. The modification of their state of consciousness passes through the body, which creates a feeling of intense immersion.
Spectators can feel both their own effects on the work and the effects of the composition they create with others. In the same way, they are both left to themselves in the smoke, and in intimate situations with others because they only perceive them closely.
In short, the visitor can therefore create, imagine, and feel space. This work questions the way of perceiving the world and what reality is, through a mixture of isolation and the interconnection of the senses, and between individual and collective experience.
Despite the encompassing aspect of the work, the visibility of the light source from the centre of the room help to understand the apparatus.