Quayola. Jardins d’Eté

Flashback video 2018

curated by Federica Barletta

Jardins d’Eté is the name of the artwork by the young artist Quayola. The work consists in a video-installation inspired by Impressionism in high resolution. The main focus is the experimental use of technology: light sources, artificial wind and cameras all create the conditions to film something close to the gardens of Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire as painted by Monet.

In post-production – through analysing the composition’s movement and the colour scheme – algorithms are generated to create an immersive piece of work. We land therefore on the shores of another time, in which, with contemporary tools and languages we build a memory of what we were and what we will be. In Quayola’s work time loses its meaning, it gets suspended, mirroring exactly what happens to Chad Oliver’s main character when he finds himself in Africa. Once again confirming the timeless quality of art.