is a space of visual and sonic deconstruction by Yannick Jacquet
, Jérémie Peeters (visuals) and Thomas Vaquié (music). Half way between light sculpture and 'penetrable" the installation offers an immersive experience.

The installation offers an immersive experience in a non-linear world, where spatial coherence is lost. 3Destruct was originally designed specifically for the Biennale d’art contemporain, which took place in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium in 2007. It has since then been adapted to be presented in various venues.
The video on this page was filmed in Oct 2011 at Le Lieu Unique in Nantes during Scopitone Festival. The installation was redesigned for the occasion.


Source: Yannick Jacquet (Legoman)



A cube-like structure, lights are projected onto it in many different forms which, when you see the video below, is quite spectacular. But what’s even more amazing is that people can walk through the cube as it is being projected onto. 3Destruct challenges the persons’ perception while inside, as the lights disorients the participant walking through the semi hollow cube. Understandably so, as light and its reflection is the means for us to see, and having it manipulated has us having to re-interpret the world around us.


Source: whiteboard journal



3Destruct, *****, architecture, Installation


Digital Harmony (1980): On the Complementarity of Music and Visual Art – John Whitney, Sr. wanted to create a dialog between "the voices of light and tone." All of his early experiments in film and the development of sound techniques lead toward this end. He felt that music was an integral part of the visual experience; the combination had a long history in man's primitive development and was part of the essence of life. His theories On the complementarity of Music and Visual Art were explained in his book, Digital Harmony, published by McGraw-Hill in 1980. (Paradise 2012)

The Art of Projectionism (2007) by Frederick Baker (in German) sets out the principles behind his use of projectors in the film making process. He defines a projectionist school of filmmaking and media art. In this publication he also presented Ambient film, a surround experience that can be shown in specially developed cinemas. (Wikipedia)

See this Sound (2009) by Liz Kotz (Author), Cosima Rainer (Editor), Stella Rollig (Editor), Dieter Daniels (Editor), Manuela Ammer (Editor) compiles a huge number of artists, filmmakers, composers and performers, reaching back into the early twentieth century and into the present to survey overlaps between not only sound and art, sound and film, and the metaphor of cinema as rhythm or symphony. Proceeding chronologically, the book takes the early cinematic eye music of Hans Richter as a starting point, noting parallel works by Walter Ruttmann and Oskar Fischinger; moving into the postwar period, the art/cinema/ music experiments of Peter Kubelka, Valie Export and Michael Snow are discussed, establishing precedents to similar work by Rodney Graham, Carsten Nicolai, Jeremy Deller and many others. (Artbook)



Michel Gondry (*1963) is a French film, commercial and music video director and an Academy Award-winning screenwriter. He is noted for his inventive visual style and manipulation of mise en scène. Michel Gondry's career as a filmmaker began with creating music videos for the French rock band Oui Oui, in which he also served as a drummer. The style of his videos for Oui Oui caught the attention of music artist Björk, who asked him to direct the video for her song Human Behaviour. The collaboration proved long-lasting, with Michel Gondry directing a total of seven music videos for Björk. Other artists who have collaborated with Michel Gondry on more than one occasion include Daft Punk, The White Stripes, The Chemical Brothers, The Vines, Steriogram, Radiohead, and Beck. Gondry has also created numerous television commercials. (Wikipedia)

Carsten Goertz (*1981) works in interaction design, graphic design and media scenography projects. International practice as designer, lecturer and media artist in high profile design studios and institutions. Experimental and interdisciplinary orientation with strong conceptual skills and technological affinity. (Carsten Goertz)

Autechre: Gantz Graf (2002) received widespread attention - perhaps more so than any previous output from Autechre; in interviews, Alex Rutterford stated that it achieved cult status in underground computer-generated imagery art circles. The video features an abstract object (or an agglomeration of objects) synchronized to the sounds in the music as it morphs, pulsates, shakes, and finally dissolves. (Wikipedia)

Len Lye (2009) co-edited by the curator Tyler Cann and the writer, critic and poet Prof. Wystan Curnow is a tribute to one of New Zealand’s most internationally acclaimed artists is the most comprehensive visual presentation of Len Lye’s art to date.

Over 1,000 new photographs were created and hundreds of them selected for this image-rich publication, presenting the full range of Len Lye’s work, from drawings and paintings right through to his photograms and kinetic experimentations. (Govett-Brewster)

David O'Reilly (*1985) is a young Irish animator working out of Berlin. 2009 he won the best short film Golden Bear in Berlin for Please Say Something, a melancholy modern day kitchen sink drama between a loving cat-type creature and an inattentive mouse. He also created the Youtube cult Octocat animations under the pseudonym Randy Peters, a nine year old kid. He also directed the lush animated video for U2 and their new single I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight and has made it into another beautiful small dramatic story. (State.ie)