Mesa Draw

Grégoire Lauvin

Mesa Draws presents a never-ending landscape that passes by. The relief of this landscape is generated by an analog device connected to a computer. The landscape unfolds from left to right, as seen through the window of a car. When no one watches, the landscape is flat. But when the spectator moves his hand upon the box in front of the screen, interaction takes place, thus changing the landscape passing by in front of him. Mesa depicts the landscapes of the American Rocky Mountains. It is an invitation to a poetical and contemplative experience, a static yet never-ending trip to the minimal landscapes softly drawn by the audience, same and different each time. Mesa Draw is also a tribute to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, the manifesto of the Beat Generation that depicts the journey through the wild American landscapes as a mystical experience.

2010 - Résidence Mesa Draw