Digital Arabesques

Digital Arabesques 2011

Digital Arabesques 2011

Generative and interactive virtual-reality installation

East Plaza Corniche, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Commissioned by: With French Alliance Abu Dhabi

Technical element:

Projection on an inflatable sphere, 2 videoprojectors, 2 computers, 2 infrared sensors

Size: 19.69 ft diameter

Software: Cyrille Henry

Technical production: Voxels Productions

Digital arabesques is a generative virtual-reality and interactive work. This work is inspired by Islamic art and particularly the arabesque style. Thanks to new technology, giant fractal arabesques are infinitively generated thanks to a unique software. Arabesques appear randomly, grow up and disappear. Digital arabesques show geometrical and sophisticated patterns based on overlapping lines driven by mathematical logic. They are made of repeated stylized symmetries. This digital geometry creates a world of colors and forms with a movement reminiscent of a kaleidoscope, symbole of the infinity of Nature and Creation.