Image: Philip Carr
Stéphane Cauchy is an installation artist based in Lille, France and he uses simple mechanical devices that often take the form of improbable laboratory experiments. He aims to give physical form to the dialogue between science and philosophy and to represent the ways in which we seek to understand the world and our place in it. In highlighting the symbolism, dynamic movement and material change in everyday occurrences, he produces a poetic parallel to common place experience within which we might glimpse other magical or psychic forces at play. Natural phenomena are combined with products of the imagination in his work to explore broad concepts of time, space and the unknowable.