Perpétuité I



Production CHRONIQUES 2020

Félix Luque Sanchez propose a choreography between two machines, a kind of perpetual technical performance. 

The visitor is invited to contemplate the perfection of mechatronic automation, the repetitive and identical movements, two machines programmed to manifest the eternal and at the same time its impossible realization. We are facing our disappearance, at a time when our technological creations, our machines are surpassing us as masters of repetition, collaborative work, data and calculation. But they also replace Sisyphus, condemned like him to reproduce and undo a task for life.

This installation functions as a metaphor of the present time, and offers a space for contemplation, in the face of our accelerated temporality. The imagination she tries to represent is that of our achievement through the technological dream. When human society is faced with its extinction, the eternal becomes a new task for our machines, a utopia in a future without humanity.

© Gregoire EDOUARD
© Gregoire EDOUARD
© Gregoire EDOUARD

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Felix Luque Sanchez (BE/ESP)

“Felix Luque Sánchez in collaboration with Damien Gernay and Vincent Evrard, explores how humans conceive their relationship with technology and provides spaces for reflection on current issues such as the development of artificial intelligence and automatism. Using electronic and digital systems of representation, as well as mechatronic sculptures, generative sound scores, live data feeds and algorithmic processes, he creates narratives in which fiction blends with reality, suggesting possible scenarios of a near future and confronting the viewer with her fears and expectations about what machines can do”.

Texte by Pau Waelder

Credits & mentions

Software programming: Vincent Evrard

Producer: Nicolas Wierinck / Archer & Weaver

Creation produced in co-production with the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (cellule Arts Numériques) and the CHRONIQUES platform, supported by the South Region, the City of Marseille and the French Institute in Paris, coordinated by SECONDE NATURE and ZINC.

Supported by Wallonie-Bruxelles International and Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles I Paris (Saison Parallèle / Marseille 2020 and Hors les Murs – Constellations program)