The Great Indecision Council
Romain Tardy, Bruxelles (BE)
Who are we really? Who do we want to be? What do we tell Google, from the apparent intimacy of our smartphone, that we would rather not share with the rest of the world?
Artist Romain Tardy presents visitors of Multiplica with an unsolicited self-portrait of our current society by translating in real time the search terms most frequently used on Google and Google News into visual and audio signals in the public space; they become pulses that are visible and audible both inside and outside the circle.
The Great Indecision Council is a reflection for us all. An image that shows humanity as it really is, not how it wants to be seen. The work takes the shape of a mesmerizing and hypnotic large-scale light and sound installation, in which visitors are surrounded by a circle of light, sound, words and computer-generated, mystical chants. The Great Indecision Council invites visitors into the middle of this enchanting work while being watched by spectators close-by, and maybe even far above us.
Romain Tardy is an artist who spent four years studying art and design before deciding that «it was time to do something else».
His works establish a direct connection with everything digital. However, Tardy doesn’t necessarily use the term "digital art" to describe them. His installations are mostly IRL, offline because to him "the screen is not the limit". They are designed as sensory experiences using video mapping, sound and lighting effects. They question technological progress and its repercussions on society.
Romain Tardy used to work in animation and post-production studios. Even as a student he was already a professional VJ, which led him to work on collaborations with major artists such as Jay Z, Flying Lotus or Murcof and to the creation of the ANTIVJ label where he worked from 2008 to 2013. Currently he lives and works in Brussels. As well as his personal creations, he does creative and art direction, and art consulting.
Une installation de Romain Tardy
musique : Loran Delforge / développement du logiciel : Hand Coded / production : Into the great wide open in association with MU art space / avec le soutien du Mondriaan fund / création 2018
© Romain Tardy
Duration : non-stop
Venue : Rotonde 2
Dates : Fri 01.03.19 >18:00-01:00
Sat 02.03.19 >18:00-01:00
Price : free entry