Sound for Video Installation by Quayola

Topologies is an instalment of the Strata Series. Differently from the previous Strata pieces, Topologies does not describe a process of transformation, rather it focuses into the observation of objects that are already fully transformed. The subjects of these new pieces are two iconic paintings from the Prado Museum’s collection: “Las Meninas” of Velazquez and “L’ Immacolata Concezione” of Tiepolo.
Following the rules behind their visual composition and colours, the two masterpieces have been transformed into digital fabrications through the use of custom software. Topologies consist in the exploration of the digital objects created by this transformation process. The outcome is not a narrative film but rather separate objects of contemplation… Literally “digital paintings”.

Commissioned by onedotzero and British Film Institute in collaboration with BFI Gallery, London.

→British Film Institute

Quayola Solo Exhibition Young Projects, Los Angeles, USA 19 Mar – 8 May 2012
Creators Project Platoon, Seoul, South Korea 7 – 11 Sep 2011
Kernel Festival Villa Tittoni, Desio, Italy 1 – 3 Jul 2011
Creators Project La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France 9 – 11 Jun 2011
54th Venice Biennale Italian Cultural Institute, Venice, Italy – London, UK 4 Jun – 27 Nov 2011
SHARE Belgrade, Serbia 8 – 9 Apr 2011
YOTA Space Frunzensky, St Petersburg, Russia 2 – 19 Dec 2010
onedotzero BFI Gallery, London, UK 10 – 14 Nov 2010