Memory (ies): 2nd biennale figures of interactivity

Memory (ies): 2nd biennale figures of interactivity

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

© Félix Müller
November 13, 2010
Memory (ies): 2nd biennale figures of interactivity

17 – 27 November 2010


Concert  •  Performances  •  International symposium •  Masterclasses

The second Poitiers Biennale, “Figures of Interactivity”, is presenting a programme of concert, symposia, masterclasses and performances exploring the role of “Memory” in the age of the new technologies.

Computer, smart phone, digital notebook, mp3 player, mobile, touch screen – innovations in communication are bringing about changes in behaviour and new cultural practices. The omnipresence of Internet and the explosion of cultural practices and new communications tools have profoundly changed the way we live. The aim of this second Biennale is to survey the transformations wrought by digital technologies in society generally as well as in the arts and sciences.

The Biennale is produced by the European School of Visual Arts (ÉESI) with the participation of FEDER, the support of the municipality of Poitiers in partnership with Ars Nova and the Espace Mendès France, Poitiers, and with the support of the University of Poitiers, the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) and the Ministry of Culture and Communication (SLIDERS research programme).


at Espace Pierre Mendès France

Wednesday 17 November 10
20 h 00 Ensemble Ars Nova, concert “Steve Reich”

at European School of Visual Arts (ÉESI)

17 – 19 November 10
10 h 00 – 20 h 00
Installation mental state 3.0
Realized by teachers and students from the ÉESI and the Conservatoire de Poitiers, with Cyril Teste and Patrick Laffont, from the collective MxM Masterclasses.

in public space
Christophe Bruno (fr), Human Browser, 2001-2006
Performance for actor and Google search engine
Peter Sinclair (gb/fr), Road Music, 2009
Interactive automobile itinerary with sound
SLIDERS (fr), TopoMovies, 2009-2010
Interactive cinema installation
Julien Gachadoat (fr), Gravity, 2009
Interactive animation using mobile phones

at the Médiathèque François Mitterrand

Wednesday 17 November 10
9 h 30 Opening of the Biennale by Mme Anne Gérard, deputy mayor in charge of culture
10 h 00 Opening of symposium
10 h 30 Thought and memory

Christine Fernandes-Maloigne (fr)
Bertrand Augereau (fr), Roger Gil (fr) 15 h 00 Memories of bodies
Moderator: Joanne Lalonde (ca)
Francis Lestienne (fr), Christine Fernandez-Maloigne (fr), Marion Leuba (fr)

Thursday 18 November 10
15 h 00 Memory architectures
Moderator: Jean-Marie Dallet (fr)
Carlos Falci (br), Don Foresta (fr/us), Tjebbe van Tijen (nl), Woody Vasulka (us)

Friday 19 November 10
10 h 30 Losing your mind
Moderator: Louise Poissant (ca)
Emmanuel Guez (fr), Olivia Rosenthal (fr), Cyril Teste (fr), Medhi Toutain-Lopez (fr)

15 h 00 Power and memory
Moderator: Erik Bullot (fr)
Christophe Bruno (fr), Joanne Lalonde (ca), Antoni Muntadas (es)

Master classes
at European School of Visual Arts (ÉESI)

20 – 22 November 10
9 h 30
Mamadou Diagne (sn), “The Blender games software”
Bertrand Planes (fr), “Mar3D, restitution relief.”

22 – 24 November 10
9 h 30
Étienne Cliquet (fr), “Demo Mode”
EMF (Poitiers), Labomédia (Orléans), Ping (Nantes), “MIAM (Interactive Artist Multimedia Suitcase)”
Alexandre Castonguay (ca), “Computer-assisted vision in the service of artists”

25 – 27 November 10
9 h 30
Julien Maire (de/fr)
“Persistence of vision”, GOTO10, Jérôme Abel (fr), “Copy, paste”
Julien Gachadoat (fr), “Freeware. Processing, an introduction”

Project management
Sabrina Grassi-Fossier, Managing Director, European School of Visual Arts

(ÉESI) Erik Bullot, Director of Studies, European School of Visual Arts (ÉESI) Jean-Marie Dallet, Scientific and artistic director of the biennale

Press contacts
International and national press
Heymann, Renoult Associées
Sarah Heymann, Laurence Gillion
tel. 33 (0)1 44 61 76 76
[email protected]

Local press
ÉESI – Fanny Belvisi
Public relations
tél. 33 (0)5 45 92 20 62

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