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Mécaniques Imaginaires
Interactive digital artwork
Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt

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“Mécaniques Imaginaires” is an interactive digital artwork.
The artwork’s software enables creating in real time infinite narrative scenes by manipulating plenty of “video elements“.

“Mécaniques Imaginaires” offers a space of expression and abstraction that allows to create amazing relationships between people, situations, objects by producing virtual energy. This interactive artwork is inspired by the Shadow Theatre, George Méliès’s cinema, and refers to Goldberg’s machines, designed to perform a simple task in an intentionally complex manner, most often with a chain reaction.

The software allows to select and position «video elements» in order to design series of actions/reactions: there are moving bodies (walking, running, jumping, manipulating etc...), objects like bouncing balls, umbrellas, books, candles, etc..., or machines like mills, ropes, gears, ... or natural elements like animals, plants, water, stones, etc...
All the animated «visual elements» are part of a large corpus of real and imaginary objects. Mixing all these elements can create infinite virtual mechanics. Explorations and interactions with the software allow to invent new scenarios.

The “video elements“ have different durations and are played on a loop. Each one plays independently an act of the work. The totality can be arranged with several possibilities in order to create scenarios in constant transformation. The evolving scenario of this creation offers to participants a large part of improvisation.

The installation can be shown on a screen or with a videoprojector on a wall which could become a mapping surface.

Each experience of the artwork is always different.






Previous exhibitions of Mécaniques Imaginaires

Clujotronic – Electro Arts Festival - Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
07/10/2022 - 09/10/2022 :

Digital On, festival des cultures numériques - Maison des arts Paul Fort - Allones (Fr)
08/10/2022 - 08/10/2022

Festival Zéro 1 / arts hybrides et numériques
Galerie des hospices / Université de Limoges - Limoges (Fr)
Curator : Diego Jarak / Festival Zéro 1 / arts hybrides et numériques
24/09/2021 - 30/09/2021 :

Service culturel, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord / Campus de Bobigny (Fr)
Curator : Magali Terrier
09/10/2021 - 07/11/2021

La Nouvelle Manufacture - Saint-Martin-de-Valamas (Fr)
"L'Art et la Machine"
15/05/2021 - 19/06/2021 :

Institut Français de L'île Maurice - Beau-Bassin-Rose-Hill (Mauritius)
"Novembre numérique"
"Ce qui nous relie, digital humanity"
06/11/2020 - 30/11/2020 :

404 festival - International Festival of Art & Technology - Rosario (Argentina)
curator Gina Valenti
19/11/2020 - 21/11/2020 :

GIFF // Geneva International Film Festival - Geneve (Switzerland)
06/11/2020 - 15/11/2020 :

Le Prisme - Centre culturel de la Ville d'Élancourt (Fr)
Solo show
18/01/2020 - 21/02/2020 :

Pléiades - Festival des arts numériques - Saint-Etienne (Fr)
06/11/2019 - 09/11/2019

Festival Takavoir - Niort (Fr)
Pavillon Grappelli, espace d'arts numériques 
Curator : Virginie Odiard
03/05/2019 - 04/05/2019 :

Festival Electrochoc - Bourgoin-Jallieu (Fr)
17/03/2019 - 17/03/2019 :

Toronto Kids Digital Festival - Toronto (Canada)
12/03/2019 - 14/03/2019 :

Château de Saint-Priest - Saint-Priest (Fr)
15/03/2019 - 16/03/2019

Ville de Garges-lès-Gonesse (Fr)
Création de l'oeuvre d’art numérique pour la ville de Garges-lès-Gonesse


Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt -