Meteors

Météores

Meteors is a body of works and a series of experiments inspired by the cosmos and geology that probes space-time and the complexity of matter, both physical and digital. Made of scans of rocks and geological formations that are atomized or turned upside down and inside out, the works recall the implications and effects on perception of some technologies while it offers new perspectives on Earth’s substance, its evolution and the processes that act upon it, such as erosion as well as the extraction and transformation of minerals in the context of globalization.

Gros Morne National Park residency. Rocks from the Earth’s upper mantle in the Tablelands.

Gros Morne National Park residency. Rocks from the Earth’s upper mantle in the Tablelands.


CQAM/Turbulent residency augmented reality computer vision experiments.


CQAM/Turbulent residency mobile device sensor data experiments.

The Tablelands in Newfoundland is one of the few places where the Earth’s upper mantle is exposed. Tablelands in suspension displays a photogrammetric point cloud of these ultramafic rocks that are subject to erosion and weathering. Shown on a suspended tablet that can be manipulated, the visual and sonic matter change unexpectedly. The work invites to public to explore an unstable materiality that is sensitive to the device’s slightest movement.

Residency and exhibition of work in progress for Meteors during Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie – CHAOS at Miguasha National Park (QC), Canada. July 15 – September 30, 2018.

Collection of photogrammetric 3D scans done during a residency for an exhibition at Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie – CHAOS at Miguasha National Park (QC), Canada. July 15 – September 30, 2018.

Météores à Miguasha

Residency and exhibition of work in progress for Meteors during Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie – CHAOS at Miguasha National Park (QC), Canada. July 15 – September 30, 2018.

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Residency and exhibition of work in progress for Meteors during Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie – CHAOS at Miguasha National Park (QC), Canada. July 15 – September 30, 2018.

Spinning mobile devices presenting sonified 3D scans of rocks on turntables.

Spinning mobile devices presenting sonified 3D scans of rocks on turntables at Avatar.

M-37. Bauxite 3D scan.

Orbiting Bauxite was made in part during a residency in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada) where the aluminium industry is one of the region’s main economic engines. The installation shows a rock that contains the main mineral that constitutes the phone on which it is presented. Principal ore of aluminium, bauxite imported from around the world is transformed and exported as finished products while millions of tons of residue stay in the region.

Gravity solo exhibition at Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico) for Connecting the Dots.

Pyroclastic Trails, Gravity solo exhibition at Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico) for Connecting the Dots.

The work shows volcanic rocks rising from the ground that create trails of pixels. The layering of tezontle is generated by a software by modifying the size, speed, trajectory and selection of rocks from a database of photogrammetric 3D scans. Made in November 2019 in collaboration with UNAM’s Instituto de Geografía during a residency for Connecting the Dots, the work is related to research on the impact of mining activities in extinct volcanoes of Sierra de Santa Catarina located south of Mexico City.

Pyroclastic Trails, Gravity solo exhibition at Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico) for Connecting the Dots.

Tablelands in suspension.

Gravity solo exhibition at Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico) for Connecting the Dots.


Lithium/Esker, Territories; Explorations
 project with curator Eric Mattson.

Thanks to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for their support, to my collaborators and to CQAM/Turbulent, Centre Bang, The Rooms/Parks Canada, Connecting the Dots (Instituto de Geografía UNAM and Canada Council for the Arts) and Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie for hosting me during residencies.