Elsa Fauconnet

L'invention - Film - 2014

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 16


The Invention is a “work table” that can be used to create a cgi film. It was dreamed up by a computer graphics artist who, when imitating the movement of the real, questioned the structures and codes that organise the world. Between sky and earth gravitate the question of genesis, and another, underlying one, namely: is there someone piloting this plane? Who builds and directs the order of the forms of the real? The Invention itself is governed by a code specific to its installation: a score constituted by an association of events, which do not have the same space-time and yet communicate together in the form of a loop. The installation and the film thus present a world that is under construction in which a snowflake, from which Kepler elaborated the geometrical forms that construct the universe, comes together with a score for the Miserere kept secret by the Vatican, the actions of the pilots of the Patrouille de France rehearsing their airborne figures (the “music”) and the Pythagorean origins theory of the “harmony of the spheres”. These codes and figures then start resonating together and become the support for the creation of a virtual world in which the oneiric feeds on the knowledge accumulated by Man. The investigation is left deliberately open, for the installation is “only” an Invention. An Invention that puts in place and coordinates a structuring of the real, thus questioning its very substance.

Elsa Fauconnet


Hugo Arcier, Margaritis Haralambos, La Patrouille de France, Bertrand Lamarche, Eugénie Obolensky, Anais Bertrand, Igor Bouin, Jennifer Coursier, Guillaume Defer, Fiona Mc Gown, Martial Pauliat, Richard Campagne, Antoine Sugita, Eric Prigent, François Bonenfant, Vincent Henon, Cyprien Quairiat, Blandine Tourneux, Marc Saison, Daniel Dobbels, Madeleine Van Doren, Lucie Bercez, Christian Cartier, Jean-René Lorand, Aurélie Brouet, Vincent Kalb, François Lescieux, Thierry Maes, Christiane Salentey, Michel Salentey, Patricia Salentey, Claude Riva, Antoine Liebaert et toute l’équipe du Fresnoy.