Jardins d’Été, 2016
Single-channel digital video (color, sound), screen, media player
Dimensions variable, landscape orientation
An homage to the the tradition of French Impressionism and the late works of Claude Monet, Jardins d’Été investigates the ways in which nature is observed, studied, and synthesized with and through technology. The gardens at the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire serve as a point of departure, as Quayola employs an extensive technological apparatus to represent and abstract floral landscapes. Filmed at night with high winds, precise movement is transformed into gestural motion, composition, and color schemes, emulating impressionistic brushstrokes.