Ecume, a double album by Thomas Vaquie for Antivj Recordings

Ecume is a collection of musical works originally written by Thomas Vaquié for the Antivj visual label.
These are all derivations of compositions for site-specific and installation projects, the original pieces having been created as a response to place and space, to light and architecture, to code and motion. Now separated and transformed from their original context, the music takes on an independent existence in these new realisations.

Ecume is the first release on Antivj Recordings, a new platform dedicated to music originally composed for installation work.

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Mecaniques Discursives – 3 years of print making & data fooling

It is exactly 3 years since Mécaniques Discursives was first exhibited at the Fonderie Kugler, during Mapping festival / Geneva.

Since then, the ongoing collaboration project has been presented 25 times, in 11 countries around the world, and has received 2 prizes: a Milano Design Week award and the Slick Art Fair’s collector prize.

Today is the opening of a new version at  Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
The group show, entitled I Belgi – Barbari e Poeti, and presented under the patronage of the king of Belgium, features some major modern and contemporary Belgium artists among which: Berlinde De Bruyckere, Wim Delvoye, Jan FABRE, Panamarenko, Pierre Alechinsky and many more… Read more →

Mecaniques Discursives, behind the scene

Mécaniques Discursives
An installation by Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet

“While the passage of time seems to accelerate every day, Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet offer a pause, a suspension, a breath. A strange mechanism stretches across the wall, populated with shadowy chimeras. They are mysterious and yet somehow familiar. Is this a laboratory experiment or the plan for a future network? Read more →

3Destruct and the Cathedral of concrete

3Destruct is an installation by Yannick Jacquet, Jérémie Peeters and Thomas Vaquié.
The very first presentation of 3Destruct took place back in 2007 at the Contemporary Art Bienniale of Louvain La Neuve in Belgium. A new version of the piece was later developed at the Lieu Unique exhibition space in Nantes, France, during the 2011 Scopitone festival (ie. Antivj blog post http://blog.antivj.com/2012/3destruct-scopitone/)

Since then, 3Destruct has been exhibited in Mexico, Russia, Switzerland and France.
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Onion Skin, Brazil

With new exhibitions of Onion Skin coming up soon it felt like a good opportunity to share a few photos of recent presentations.

After presenting the installation twice in Mexico last year (Oaxaca, Mexico city), we had the chance to go back to the American continent later in the year, this time invited by 2 Brazilian organizations.

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Magic Geography

The series of site specific visual and sonic installations created by several artists of the ANTIVJ visual label on the invitation of PROYECTA Oaxaca, international festival of  design & digital arts, as part of the Ethnobotanical garden of Oaxaca, Mexico, explores the mediation between the natural and the artificial. Light follows the organic behavior of plants and creates depths of the perceptual field in order to vivify a lively dialogue between computer-generated elements and the natural world.

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