09 April 2014

Jacques Perconte

Funchal, 2013

Jacques Perconte has created and manipulated new videos to be exhibited in his solo exhibition called "From East to West" at Galerie Charlot next April 17 till June 7, 2014. For this exhibition, Jacques invites the viewer to a glitched trip generated through his generative processes. The continuous and progressive distortions from single film sources usually creates acid explosions of colors and unexpected abstract forms in real time. The sources manipulated for this show are an infinite flux of lanscapes from the East to the West of France. — The exhibition also will present a series of prints taken from these video pieces where the visitor could contemplate more deeply the unprecedented distorted landscapes.

The information below is from the Digital Creation Critical Analysis:
"The recent presentations of Jacques Perconte's work (see below) show a deepened and widened mastery of his video image techniques. He keeps faithful to its original line : use the defects (or border effects) of compression/decompression algorithm to reach aesthetic effects (a kind of glitch). . We discused the pros and cons of such a technique in our ast year's post in february 2012. We think that he progressed on two ways : a softer use of his effects, and a richer palette of time structures.

One image from the demo, using mainly Madeira's landscapes and nature. Max MSP programming and hand control may take you any time anywhere anyhow in the original video and its alogrithmic transforms. The softness, or suppleness is immediately perceptible in colors. Last year, some works (for example the boat trip in Marais Poitevin) nealry kept untouched the nature colors, with only a play on the borderlines of main shapes. Or on the contrary, he made a strong, let's say fauvist, use of strongly saturated tones. This year is, for most of the works, the palette was (a little) has a more pastel fell. A little too much, a little too commercial perhaps, will think ascetic minded amateurs. Let's rather enjoy, and so more so than he is still very much able to dive into high saturations when he wants.
Softer also are his calls to the most disturbin algorithmic effects, like monocrhome squares popping scattered or by waves.
But more innovative and importante in the long term is, we think, a creative and varied structural timelines set. Last year, we saw videos in loops, or a classical short film structure (Après le feu). Now, controlling the compositing and time editing with 3DS Max, he become more and more generative.
Perconte's hands : one for the projector's congtol, the other one for the keyboard and touch pad. This latter reintroduces in computingsomething of the analog control devices familiar to a DJ.

A first way is the construction of possibly indefinite and non repetitive schemes, editing and compositing elements taken out of a large video file taken as a free reserve of assets. He is not even restrained to the traditional film editing by cuts, more or less shaded. He can have a new image enter in the present one, reaching continuitiy, unless he chose to make a break. That could take him to more and more powerfully generative structures, like for instance the series of Thomas Israël with Metacrane. In such programming landscapes, the sky is the limit.

A second way is the to keep the hand in the process, playing with assets and transforms as a VJ. The keyboard and touch pad of the laptop become a surface control, with as well discrete elements through the keyboard and continuous ones with ghe touch pad. And, in the Charlot's presentation, he gave sound to the stage with the help of the music composer Eddie Ladoire. It's interesting to compare the hand moves and positions, more "programmatic" for Perconte, mor "interpreter" for Ladoire (our pictures)." - DICCAN

Continue reading about Jacques Perconte's technical video compression processes at DICCAN http://diccan.com/Blog/Perconte_2013.html
Jacques Perconte — http://jacquesperconte.com - http://technart.net
Galerie Charlot — http://galeriecharlot.com

Alpi, 2014

Sant Maria Madalena Rocha, 2014

Subida, Santana (Madeira)
, 2013

Still Images

Alpi, 2014

Conches à la Garenne (Mille-lumières), 2014

Impressions / teaser n°2

Alpi, 2014

Conches à la Garenne (Mille-lumières), 2014

Uishet, 2012