Posted: June 22nd, 2016 -
From Perth to Brussels: Pascal Dombis’ Four Current Exhibitions
ArtAndOnly artist Pascal Dombis has a number of exciting works in shows around the world at the moment. We wanted to profile four of them in particular and encourage you to go out and see his impressive pieces if they happen to be near you.
In an incredible follow-up to his groundbreaking piece Irrational Geometrics in Perth, Dombis has again collaborated with architect Gil Percal to create and install Ligne-Flux at the National School of Architecture in Strasbourg, France. Ligne-Flux is a permanent public artwork commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture; it uses a digital ceramic ink print on specially-designed and technologically advanced glass panels to create a stunning underside to a foot bridge.
Post-Digital Mirror, Monochrome is part of a group show at The Société in Brussels and runs until August 31, 2016. Mounted on alu-dibon, this 2-panel lenticular piece utilizes the error shapes produced by an excessive number of monochrome surfaces. The piece plays with the visual semiotics of the monochrome noise patterns in order to challenge the viewer’s perception of space and time.
Crack, at CENTRALE in Brussels. Dombis has collected hundreds of thousands of digital pictures that corresponded to Google searches for the word “Crack”. The 2-screen video installation, mounted on vibrating motors is less interested discrete particularities or aesthetic qualities than in the excessive accumulation and ideas they conjure. Here, the Internet is exploited as a creative process for the “Crack” images to combine and offer a wide range of subjective consideration from the political and financial, to technological and ecological. Crack runs until Aug 28, 2016
Also at CENTRALE in Brussels is Dombis’ site-specific print installation, The Limits of Control. Specifically created for the CONNECTED show, the work is based on a seminal text by William Burroughs on the subject. For the artist, this text relates to global surveillance concepts as a source of inspiration. Dombis’ process consists of integrating the different parts of Burroughs original essay into an organic growth algorithm which makes the text proliferate millions of times at various scales. During this excessive iterative process, some geometric shapes emerge. Beyond its sociological immediacy, the artwork addresses issues such as data excess (big data), meta-data, emergence, non-linearity, geometry and language. Continuing his work between accident and control, Dombis visually immerses visitors into a non-linear experience, full of subjective questions or surprising revelations.
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