In the very centre of Paris, OTC is a sustainable world-class new technology hub. Major economic driver for the nation, it is a vibrant mix of business, workers, residents and urban amenities. We bene ts of a extra-na- tional legislative framework specially devised toward innovation. OTC is an experimental politic and urbanis- tic apparatus, designed for the futur of cities and technologies.
Within the context of the Biennale du Réel, OTC Fine Arts, operator for the Opera Tech City Pavilion proposes group exhibition whose curating have been entrusted to the Data Rhei group.
“Dear Éléonore, Dear Pierre,
I now have been traveling across Opera Tech City and its surrounding areas for two months. And I have to tell you that my ability to differentiate real and virtual space has been reduced to zero.
Irradiated with a blue light, I am immersed into a hybridized reality system in which users and technological devices are even mutually interdependent. If we reject any suggestion that this curious place is a territory modelled by virtual processes, the idea of transcending it becomes anachronic. The objects of this high so- ciety have an almost mystical charm. Images contained on the site emerging are as the supernatural visions of an augmented landscape. We can see odd shape and colours, hills crinkled in half by dysfunctionings in a secret text: “I was your future, I’ll be your past”, a knight’s armour that does not seem to be of this world, and the dazzling light along a long corridor.”
Algar Newton for Groupe Médiatisme