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.
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.
European Digital Festival
This industry-oriented digital arts festival takes place over 10 days in the Paris region, bringing together innovators (companies, start-ups, developers, artists, etc.) who present their projects (demos, exhibitions, lectures, workshops…) and compete for awards.
International Biennial of Digital Arts
BAINS NUMERIQUES #9 – SENSITIVE WORLDS
The 9th edition of the Bains numeriques biennial takes part in the 350th anniversary of the Academy of Science and proposes a crossing in the nearby worlds of art and sciences.
During the biennial, Enghien-les-Bains becomes a city where various artistic and scientific visions and imaginations merge. Once more, the biennial attempts to offer to its visitors a path of installations, exhibitions, live performances and concerts all through the city: lake, streets, squares and station. From places of the daily life revisited, the public will be transported in new living areas and venues.
Increased reality, imaginary mappings, immersive spaces, the works presented during these 5 days proposes us new perceptive paradigms. Our representation is modified, that of our body at first, then of the city and the world. By moving the physical marks, immersing in a mental space and experimenting new sensory strategies, the proposed artistic performances will be in connection with the scientific imagination, in particular that of the cognitive sciences..
Dedicated to VJing, the Parisian festival Vision’R is the international rendez-vous for live visuals and VJ networks, giving high visibility to ephemeral forms of expression, both artistic and non-artistic, within the field of audiovisual performance.
Since the end of 2015, Bardula has been represented by Swiss gallery La Ligne, which will be making its fourth appearance at Art Paris. From 31 March to 3 April 2016, the gallery will show Bardula’s work for the first time at this unmissable contemporary art fair, held annually in the Grand Palais.
Bardula’s exhibited artworks by Galerie La Ligne will feature ‘Dôme’:
Presented as the central work, it is a luminous, translucent structure that seems to emerge from nothingness and, at the same time, to lose itself in infinity, in a perspective that could as easily be monumental as microscopic. This crystallization evokes a mineral structure that could serve as a model for a spatial construction, an architecture suspended in the void. The work draws into an intense density of light a diaphanous delicacy, producing a majestic visual poetry imbued with unexpected serenity.
The work examines, on the basis of a mathematical, geometric framework, the relationship between colour, form and light reflection, and volume presented in perspective.
The construction accentuates the sense of space, while the arrangement of virtual volumetric figures provides interaction between internal and external space: it becomes a visual perception, an image establishing a dialogue between surface and depth.
The use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with variable values, magnified by their reverberation in matter, alters the perception of the whole and creates a synergy between form and light.
From Tuesday 9th to Sunday, February 14th 2016, Showroomprivé.com will launch the first edition of WEAREABLE. This event is organized in partnership with the Gaité Lyrique.
The event will celebrate innovation in the fashion industry through an award ceremony, talks, workshops and an exhibition on the theme of avant-garde projects.
Networking, special guests, private viewings… A schedule devised to cause the technological and fashion worlds to collide.
Fashion distributors, inventors and key industry players will take part in the event, with the aim of reflecting upon the potential of new technologies and their implementation in the fashion world.
The network of the performing and moving image arts
Initiated in 2002 by ARTE and La Ferme du Buisson, Scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée, TEMPS D’IMAGES was originally created out of the observation of one issue in particular: the worlds of moving image and performing arts are not separate, but interact constantly wherever technology is used as a bridge rather than a boundary. So what new ways can we find to articulate and build on the relationship between performance and moving image in this contemporary artistic landscape where the borders between art forms are increasingly blurred? The TEMPS D’IMAGES festival was created to respond to this question and its innovative themes have rapidly won over numerous venues in Europe. From 2003, TEMPS D’IMAGES has developed into a European network. Through its commitment to the policy of production, TEMPS D’IMAGES has played an active role in developing the potential for creative exchange and collaboration between the performing arts and the moving image.