VIDEOFORMES 2018 wants to be accessible to a large majority and in order to complete the actions of mediation, all the events are "Free Access" except the evenings dedicated to performances in the Georges-Conchon venue and the Fotomat (festival partner).
The body will be put to the digital test with fiction and experiments in virtual reality at 390° in the Digital Lounge or in a dimension in which technology and artificial intelligence question the erotic dimension as well as new practices during the Sex 3.0 round table discussion.
As in our past annual encounters, VIDEOFORMES 2018 will not go against our rule of presenting a heterogeneous selection of works that tries to reflect the many facets of digital creation: projected videos to hybrid installations, as well as performance, moments of reflection and debate, events for young audiences.
OPENING – Tour exhibitions, March 14 starting at 5.30 PM at the Chapelle de l'Oratoire.
5.30 PM: GALERIE DE L’ART DU TEMPS/CHAPELLE DE L’ORATOIRE, 14 rue de l’Oratoire
Philipp ARTUS (DEU)
6 PM: Zaoūm, 38 rue du Port
Olivier BOSSON (FRA)
7 PM: Galerie Claire Gastaud, 5/7 rue du Terrail
Samuel ROUSSEAU (FRA)
7.30 PM: Chapelle de l’Hôpital Général, rue Sainte-Rose
Alessandro AMADUCCI (ITA), Bob KOHN (FRA), Phyllis BALDINO (USA)
8 PM: Salle Gilbert Gaillard, 2 rue Saint-Pierre
Ismaïl BAHRI (FRA/TUN), Phyllis BALDINO (USA), Esmeralda DA COSTA (FRA), Joseph DAVID (FRA), SCENOCOSME (FRA), Cabinet de Curiosités (FRA, IRN, COL, USA), Rêves de Science #5 (FRA)
10 AM > 10 PM
La Scam Invite #4
Au Digital Lounge
After Videoformes @Fotomat' #2
Art Life matters !
Another end of the world is possible.
Our world is now covered by another one, the digital world. On both a societal and technological level, our digital doubles are developing, emancipating and sometimes eluding us. Each of us absorbs this rolling wave more or less happily. Some people experience this evolution as a dehumanization of our relations, a submission to GAFAM, a forced conversion to the binary doxa.
Yet there are fields of research that should be heard if not explored, precisely those that digital artists imagine. These artists draw possible worlds for us and reveal hidden aspects of the promises made. Poetry is today what makes it possible to forgive the algorithms for their errors and bad habits. Art anchors the past, the present and the future in this runaway world.
Loïez Déniel, VIDEOFORMES Board Chairman
Gabriel Soucheyre, DirectOr OF VIDEOFORMES
Espace Croisé & VIDEOFORMES
A contemporary arts center and a video and digital art event decide to collaborate in order to enhance the emergence of new talents in an artistic expression which is at its best when it is displayed. Artists chosen jointly are presented as part of the VIDEOFORMES international festival and of the exhibition program of the Espace Croisé. The selected artists benefit from the attention of the two organizations artistic directors and are offered to have their works distributed abroad.