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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WHITE ROADS IN THE RED MATRIX AT BIAN 2012

Last June, I was invited to show my new installation “White Roads in the Red Matrix” for the first time, at BIAN (Biennial International Digital Arts), Montreal.
The event, organized by Elektra festival, aims to reveal the effervescence of the digital art in Quebec and the maturity of the discipline internationally. Other artists  such as Carsten Nicolai, Herman Kolgen, Ryoji Ikeda, Robert Lepage, also presented their personal work which was mostly installations.

The piece I presented is a light and sound sculpture whose elements are suspended in mid-airspace, and fragmented in a space. Read more →

O (Omicron)

O (Omicron)
A permanent installation directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
Hala Stulecia, Wroclaw, Poland.

Last year, we were approached to create our first permanent installation for the new museum of architecture of Hala Stulecia, in Wroclaw, Poland. The piece – that we called O (Omicron), is actually the last part of the visit, and a way to create a link between the rich history of the building and the present times, by turning this massive concrete structure into a lively architecture. Read more →

Mecaniques Discursives at MAPPING FESTIVAL 2012

 

Being at the mapping festival was also an opportunity
for me to see “Mécaniques Discursives”, the new installation by Yannick Jacquet and Fred Penelle.
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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 →

“Score”, the sound of Antivj by Thomas Vaquie.

I am currently working on “Score”, an album that will feature a selection of pieces of music that I composed for architectural mapping and installation projects produced by Antivj. A release date is set for October 2012 and we are still in the process of looking for potential partners / label to help releasing the album on vinyl. Read more →