Coming Into The City (Virtual NYC Series, Exhibition at Ensad, Paris)
The work presents the photographs taken into Martin Lenclos's virtual New York City environment called New York Exit New York.Along process of re-appropriation took place during the weeks and months after the virtual world had been built, where Martin Lenclos would surf the 3D environment and take pictures when unexpected events would occur. Happenings that were never pre-calculated would "happen" as scenes of a city that lives on its own in the virtual space.
Coming Into The City — As the helicopter flew around midtown Manhattan, the streets cutting the city from East to West in equal cake portions, would reveal the density of signs, people and cars. The parts of the avenue already in the night contrast with the area that has yet to decide its fate.
New York Exit New York (NYXTNY) — A real time 3D art installation designed in partnership with interactive designer Priam Givord as a representative New York City intersection by weaving together the city’s different dominant themes. NYXTNY is not a realistic turn-by-turn layout, but rather, it is an impressionistic representation of the streets: it leaves the spectator feeling a sense of the “New York-ness”. It tries to create something that could change the way we conceive, look at, and construct virtual space in that it is not total fantasy, but rather is based on familiar elements put together as a total vision - something that is nearly impossible in a real city.
— Mixed Media