Examining the intersection between human perception and machinic visualisation, Italian-born, London-based artist Quayola presents Remains: Vallée de Joux, a photographic series exploring the valley of the Jura Mountains situated in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, and Promenade, a 4k video captured through drone technology. Commissioned by Audemars Piguet, Quayola considers the history of landscape painting as his point of departure in executing an alternative observation of the landscape using high-precision laser scanning to capture the scenery with vast, detailed resolutions. Printed on large-scale archival paper, the renderings expose intricate geometric reconstructions as well as unintentional imperfections of the 3D-scanning process.
"Audemars Piguet has always sought to integrate creative vision with superb artistry and technical mastery."
In light of this dedication, the watch brand supports artists annually in creating original works that offer their own, highly personal interpretations of the company’s cultural and geographical origins in the Vallée de Joux. Audemars Piguet firmly believes that artists help us to see the natural world in unique, alternative ways. These projects testify to the deep and fertile dialogue between two distinct areas of creative endeavour—contemporary artists and watchmakers—and are emblematic of the Audemars Piguet’s most deeply held values.