Chapter I: The Discovery

The installation “Chapter I: The Discovery” consists of a sculpture representing an unidentified object in the shape of a dodecahedron and a number of videos restaging the moment of its discovery.

The work questions the viewer’s perception about the truthfulness of what is shown, outlining a journey from the initial visioning of a series of videos with synthetic images and ending up in an encounter with a physical interactive object which co-opts information flows, sound and light transmission.

Accordingly, the installation renews an age-old cultural groundbase, questioning the limits of our notions of artificial intelligence and cutting across our collective imaginary of science fiction.

As a whole, “science fiction names a contemporary mode in which the techniques of extrapolation and speculation are utilized in a narrative form, to construct the near-future, the far-future or fantastic worlds in which science, technology and society intersect.”

Technical description

1,6m3 plywood & Plexiglas sculpture: computer - sound card - dimmers 788-LD+ - ballasts – TL-D 15w – ultra sound sensors - homemade electronics - MaxMsp programming.

3d Max, After Effects


Chapter I by Félix Luque Sánchez

Software and electronics: Félix Luque Sánchez
Design of the dodecahedron: Damien Gernay
3D videos: Iñigo Bilbao
Video camera: Nicolás Torres

A co-production of:
"Secteur arts numériques, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles"
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

With the support of iMAL through an artist residency