QUADRATURE (DE, 1979)
Residency period: April-June 2019
Observing the skies around La Becque with a 2.4mtr radio telescope thus generating content for a new series of works.
For quite some time, we had been dreaming about doing our own astronomical observations of the skies above us and having a direct connection with the invisible mysteries that surround Earth. It began back in 2016, when we spent a few weeks in Chile visiting the astronomical facilities of the European Southern Observatory.
At La Becque, we had the time and space to work continuously with our telescope, developing new work methods as well as new works. Together with our collaborator Christian Losert (who stayed for one week in one of the marvellous guest rooms), we developed the concept and details for Fantasie#1 – an audio-visual performance for radio telescope, artificial intelligence and self-playing organ. Curated by La Becque, we took part in the exhibition “Futurs Incertains” at the Pully Museum of Art with two existing works and performed LGM#2 at an event organised by La Becque in the same museum.
We (Quadrature1+Quadrature2+child Paula) very much enjoyed and benefited from our residence at La Becque, both from a professional and an emotional perspective. The incredible hospitality of everyone involved and the family-like atmosphere made us immediately feel at home and thus gave us the energy to focus on our work.
Many thanks to Francoise, Pyloo, Luc, Graziella, Manon, Sylvie, Ben and Billie!
Quadrature is an artist collective based in Berlin. Their exploration gravitates towards scientific interests and physical experiments, using new technologies and academic research as a source and inspiration. Within the context of new media, their transdisciplinary projects include audiovisual performances as well as installations and graphics. Their work has been presented worldwide in various festivals and exhibitions and received several awards and grants at the Prix Ars Electronica 2015 and 2018 or at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2017 and 2018.
Quadrature is Juliane Götz and Sebastian Neitsch