The Fountain Man at the Buttes Chaumont
Performed at the Vesta temple of the Buttes Chaumont park in Paris, a scene is staged exclusively legible by the gaze of the 3d lidar scanner. All actors receive precise instructions for their positions and movements within the choreography. The resulting scene echoes surrealist poet Luis Arragon 1924 poem “A feeling for nature at the Buttes Chaumont” .
The rotational movement of the scanner prescribes the choreography. The temple becomes a spatialized clock. Its columns the gears timing the movement of the actors. A lantern, a concentric arrays of mirrors enclosing the scanner reflects and deceives the laser rays, it creates fictional columns, fictional bodies, decapitated and floating suspended in mid-air.