Five spectators equipped with virtual reality headsets move freely inside a large virtual space for a contemplative journey that questions our perception of reality. Blending art with technology, VR_I results from the encounter between Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin and the founders of Artanim, Caecilia Charbonnier and Sylvain Chagué.
International digital arts festival
Art, music & technology
◣ 80 local & international artists and speakers
◣ 20 venues
◣1 Headquarters at Théâtre du Vieux Saint-Étienne, an ancient church from the 12th century
◣ 2 Nuits Électroniques
◣ 1 Nuit Textiles 2.0
◣ Demain, 2 days of conferences between creation, innovation and digital
◣1 international colloquium on Interaction in and with music at Université Rennes 2
◣ Exhibitions, concerts, performances, workshops, meetings, conferences…
◣ And a lot of surprises!
The Region of Île-de-France, a resolutely digital territory, proposes six months of creative abundance with the second edition of the Nemo Biennial. As its theme indicates, there is no doubt that it will be made up of happy chance, creative accidents and serendipity everywhere! This mysterious word that means that when looking for something, one sometimes finds something far more interesting, is indeed the symbol of a real regional dynamic for artistic creation in the digital age. We wanted this event to be denser, more in a spirit of partnership and better spread out across the territory of Île-de-France: with more than 130 events (exhibitions, shows/performances, concerts, talks and conferences, etc.), Nemo brings together over sixty different and complimentary spaces in Île-de-France, akin to the territories in which they are in, from Paris to the inner suburbs and the Greater Paris, with a complicity that makes this major event of Île-de-France one of the most important French events devoted to digital creation and whose influence goes far beyond our borders.
The Némo Biennial is an event dedicated to art and creation. It is the space for artistic permeability, hybridization of disciplines, support of emerging aesthetics and developments, valorisation of the relationship between art and science, permanent attention to societal questions that are at the heart of our time, those of data and ultra-connexion. Thanks to the artistic and logistical coordination of Arcadi Île-de-France and the professionalism of its team, theatres, venues for digital culture, current music spaces, private or public art galleries, research spaces and many atypical and multidisciplinary structures have joined forces. Némo’s strength is also its international dimension, and the partnerships it has developed with Europe and the rest of the world, for example with the platform SHAPE for the promotion of digital arts supported by Creative Europe, or then again, the Cross-years of the Institut Français. We therefore invite you to participate in this immersion in artistic creation in the digital age, immersion open to all the inhabitants of Île-de-France, and to make a date of the 4th of October for its big inaugural evening.
Nuits sonores is a French festival entirely dedicated to electronic, independent, visual and digital cultures where music, design, graphic arts and architecture are intimately connected. Each year, the festival transforms about 40 locations across the city.
A series of installations inhabited by digital animism.
New work Autumn 2017.
Ranging from small to large-scale work, this corpus of installations offers a delicate coincidence between the virtual and the material using augmented drawings, holographic illusions, virtual-reality headsets, large-scale projections. It offers a unique ensemble of improbable scenarios that takes root in both the mirage and the miracle, and plays with the boundaries between true and false, the animate and the inanimate, the authentic and the deceptive, the magical, the wondrous, and the indescriptible.
Galerie La Ligne, on the occasion of its fifth participation to Art Paris, will be featuring Bardula’s artistic output for the second time (the Belgian artist has been represented by the gallery since 2015).
Bardula will reveal several of her recent works created specifically for the forthcoming art fair, within Galerie La Ligne new, dedicated space three times larger than last year’s.
All 12 artworks feature LED’s technology; the two central pieces, Interférence bleue: Hommage à Julio Le Parc and Ouroboros will be leading the artist’s new kinetic and optical series which focuses on revisiting simple geometrical shapes such as spheres, circles and squares, or complex ones such as the torus.
Zimoun is taking over the spaces of CENTQUATRE-PARIS with his sound sculptures for his largest exhibition in France. Made up of simple material (cardboard, balls, small motors, Velcro, etc.), his artworks fill the space nevertheless and change our perception of it.
‘Mutations / Créations’ is a new event focusing on futurology and the interaction of digital technologies with creation, combining art, innovation and science. For its first edition, this multi-disciplinary event is bringing together music, design and architecture with two exhibitions: Imprimer le monde, Ross Lovergrove and Vertigo.
Imprimer le monde, A collective exhibition
Digital technologies have dramatically changed design and the way products are manufactured, transforming the work of architects, designers and artists. The exhibition Imprimer le monde explores the emergence of a new digital artefact as a form of artistic creation, printed in 3D.
The exhibition includes three of the Stratasys iconic 3D printed collections. They are “Vespers” by Neri Oxman, “MAN MADE” by Dov Ganchrow and “Descendants” by Daniel Widrig.
Oxman’s exploratory 3D printed death masks are part of Stratasys’ “The New Ancient” collection and uniquely emulate the resolution and complexity found in nature. Divided into three sub-series, entitled “Past,” “Present” and “Future,” one mask from each sub-series will be visible to visitors at the Pompidou.
By blending technologies from the farthest ends of human existence, Ganchrow and Drach showcase how simple designs powered by clever thinking can translate into beautiful, functional, and history-changing objects. The “BC – AD” collection features a series of stone-age tools made of flint stone, which have been redesigned and modernized with the use of Stratasys high-resolution PolyJet 3D printing.
With this collection, Widrig addresses the increasing possibility of superior artificial intelligence and technological singularity, and how future synthetic bodies might look and feel. Overlapping high resolution 3D scans of male and female figures with intricate digital compositions, the ‘humanoid’ figures were 3D printed with Stratasys multi-color, multi-material 3D printing. Stratasys unique 3D printing technology combines rigid and soft materials, allowing Widrig to achieve both human and futuristic structures in life-size human scale.
For four nights a variety of different artists light up buildings, streets, squares and parks all over the city.
Over 70 light installations create a magical atmosphere.
Millions of visitors both French and from abroad enjoy the friendly and joyful spirit of this unique event.