Contre Plongée

Augmented Reality, 2021 

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With Contre-Plongée, the artist transforms the Grand Palais into a greenhouse inhabited by fantastic flowers, with the observer reduced to the size of an insect. This piece invites visitors to explore displaced imaginaries, where humans are rendered insignifiant by their non-human counterparts and can therefore appreciate multispecies interconnection. Plants and flowers in this AR piece were created by hand painting and digital techniques (photogrammetry scanning). The macroscopic scale of brushstrokes, usually seen from afar, gives the impression that we are microscopic, revealing details easy to miss from our human point of view. Flowers for Suzanne Clair is a body of work on the relationship between human and non-human, rooted in contemporary issues such as speculative fabulation, JG Ballard or Ursula Le Guin.