Liquid Pixels


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Liquid Pixels 2015

Liquid Pixels 2015
As part of Live art curated by Ventana Contemporary Ibiza

Generative and interactive virtual-reality installation

Heart Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain

Sizes: 39.4 ft x 14.9 ft

Software: Cyrille Henry / Antoine Villeret

Courtesy: Ventana Contemporary Ibiza

Technical production: Voxels Productions

From 21h00  / 9pm
Pss. Joan Carles I, 17
Heart Ibiza (Supper Club)
07800 Ibiza
Tel. 971.93.37.77

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté and the world-famous chefs Ferran and Albert Adrià open Heart in Ibiza, multi-sensory gastronomic theater, creative collision between molecular and gastronomy food, contemporary and digital art (Takashi Murakami, Dan Graham, Miguel Chevalier, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer), Design and Architecture (Patricia Urquiola) and performance.

Heart, the fruit of 10 years of ideas and discussion, inside the Ibiza Gran Hotel, divided into three distinct spaces : Terrace, Supper and Club. The Supper it's a unique space that explore and experiment what happens when innovative coocking, digital art and performance collide, in a new and sophisticated interiors designed by Patricia Urquiola.

The project “Live Art”, curated by Ventana Contemporary Ibiza, aims to create a dialogue within the unique environment of Heart, interacting with both the music and the site-specific human-art performances created by Cirque du Soleil, and enhancing the amazing food experience proposed by the Adrià brothers.

The guest artist for Live Art this year is Miguel Chevalier, pioneer of Digital Art, whose work involves the most innovative technology such as generative and interactive virtual reality installations. This is the first time that the artist has shown his work in Ibiza, presenting two breathtaking interactive settings “Fractal Flowers 2015" and “Liquid Pixels 2015", running every night, interacting with performances by human art and music.

“Liquid Pixels 2015" is a generative and interactive virtual-reality installation. It pays homage to the painting of 1950’s, by Jackson Pollock, Sam Francis, Pierre Soulages, Luis Feito … and enrolls in the continuity of "the action painting." A skin of colorful pixels evolves autonomously. The Cirque du Soleil performers' movements create a trail of color, which mixes itself and blends in with the "painting" before fading slowly away. During certain parts of the night, the live music of the venue interacts and creates further turbulences in the image. Coming out of the canvas and merging with the screen, Miguel Chevalier finalizes the technique of “electronic dripping”, “a light painting ” in perpetual motion.
This warm colorful universe, liquid and vaporous, is reminiscent of the Ibizan sea and sunset. This abstract landscape evolves in real time under our eyes and immerses us in a recreated world between dream and magic.

Film by Claude Mossessian