It’s been a while I haven’t post anything in here, the fact is : I started to use twitter, I am applying for a master course in Interaction Design in the prestigious Royal College of Art (I expect to hear more about this in some weeks) and this is my graduation year (so I am preparing my diploma, and I have to work hell a lot)… Besides all this I also set up my portfolio site (currently working for the RCA application process), you can visit it here.
Finally, the good news :
Last year, Candie Alet, Elodie Garrone and me worked on a project with the code-name “Metronome”. The project was presented twice : once in the Aix en Provence School of Art, and another time in the Aix-en-Provence City Hall for the “C’est Sur Festival” (old blog reference here). In my (brand new) site, you can find some updated informations about the evolution of this project, that is now a piece called “Dans les temps” (Right in time).
This year the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean will take place in Skopje (Macedonia). There was a call for participants in september, and of course we answered it.
Today, around 7pm we received a phone call from the organization telling us a good news and a bad one : we got selected for the biennial, but only one member of the group will have his transportation paid (that’s not such a bad news… I mean, we got selected).
Here you are…. Exhibitions coming soon :
First round from 19 April until 31 May in Montpellier;
Second round will be in Skopje;
Final round will be in Marseilles in 2010.
Pretty cool no?
LiveCoding is an extension of Vision Factory framework (used by Julien V3GA in his studio for professional purposes and for Vjing in a personal purpose) and exists in two different “beta”-versions :
● On a single computer;
● Up to 5 computers (Up to 4 computers using Processing plus an extra one where the API actually runs).
Video from Julien V3GA
Vision Factory is currently not released.
Julien V3GA also showed us an iPhone/iPod Touch application called Mrmr that he uses when he makes some Vjing stuff. The aplication allows one to configure an interface and send data using Open Sound Control. The devices (iPhone/iPod touch) interface (multitouch screen) is highly adapted to control sound and visualization’s parameters (like a MIDI controller) with the advantage is that you can do it wireless.
Considering all this, I am more then willing to start a project to implement Open Sound Control into a Blackberry mobile phone (if someone heard about an opensource project on this direction, please leave me a comment presenting this project). The advantage of a Blackberry over other phones is the full (and comfortable) QUERTY/AZERTY keyboard. Allowing you to type fast enough to make LiveCoding. The first stage is to implement OSC, then to make a programming interface (the built-in notepad?) to finally add the command features (connect to server, reload the “setup()” function of the script, disconnect, open a script, etc).
Well, I believe that I have some work to do now…
Sans_titre_1.0 (or in English Untitled_1.0) is the first version of an interactive game-art installation. Visitors have to shake a teddy bear and to scream as loud as it can in order to get a maximum amount of points and blood drops. All this within a 20 seconds time window (and believe me, it’s really physical).
This installation is a reflexion about violence and anger. My objective here is to provide a liberation experience. With this experience I hope to also provide a reflexion on the reason why I made this game.
The game is still in its early development state. There are therefore new versions coming up soon.
An article was written in a local newspaper (La Marseillaise – October 27 2008) :
Here is an interview where Toby Segaran presents his book Programming Collective Intelligence, what is probably one of my next acquisitions. So please enjoy :
Yesterday evening was the opening for Yayoi Kusama’s first exhibition in France.
Here are some Dots Obsession opening night’s images :
Dots Obsession is a work developped in 40 years arround the recurant theme of the dot. As a kid, Kusama had hallucinations, that are a major source of insipiration for the artist.
Quote : “I am just another dot in the world” by Yayoi Kusama. Knowing this quote, the exhibition gets a strong meaning. It is nearly a philosophical piece where we question ourselves. Each baloon has a spherical shape, shape that reflexs the dot in space. The piece is a mature reflexion and exploration of the dot concept by Yayoi Kusama herself.
If you are in Paris or nearby, I would advise you to come and live this expirience.
The exhibition stays from 11 Jully until 17 August
The TodaysArt Festival 2008, which will take place on the 26th and 27th of September in the city centre of The Hague, closes the Dutch festival season and primes the cultural season, bringing over 300 artists to The Hague, from all four corners of the world, for a weekend of unique and cutting edge artistic showcases. Talented explorers invite you to witness their own personal take on today´s creativity.
Extrait from the festival’s site. More info coming soon.