>>> March 22 2018 | 7 PM
“ART & INNOVATION” | INFINITE TIME MACHINE and DR01
Presentation with AROTIN & SERGHEI (Infinite Time Machine) | special guests: DOMINIQUE RENAUD (DR01) and LUIGGINO TORRIGIANI (co-founder) | presentation, talk and guided tour through the exhibition AROTIN & SERGHEI “Metamorphosis” W&K Palais, Renngasse 4 Vienna
New York Times 2017.9.19
AROTIN & SERGHEI 2017
Dominique Renaud, founder with Giulio Papi of Renaud & Papi SA (today renamed Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi SA) and Renaud Papi Claret SA (today Manufacture CLARET SA), is at the origin of the largest production of horological complications for the most prestigious brands such as IWC, Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Franck Muller, Richard Mille, Chanel, Harry Winston, Parmigiani, Ulysse Nardin, Hublot, Girard-Perregaux…
After a break in Southern France, he returns with the creation of Dominique Renaud SA company, in order to revisit the fundamental principles of watchmaking and to open new paths for the industry. DR01 TWELVE FIRST – with a new mechanical heart and lost beat escapement – is not a watch, but rather a concentration of innovations and windows open to the renewal of mechanical watchmaking for the benefit of the entire watchmaking sector. «Dominique Renaud» is not a brand… but the signature of a watchmaking inventor and his team to develop and implement new solutions, initially tested in unique models, the TWELVE FIRST.
Luiggino Torriggiani, co-founder and partner of the DR01. Developing strategies for finding resources for innovative projects. Together with Bertrand Piccard, he was co-founder and manager of SOLAR IMPULSE in the start phase of the project. “My role is to be a “dreammaker” and to do everything to help inventors fulfil their dreams, to substantiate their projects and to give them the total freedom to express their genius. I like challenges, simplifying complexity, finding new marketing models and building bridges between different fields to find solutions and overcome problems.(…)
Nothing is impossible. As Albert Einstein said, imagination is greater than knowledge, but you have to dream and to dare to believe in your dreams. So let us dream and dare with passion, humility and determination. Innovation smiles on us. We can reinvent everything. Let us open new roads and get on board.”
>>>AROTIN & SERGHEI
The artwork of the future is for AROTIN & SERGHEI a composition of images, signs and ideas that involves the viewer in the dynamics of artistic research and creation. The interest lays not only in the addition of artistic disciplines in order to get a supreme effect that overwhelms the viewer in a finished work, but in a infinite splitting process of reflection and questioning that explores and deliberates the fascination of unknown space in between the known matrix of visual and acoustical signs, expressions and languages. Main topics of their work are the “surface of illusion”, the “error” as a creative space, the essence of images, of colour, light and sound, and the research of the impact of images in the context of artificial intelligence and media saturation.
“In our contemporary world, our media devices are constantly accelerating our communication, and perception, reducing in a certain way our impression of time and space. We are interested in creating artworks as objects of reflection, which suggest an augmentation of our vision, space and time. That is for us one of the main roles of art.” The artist duo’s main creation “Infinite Screen” was first realized as a commission by La Biennale di Venezia and Klangforum Wien. The project was then further developed for the Festival Ars Electronica, Fondation Beyeler and for Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien as a gigantic rotating installation on the Museum’s main facade.
“Inifnite Time Machine” is a project by AROTIN & SERGHEI comtemporary art – in cooperation with ACTIVE IMAGE Inc , BELFRY GROUP PE, DOMINIQUE RENAUD SA. , ESPACE MURAILLE Contemporary Art Gallery, Geneva, and W&K Palais Vienna.