Elytre – On pointillism and the passage of time

Elytre, Yannick Jacquet
Alexander III bridge, Paris

It has taken the Franco-Swiss artist Yannick Jacquet three years to create Élytre, a forty-metre-long generative work on display at the foot of the the Alexander III bridge in Paris. The piece was commissioned as a permanent design feature for Le Flow, a floating building moored along the new pedestrian area on the banks of the Seine.

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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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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

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