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Remote Memories – exploring tensions in slowness

Remote Memories is a new project by Yannick Jacquet, in collaboration with composer Laurent Delforge (Before Tigers). Remote Memories is a polyptych in panoramic format, a large canvas of video and sound. This highly pictorial work resists immediate apprehension; rather it needs to be observed a moment, contemplated in order to grasp its minor details. Textures are superimposed and interlaced, creating atmospheres that vibrate with neither line nor contour – a sort of “sfumato video.” The image that seems fixed at first is criss-crossed by almost imperceptible waves, like a brownian movement that shakes a gas’s particles. Glimmers, colours, shapes unknown or anxious seem to emerge and disappear as if glimpsed through thick fog.

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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, 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 →

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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Bacteria farming and Software design.

This is an article about my creative process behind Paelodictyon, a site specific installation that I developed in collaboration with Yannick Jacquet and Thomas Vaquié. Since this was our first big project integrating Cinder in production from the early stages, and because I used it to create most of the visual content, this post is going to have a big emphasis on creative coding and software development. I’ll try not to get too technical, but still, you’ve been warned, this is a geeky post!

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EYJAFJALLAJOKULL at Mapping festival 2012

What an intense week.
The mapping festival is pretty much the best and the very unmissable event in Europe if you’re into visual art and interested in the post Vjing culture. They’ve been offering cutting edge content for the past 8 years, and the festival offers a mix of clubbing events, conferences and workshops, installations at the BAC (a contemporary Art gallery), architectural projections and outdoor events. This is also where I met most of my favorite artists, Legoman, 1024 architecture (formerly Exyzt), Quayola, UVA, Sigma6, and you’re likely to bump into many festival curators, who come to find the “next big thing” and upcoming visual artists.
The festival is run by the team behind Modul8 and Madmapper, so you can always expect to get major Read more →