Critical Zones
Critical Zones

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The skin of ruins

F. Léaustic
K. Boutin & D. Broner (DVTK)
M. Tamimy (CyberSuper)

The Skin of Ruins is a continuously changing environment. Each time you visit, you will be able to see the changes it undergoes. The future of this universe is uncertain: your interactions may cause this ecosystem to decline and then disappear. You can fly over it without fear of having an impact on it. On the other hand, a simple click can have disastrous consequences on its development. Fortunately, another entity is floating on the surface.
If you come into contact with it, it will give you the ability to change shadows into light. Take care of it so that others can benefit from it.

« The Skin of Ruins » offers the visitor a virtual journey to discover a self-generating world, constantly changing for an indefinite period of time.

In the continuity of F. Léaustic’s doctoral research, the work is inspired by his installation RUINES presented at the CENTQUATRE-Paris during the Nemo Biennial in 2017, involving phytoplankton, unicellular organisms at the origin of the creation of life.

To create this atypical adventure in which the visitor can take part, this researcher has joined forces with three other artists:
Kim Boutin and David Broner (DVTK) as well as Michaël Tamimy (CyberSuper).

Thanks to an infinite repetition of random cycles on which the visitor can act, the artists bring to this universe one of the fundamental characteristics of the living: none of them has any certainty as to the evolution of this universe after it has been put online. This work, which the four artists wanted alive, seeks to question our vision of the world, meaning that we should escape the impasse of an anthropocentric vision of our relationship to the environment on which we act and vice versa.

This new territory is built on data collected through the study of phytoplankton through successive RUINES exhibitions and on data from the biotechnology laboratory of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, which focuses on the study of the depurative capacities of these algae to purify the air and water they come into contact with.

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Sound Design

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Alive 87.82%
Dead 12.18%
Lifetime 154d 0h 9min
Humans visiting 1
Units healed 131.45%
Units destroyed 144.14%