Opening reception : Friday, September 9, 2022 ‑ 5 pm
Opening + publication launch at Sporobole
LA PLANTE (2022)
La plante is a sculptural work that is both connected and materially tangible. A device whose aesthetics are inspired by medical equipment is dedicated to the calculation and representation of a virtual plant entity, visible from a screen. A holographic plant is maintained and kept alive through situations proposed to participants via a chat server. These events – for example, opening a window or shading the plant – influence the simulation parameters of the plant’s state. The evolution of the plant is occasionally archived and then distributed as NFT for participants who connect their Discord account with their Tezos cryptocurrency wallet.
Loosely inspired by Tamagotchis, these small Japanese virtual pets, La plante requires care and attention in order to blossom and eventually generate the fruit of this optimal state, i.e. the NFT, which is also a form of witness, “immortalizing” different moments of this digital object. The work is thus a reflection of a complex system of interactions between the real and the virtual, a “snapshot” of the technology necessary for the functioning of a small interactive hologram.
Created as part of a Sporobole residency.
Copyright : François Lafrance