Yannick Jacquet: Suite - A Panoramic Video and Sound Canvas
Thursday, Dec 6 @ 10:00am
The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of digital media artist Yannick Jacquet in a solo exhibition that will open on November 13, continuing on display through December 14, 2018.
Born in Geneva in 1980, Swiss/French digital media artist Yannick Jacquet currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He has spent ten years developing a visual art practice exploring approaches to the reversal of deterioration inherent in our exchanges with the world. From the spectacular to the intimate, his work is consistently rooted in the concept of resilience. Jacquet’s art is work haunted by a discourse on the end of time.
"Suite" is an immersive audio and video installation with music by Thomas Vaquié. Yannick Jacquet developed the first iteration of Suite in 2017 at Constellations in Metz, France. The work has been significantly enhanced and adapted specifically for this exhibition in the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery. "Suite" is a large and contemplative panoramic video and sound canvas inspired by the principles of repetition often used in minimalist and serial musical constructions. Employing constantly shifting simple graphic elements, his project "Suite" unfolds through slow evolutions. Fluid mechanics and geometry synthesize to create rich visual complexity bridging a viewer’s contemporary sense of reality to a rhythmic abstract deconstruction of social elements before returning to a holistic sense of presentness and agency. His two-fold research into color and the notions of time and natural cycles has led him to champion a new paradigm of slowness as one possible path to the urgently needed restoration of sensibility.