ETALON LUMIERE

FELICIE D’ESTIENNE D’ORVES

CLIENT : PALAIS DE LA DECOUVERTE

ARTIST : FELICIE D’ESTIENNE D’ORVES

ELECTRONICS AND LIGHT DESIGN : MOTION WAGRAM

METAL : ATELIER DELARASSE

 

IN AN ELECTRONIC WORLD MADE UP OF IMMEDIACY, THE “LIGHT STANDARD” SERIES REINTRODUCES COSMIC TIME AND NATURAL RHYTHMS AS SYSTEMS OF REFERENCE. EACH “ETALON” TRANSCRIBES OVER 1 METER, IN REAL TIME, THE TIME IT TAKES FOR LIGHT TO REACH EARTH FROM THE SUN (ABOUT 8 MINUTES), VENUS (2 TO 15 MIN), MARS (3 TO 22 MIN) OR NEPTUNE (4 HOURS) AT 4:30 AM). THUS, THIS BODY OF SCULPTURES TESTIFIES TO OUR BELONGING TO A PLANETARY SYSTEM (A HERITAGE COMMON TO ALL HUMANS) AND POINTS TO THE CONTEMPORARY ENSLAVEMENT OF TEMPORALITIES, A NEW STANDARD OF POWER AND THOUGHT.

By using pixel controled LED strips and custom electronics circuit integration, Motion Wagram designed a series of unique “Etalons” for Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves.