Sabrina Ratté

Internal Architectures

[BIO] 

Sabrina Ratté is a Canadian artist living between Montreal and Marseille. Her practice includes video, animation, installations, sculptures, audio-visual performances, prints and Virtual Reality. +

[TXT] 

Going back, going back to what has already been done to retake it, transform it, project onto it a new dimension, this time surreal, in continuous change.+

Undream

— Galician premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 7’ | 2018

Undream depicts an imagined future where utopia and dystopia collapse, inspired by the photomontages of Superstudio – a major force in the Radical architecture and design movement of the late 1960s. Undream leads the viewer through an isolated landscape, overhung by a monumental structure. The architecture morphs between impossible surfaces and underlying order, interfering with the landscape as it undulates in and out of existence. Swept up in this movement, we are suspended in an impossible abandoned territory between the built environment and the natural world.

Aires

— Spanish premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 10’ loop | 2016

Aires is a contemplative visit inside a structure which straddles the line between a sanctuary and a corporate space. It is a place that seems to have no purpose and which leads to nowhere. A presence is felt, but never seen. The house itself is alive; the walls are vibrating, the windows reflect abstract landscapes, the textures are constantly shifting. Created by mixing video synthesizers and 3D animation, this piece is a collage of different rooms slowly scrolling from right to left. The seamless juxtaposition of these interiors generates the illusion of a cohesive space while creating impossible perspectives.

Machine for Living - Montigny-le-Bretonneux

— Spanish premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 315 | 2018

Machine for Living is a project elaborated in the context of a 9 month residency at Château Ephémère (Carrière-sous-Poissy, France). The video series investigates the architecture of the new towns (Villes nouvelles) and brutalist habitation buildings in the surroundings of Paris. Cities such as Noisy-le-Grand, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Créteil, Grigny, Cergy-Pontoise, Nanterre and Ivry-sur-Seine were at the center of this research. Created using photographs, 3D animation and video synthesizer, Machine for living combines documentation and abstraction and straddles the line between utopia and dystopia.

Inscape

— Spanish premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 5’ | 2019

Inscape is a single channel video mixing 3D animation and video synthesis. By an interplay between points of views, depth of fields and textures, new details are revealed, transforming the space into abstract compositions. Inspired by the paintings of Kay Sage, Inscape depicts a psychological landscape, where perspectives are constantly shifting.

Escales

— Spanish premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 6’ 38’’ | 2015-16

Escales is the result of the manipulation of electronic signals using digital means. Electricity, as raw material, is being sculpted, transformed and altered to be reborn as architecture. The video depicts an immersive environment where hallucinated spaces unfurl like automated mirages, and invite the viewers to project themselves inside this ever evolving space, continuously transforming and morphing into new environments.
By its minimal aspect, Escales is a neutral space, without any specific identity. Once a number of layers and visual distortions are added, the architecture comes alive. Escales manifests the hallucinations and the interferences between what’s considered as “objective reality” and the subjective interpretation of it.

Undream​

— Galician premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 7’ | 2018

Undream depicts an imagined future where utopia and dystopia collapse, inspired by the photomontages of Superstudio – a major force in the Radical architecture and design movement of the late 1960s. Undream leads the viewer through an isolated landscape, overhung by a monumental structure. The architecture morphs between impossible surfaces and underlying order, interfering with the landscape as it undulates in and out of existence. Swept up in this movement, we are suspended in an impossible abandoned territory between the built environment and the natural world.

Machine for Living - Montigny-le-Bretonneux

— Spanish premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 315 | 2018

Machine for Living is a project elaborated in the context of a 9 month residency at Château Ephémère (Carrière-sous-Poissy, France). The video series investigates the architecture of the new towns (Villes nouvelles) and brutalist habitation buildings in the surroundings of Paris. Cities such as Noisy-le-Grand, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Créteil, Grigny, Cergy-Pontoise, Nanterre and Ivry-sur-Seine were at the center of this research. Created using photographs, 3D animation and video synthesizer, Machine for living combines documentation and abstraction and straddles the line between utopia and dystopia.

Aires​

— Spanish premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 10’ loop | 2016

Aires is a contemplative visit inside a structure which straddles the line between a sanctuary and a corporate space. It is a place that seems to have no purpose and which leads to nowhere. A presence is felt, but never seen. The house itself is alive; the walls are vibrating, the windows reflect abstract landscapes, the textures are constantly shifting. Created by mixing video synthesizers and 3D animation, this piece is a collage of different rooms slowly scrolling from right to left. The seamless juxtaposition of these interiors generates the illusion of a cohesive space while creating impossible perspectives.

Inscape​

— Spanish premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 5’ | 2019

Inscape is a single channel video mixing 3D animation and video synthesis. By an interplay between points of views, depth of fields and textures, new details are revealed, transforming the space into abstract compositions. Inspired by the paintings of Kay Sage, Inscape depicts a psychological landscape, where perspectives are constantly shifting.

Escales

— Spanish premiere —

HD video | Sound | Color | 6’ 38’’ | 2015-16

Escales is the result of the manipulation of electronic signals using digital means. Electricity, as raw material, is being sculpted, transformed and altered to be reborn as architecture. The video depicts an immersive environment where hallucinated spaces unfurl like automated mirages, and invite the viewers to project themselves inside this ever evolving space, continuously transforming and morphing into new environments.
By its minimal aspect, Escales is a neutral space, without any specific identity. Once a number of layers and visual distortions are added, the architecture comes alive. Escales manifests the hallucinations and the interferences between what’s considered as “objective reality” and the subjective interpretation of it.

Layouts, transits and citadels

CITADELS is made up, on the one hand, by the exhibition Layouts, Transits and Citadels in which artists from all over the world present their vision of the urban and the common space and, on the other, by three single-channel sessions, in focused on the work of four of these artists, delving into their individual speeches, whose investigation draws from the social, the poetic and the intimate.

Wednesday 27 oct | 20:30 – 21:30h

Fundación Luís Seoane

Wednesday 27 oct | 21:30 – 22:30h

Fundación Luís Seoane

Thursday 28 oct | 20:30 – 22:00h

Fundación Luís Seoane

28 – 31 oct

Fundación Luís Seoane