Manon De Pauw, Fantasmagorie lumineuse (Luminous Phantasmagoria), Video installation, 2008. Duration: 19 min. (loop) Wall projection size: 12’ x 9’
In this installation, a suspended screen is flooded with a video projection that overflows its edges. This screen—we could say picture—is literally at the centre of the work. It is at once the subject, material and support of the video that revolves around this cutout from the picture. The projection contains geometric forms and visual effects that are the result of the manipulation of assorted materials and objects on a luminous work surface. Visual intrigues, trompe-l’œil effects and optical illusions follow one after the other. Like most of my works, this installation springs from a desire to link formalism and performative process, as well as to create complex visual situations out of a handful of elements. Luminous Phantasmagoria is part of the MACM Permanent Collection.