Paradis Perdus Wants Viewers to Question Their Own Realities

 - Jul 24, 2018
References: thisiscolossal & fastcompany
As part of A-Part, a contemporary art festival in Provence, German art duo Quintessenz has created a digitally simulated experience known as Paradis Perdus. Quintessenz, comprised of Thomas Granseuer and Tomislav Topic, were inspired to create this piece as a means of questioning reality. According to the Topic, "We always want to create works that are kind of disorienting. We want to play with [our] perception, creating something that seems digital in the analog world."

The Paradis Perdus instillation truly looks like something out of a digital world and can only be compared to three-dimensional graffiti. The piece is set in the ruins of Les Baux and was crafted using metal rods and semitransparent textile patches. These pieces of textile come in varying colors and were intentionally arranged to be reminiscent of digital color palettes like RGB or CMYK.

Image Credit: Quintessenz