Video Mapping Festival #2
IBSIC – Image Beyond the Screen International Conference

Thursday 28th > Saturday 30th of March 2019
Arenberg Creative Mine (salle LEAUD), Wallers-Arenberg
L’hybride and Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille


On the occasion of the opening of the Video Mapping Festival #2, Rencontres Audiovisuelles and the DeVisu laboratory of the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France offer IBSIC, an annual event dedicated to the video mapping industry, in the presence of international great names in the sector.
Meetings, conferences, case studies, projections… 35 professional speakers will share their experiences and analyse the various aspects of this new sector which is growing significantly (writing, technology, training, production, economic models, projection, etc.).
Networking times will also be provided to meet artists, producers, programmers, etc.


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PROJECTION


Bringing artists and audiences together, composing festivals or exhibitions… Few people considered making it a profession when, in the 1960s, the Swiss Harald Szeemann invented this role. Anglo-Saxons called it “curator”. Nowadays, in the age of web 2.0, everyone is able to share content and spotlight creatives in this information swarm. Building up a consistent event, off the beaten track, is a true expertise. This activity is meaningful, especially as it allows to legitimise artists. But while in many cultural sectors the content is becoming standardised, how can we support the emergence? Which event model should be chosen to allow the experimentation and the birth of new ideas? How to take the spectator’s experience into account in the curation?
Let’s take stock with programmers and researchers in 4 short conferences.

• What are the constraints for a festival’s curation, while supporting the creators at best?
Jean-François Zurawik – director of events department for the City of Lyon, Fête des Lumières de Lyon (France)

• Video mapping competitions, an opportunity to experiment with, to take risks and to discover new talents
Jérémy Oury – visual and sound artist (France)

• Festival, contest, artistic residency, art grant… What are the right tools to support artists’ emergence?
Hendrik Wendler – general manager, Genius Loci Weimar (Germany)

• Audience experiences
Clarence Schmitt – professor and researcher, Institut d’Écologie et des Sciences de l’Environnement, Sorbonne Université Paris (France)
Marine Thébault – research engineer, DeVisu laboratory, Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (France)

Jean-François Zurawik – director of events department for the City of Lyon, Fête des Lumières de Lyon (France)
Jean-François Zurawik studied Communication and Audiovisual Technologies in Strasbourg and Bordeaux. He then created his own audiovisual and events production company in Strasbourg. Since 2003, he holds the position of director of the events department for the City of Lyon and ensures the coordination of the Fête des Lumières. This festival, which welcomes over 2 million visitors, is a global reference. He also was the artistic director of the first Dubai Festival of Lights in 2014 and he is the artistic advisor for Lumieres Hong Kong. Moreover, he is also the artistic director of the Fiesta de la Luz in Quito (Ecuador) of which 3rd edition took place in August 2018.
www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr

Jérémy Oury – visual and sound artist (France)
Jérémy Oury combines his sound and video skills to create multiple digital installations and video mapping. He experiments with intermedia forms to create abstract synesthetic scores, visual distortions and other unexpected narratives. Based on symbols drawn from collective imagination and simple themes, he weaves logical narrative sequences through his visual effects. His work has won awards at several international festivals. He has participated in numerous video mapping competitions, and he is the founder of the “List of International Video Mapping Open Call & Contest” Facebook group to share and relay festival information to the visual artist community.
www.jeremyoury.fr

Hendrik Wendler – general manager, Genius Loci Weimar (Germany)
With a degree in architecture, Hendrik Wendler developed a strong affinity with media, graphics and events throughout his academic career. An interest he expressed when Weimar (Germany) became European Capital of Culture in 1999 by producing major events.
Afterwards, he worked for a design company for several years before teaching at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. He then created a software that revolutionised digital arts and has been commercialised as a media server since 2006. Thereupon he developed the Genius Loci Weimar festival, today one of the most famous video mapping contests, combining projection on historical and modern heritage buildings.
www.genius-loci-weimar.org

Clarence Schmitt – professor and researcher, Institut d’Écologie et des Sciences de l’Environnement, Sorbonne Université Paris (France)
Clarence Schmitt is a professor-researcher in ecology at Sorbonne University. Her researches focuses on the impact of human activities on the ecophysiology of wild animals. She is particularly interested in the variation between individuals in order to deduce global patterns on the population level.

Marine Thébault – research engineer, DeVisu laboratory, Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (France)
As a research engineer at the DeVisu laboratory (Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France) in Information and Communication Sciences, Marine Thébault focuses her research on the construction of meaning by people in situation, particularly in the field of art.
www.uphf.fr/DEVISU


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Organised by Rencontres Audiovisuelles and the DeVisu laboratory of the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, with the support of the European Union, Feder programme, the Hauts-de-France Region, the Communauté d’Agglomération de La Porte du Hainaut, The City of Wallers-Arenberg and Arenberg Creative Mine.


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More info: videomappingfestival.com
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