Philippe Boissonnet Artist Holo Memories

Philippe Boissonnet

Artist Holo Memories

‘I composed this sculptural and light piece by associations of a neuronal network, transparent colors and painter’s accessories, as to suggest a cartographic paradigm of my practice where the brain is the territory and the viewer’s eye the map’

Holographic Embodiment at the HoloCenter on Governors Island
August 31 – October 27, 2019

Philippe Boissonnet, Artist Holo Memories, 2018
Holographic sculpture with glass hologram palette, 12” x 15” and steel structure 39” tall, 21.6” wide and 12” deep. Edition of 4

Contemporary neurosciences provide detailed imagery of how our brain and memory function. Yet from these images it is difficult to map and represent what is cognition or how we create meaning. A relational structure between creation, perception and commodification is suggested.

Holographic technical support: Atelier Holographique de Paris with special thanks to Pascal Gauchet. Digital imagery support: Lausanne EPF & University of Geneva with special thanks to Vanessa Siffredi and Silvia Obertino

Philippe Boissonnet creates installations of artworks that encompass several forms of artistic expression: drawing, photography, sculpture, holography, video and digital imagery.  He often combines the entrenched meaning of maps and globes with symbolic imagery of tools and actions to create systems of meaning in his installations. This is his first artwork using imagery of the brain. The digital tensor imagery is a recording of neuronal connections which the artist relates to Marcel Duchamp and the idea that the brain of the viewer at the end establishes the meaning and the work as “art”.