Golnaz Behrouznia (Iran)
Lumina Fiction #2
Installation created during residency at VIDEOFORMES with the help of Clermont Auvergne Métropole as part of his creation politic, and the support of la DRAC Auvergne Rhône Alpes / 2017
A project by Golnaz Behrouznia .
Sound Design & management of interactivity by François Donato, member of éOle, group of active music.
Label (2=3) Espace Croisé + VIDEOFORMES
A center for contemporary art and a video and digital art event have decided to join forces to enhance the emergence of new talents in an artistic expression that is at its best when on display. Artists chosen in common are exhibited within the framework of the international festival VIDÉOFORMES and in the exhibition program of the Espace Croisé. The artists selected are guided by the artistic directors of the two structures and see their works proposed for broadcast abroad.
Eric Deneuville, director of Espace Croisé
Gabriel Soucheyre, director of VIDEOFORMES
At the origin of her work as a visual artist, Golnaz Behrouznia has always been interested in the natural sciences, in the observation of microscopic life and through that, life in all its dimensions. Today it is with her artistic vision that she reconnects with her passion for the living. The media she chooses, sculpture, video installation, and drawing support this idea: to create a hybrid world, bringing the biological together with visual art…
Lumina Fiction is an immersive and interactive multimedia work that takes viewers on a journey into an imaginary world that could be described as a biological fiction. In a spacious and obscure space, a spatial structure composed of layers of a translucent veil occupies the space like a floating organic architecture.
Tiny luminous, chimerical, and imaginary creatures come to life on the veils of this giant body. They evolve and move, displaying and giving life to a biological fiction in perpetual change. Atmospheric sounds emerge discreetly and evolve according to the states of this universe. Being both autonomous and sensitive to external presence, this fictitious ecosystem triggers visual and sound reactions and evolves with the behavior of the visitors.
Lumina Fiction proposes a creation, a system, inspired by life principles and a real ecosystem, and uses new technologies to incarnate those behaviors inspired by biological reality.
The first version created in April 2015 with the support of DICRÉAM, produced by Les Mille Tiroirs in Pamiers, and programmed in the 11th edition of the event “Croisements Numériques” in Saint-Nazaire, as well as the exhibition “Hémisphères” at the Cda d’Enghien and the Biennale des Bains Numériques 2016.
Lumina Fiction has offered the public an outstanding artistic experience.
“Lumina Fiction #2” represents an important evolutionary step for this project. This second version will be a biological fiction with Memory. A capacity to memorize one’s experience with one’s environment. A work that is not quite the same between the beginning and the end of its presence in a place, its behavior will be thus linked to its memory perception. “Lumina Fiction #2” will be produced as part of a residency project and exhibited at the 2017 Vidéoformes festival, with a grant from Clermont Communauté. Lumina fiction #2 will then be hosted in residence at Espace Croix Baragnon in Toulouse, during the months of April and May for a finalization and a continuation of its development. An exhibition at the museum of Toulouse is under negotiation.
Born in 1982 in Shiraz, Iran, Golnaz BEHROUZNIA turned towards the visual arts at a very young age. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Tehran and pursued her art career in Iran and then in France from 2008, studying digital creation in Toulouse. Since 2010, she has presented her works in the form of interactive video installations, drawings and sculptures, in different places such as the museum “Les Abattoirs”, the “Salle des Illustres” and “Ciam-La Fabrique” in Toulouse, the “Aubette” room in Strasbourg, the “PAD” exhibition, the “Vita Nova” exhibition in Paris, the Biennale Bains Numériques in Enghien les Bains, the exhibition “Crossing art, science and the environment” in Tunisia and the exhibition “Are We Already Gone” in New York.”