How can we understand space and the luminous vibrations that run through matter, from the nanoscale to the cosmos?
“Alchemy of color: illuminating nanoworlds”
A research-creation project designed to test the certitudes of our perception, by presenting gold and silver objects sculpted at a nanoscale, invisible to all optical processes. Two complementary installations are used: “A Thousand Shades of Green, an Attempt – nanolithography” (nanoengraving on a glass disk) and “Alchemy of Light – nanosculptures” (nanosculptures in suspension).
Thousand shades of Green, an Attempt : nanolithographie
Jean-Marc Chomaz, Olga Flor, Vincenzo Giannini, Giancarlo Rizza | 2019
crédit photo : Olga Flor
“A Thousand Shades of Green, an Attempt” is a nanoscale installation that attempts to achieve transformation of light by coherent plasma formation on the surface of a 1-cm² glass disk. It is a lithograph made at a scale smaller than that of visible light, at the extreme limit of our current ability to transcribe matter, far from the scales usually performed by human beings.
Alchemy of Light: Nanosculptures
Jean-Marc Chomaz, Olga Flor, and Giancarlo Rizza, in partnership with Jean-Michel Wierniezky, Hynd Remita, Anaïs Lehoux, and Mireille Benoit | 2020
crédit photo : Olga Flor
“Alchemy of Light: nanosculptures” presents a set of colloidal solutions of nanoparticles recently synthesized at the Physical Chemistry Laboratory of Orsay, France. Some contain stacks of silver nano-triangles, others pure gold nano-sticks. The play of the eye reveals various shades of greens and metallic colors that attest to a different light-matter interaction and reveal a thousand new colors yet to be named.
Thomassine Gieseck | 2018-2019
crédit photo : Thomasine Giesecke
Thomassine Gieseck, sculptor, carried out an artistic residency with Jean-Marc Chomaz at the LadHyX laboratory of École Polytechnique, in partnership with Bruno Palpant (École Centrale Supelec) and Hynd Remita (Physical Chemistry Laboratory of Orsay) during the 2018-2019 academic year. They conducted a research-creation project on the color change induced by the use of gold nanoparticles, materialized by the VolvoX installation, developed with the support of Diagonale Paris Saclay and the LASIPS Labex.
Paysages extrasolaires (Extra-solar landscapes)
LABOFACTORY (Jean-Marc Chomaz, Laurent Karst, Filippo Fabbri), with the participation of art and design students from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Dijon | 2018
crédit photo : LABOFACTORY
The video installation “Paysages Extrasolaires” presents around thirty imaginary celestial bodies, created during a workshop for researchers and artists led by the LABOFACTORY collective in December 2017 at École des Beaux-Arts in Dijon. The installation is conceived as a living and changing visual and acoustic landscape, where planets appear, disappear, dialogue together and intermingle, each with its own vibration.