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Vanishing Points is a road movie of the mind: a parallel universe offe- red by Olivier Ratsi which oscillates between real and immaterial architecture.

Even if the title echoes some movies from the 70’s, in which the vanishing point referred to modern men’s fast races towards nothingness to escape reality, Olivier Ratsi’s first aim is to offer a material and playful experience between point of view and vanishing point, allowing all references to people’s own myths.

Where are we at this very moment ?
Where can we project ourselves? Some points of view lay claim to absolute truth; should we trust them ?

To depict these everyday questions, Olivier Ratsi uses, across a space of 500 square meters, two main aesthetic techniques linked to our perception of space: perspective – formalized in the Quattrocento – and anamorphosis, whose first artistic traces can be found in China during the Ming period (14th century).

Following other artistic influences, this journey evokes Newton. Through this «cultural» relationship with space, our senses will be tested.

Olivier Ratsi is a visual artist whose work focuses on the deconstruction of spatio-temporal landmarks. He lives and works in Montreuil.

He designs works that catalyze points of view, cultural and psycho- logical references in order to highlight the singularity of the expe- rience of reality interpretation. Mainly known for its immersive ins- tallations, Olivier Ratsi develops devices aimed at destructuring and then reconstructing subjective reality.

His artistic journey took shape at the end of the 1990s, when he produced audiovisual performances and VJing for the rave and electro scene. From the 2000s, he initiates a reflection around the notion of spatio-temporal deconstruction, which he concretizes in photographic projects of destructuring of architectures and urban landscapes.

In 2007, he co-founded the visual collective AntiVJ with other visual artists, with whom he will initiate, on a global scale, the very first audiovisual performances using the mapping technique. He officially leaves the collective in 2016 to devote more time to personal projects.


Delegated production: CHRONIQUES
Executive production: Crossed Lab

Frame Perspective is an installation presented with the support of Région Grand Est.

Spectrum is an installation presented with the support of the Electric Castle Festival.

December 18 to March 22, 2023
18 rue de la République 13001 Marseille

Monographic Exhibition