“Topologies” is an instalment of the “Strata” series. Yet, unlike the previous “Strata” pieces, “Topologies” does not describe a process of transformation, but rather focuses into the observation of objects that are already fully transformed.
The subjects of these new pieces are two iconic paintings from the Prado Museum’s collection: “Las Meninas” by Velazquez and “L’immacolata concezione” by Tiepolo. Following the rules behind their visual composition and colours, the two masterpieces have been transformed into digital fabrications through the use of custom software.
“Topologies” consists in the exploration of the digital objects created by this transformation process. The outcome is not a narrative film but rather separate objects of contemplation… literally, “digital paintings”. This work is commissioned by Onedotzero for the BFI Gallery, London.
Excerpt for Tiepolo’s “L’immacolata concezione”
Excerpt for Velazquez’s “Las meninas”
2ch HD projection | 4ch sound
Duration: continuous loop
Sound: Matthias Kispert
Custom software: Mauritius Seeger
Assistants: Kieran Gee-Finch, Cai Matthews