Dry lights

Title of ArtworkDry lights
Year of Origin2015
    3:15 min
Collaboration/Shared Production/Research
    Editing, Lighting, Clarisse rendering, Compositing, Environment TD designer, SFX: Xavier Chassaing Music, Sound design: Thomas Vaquié Producers: Nicolas Boritch, Xavier Chassaing.
    Thomas Vaquié
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors
History of a work

Dry Lights is an experimental film that lies somewhere between a site-specific installation and a performance, where choreographed lights meet organic landscapes. It is independent artist Xavier Chassaing’s first fully computer-generated project which began in 2013 when he was invited by the visual label Antivj to Proyecta Festival at the ethnobotanical garden in Oaxaca, Mexico. For the occasion, several artists on the Antivj label conceived of four site-specific installations, including Onion Skin and The Ark, which were inspired by the garden’s vast spaces and which acted as the starting point for Dry Lights. Using Oaxaca's dense and varied vegetation as a living canvas, the artists created an imaginary journey experienced by navigating through the different sound and light artworks installed in the garden. An hour-long night walk through cacti - an illuminated, dream-like exploration - was intentionally disorienting, allowing visitors to lose themselves, consumed by the different artworks. Joining the experience, Chassaing spent a week filming, absorbing the complexity of this special environment to subsequently infuse Dry Lights . Rising to the technical challenge of creating the foundation for this 3D film almost entirely on his own, Chassaing partnered with musician Thomas Vaquié to set the stage for a singular universe toemerge.

http://www.antivj.com/press/dry_lights/DryLights-a_trip_through_an_electric_desert.pdf (13. 12. 2018)

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