Lunar-Sting (original title: Piqûre-Lunaire)
La Becque, La Tour-de-Peilz (CH), 2019Installation with video in Virtual Reality (VR) (12'21")
A VR video essay, entitled Piqûre-Lunaire (Lunar-Sting), explores the role of emerging winemaking techniques as a means of repositioning the human species within a threatened ecosystem. Created after being awarded the first EXECAL residency at La Becque, Switzerland, the speculative fiction incorporates research in the Lavaux region in order to project a possible future for the wine industry, incorporating geological, cosmological, and literary elements of the same space.
VR processes, now commonplace in hospitality and tourism sectors, aim to facilitate remote immersion within a distant site or time. These virtual processes emphasise the importance of connection between agricultural products and the topography of their place of origin, from an environmental and economic point of view. The work explores the potential of VR as a technology bridging the virtual and physical.
Supported by: EXECAL & La Becque Résidence d'Artistes
© Photo credits Achille Laplante - Le Brun