“Blaise Pascal et les jardins” by Annie Bascoul

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    Blaise Pascal et les jardins

Artist(s) and People Involved:



Artist Statement:

    Annie Bascoul’s ambition is to reveal an idea of beauty that combines dreams and poetry. She wants to provoke an emotion, the emotion felt in front of a singular presence. This “beauty” that she seeks, she finds essentially in nature, gardens, decorative arts, fine arts. Her creations must be rare and precious, beautiful and poetic. This is how Annie Bascoul tends to offer the spectator a complete immersive experience in her universe by mixing forms, dimensions, digital or real lace, shadows and lights. Her beauty plays on fragility.

    The garden is “her” garden.

    From Blaise Pascal’s geometric work and her breakthroughs in fields such as perspective and hydraulics, Annie Bascoul has retained the influence he had on the genius of the gardener Le Nôtre who created the most famous French gardens.

    By using hybrid techniques, printing on embossed paper and leather, she illustrates and above all gives a soul to the gardens represented, their rectangular, circular and iconic shapes. Through the artifice of virtual creations and the know-how of her partner Christophe Bascoul, she maps these representations of augmented reality, sober and light, visited by Blaise Pascal himself (in augmented reality).

    Blaise Pascal and the gardens refreshes our view of the Anthropocene’s desire for human domination of nature, which seems to question the necessary symbiosis between all the ‘natural elements’.

Technical Information:

    A series of embossed drawing boards representing the French gardens of Le Nôtre on which shrubs and flora are displayed in augmented reality. A visitor – Blaise Pascal – seems to measure the hold he had on these innovative creations of his time and on man’s dominant relationship with nature.

Other Information:

    Exhibition. Chapelle de l’Oratoire – Clermont-Ferrand, May 26 – June 11
    Curator: Gabriel Soucheyre, Videoformes

    A partner event of ISEA2023, 28th International Symposium on Electronic Art
    ISEA2023 selected artwork



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