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 centimetres in diameter, with a hollow in its centre 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 our long-term project, Memory Lane.  
In these series of art works, we use as the raw material, different landscapes from our homeland in Asturias (north of Spain), for which we have a special and emotional relationship.
The creative process consist in a sequence of digitalization and re-materialization of the landscape, resulting in a series of fictional narratives rooted in a particular environment.

In VOID, we used photogrammetry to scan with extreme precision a rock wall from a beache. 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.

“The possibilities to create objects with the digital, which are both familiar and alien, are infinite, because it can abstract any materiality into malleable information. “Void“ by Félix Luque, Damien Gernay and Iñigo Bilbao exquisitely demonstrates this point. It’s a circular sculpture with a rocky texture. In its centre there’s a hollow that sinks inwards (the background is a semi sphere), where a powerful white light vibrates, looking infinitely deep. The texture has been reproduced using photogrammetry from an Asturias’ beach, the homeland of the artists. Part of the ‘Memory Lane’ research project, Void reproduces and evokes, re-materialising the abstraction of a landscape”. Alessandro Ludovico. Neural Magazin 64 (POST-GROWTH). Autumn 2019.








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"