The Yemaya project is a virtual-reality immersive installation, an attempt to reformulate a visual and poetic language using scientific tools and processes. It consists in deploying an oneiric staging based on certain modellings of caves, from the CNRS digital archive, entirely made with the technology of undersea photogrammetry, acoustic measurements from an active underwater sensor, which technological resources allow enhanced scientific observation of the undersea world, all with high resolution three dimensional visualisation.
The project offers a meditative and poetic excursion in which each detail is modelled like a musical vibration. It also encourages us to consider the question of the image, of forms of representation and their aesthetic and technological manifestations.
Trained at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Saïd Afifi has in recent years been exploring “postmodernist” architecture, heightening this with the dimension of an order that is at once chaotic and utopian.
New technologies are omnipresent in his artistic practice, especially in his use of 3D rendering tools.
“Without fighting change and the necessary evolution of the world, and while maintaining the position of an observer, close to record, I try to metaphorically question the political, social and economic circumstances that engendered the advent of the ultra-modernist landscape.”
Avec le soutien de LSIS laboratory/Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes/I&M Team, Images & Models/umr CNRS 7296 et tout particulièrement Mustapha OULADSINE, Directeur du LSIS et Pierre DRAP, chargé de recherche HDR