Fractal Flowers 2009
Generative and interactive virtual-reality installation
Galeria Subway Station, Brasilia, Brazil
2 videoprojectors, 1 PC, 1 infrared sensor
Software: Cyrille Henry
Fractal Flowers is a new generation of virtual gardens. It's an original generator which produces gigantic fractal flowers of different sizes, colours and shapes. The originality and the might of this creation concentrate on this generator from which we can create a selection of the most beautiful flowers. Through atypic shapes, amazing colours, others artificial paradises are created.
Besides, this work leans on a generative and interactive principle, creating autonomous virtual seeds, growing, opening out, fading and reacting to the audience. It reveals stylized flowers, through an extreme geometry in its shapes. We are in front of an intriguing vegetal universe, full of crystal-flowers with a wire frame, reminding of the facets of a diamond, which have on the one hand a real monumentality with its geometrical shapes, and on the other hand an evanescent aspect, when after some seconds, the flowers evaporate in the air like a cloud becoming progressively blurred. The giantism of this flowers which cast a glance at the visitors, look at them according to their moving, create an enigmatic dialogue with the visitors. Flowers stoop like a bow in order to welcome the public in this mysterious virtual garden, then display their most beautiful colours and shapes, look at them, merge on coloured backgrounds, lean out as to observe close to our reality, to disappear finally out of sight, out of our fascinated look, touched by the living relation with a disappeared virtual object.
These flowers are not only a reflect of sensual and floral romantism, their soothing beauty, fragility and candour, but also a kind of living nature almost animal. The fractal flowers by Miguel Chevalier are huge, impressive, grand through their metamorphosis and colours, a kind of hybrid flowers as you’ve never seen before. Beyond their marginal beauty, Fractal Flowers with their graphic forms, almost mathematical, reveal freedom since each plant is unique through their abstraction and is never the same.