Tiepolo, Immacolata Concezione
Velazquez, Las Meninas
Two-channel HD video (color, sound), computer
3 min 20 sec, loop
Dimensions variable, landscape orientation
Edition of 3
Excerpt of Tiepolo,
Excerpt of Velazquez,
Google Earth process for Toplologies:
The Topologies installation boldly challenges, yet still submits to, the art object’s myth of perfection and aura, hanging in a church or museum. Transporting this beauty into a virtual realm, Quayola rigorously investigates the surface details of each object. Pure geometry and abstraction take over, as he reframes his subjects using a computational method of triangulation. In the format of a diptych, Velázquez is positioned on the left and Tiepolo on the right. In each panel, hundreds of thousands of polygons and points comprise a wire frame core that mathematically contorts and regenerates, driven by a soundscape that visually is determined.
This piece is the first in Quayola’s Strata series to break a composition down into complete abstraction. It can be displayed vertically or horizontally (as pictured above).
Sound design by Matthias Kispert.