The color fallen from the sky

  • Installations
Interactive installation, 2012
With the programming help of Guillaume Stagnaro
Residency of UMS Pythéas/Observatoire de Haute-Provence/CNRS
In partnership with École supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence
Dans le Noir, École supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence
Images Parallèles/Siana 2013, Théâtre de l’Agora – Scène Nationale

Light years away from our eyes, the stars are just untouchable, abstract and colorless points. Brought back on a screen, these stars become vibrating pixels with perceptible colors, which come to us as our curiosity lead us to them. Like a spectral reflection, an astral mirror, The color fallen from the sky is a way to perceive the richness of stellar colors by projecting directly on them. Literally considered as a manner to get closer to the stars, the installation invites to the contemplation of astronomical data in its purest state.

Urged to approach the screen, the viewer allows the system to switch between a realistic representation of the stars and his own reflection recomposed by the pixels of the starry sky. Entirely created from the actual data of the visible stars from the earth, this project contains a large amount of data that is generally untouchable.