Seméler nos traces
This digital and sound piece consists of twenty aluminum soles. In May 2014, Arthur Vinck organized a walk in the tri-border region of the Upper Rhine. About fifteen participants, wearing aluminum soles, followed a path around the river. The terrains that were walked step by step, have been inscribed on the metal of the soles, to leave the imprints of the promenade. The recovered soles are now the traces of this experiment, and also serve as resonance boxes for the broadcasting of recorded noises from the same day.
Présentation dans le cadre de la Biennale Watch This Space
Arthur Vinck’s work relies on the idea of sculpture contributing a tension of physical and mechanical phenomena, the relation between space and the spectator, and notions of rhythm and erasure. He deals with objects in movement on cycles…either interactive or re-tracking a previous displacement, passing through a machine concept or through installations. His work shows the evolution of a manufacturing process, which despite all its technical complexity, never reaches the desired goal. On the contrary, in his way of fabricating and linking the elements, he considers the risk of failure, capable of putting an end to the movement, as a kind of obsolescence, in a search for the imaginary, the magic, Both enigmatic and incomplete.