Leviathans (2016)

Collaboration with Nicolas Lapointe

 

Leviathans explores form and materiality within virtual space. Using the Second Life environment as a digital platform, Eyler and Lapointe play with spatial orientation, depth, and scale in a looping machinima. Transmutational forms call to mind both mythology and modernism, hovering somewhere between primordial creatures and Brutalist architecture. These contemporary leviathans are juxtaposed against oceanic landscapes to create a layered environment at once idyllic and dystopian. Coloured planes interrupt the scenes, generating dissonance between dimensions of virtual space.

 

Three vertical LCD screens are mounted on angled stands on the gallery floor. A TripleHead Matrox maps the machinima onto three monitors, letting elements flow seamlessly from one screen to another.