STRATA #1 / 2008 / Audiovisual Installation / 2ch projection / 4ch sound / Duration 06:00 loop / Multi-screen installation focusing on the baroque ceiling of Chiesa del Gesu in Rome (2008) / Design/Animation Quayola / Sound Autobam / Photography James Medcraft
STRATA #2 / Film Excerpt / 2009 / Audiovisual Installation / 1ch HD projection / 5.1ch surround sound / Duration 07:30 loop / Strata #2 consist in a film and site-specific installation focusing on french gothic art and architecture (Notre Dame, St. Eustache). Commissioned and co-produced by Arcadi for Nemo Festival, Paris (2008/9) / Direction/Design Quayola / Sound Mira Calix, Autobam / Photography James Medcraft / Animation Quayola, Labmeta / Custom Software Pedro Mari / Producer Elisa Scialpi, Julien Taib / Assistants E. Parousi, Y. Mokhtarzateh, M. Gil, G. Gremigni
STRATA #3 / Film Excerpt / 2009 / Audiovisual Installation / 1ch HD projection / 2ch sound / Duration 07:00 loop / Strata #3 consist in a film, site-specific installation and series of prints focusing on neoclassical Grand Theatre of Bordeaux. Commissioned by Evento and Lumin for the Bordeaux Art&Architecture Biennale (2009). / Direction/Design Quayola / Sound Plaid / Photography James Medcraft / 3D Animation Robin Lawrie / Custom Software Mauritius Seeger / Assistants Kieran Gee-Finch, Colin Johnson
The term Strata defines a geological formation made of multiple layers of rock. Each one of these layers has its own individual characteristics and history, which combined produce beautiful and unique formations… The Strata project consist in a series of films, prints and installations investigating improbable relationships between contemporary digital aesthetics and icons of classical art and architecture. Like in geological processes, layers belonging to different ages interact with one another producing new intriguing formations.
Quayola is a visual artist based in London. His work simultaneously focuses on multiple forms exploring the space between video, audio, photography, installation, live performance and print. Quayola creates worlds where real substance, such as natural or architectural matter, constantly mutates into ephemeral objects, enabling the real and the artificial to coexist harmoniously. Integrating computer-generated material with recorded sources, he explores the ambiguity of realism in the digital realm.
Working in both the artistic and the commercial field, Quayola intelligently experiment with mediums traditionally perceived as separate. Currently active as Visual Artist, Graphic Designer and Director, he constantly collaborates with a diverse range of musicians, animators, computer programmers and architects. Quayola creates hybrid works blurring the boundaries between art, design and filmmaking.