Memory Lane
by Félix Luque & Iñigo Bilbao 2015

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Pau Waelder EN SP
Jon Bilbao EN SP

'Memory Lane' was inspired from several locations in the districts of Ribadesella and Llanes, Asturias (Spain) which shape Félix Luque and Iñigo Bilbao's childhood and youth memories. Better yet, these natural environments – strands, rocky areas, woodland – do not simply inspire this project: they literally feed it. Turned into data via 3D scanning and modelling, these locations served as mould to the sculpted pieces the final installation consists of. On the one hand, a camera slowly traveling through a 3D model depicts on two big screens the locations which are now nothing but millions of white dots on a black background. Objects are gently outlined so that one can still make out thick woodland and rocky areas. Yet, the black-and-white image is dimly lit at its core and one is left but imagining what cannot be actually seen and could possibly lurk in the darkness. On the other, a sand rock, which was scanned and reproduced in full detail – with the exception of its colour and weight, floats on top of powerful electromagnets within a structure that shifts horizontally. The noise caused by the magnetic field is enhanced to create a sound environment that wraps both art works in an almost meditative ambience. The installation forms in this way a coherent unit: sand rock and landscape – slowly shifting together and coming through as hyper-realist as well as clearly artificial – are two aspects of the same investigation on memory and space, on perception of reality and on the human capacity of generating fiction, either by means of a simple child's game or of a complex technological process. text by Pau Waelder

Memory Lane by Félix Luque and Iñigo Bilbao
Damien Gernay: Designer
Vincent Evrard: Arduino programmer
Julien Maire: Mechanical design.

A coproduction of “Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de España", “secteur arts numériques, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles” and “Arcadi”.
With the support of iMAL (FabLAB).