PANGEA places the viewer in an otherworldly landscape where the continents of the world meld into a single one as they existed millennia ago

PANGEA

Expanded Animation / PANGEA

Combining the skills of world class technicians, animators, scenic designers and artist Simon Rouby, this meditative piece explores the shared space and experience of being human on the planet earth.

PANGEA

  • About

    PANGEA used 3D printed sculptures of objects scanned in Nepal, Antarctica, and Nigeria to set off a video installation created from photos of the spaces those objects inhabited. In PANGEA objects become landscapes and landscapes become objects, leading the audience into a puzzle they themselves must decipher. As digital manipulation slowly morphs the scenes into each other, this literal interpretation of the supercontinent is an extension of recurring themes in Rouby’s work - bringing together people with different cultures and backgrounds together, celebrating the oneness of mankind, and condemning the corrupting influence of arbitrary divisions in society. Pangea was presented at Expanded Animation Stage as a part of Viborg Animation Festival 2018.

    Simon Rouby (b. 1980) is a French artist educated at Gobelins in Paris and the California Institute of Arts (Calarts) in Los Angeles. He works in a variety of different media including sculpture, drawing, and painting. His first feature film ‘Adama’ has been selected in over 180 festivals around the world. More recently he received a one year fellowship in Villa Medici in Rome, where he started a new body of work combining installation and projection to question the notion of space in Cinema.

    Project start date: 1 June 2018
    Project end date: 1 September 2018
  • Project participants

    Simon Rouby

    Simon Rouby

  • Partners

    Viborg Kommune

    Viborg Kommune

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    Viborg municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,421.04 km², the second largest in Denmark, and has a population of 94,622 (1 April 2014). Viborg is the capital of Region Midtjylland.

    Aarhus 2017

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    Aarhus 2017 creates sustainable development – cultural, human and economic growth - inspiring citizens to live, work and participate in the European region.

  • Contact

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    Kirk Johnson

    Kirk Johnson

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