LA NUIT DES ENFERS / THE NIGHT OF INFERNOS
Animation of the colossal sculpture of Augustus
European Night of Museums
Musée Départemental Arles Antique / Arles Museum of Antiquity 2012
ANIMATED SCULPTURETHE STATUE AWAKENS, SHE WATCHES US, SHE SPEAKS.
At the intersection of sculpture and videography, of a captivating realism,
Dominik Barbier’s animated sculptures bring to life the eternal myth of the living statue.
They evoke wonder and profound emotion,
and they explore the millenial question on the existence of another world,
and a dialogue with the ancients about the illusion of life and the living’s legacy,
to the origins of the art of the portrait and of the antique sculpture.
Attuned to the voices of the dead, within the dramatic art of mythology and of history.
Présented for the first time in 2011 (Mémorial La Marseillaise, Marseille)
the technology of statue mapping Fearless Life Illusion ©
is the only of its kind in the world with its finesse and quality of illusion. FILM 1 ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Excerpt from LA NUIT DES ENFERS / THE NIGHT OF INFERNOS (1’30) – 2012
The Arles Museum of Antiquity entirely transformed into VIRGIL’S INFERNO. FILM 2 ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Excerpt from I AM YOUR VENUS (3’00) – 2013
Mapping onto the « Venus of Arles » (Louvre)