Audiovisual piece for domes – 15 minutes (May 2014)
by Joanie Lemercier and James Ginzburg
Nimbes explores the ontology of observation and its relationship to cosmogony, notions of intelligence, and individuality.
As a universe comes into being, emergent structures arise and determine its unfolding. From the perspective of observation, intelligence is an emergent property of the universe in which we find ourselves. As if from a desire to participate in the process of unfolding, we create both architectures and narratives, repetitions of the cosmogony, microcosms of the universe, in which all our actions find symbolic expression on a macrocosmic scale. But within this process, questions arise, and linear continuity is interrupted by the uncertainties of the hypothesis of stability on which we base our solid notions, which have provided the foundations for our architectures, the grounds of our narratives. Observation, however, is the thread that unites all experience, a lens that can not see itself, invisibly and perpetually remains.
Visuals : Joanie Lemercier
Software development: Nikolay Matveiev
Production: Juliette Bibasse
Laserscan of a forest by Ecosynth project
Music composition: James Ginzburg
Contrabass: Yair Glotman
Percussion: Brandon Rosenbluth
Location Recording Engineer: Kai Schoormann
Co-produced with SAT Montreal
Recording sessions at Kraftwerk, Berlin.
Special thanks to Laurens Von Oswald & Kraftwerk Berlin
NEO Event, CosmoCaixa, Barcelona, ES – April 2021
Bristol Light Festival, We The Curious, Bristol, UK – February 2020
Space Camp, Aix En Provence, FR – November 2019
Mutek JP, Tokyo, JP – November 2018
LLUM BCN, Barcelona, ES – February 2018
Sonar+D, Barcelona, ES – June 2017
Mutek MX, Mexico City, MX – October 2016
BAM Festival, Liège, BE – May 2016
SAT Montreal, Montreal, CA – April 2014
Photos at Satosphere by Sebastien Roy.