Laurent Lévesque 


Digital rendering, inkjet print.

Stemming from the vast body of work entitled Le Conservatoire, bouquet pour Maxime brings together a few floral specimens chosen from the collection of nearly 270 digital plants, gleaned and preserved from 33 video games. The latter are also the digital environments—first-person shooter games created between 1998 and 2017—that were searched and combed through to create Le Conservatoire : autre horizon, the virtual reality work presented in the context of this exhibition. The floral assemblage proposed here is a gesture of remembrance, a modest tribute through which the preciousness of a memory is inscribed and preserved—a still-life to evoke what remains alive.