This new film, shown on a monumental LED screen at the back of the museum's nave, questions the notion of exploration through new tools, capable of revealing an invisible world, to which we had no access until now.
It presents an ambiguous, spectral territory, undergoing mutation, where reality and virtuality are superimposed on one another, and where our reference points can no longer be discerned.
“The idea of artificiality has been in my work for a very long time. I’ve always tried to give a virtual form to the world, through aerial views, through color changes. Today the world is “derealizing” itself, detaching itself from reality. I have tried to capture moments when we no longer know where we stand, between the artificial and the natural. ARTIFICIALIS is the name of this hybrid, post-Anthropocene territory, in which reference points have totally dissolved.”
A film by Laurent Grasso
Studio Laurent Grasso
Yan Tomaszewski, Corentin Vendryes, Min Cezar Hong, Nicolas Lemoine, Virginie Schmitt
Camera lucida productions
Papa Sierra, Aerialcollection, Hope, GoodPlanet, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, 3D scanning and pointcloud
ScanLAB Projects, Chroniques du plancton, Christian Sardet et Les Macronautes, Shutterstock, Adobe, Getty Images, Leica Microsystems
Produced at the invitation of the Musée d’Orsay, the film ARTIFICIALIS benefitted from the generous support of the American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay and the exceptional collaboration of PERROTIN gallery.
ARTIFICIALIS glossary by Grégory Quenet
Developed with Grégory Quenet, the project's scientific advisor, the glossary of ARTIFICIALIS summarizes the concepts and research underpinning the film.
Artificialis, Laurent Grasso
A film by Heinz Peter Schwerfel
In the artist’s Parisian studio, we discover the different phases of his artwork’s creation, through his research, his exchanges with Grégory Quenet, professor of environmental history, and his work sessions with Warren Ellis focusing on the creation of the original music for the film.
Laurence des Cars, president of the Musée d’Orsay, deepens our understanding of what her invitation to Laurent Grasso entailed.
With the generous support of American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay