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Invisible Cities
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Pierre-Jean Giloux Invisible Cities
Texts by Élie During, Pierre Musso, Vincent Romagny, interview with Pierre-Jean Giloux by Ingrid Luquet-Gad.
published in August 2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
22 x 25 cm (hardcover)
224 pages (color ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-916998-07-7
EAN: 9782916998077
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This first monograph accompanies a series of videos inspired by the Metabolist utopist architecture movement, created in 1959 in Japan. The videos bring together several portraits of Japanese towns, combining digital images with filmed or photographed images of social and urban reality.
Pierre-Jean Giloux's monograph follows the production of a series of films in which the artist explores the connections between four Japanese cities (Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto) and the extraordinary architectural history of the archipelago. The Metabolist utopia—a great influence in Pierre-Jean Giloux's work—seems to have played a determining role in the constitution of Japanese cultural identity.
The publication gathers texts by researcher Pierre Musso, philosopher Élie During, and art historian and curator Vincent Romagny. It also features an interview with Pierre-Jean Giloux by philosopher and art critic Ingrid Luquet-Gad.
The work of Pierre-Jean Giloux (born 1965 in Mâcon, lives and works in Europe) is the result of an ongoing research related to new technologies, especially through associations and hybridized photographic images, videos and computer graphics. Through digital technology, he develops a work of collage, editing, visual and sound compositions, that sometimes includes 2d and 3d animation sequences.
Pierre-Jean Giloux seeks to create a language using sound and image that combines elements of pop culture and the mass media with more “learned” cultures which refer to the visual arts and architecture.
His video films connect the virtual and the real with the aim of establishing a dialogue and questioning our relation to reality.
There is a common denominator in all these films, the making of staged worlds, built on elliptical modes. The post-production work gives him the opportunity to rework the images, which has the effect of altering the perception of the real, putting it on distance.
The photograph and video installations of Pierre-Jean Giloux are structured, but still leave the viewer a great deal of freedom for association and interpretation.