VOID
Sculpture / Light & Sound Installation
2019


Félix Luque / Damien Gernay / Iñigo Bilbao


Void is a sculpture with a rocky surface or texture. It is circular in shape, one meter and twenty centimeters in diameter, with a hollow in its center that sinks inwards.

When you look at this object, you see a powerful light inside its cavity. This light fills this space of which we are unable to see the background. It seems infinite to us.

It is a white light that is animated, alive. It vibrates and its power is constantly modulated, changing.
The more we look at this mysterious cavity, the more we start to have optical effects, illusions. They are due to the large changes in the intensity of light, which dazzle and disturb our eyes, our brains and our perception.

The liveliness of this light is also perceived by its sound matter. A texture that accompanies every change, every movement of light, and makes this object even more enigmatic.












VOID is part of a research project, Memory Lane:  
Starting from chosen landscapes from our childhood, for which we have an emotional relationship. We use technologies to generate fictional narratives by the process of digitalization and re-materialization.  

Using photogrammetry, we have scanned with extreme precision a rock wall from one of the beaches from our homeland in Asturias. The resulting 3D model is then transformed to create the form of a VOID.
The model is then milled using a robot and finally molded to create the final sculpture.

In his back, a semi sphere form generates an infinitive background. When light is projected inside, it floats generating a sense of infinity.

By this process, a very concrete part of the land is digitalize and re-materialize. This natural element is displaced for the land into the exhibition space, where the unanimated rock becomes a S.F phenomena.








Credits
VOID by Félix Luque and Damien Gernay
Photogrammetry by Iñigo Bilbao
A coproduction of “secteur arts numériques, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles”, OHME and Les Garages Numériques.
First prototype was produce by "Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Lima, Peru"