Frames, by Nicolas Clauss, generative video
Built as as an altarpiece in the perspective of the immense and so close St-Julien cathedral, the work lets a strange impression. It is inscribed alone in the volume of Quinconces-l'Espal, a vast contemporary glass theater recalling the nave of its geographical neighbor. The contrast is striking but the installation holds out while seeming lost in the immensity.
Frames is an assembly of videos displayed on eight wooden boxes; The videos are sequences of frozen portraits in saccades spread over time conditioned by the random program that encloses or releases them . Metaphors for the confinement or liberation of bodies, each video tells us about ourselves, annoys and fascinates us.
This work is in line with the former created or directed by Clauss, from Flying
Puppet to Endless Portraits and the Leonardo Dream Machine
for iPad, and relives the energy emerging from these timeless creations. In
this technological universe, the digital composes with the generative and takes
all its place without saying it, allowing us to see and hear rare and attractive
Yves de Ponsay