Anti VJ || The Ark

Conception visuelle : Romain Tardy
Musique composée : Squeaky Lobster
Gestion & production de projet :  Nicolas Boritch

Une installation de Romain Tardy et Squeaky Lobster @ Proyecta Oaxaca , le jardin Ethnobotanique d’Oaxaca au Mexique.
Sur l’in vitation du Proyecta Oaxaca , plusieurs artistes du label visuel ANTIVJ ont conçu quatre œuvres visuelles et sonores pour être installés au cœur du jardin ethnobotanique d’Oaxaca . Conçue comme une traînée de lumière , ces œuvres in situ offrir la chance de (re)découvrir un lieu unique et magique d’une manière particulièrement unique – et en ouvrant le jardin pour le public la nuit.

Un sentier des sens , en plusieurs variantes , il présente également aux spectateurs la perspective de quatre artistes sur cet espace atypique , où la nature et la nouvelle technologie viennent se faire face, comme un écho lointain des techniques ancestrales.

L’adoption d’une approche poétique , The Ark donne la parole aux plantes du jardin et permettent de raconter leur histoire, révélant leur caractère fantasmé et fantastique. Une installation audiovisuelle en trois parties, qui se déploie comme un décor de cinéma dans l’espace dans lequel le spectateur ère et joue le rôle de la caméra .

On the invitation of Proyecta Oaxaca, several artists from the ANTIVJ visual label have devised four visual and sonic works to be installed at the heart of the Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca. Conceived of as a trail of light, these in-situ works offered the chance to (re)discover a singular and magical location in a particularly unique way – by opening the garden to the public at night.

A trail of the senses, in several variations, it also presents spectators the perspective of four artists on this atypical space, in which ancient nature and new technology come face to face, like a distant echo of the ancestral techniques that have allowed for its conservation.

Adopting a poetic approach, The Ark gives voice to the garden’s plants, participants in the work, the beating heart of the space and an unpredictable choir.

Telling their story, revealing their fantasised and fantastical character, The Ark is the mise-en-abîme of the trail. A three part audio-visual installation, it unfolds like a movie set in space, in which the wandering spectator plays the role of the camera.

Joanie Lemercier & Visual System || -∞

In 1958 a World’s Fair was held in Brussels, Belgium and to mark this monumental occasion they built the Atomium. Designed by André Waterkeyn its structure—steel-clad spheres connected by tubes to form a square—mimics the structure of an iron crystal magnified billions of times. Fast forward 55 years and now, inside this iconic building, resides a light installation called -Infinity, a collaboration between Joanie Lemercier and Visual System.
It’s part of a summer exhibition entitled ID#2013 Poème Numérique inspired by Le Corbusier and Xenakis’ innovative video installation Poeme Electronique which featured at the 1958 Expo.
For the site-specific installation -Infinity the artists investigate “the spatial qualities of light”. Sticks of LEDs ride up the interior of one of the spheres, augmenting the structure and responding to sounds and tone—this is complemented by a “polygon planet” suspended from the ceiling, built by Joanie Lemercier as a cardboard origami structure which has visuals projected onto it (text by Kevin Holmes).

Team Joanie Lemercier: Olivier Ratsi, Unc et Adrien Boulanger “BOU”

Team VS: Julien Guinard, Vincent Obadia, Benjamin Lorthioir,Ambroise Mouline, Pierre Gufflet, Joachim Correia, Ian Castronovo, Le Tone, Tom Modeste, Sebastien Escudie, Thierry Pillet et Valère Terrier

Création musicale originale : Thomas Vaquié

Thanks to Henri Simons, Arnaud Bozzini, Johan Vandenperre and all the Atomium Team

Bot & dolly ||Box

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. botndolly.com/box

CREDITS
Production Company: BOT & DOLLY
Creative & Technical Director: Tarik Abdel-Gawad
Design Director: Bradley G Munkowitz
Lead Graphic Designers: Bradley G Munkowitz, Jason English Kerr
3D Artists: Scott Pagano, Bradley G Munkowitz, Jason English Kerr, Conor Grebel
2D Animators: Conor Grebel, Ben Hawkins, Pedro Figueira
Director of Photography: Joe Picard
Lighting Designers: Joe Picard, Phil Reyneri
Projection / TouchDesigner: Phil Reyneri
Robotics Animation: Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Brandon Kruysman, George Banks, Michael Beardsworth
Robotics Operator: Michael Beardsworth, Brandon Kruysman
Prop Fabrication: Matt Bitterman, Ethan Dale
Script Supervisor: Ian Colon
Sound Engineers: Joe Picard, Michael Beardsworth
PAs: Sean Servis, Dakota Smith, Nico Mizono, Eric Wendel, Patrick Walsh
Editors: Ashley Rodholm, Ian Colon
Music / Sound Design: Keith Ruggiero
Sound Mix: Joel Raabe
Performers: Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Iris, Scout