3 June – 8 November 2021
For the emblematic Centre Pompidou square, the artist duo AROTIN & SERGHEI conceived an installation of intermedial sculptures, part of their work-in-progress Infinite Screen: 4 Infinite Light Columns installed along the extension of the Arts Center, the IRCAM tower by Renzo Piano and constructed by “immaterial” modules of individually drawn and animated portraits of “light cells”. The work honours the visions of the multiple avant-gardes and disciplines presented at the Centre Pompidou, most particularly paying homage to the museum’s collections notably Brancusi‘s Infinite Columns, Kandinsky’s Synethesia, to the architecture itself and to the sound universe of the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics & Music – IRCAM-Centre Pompidou.
“This installation delights me, not only because it is beautiful and because it is interesting, but because for me it symbolizes something very powerful, it symbolizes what the Center Pompidou wants to be, … a multidisciplinary ensemble … The installation is a sort of tribute to Brancusi, whose studio is at the other end of the Piazza … it is for me the resurrection of an initial spirit of the Center Pompidou, the piazza as the living heart of artistic creation.”
Serge Lasvignes, president CENTRE POMPIDOU, opening speech, 2021
Infinite Light Columns / Infinite Screen
outdoor installation Ircam, Place Stravinsky & Place Centre Pompidou
Vertigo / Infinite Screen
visual installation on 18 screens with performance, Centre Pompidou
with Klangforum Wien orchestra, music Brice Pauset, electronic music Ircam-Centre Pompidou
Inside Centre Pompidou, Vertigo / Infinite Screen, an installation on 18 screens will be presented in real time with a performance by Vienna Klangforum Orchestra, music by Brice Pauset and live electronics by the Ircam-Centre Pompidou – an intermedial creation inspired by Hitchcock’s Vertigo that reflects the vertiginous metamorphosis of meanings and perception in the context of the „infinite screens“ of our time …
The works presented at the Centre Pompidou are part of the artists work-in-progress Infinite Screen, a cycle that researches the idea of the infinite in our time, with multifaced creations, such as the Light Cells intermedial paintings, and the monumental installations presented at the Venice Biennale, the Fondation Beyeler, at Ars Electronica, in Giverny and at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. At Centre Pompidou Paris, Infinite Screen will be presented in the context of the festival Manifeste-2021 / music, images, fictions.
Production: AROTIN & SERGHEI Contemporary Art Berlin / Infinite Screen Paris, in collaboration with IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and in partnership with gallery Espace Muraille Geneva, Studios Architecture Paris, gallery W&K Vienna-New York.