LES CENT VISAGES | SCENOCOSME
March 15 > 31 | INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
SALLE GILBERT-GAILLARD | 2 rue Saint-Pierre
Opening: from tuesday to saturday 10 AM > 6 PM | Sunday 2 PM > 6 PM
Les cent visages (The Hundred faces)
This artwork is composed of a multitude faces from people.
The interactive installation grows and evolves during all the exhibition period.
A face appears in video projection on a fine circle made with stretch fabric. It is a symbolic skin to touch and explore.
When someone caresses / touches lightly deeply the fabric, another part of an other face appears under the hand.
Like a Russian doll, the faces are nested in each others. Or like a multitude of puzzle of faces superimposed each others .
A multitude of scenarios are possible.
A caress on the eyes reveals a sight of another person.
A touch on the lips of a man reveals the smile of a woman.
The light touch on the cheek of a child suggests the wrinkles of an old man.
The order of the faces is evolving also randomly after several minutes.
The faces come from voluntary inhabitants filmed during few seconds.
2017, Interactive artwork installation / interactive morphing
Coproduction: Artois Comm./Labanque
Scenocosme (Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt)
The couple artists Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt work under the name Scenocosme.
These artists overturn various technologies in order to create contemporary artworks. Their works came from possible hybridizations between the technology and living world (plants, stones, water, wood, humans.,..) which meeting points incite them to invent sensitive and poetic languages. The most of their interactive artworks feel several various relationships between the body and the environment. They can feel energetic variations of living beings and design interactive stagings in which spectators share extraordinary sensory experiences.
Their artworks are exhibited in numerous museums, contemporary art centres and digital art festivals in the world.
They have exhibited their interactive installation artworks at ZKM Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media (Germany), at Daejeon Museum of Art (Korea), at Museum Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canada), at National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow), at Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh (USA), at Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani (Girona) and in many international biennals and festivals : Art Center Nabi / INDAF (Seoul), BIACS3 / Biennial International of Contemporary Art of Seville (Spain), Biennial Experimenta (Australia), NAMOC / National Art Museum of China / TransLife / Triennial of Media Art (Beijing), C.O.D.E (Canada), Futuresonic (UK), WRO (Pologne), FAD (Brasil), ISEA / International Symposium on Electronic Art (2009 Belfast, 2011 Istanbul, 2012 Albuquerque, 2013 Sydney), EXIT, VIA, Lille3000, Ososphere, Scopitone, Seconde nature (France)… during important events : World Expo (Shanghai), Nuits Blanches (Toronto, Halifax, Bruxelles, Brighton, Amiens, Segovia, Bucharest), Fête des lumières (Lyon)... and in various art centers : MONA (Australia), MUDAC, Fondation Claude Verdan (Lausanne), Musée Ianchelevici (Belgium), Kibla (Slovenia), Banff Centre (Canada), Villa Romana (Firenze), Utsikten Kunstsenter (Norway), Watermans (UK), Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, Gaîté Lyrique (Paris) etc.