Whether prints or projections… the members of the Trakif graphic and multimedia development studio like to understand, define and reveal. Stirred by exchange and participation, their devices are distinguished by their inciting, playful and immersive character. The “in-house” design of visual systems and digital instruments leads the people of Lyon towards objects that are far from expected, and the situations are never repeated, as their processes meet with each intervention and renew plasticity.
“Since 1997, graphic design and programming have been at the heart of our projects, and this association is the founding basis of Trafic. Right from the start, we felt that data processing could be used for creative purposes, even though digital languages were essentially designed to make tools. When we write a program, we’re faced with technical questions that we have to answer: how to solve the code to ensure that the program works properly. But when we study the aesthetic results generated, when we make our own visual choices, we realize every time that we are part of an artistic approach.”
Ephemeral, temporary, transitory, interventions like creative processes are always on the lookout for new spaces. Recontextualized, reincarnated or simply conceived for the occasion, these devices meet at the Passages contemporary art center with a new setting conducive to their reawakening. Protean structures: luminous, mechanical, printed, these characters explore and question the porosity of “specialities”.
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