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Audiovisual Installation Series. Available formats: 2ch HD projection | 2ch sound (multi-channel version: 4 pieces) / 1ch HD projection | no sound (single-channel version: 2 pieces) / 5ch HD projection | 2ch sound (immersive room version). Additional Credits: Music: Mira Calix, Oliver Coates / Producer: Joana Seguro (Lumin) / Assistants: D. Knowles, G. Berton, Y. Li, G. Korossy, P. Marquez, Mokhtarzateh, M. Gil, G. Gremigni, G. Polizzi. Video © Quayola. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Quayola Natures

Description:
Audiovisual Installation Series. Available formats: 2ch HD projection | 2ch sound (multi-channel version: 4 pieces) / 1ch HD projection | no sound (single-channel version: 2 pieces) / 5ch HD projection | 2ch sound (immersive room version). Additional Credits: Music: Mira Calix, Oliver Coates / Producer: Joana Seguro (Lumin) / Assistants: D. Knowles, G. Berton, Y. Li, G. Korossy, P. Marquez, Mokhtarzateh, M. Gil, G. Gremigni, G. Polizzi. Image © Quayola. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Quayola Natures

Description:
Audiovisual Installation Series. Available formats: 2ch HD projection | 2ch sound (multi-channel version: 4 pieces) / 1ch HD projection | no sound (single-channel version: 2 pieces) / 5ch HD projection | 2ch sound (immersive room version). Additional Credits: Music: Mira Calix, Oliver Coates / Producer: Joana Seguro (Lumin) / Assistants: D. Knowles, G. Berton, Y. Li, G. Korossy, P. Marquez, Mokhtarzateh, M. Gil, G. Gremigni, G. Polizzi. Image © Quayola. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Quayola Natures

Description:
Audiovisual Installation Series. Available formats: 2ch HD projection | 2ch sound (multi-channel version: 4 pieces) / 1ch HD projection | no sound (single-channel version: 2 pieces) / 5ch HD projection | 2ch sound (immersive room version). Additional Credits: Music: Mira Calix, Oliver Coates / Producer: Joana Seguro (Lumin) / Assistants: D. Knowles, G. Berton, Y. Li, G. Korossy, P. Marquez, Mokhtarzateh, M. Gil, G. Gremigni, G. Polizzi. Image © Quayola. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Quayola Natures

Description:
Installation view at YoungProjects, Los Angeles, March 20 - May 8, 2012. Image © Quayola. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

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Natures

The Natures project consists in a series of multi-screen installation pieces and a live audio-visual performance in collaboration with musician Mira Calix and cellist Oliver Coates.

In Natures, Quayola creates a synthetic order that is vibrant, immaterial and contingent. The computer-generated elements interpret plant behaviour to create a sense of tangency that accompanies what may at first seem to divide ‘the natural’ and ‘the artificial,’ the organic and the code. The digital counter-points move constantly in flow directions and coalesce to achieve synthesis based on the derivative force of nature and code. Already in De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), Titus Lucretius Carus has discussed the ‘clinamen,’ the angle of minimum derivation, as the origin of life. The deviation of atoms occurs unpredictably in space and time and drives the free will of living things. The movement of atoms through the void entangles a spatial deflection which cannot be determined in space or time yet manifests the change of motion. In Quayola’s work, deviating shifts, slides and motions occur against a dark, voided background, focusing the eye on the intangible relational nodes that create a sense of tangency and togetherness. Natures is a synthetic reality where binaries do not compete within definitive and restricted spectrums but instead reveal mutually inclusive dimensions and manifestations. The topological oscillations offer a digital vista where nature and artifice fluctuate not only dynamically but conjunctly, as ‘the natural’ manifests its virtual dynamics. In Natures, the entanglement of information and senses is not seen as a static envelope of one onto the other, but as a mutually inclusive, virtual and indeterminate relation.

– Sabin Bors, March 01, 2013

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Quayola is a visual artist based in London. He investigates dialogues and the unpredictable collisions, tensions and equilibriums between the real and artificial, the figurative and abstract, the old and new. His work explores photography, geometry, time-based digital sculptures and immersive audiovisual installations and performances. Quayola’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale; Victoria...