Artists / PHILLIP DAVID STEARNS (US)
Vestigial Data is an installation featuring three tapestries – woven on a Jacquard loom – each one representing a set of lost data, remaining hidden deep in a computer after a crash. Through development algorithm processes, these “phantoms of the machine” reveal astonishing structures and patterns. With this project, Stearns is pursuing his exploration of textiles as tactile and visual media, enabling the transmission and storage of data. On a different note, the video installation A Consequence of Infinitely Discursive Vision Technologies is a reflection on the contemporary interpretation of the idea of landscape. Composed of neon lights and scanned images of glaciers, this luminescent presentation revisits ideas of scale, location and spatiality.
Chloé Grondeau and Nathalie Bachand, Curators