Buzz Aldrin Syndrome
Buzz Aldrin syndrome is the term, named for the great astronaut, for the feeling of melancholy that can follow some unrivalled achievement. For this immersive, multi-sensory installation, French artists Quentin Euverte and Florimonde Dupont are inspired by real-life space exploration and its most famous fictional depictions. Classic science fiction movie soundtracks are ‘translated’ into electrical currents that induce change in bottled chemical solutions. Projections and live soundtracks are generated using the contents of these bottles, the illumination of their processes matching and blending with footage from films and the Hubble telescope. Fiction and reality, the micro- and the macrocosmic all combine in a mashup of the high-tech and the improvised lash-up.