Julio Le Parc
7 Alchimies in Virtual Reality
Precursor of kinetic and optical art, a founder member of the G.R.A.V (Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel) at the beginning of the 1960s, Julio Le Parc is an artist who constantly opens up new perspectives in art history. He here pursues his experiments with light, colour and space through a low-tech use of virtual reality.
7 alchemies in virtual reality is a digital extension of several of his paintings made using 14 tones, a palette of colours which has not varied since 1959. By limiting himself to this “unitary system”, the artist reduces as far as possible the expression of his subjectivity on the canvas to give pride of place to the person looking at it. The role of the visitors is heightened even more by virtual reality: they now have the possibility to activate the paintings, and decide on their point of view, their position, their role and the time spent on the experience.