In 2003 Avatar hosted John Oswald for a residency on his L’arc d’apparition project.
In 2003 Avatar hosted John Oswald for a residency on his L’arc d’apparition project. Oswald used this time to organize photo sessions with a number of people he had recruited among those he met. Each subject in the data bank was photographed first nude, then clothed, and from these photographs Oswald developed a series of images, which are presented on a single frame by a accretion.
L’arc d’apparition is a DVD with three tracks of different lengths in continuous loops. The result is analogous to a video picture of a television monitor or computer screen. Oswald wanted to reproduce the sense of a crowd watching the picture. Several individuals are seen. Each photograph has a certain degree of transparency. These digital images appear slowly, fading in against a white background.
The L’arc d’apparition DVD and installation were launched on February 5, 2004, as part of the Mois Multi festival.