Audiovisual performance

CHRONIQUES Production 2018

Coccolithes presents itself as a virtual and sound space that Élio Libaude offers us in the form of audiovisual live performance.

Coccolithes (coccolithophorids) are single-celled, exclusively marine algae that live mainly in cold regions such as Canada and the North Atlantic. The 40-minute performance allows us to observe the duality of the coccolith, to play with the levitation of the nanoplankton when it is subjected to ocean currents; to approach the different points of view offered by the nanoplankton, from the tiny to the gigantic; to create an immersive space where the spectator, for a few moments, is transported into another reality, subject to the sound and visual fluctuations induced by the coccolith.

Improvisation forms the basis of this performance, inters- persed with the vision of a monolith that is formed over time by the death of these organisms. The performance ends when the cliff is completed, as the complete cycle of these coccoliths draws to a close.

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nov. 2018

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Coccolithes, Elio Libaude, Biennale of Digital Imagination 2018

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Élio Libaude (FRA)

Born in 1989, Elio Libaude has lived and worked in Marseille since 2004. A 2018 graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence, he undertook a multidisciplinary practice there, between installations, photographs, videos, performances, and sound. His work is part of the creation of fictional universes, impregnated by the science of life, marketing, communication and technological advances.

The use of new image techniques such as 3D computation, allows him to create vast landscapes, where he addresses current societal issues. From his studies in graphic design, then in fine arts, his work questions the meaning of images, their force of influence, or how communication through new channels of distribution, social networks, generates cognitive dissonance.


This artwork is a creation of the Chroniques production and distribution platform.
Co-production Le Hublot.

Distribution : Device_art Festival – Zagreb, Modern & Contemporary Art Museum – Rijeka