Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Serge Salat Beyond the Vision

Description:
China tour exhibition, 2011. Photographies by Didier Boy de La Tour. Image © Serge Salat and Didier Boy de La Tour. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

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Serge Salat
Beyond the Vision

French artist Serge Salat’s multi-sensory installation “Beyond the Vision” reveals new and astounding cosmic visions to the audience. The artwork travelled 10 cities of China, including Shanghai and Beijing, from September to November 2011.

Inspiration

Since 1988, Serge Salat has built multi-sensory art spaces interweaving virtual reality and fractal art.
The installations are full-scale rooms, closed private cosmos in which the audience penetrates and participates to a mystical journey through its physical and emotional stimulations.

Serge Salat’s work blends Eastern Chinese philosophy and cosmic visions with advanced contemporary techniques. His inspiration has deep roots in Chinese Taoist philosophy, Western Renaissance, Neo Platonism and in the most advanced art thinking of the XXth century about the fourth dimension such as Duchamp, Malevich and Klee’s.

The installations bring in a single whole electronic art, music, sculpture and architecture. The manipulations of space and time go beyond traditional manipulations, with a skilful use of fourth dimensional cubic geometries. It confronts the audience with a media world in a moving pattern of change.

The Journey – Beyond the Vision

The journey into the art space evolves in deep layers of dreams endlessly nested in each other, in which the visitor progresses into reflected layers.

The work layout uses spatial techniques of Suzhou gardens in order to create a mystical journey in an abstract version of the world of Chinese courtyards, interconnected by infinite galleries: still visions and vision in movement, borrowed sceneries, framing. But also and in particular, the collapse of a whole cosmos in an enclosed space is explored through manipulations of the space and time of the audience’s experience.

Constant transformation and mutation is one of the strong themes of the work: in this perspective the objects are two yin/yang faces of the same concept but shapes and colors are reversed. The main pattern is the trigram of the Yi King that is framed in three dimensions and organizes the whole space.

Entering the work is also entering the world of the dream of the red mansion transposed to the 21st century.

Serge Salat

Beyond the Vision constitutes an encounter between creativity and China in the middle of its mutation. It mixes past and future; it creates a dialogue between real & virtual worlds and between two cultures. This is probably a strong message of hope: the possibility in the contemporary world to create new beauty and dream through a fusion of classical culture and innovation.

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