DYLAN COTE & PIERRE LAFANECHÈRE
Dylan Cote and Pierre Lafanechère are two media artists and designers based in Paris, mainly working on moving images, sound and installations. They pursue researches by experiencing and diverting various techniques from their proper use, using the aesthetic potential of digital media. Through 3D, code, sound, object or light, they strive to set up poetical and critical spaces. It creates fragments of fiction which give us a view on current issues of techno-social changes.
They are members of the OYÉ visual art label. Created in 2015, it brings together artists and designers around projects related to visual art and music.
The world, as it is shown to us by Google Earth, is intriguing… The shapes’ imperfections, the textures’ distorsions, the suspended time, are all attributes of a new kind of universe, an hybrid one, looking more like an algorithmic fiction than
our tangible reality. Earthsatz tries to amplify the cold and oppressive poetry generated by this « pocket world », where life doesn’t exist and particules are replaced by pixels. Maybe we should try to contemplate it for what it really is : a fictional universe that mimics the one we are living in, developing its own autonomy. With photogrammetry, we scanned some parts of the Google-generated world. We built 3D landscapes from them and tried to highlight their surreal caracteristics, playing with mysterious lights, impossible distortions and moving points of view. Earthatz is a ride in this corrupted world, celebrating all its fictional, articificial and irrational aspects.