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Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, April 3

52 Shades of blue


2021 / Argentina

Chapelle de l’Ancien Hôpital Général, Rue Sainte-Rose, Clermont-Ferrand

Opening time :
Tuesday to Saturday from 1 pm to 7 pm
Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm

The work:

De sensu et sensibilibus…

Since the beginning of the pandemic my routine includes looking at the sky. Looking at the sky calms me down. And that’s how I started collecting skies, my own skies, skies of friends in other cities. We all look at the sky.

What does the sky have to tell us? Using a neural network system with a long short-term memory (LSTM) architecture of recurrent neural network (RNN) and a convolutional neural network applied to mobile vision, the system of this work will interpret videos of skies from different parts of the world, generating a dialogue between skies and scientific and poetic texts.

The skies say about colour theory, perspective, about the atmosphere, about astronomy, about explorations and travels, about meteorological phenomena, about ornithology, about geography, about looking at the sky, about the sky being looked.

Observing, reading and measuring the blue sky.

Training corpus:

Cristóbal Colóny el descubrimiento de América, Alexander von Humboldt.
Enciclopedia Metódica, Historia Natural de las Aves, Jean Luis Marie Daubenton.
Contribución a la ornitología cubana, Johannes Christoph Gundlach.
Del Sentido y lo Sensible, de la Memoria y el Recuerdo, Aristóteles.
Cómo pintar el aire. Fundamentos científicos de la perspectiva atmosférica, Inmaculada López-Vílchez
Cielos y llanuras, Julio J Casal
Arte de la verdadera navegación, Pedro de Syria
La Reina de los Cielos científicamente considerada, Juan Manuel de Berriozabal.
Fabulas. Astronomia, Cayo Julio Higenio.
Historia de la Astronomía Argentina, Asociación Argentina de Astronomía.
El arte del color, Johannes Itten
Cultura y color, Alba Ferrer Franquesa y David Gómez Fontanills
Cosmos : ensayo de una descripción física del mundo, Alexander Von Humboldt.
Humboldt en los Andes de Ecuador. Ciencia y Romanticismo en el descubrimiento científico de la montaña, Pere Sunyer Martín
Cartas Americanas, Alexander von Humboldt
Viaje a las regiones equinocciales del nuevo continente, Alexander von Humboldt y A. Bonpland
Iniciación astronómica, Camilo Flammarion
La perspectiva como forma simbólica, Erwin Panofsky
Dialogue sur le coloris, Piles, R. 
Viajes en los Alpes, Horace Bénédict de Saussure
Caído del Cielo, John Naylor
Bajo la luna eléctrica, Belén Gaché.
Emily Dickinson, Antologia
Obra completa, Juan L. Ortiz.
Al faro, Virginia Woolf

The artist:

Visual artist, researcher, curator and professor Gabriela Golder is the co-director of the Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM) and curator of El Cine es otra cosa, the Experimental Video and Film Program of the Modern Art Museum in Buenos Aires. She essentially works with “moving image”, and her artistic practice mainly raises issues of memory, identity and the world of labour. Her videos, films and installations, for which she has won several awards and grants, have been presented at numerous exhibition venues and festivals around the world.
Among others: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile; Bienal de Arte Contemporánea Sesc_Videobrasil, Sao Paulo; Bienalsur, Buenos Aires; Jakarta Biennial; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Dazibao, Montreal; La Maison Rouge, Paris; Dissonance, Getty Center, Los Angeles; DEAF, Rotterdam; 10th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; Monitoring, Kassel; Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; 10th Havana Biennial.

Artist website:

Artist portrait:


Gabriela Golder (ARG)

In collaboration with Mario Guzmán.

In partnership with the Château de Goutelas.


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