N3 / Fred Sapey-Triomphe
Storm takes as its point of departure a painting by Cornelis de Mooy from 1691, preserved at the Museum of Fine Arts of Caen, which depicts two ships struggling in a storm. Extending his thoughts on the creation of images, here Sapey-Triomphe creates a complete apparatus for producing and disseminating images, SPIM ( production of moving images structure). Functioning like an animated film studio, SPIM makes it possible to present the source and the image obtained from it simultaneously. Animated objects on mechanical platters are filmed, put into light and disseminated on an electronic clock face made up of LED.
The image, created through the optical mixing of colours, is fragmented into numerous points of light and is a rereading of the quick, free and nervous brushstrokes of the Impressionist painters, transposed to contemporary technology.