VIDEO GAMES AND REAL-TIME SIMULATIONS
For the first solo exhibition of Theo Triantafyllidis in France, two creations take over the Église des Trinitaires in the form of interactive and immersive installations, which offer two contrasting points of view on the virtual.
Pastoral puts you in the shoes of a queer orc taking a stroll in a bucolic and autumnal countryside. Inspired by the events of January 2021 on Capitol Hill, Radicalization Pipeline exposes the algorithmic biases of the virtual, which accentuate the lines of division and civil conflict.
AN EXHIBITION OF ARTIST’S META WORLDS
With Giulia Essyad, Joey Holder, The Institute of Queer Ecology, Most Dismal Swamp, Rindon Johnson, Keiken, Omsk Social Club, Marija Avramovic & Sam Twidale (Xenoangel).
Presented in partnership with Klima magazine and Fabbula, the exhibition Faire Monde(s) shows the multiple ways in which creators are seizing the virtual to fabricate new ways of being in the world. Drawing on the speculative philosophy of Vinciane Despret and Donna Haraway, the exhibition juggles with the idea of an uncertain future where speculative realism, virtualities and hybrid ecologies are mixed.
The exhibition presents metaverse artists in a variety of formats (games, VR, projection, audio). Like a swamp, Faire Monde(s) intends to show various speculative currents of thought and creative proposals around the virtual.
SARADIBIZA × EXTRAMENTALE
Invited by Octobre Numérique, Extramentale presents the video game TVSF, The Very Scary Forest, by Saradibiza. Representative of the artist’s universe, this mini game is built like a terrifying nursery rhyme, laden with a certain cynicism.
Through fantastic universes mixing 3D and 2D, Joe, a father fox, must find his missing baby. On his way, he will meet several characters, including Fragila, a car in tears, who will guide him to complete his mission. Attached to collaborative work, Saradibiza surrounded herself with friends and artists to produce and nourish this piece, including OKLOU who composed the game’s music.
AUGMENTED REALITY JOURNEY IN THE PUBLIC SPACE
Pays d’Arles Augmenté is an exhibition of monumental and playful works in augmented reality (AR). Deployed in the public space on monuments and emblematic places of the Pays d’Arles, the pieces are accessible to anyone with a smartphone.
The application Pays d’Arles Augmenté is made in partnership with the Arles studio VR’TIG.0.
Wednesday to Sunday. 7AM-10PM → Impasse Abbé Grégoire
GUILLAUME MARMIN × CHRONIQUES
In the Japanese tradition, HARA is the seat of emotions and the deepest part of the sensitive being. It is also the main source of vital breath. It is this spiritual essence, this seminal vitality that Guillaume Marmin and Frédéric Marolleau wanted to restore through a projection of immersive light-matter, an inner experience borrowing from hypnosis, active contemplation, the physicality of sound and our longing for abstraction.
For this exhibition, the installation has been expanded and adapted to the dimensions of the the Église des Frères Prêcheurs in order to resonate with the architecture of the building. In this monumental setting, the work plays with the limits of our perception and summons new mental projections.
An installation proposed by Chroniques for the the Église des Frères Prêcheurs of the City of Arles with the support of the Department des Bouches-du-Rhône.
GUILLAUME MARMIN × CHRONIQUES
The Musée départemental Arles antique has an important collection of mosaics, which constitute the starting point of this new creation. The repetition of geometrical motives, the physical accidents and the balance of negative spaces induce a visual rhythm that spectators read as a score. From macroscopic shots of the collection arranged as a hypnotic device, the installation allows one to see and perhaps to hear this music for the eyes.
An installation proposed by Chroniques for the Musée départemental Arles antique with the support of the Department des Bouches-du-Rhône.
Production : YAM
Technical conception : Maël Pinard & Simon Zerbib
Exhibition path Hello Darkness – Marseille / Arles 2021
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The exhibition Lumière, Espace, Temps brings together 14 contemporary artists in homage to Nicolas Schöffer. Cybernetics, robotics, interactivity, prismatic visions, video art and dream machines are on the program of this selection gathered at the Grenier à sel.
With : Elias Crespin, Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves, Pe Lang, Adrien Lucca, Etienne Rey, Antoine Schmitt, Anne Sarah Le Meur, Olivier Ratsi, Santiago Torres, Lab(au), Justine Emard, Ronan Barrot – Robbie Barrat, Maurice Benayoun and Niko de La Faye.
With Agoria, AiKa/ DSL Collection, NFT Mornings, Obvious, Renaissance NFT, The Sandbox, Pau WaelderBOOK
With Epic Games, Extramentale, Keiken, Klima, Mado XR, Phipps, Saradibiza, Theo Triantafyllidis, UnityBOOK
OCTOBRE NUMÉRIQUE – FAIRE MONDE is a festival in the Pays d’Arles, dedicated to artists and virtual worlds. From October 6th to 24th, 5 exhibitions of artists-made metaverses as VR, AR, and video games experiences, are installed throughout the UNESCO world heritage city of Arles. 3 opening days with conferences on Art, Metaverse & clean NFT gathers leading international experts, artists and professionals for talks, demonstrations, roundtables and workshops.
OCTOBRE NUMÉRIQUE is a label and festival initiated by the Communauté d’agglomération d’Arles Crau Camargue Montagnette. The 2021 edition is programmed and organized by FAIRE MONDE, a group of cultural actors anchored in Arles and in the southern region: Actes Sud, Chroniques, Extramentale, Fabbula, Fisheye.