Data : Salon X
21 September 2011
- JASON ROUSSEL
- SÉBASTIEN PESOT
"chalkBot" by Jason Roussel generates chalk drawings based on arbitraty, semi-random values.
A tension, between the childish reference of the chalk and the strong geometrical, un-human composition, is left behind. "chalkBot" is a custom built vehicle using two servo motors and an Arduino. As the mathematical values change, the vehicle moves around the space, leaving behind a unique composition.
In "A Cappella," Sébastien Pesot questions the inherent difference between sounds which are integral to a language and those which reveal a certain musicality in the human voice.
The video installation is composed of three television screens, each repeating a synchronized loop: the artist faces himself on opposing screens as he seems to entertain a cacophonic conversation with himself, bordering on song and whisper.