François Quévillon


3D Animations with sound.

Inspired by the cosmos and geology, Météores is a body of works that probes space-time and the complexity of matter, both physical and digital. The works result from a residency in the Tablelands in Newfoundland, one of the few places where the Earth’s upper mantle is exposed. Rich in heavy metals and poor in nutrients required to sustain life, the orange barren peridotite evokes extraterrestrial landscapes. Météores 3542, 3647, 3686 and 3763 (2017-2018) works are looped animations that show 3D scans of these rocks that defy gravity, solidity or opacity. They are reminiscent of robotic explorations of Mars as well as certain physiological and psychological effects of extended reality (XR) devices, such as dizziness, disorientation and dream-like state. Each scene is a world onto itself, with its own atmosphere wherein the laws of physics are reinvented.