France Jobin + Markus Heckmann
PYLON is pleased to present ENTANGLEMENT by France Jobin and Markus Heckmann, in cooperation with MUTEK.
The VR installation is presented in the light of the first edition of HYBRID Biennale - Festival for Digital Arts, and will be on view at COSMO - Science Forum at the Palace of Culture in Dresden, Germany.
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday - 1pm - 6pm
COSMO - Wissenschaftsforum im Kulturpalast
France Jobin (CA) has been crafting meticulous compositions at the intersection of analog and digital since the mid-1990s. Her audio art, referred to as “sound-sculpture”, distinguishes itself by a minimalist approach to complex sound environments. Her installations follow a parallel route, integrating musical and visual elements inspired by the architecture of diverse locations. Jobin has produced numerous solo albums under various renowned labels and her concerts and installations have been presented in several cities around the world.
Markus Heckmann (CA/DE) studied Media-technology at the University of Ilmenau and the Bauhaus University in Weimar before obtaining in 2006 the position of Technical Director at Derivative, the maker of TouchDesigner, in Toronto. Heckmann’s personal works have always tended to combine the aesthetic aspects of generative computer graphics with the almost physical aspects of light. Apart from producing visuals and installations for artists like Carsten Nicolai or applications to control the KineticLights of WHITEvoid, he occasionally takes care of visual stimuli at techno events under the nickname Wüstenarchitekten.
Entanglement (2022) is a dazzling work that distills quantum physics theories into a swooping sensorial experience. It Interpret the concept of entanglement: when two or more particles link up, and no matter how far apart they are in space, their states remain linked. It is an uncanny phenomenon in quantum physics, one that defies explanations.
The piece oscillates between four theories: the fluidity of time, the multiverse, the Copenhagen interpretation and decoherence. These complex notions are translated into a visually and sonically stunning experience guided by science, technology, and the sensitivity needed to illustrate what cannot be visualized. The viewer contemplates these revolving realms, composed of intricate graphics and audio.
Entanglement is part of the MUTEK Immersive Collection, which aims to reinvent audiovisual performances in Extended Reality (XR).
As a festival presenting cutting-edge audiovisual performances — works that innovate to create a new language of sound and images — MUTEK has always strived to accompany artists across new boundaries of technology. 2022 opens up a new chapter for MUTEK, marking its first steps as an Extended Reality (XR) content producer. Five artists have stepped up to the challenge of reinventing a past festival performance into an XR artwork. The result is an eclectic yet coherent set of three different XR projects ranging from contemplative to surreal to dynamic: Entanglement XR by France Jobin & Markus Heckmann, House of Moiré by Chloe Alexandra Thompson & Matthew Edwards (aesthetic.stalemate), and Immortelle by Line Katcho.