Electronic Art

  1. “Locomotive”, the most recent addition to the mosaic screen installation in the foyer of Place des Arts, is a fantastical portrayal of a human machine.

    The context resembles an elaborate organic dominos game. It begins with a musical impulse and is accompanied by an inexorable advancement of light.

    Human flesh makes up a patchwork of glittering metallic members - which have the luster of new pistons and bolts - engendering a hybrid mass.

    Caught in awkward tension, the bodies quiver in suspension, the movement becoming increasingly intense until released by the passing impulse.

    The carefully synchronized three-dimensional chain reaction of image, sound and light dehumanizes the body while simultaneously makes us smile. Uncomfortable yet intrigued, the eye of the passer cannot turn away from the machine. The complexity of the work lies in its ambiguity of being funny, monstrous, and sensual all at the same time.

    The totality of this intriguing puzzle is best seen by taking a step back. However, in order to observe and appreciate the detail of the movement, it is equally engaging to advance forward. Each gear, wheel and suture plays its role to tie the whole piece together.
    For this project, in lieu of creating a work that is intrinsically promotional, Place des Arts has taken the risk of acting as a sponsor and distributor of this purely artistic and cinematic endeavor.

    Conceived with the intention of using the proposed space - its limitations and constraints – in the pursuit giving life to a custom made creation, “Locomotive” highlights the artistic potential of the mosaic screens in the foyer.


    L’œuvre "Locomotive" qui vient nouvellement habiller la mosaïque d’écran du hall de la Place des Arts est une machine humaine chimérique.

    Un jeu de domino organique qui se met en marche sous l’impulsion de la musique et l’avancée inexorable de la lumière.

    Les corps en tension, fébriles et tressaillant s’activent, leur mouvement s’amplifie et s’intensifie jusqu’au relâchement qui suit le passage de la vague.
    Le patchwork des membres métalliques et luisants comme autant de pistons et de boulons suffisent à engendrer cette machine hybride, sans autre accessoire que la chair.

    La réaction en chaîne tridimensionnelle –image, son, lumière- minutieusement synchronisée, déshumanise les corps tout en nous faisant esquisser un sourire. Mal à l’aise et intrigué, l’œil du passant ne peut se détourner de cette machine à la fois complexe et drôle, monstrueuse et sensuelle.
    On se recule pour embrasser du regard la globalité de ce casse tête intrigant, avant de mieux observer les détails de chaque rouage, de chaque mouvement, de chaque suture.
    On peut en rire; on peut également en frissonner.
    Pour ce projet la Place Des Arts a pris le risque d’agir à titre de commanditaire et de diffuseur d’une pièce purement artistique.

    Elle a coordonné et appuyé cette œuvre cinématographique non pas dans le but de véhiculer un message promotionnel mais pour mettre en valeur la mosaïque d’écrans, pour utiliser l’espace proposé -avec ses limites et contraintes- et donner vie à une création qui l’épouse parfaitement.

    Director: Thibaut Duverneix
    Creation: Thibaut Duverneix & Mathieu Léger
    Choreographer: Ashlea Watkin

    Production: Departement
    Line production: Antler Films
    Executive producers: Sach Baylin Stern - Thibaut Duverneix
    Producer: Josh Usheroff

    Cinematographer: Christophe Collette
    Makeup: Anicko Bouchard
    Art Direction: Mathieu Léger
    Editing - Post Production - Grading: Thibaut Duverneix

    Music composer: David Drury
    Music producer: Christian Olsen & David Drury
    Bass player: Sage Reynolds


    Allison Blakley
    Victoria Diamond
    Jérémy Fiset
    Milan Gervais
    Emily Gualtiery
    Lael Stellick
    Andrew Tay
    Ashlea Watkin

    1st camera assistant: Mariane Laporte
    Grip: Max Robert
    Electro: Christian Mouzard
    PA: Mathieu Lefrancois-Gauvreau
    Intern: Hans Bobanovits
    DIT: Alexis Vanier
    Watchout Integration: Thibaut Duverneix & Philippe Larocque

    Special thanks to:

    Place des Arts
    Sophie Labelle
    Samuel Rigaux
    Lucie Ladhui
    Département Caméra
    Scapin Staging

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  2. * FULL DOCUMENTARY HERE: vimeo.com/21190132

    Lunchmeat festival - pure audiovisual extravaganza

    * international festival of independent electronic music and visual art

    * 9-13/03/2010 - Prague - Czech republic
    * MeetFactory & NoD Café
    * lunchmeat.cz/festival/

    * first artist in residency program - aalto (antivj) - special stage design and mapping

    * Nosaj Thing vs. Aalto | Ikonika vs. Video Jack | Kidkanevil vs. Inity | Ad Bourke vs. VJ Kolouch | Annie Hall vs. Pintaycolorea | Jahbitat vs. Junior | Yes, Robot vs. VJ Entter | Torent de Bites | Rec_Overflow | Fuss! | The Stereovideo Project | Ghostmother | C.H.District vs. VJ Comankh | GLGN & Jimmy Pe(é) vs. Tvprodukt

    * Thanks for support to Embassy of Spain, EUTrio.es, Red Bull Music Academy, City of Prague, Ministery of Culture of Czech Republic & Jägermeister

    Whole documentary comming soon !

    dir: sgnlr (vimeo.com/sgnlr)
    cam: sgnlr, marek, lachtan, venca sasa
    edit: sgnlr

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  3. http://www.everyoneishappy.com
    I developed a very fast and flexible projection mapping system which we were asked to present at Pecha Kucha Brisbane. This was part of that demonstration, however the same setup can very rapidly map out all sorts of shapes.

    There are a couple of cuts, but NO post FX at all, I promise. Developed in VVVV.

    Programing: Kyle McLean
    Editing: Eva Luenig
    Camera work: Pancho Colladetti
    Music: Antony Raijekov (CC BY) http://tony.cult.bg/

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  4. Parks on Fire is an exploration of the complex, interpenetrated, and reflective relationships of structure, form, and motion that both bind and conflict the natural and manmade worlds. The experience is a visual and aural expedition through a series of uniquely explicated environments. Stunning synthetic worlds of micro precision evolve and meld in to landscapes of natural forms evoking the achingly unknowable sublime that is here captured, redefined and expressed via intensive digital reprocessing. Sound and image drive each other to create the uncanny sense that both are emerging from the same dammed-but-divine ethereal engine. The lush cinematic soundtrack is by Trifonic, and is available on their debut release Emergence.

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  5. Fullscreen and volume up, please! ;-)
    Short movie inspired on numbers, geometry and nature
    — 3D animation by Cristóbal Vila · More info about this movie: etereaestudios.com
    — Music by Wim Mertens - “Often a bird” from the album “Jardin Clos”, 1996 - © Usura - Published by Usura 2010

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