Digital art in the cities
Digital Art in the city: the expo's tents in front of Saint Denis historical basilica and of the town hall, whence a muslim marriage dances out
The Musée Passager (The Passing Museum) is an initiative of Ile-de-France Region to initiate a large public to digital art. It's a museum, with its walls and hung woks. It's open in the street, with its wide openings on downtown city squares.
The museum travels from one city to another (Saint-Denis April 5-20, Evry April 26 - May 11, Mantes-la-Jolie May 17 - June 1st and Val d'Europe June 6-22). Visual arts can be completed by performance, wokshops and lectures (for example a general presentation of digital art by diccan at Mantes-la-Jolie).
16 artists present works. More or less famed, more or less digital. Among the most famed, a video by Bill Viola. Amont the most digital, an augmented reality work by Justine Emard. Her work shows several ink on paper drawings... but when you look at then through a tablet, the device detects a square in the work and inserts there a video. Fun and cutting edge.
Well known also is Elias Crespin, whose animated sculptures are now frequently seen in Art shows. Their elegant fragility suffers from this rather aggressive enviroment, and maintenance was at work when we visited the museum in Saint Denis.
Elias Crespin: elegance in an open space calls for maintenance...
Paris ACM Siggraph, the French chapter of ACM Siggraph, worldwide non-profit organization of computer graphics.