Le Cercle

Pascal BAUER
Bains numériques
Saturday 14 June 2014 (All day) to Friday 20 June 2014 (All day)
In competition - France

An arresting metaphor for the interplay of freedom and control regulating any social organisation, this robotic video installation in motion escapes any attempt of artistic classification.

The ‘circle’ is an impressive device whereby a screen moves in concert with the image it displays and invites our sensory and cognitive capacities to transform illusion into reality.

A bull is brought to life on the screen with over 200 films, each playing no more than a dozen seconds, and a computer, its autonomy harnessed by a set of sensors, is in control of sequencing the shots, so the beast does as it pleases.

It is obliged to adapt to the machine’s geometry and reacts unpredictably to the scrutiny of spectators.

Pascal Bauer assumes here the role of bear (or bull) tamer. Similar to peering through the bars of a cage in a zoo, the spectator can revel in the thrill of danger, knowing they are safe from harm.

Visual artist and designer, Pascal Bauer, very young, creating a publishing company Design "Tebong" to be a substantial success. 
It introduces the concept of narrative design. His creations are published in France and Italy and enter the National Contemporary Art Fund, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. 

In 2007, he decided to focus on a purely artistic creation. Practice, or the theme of alienation is recurrent, then do not allow any limit or technical support. 
In 2009, in the sense of singularity enough, he begins to give his work a real visibility. 
Very attached to the materiality of the works, it is involved in surprising technological developments, which lead some of them into the field of digital arts. 
He is represented by Olivier Casting / School Gallery Paris.
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Images de présentation: 
Pascal BAUER - Festival Bains numériques #8