The third part of the trilogy Euphorie-Crise-Recession is an audiovisual performance, o journey through what’s left of our civilisation.
The show echoes the scarcity of natural resources, diminishing of species, and the ever expanding influence of built matter.
The two performers activate the digital vista in realtime, like busted puppeteers, waiting for something to go wrong.
Founded in 2008 by Pierre Schneider (born in 1977) and François Wunshel (born in 1978), both educated at the Strasbourg School of Architecture, 1024 is the fruit of the desire to make the constructed world and the virtual world communicate to offer an enhanced vision of architecture. As soon as their studies ended they formed the EXYZT collective with 3 other architects ‘with whom we have developed a series of temporary architectural installations that we have designed, built and inhabited.’ A joint venture which took a personal twist for its two founders in 2007 thanks to the SQUARE Cube device produced for the musician Etienne de Crecy. They founded 1024, like 512 by 512 pixels: the resolution of the video files projected on the French musician’s cube. A new architectural adventure had begun, emblematic of an era in full digital revolution which united these two à priori identical profiles to create a completely new entity. Architects producing video performances or designers building temporary buildings, the duo runs counter to the rules of a profession being perpetually redefined, going as far as producing and marketing their own software, MadMapper. They pass indifferently from scenographic video systems for DJs like BOOM-Box, on tour since 2009, to the lighting up of the Bercy Open tennis court (2008) or of the Théâtre des Célestins in Lyon.