Audiovisual installation, 2011
Supernova (Cassiopeia A) is an installation made out of smoke, light and sound. It portrays a supernova : the explosion of a star and the birth of matter, creating a burst of radiation that often outshines an entire galaxy. Caused by the gravitational collapse of a massive star, blowing the outer layers of the star, Cassiopeia A released such energy that it would have been seen in 1680 from Earth, one of the few to have been visible to The naked eye. This 'new star' has like the supernova seen by Tycho Brahe undermined the Aristotelian model of a constant universe. The continuous movement of sculpture underlines this relativity of the cosmos.
Video projection on smoke in a plexiglass box, 2,80 × 1,40 × 1,70 M, Duration : 12 min.
The Dark Universe, edited by Arie Altena & Sonic Acts, published by Sonic Acts (http://www.sonicacts.com/portal/2013/07/04/uncategorized/the-dark-universe-publication-now-available)
Maison des Arts de Créteil
Laurent Dailleau, musician
Fabio Acero, Ph.D. in Astrophysics (laboratoire AIM / CNRS)
Thomas Pachoud, programmer
Paranoïa, Gare St Sauveur, Lille
Paranoïa, Exit Festival, Maison des arts de Créteil & VIA, Maubeuge
SonicActs 2013, The Dark Universe, New Art Space, Amsterdam
Out of the blue / Into the black, BIAN, Montréal
Nouveaux monstres, Avant-Scène, Colombes