Hadar

Hadar
Hadar
Hadar
Hadar
Hadar

HADAR :
(Beta Centauri (β Centauri / β Cen, Bêta Centauri),), also known as Hadar or Agena, is the second brightest star in the constellation Centaurus and the tenth brightest in the night sky.)

Shining in over a hundred billion galaxies of the Universe, the number of stars surpasses comprehension. On a clear night, the stars that we can make out through a telescope in the depths of space are so old and far away that their light has taken millions, even billions of years to reach us. All the people of earth have projected onto these starry skies the pre-eminent forces and mysteries of their cosmos

For thousands of years, the stars have guided the traveller, the sailor and the pilgrim, like a conscience navigating through unknown darkness, as a landmark for all the shining forms imagined by the psyche. The stars remind us of infinity, visionaries, and their part in our lives. 
This installation adapts this idea of ‘visionnaire’. First, by the video itself which is the result of a search for a new aesthetic, combining colours and forms with a focus on the digital. It is the graphic reimagining of the formation of a star which, over millions of years, becomes a vast ball that gives off light from the radiation of trillions of nuclear reactions taking place at its core.The video will have a resolution of more than (4k), demanding a more advanced technology which modern video players like Youtube and Vimeo would not be able to support or effectively reproduce.The installation draws a parallel with the idea of the time taken for starlight to reach us, for example, the light from a Pole star takes 430 years to reach earth. Looking at the stars we see our future. Secondly, the star itself will be made from a wedge of polystyrene covered in 2.5m2 of latex. It will be easily manoeuvrable by two people and could be cut into 4 and easily reassembled to help with transportation. It will rest on a support system on the floor, giving a feeling of balance. A selection of different mirrors will be arranged on the floor around the star which will prevent viewers from approaching it, keeping a minimum of 4m distance from HadarThe replica of Hadar, will be a 30 cm diameter statue made by a 3D printer. The technology of 3D printing allows to add a material in addition to the projection. As well as another plan that takes lives, thanks to the mapping. Depending on the space provided by the festival, one can imagine different statues arranged in different parts of the room. The statues will be different part of the evolution of the video Hadar.
The feeling of lightness and balance, in spite ofsize of the star, will pique the curiosity of the viewer who will not being able to move closer. The binoculars will allow viewers to participate, giving a more visual sensation, as if they are embarking upon their own exploration and appropriation of the installation. The calm movements and shapes, all accompanied by progressive music, will hypnotise the viewer and transport them to another galaxy.

Captation Adaf Festival _ 2017
Athènes GR
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Music : Jean Emmanuel Rosnet
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