During a residency at INRIA – National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Sophia-Antipolis), organized in partnership with UCA – Université Côte d’Azur, Kristof Everart worked during 2018 on the flow of human displacements on a geographical area between Nice and Marseille.
Studies and experiments have allowed the emergence of an artistic work that visually transcribes these human impacts on this territory.
“As an artist, I borrow from science and question the different concepts of occupation of territories. I experiment and develop different digital and plastic processes.
Following various surveys carried out in urban planning and geology laboratories, I have established a research protocol in connection with the intense urbanization between Marseille, Sophia Antipolis and Nice. It was a question for me of fixing in the form of abstract models the density of the human insertion in this territory.
By mapping processes, in surface and in thickness, I extracted “strong values”, such as the intensity of the displacements, but also the influence and the repercussion of the electromagnetic waves referring to it.
My wish is not to illustrate physical and scientific phenomena but to interpret them through the production of works in the form of drawings, paintings, serigraphs and installations.
The resulting work is presented at the Villa Arson under the title “Entropy of a territory”. This title expresses, beyond a simple “transformation” (etymological meaning of the word entropy), a level of disorganization and unpredictability of a system and thus makes sensitive by means of art the chaos which characterizes it.