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Rencontres imaginaires
Behavioral interactive videos works
Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt


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Rencontres imaginaires is a series of several behavioral interactive videos works

The visitor is faced to an interactive mirror screen. This one reflects his body, his face. Virtual hands and faces are trying to touch him, to catch him. These hands and faces have lots of various behaviors and question relationships to the other. The hands and faces feel the presence and move along the face of the viewer. When he goes away, the hands and faces disappear. They will reappear with other behaviors when a new person will come.

In this artwork, we provocate reactions and gestures from the spectators in response to virtual contacts. 
The audience plays with the hands which scrap the ear, caress the hair, touch the tip of the lips etc.
The contact is virtual but gives strange real feelings for the viewer.
It can be amused, annoyed, or expressed some pleasure.
The virtual hands and faces appear in black and white superimposed with the image of the viewer. This device gives the illusion of a ghostly troubling reality. We use digital technologies but give to see an image that remind the first tricks of cinema begining such as the illusion technique used by Georges Méliès

Rencontres imaginaires 4 
Several behaviors

In this version of the artwork, hands, faces, objects come from movie made before with persons from the audience. It generates several stagings and behaviors. 

Rencontres imaginaires 3 
hands and faces

This version of the artwork mixes the version 1 and 2; Hands or faces appear randomly, thus multiplying the choice of interactions and possible encounters.

Rencontres imaginaires 2 
The kisses of the artists
 
In this version of the artwork, Two faces come closer to the viewer on both sides. These faces are ours: Gregory or Anaïs. We virtually embrace spectators. Our faces can have hundreds of different virtual behaviors: shy, seductive, tender, disgusted, angry etc. They provoke many reactions from the spectator. 

Rencontres imaginaires 1 
the curious hands
In this first version, only hands appear.

The interactive device:
A camera is hidden next to the screen. The camera films the spectator and transmits the image to a computer. The image is analyzed and processed in real time by a software that manages the choice and the displacement of hundreds of pre-recorded filmed hands. The real silhouette interacts with virtual hands which have multiple behaviors Each relationship generates new behaviours and stagings

Equipement : 
Screen (variable size), HD Camera, computer 
Specific software (real time analysis), lots of hands with various characters recorded before


Lauréat de la Bourse en art numérique ICI ARTV CANADA
Coproduction : AADN - Arts et Cultures Numériques : www.aadn.org





Urban screen : Dimensions of the interactive projection : 30m x 9m


Rencontres imaginaires
At Urban Screen : Canada’s largest non-commercial outdoor urban screen dedicated to presenting digital and interactive art.
Surrey Art Gallery / Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre - Surrey (Canada)
Support by : Surrey Art Gallery, Consulat général de France à Vancouver, British Columbia Arts Council, Creative British Columbia

Many thanks too all the team of Surrey Art Gallery and Alison Rajah, Rhys Edwards, Christophe Thollet, Christopher Moreno, Thomas Anfield, Charis Au, Karen Cancino, Elizabeth Carefoot, Clarissa Chupik, Amelia Davies, April Davies, Chris Dawson-Murphy, Amelia Epp, Rhys Edwards, Polly Faminow, Janis Foster, Polly Gibbons, Zoe Gibbons, Sean Kenny, Simran Kang, Anthony Mojuly, Ravneet Sandhu, Harry Singh, Amanda Thompson, Jennifer Uy, Tony Uy, Lyn Verra-Lay, Mandeep Wirk and all the participants and visitors.









Rencontres imaginaires 4







Rencontres imaginaires 1

 


La Tôlerie - Espace d’Art Contemporain / Videoformes - Clermont-Ferrand (Fr)



Musée de Millau et des Grands Causses - Millau (Fr)






Dimensions of the interactive projection : 30m x 9m
Rencontres imaginaires
at Urban Screen
Canada’s largest non-commercial outdoor urban screen dedicated to presenting digital and interactive art.
Surrey Art Gallery / Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre - Surrey (Canada)











Centre Arc-en-ciel - Liévin (Fr)



Galerie d'Art contemporain de la ville de Talant - Talant (Fr)




Espace culturel Puzzle - Thionville (Fr)

 

 










Rencontres imaginaires 4

In this version, video from people interaction could be recorded before and integrated into the work video data base.







Previous exhibitions of Rencontres imaginaires

Culture Night - Dublin (Irland)
Embassy of France in Ireland
22/09/2017 - 22/09/2017 : www.culturenight.ie - www.ie.ambafrance.org

Odyssud - Centre culturel - Blagnac (Fr)
Rencontres Sensibles - Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt
Curator : Maud Denjean
22/09/2017 - 23/12/2017 : www.odyssud.com


Surrey Art Gallery / Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre - Surrey (Canada)
Urban Screen / Canada’s largest non-commercial outdoor urban screen dedicated to presenting digital and interactive art.
Curator : Alison Rajah, Liane Davidson
Support by : Consulat général de France à Vancouver
29/09/2016 - 07/05/2017 : www.surreyurbanscreen.ca - www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/7315.aspx

Labanque / Centre de production et diffusion en arts visuels - Béthune (Fr)
Empathies - Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt
Curator : Philippe Massardier
30/03/2017 : vernissage
01/04/2017 - 23/07/2017
: www.lab-labanque.fr

Orangerie du château de la Louvière - Montluçon (Fr)
Art graphique, art numérique : Curator : Lucie Bisson
19/05/2017 - 04/06/2017

Festival Electrochoc / Les Abattoirs - Bourgoin-Jallieu (Fr)
06/04/2017 - 06/04/2017 : www.electrochoc-festival.com


La Passerelle / centre culturel du Pays de La Gacilly - Gacilly (Fr)
Frontières Intimes
24/03/2017 - 12/04/2017


New Forms Festival 16 - Vancouver (Canada)
Urban Screen / Surrey
07/10/2016 - 08/10/2017: www.newformsmediasociety.org

Département Arts Plastiques du Lycée de la Cité scolaire Roger Frison-Roche - Chamonix (Fr)
07/12/2016 - 10/02/2017

Centre Culturel du Brabant Wallon / Festival "En l'air" - Court-St.-Étienne (Belgium)
Transcultures - Centre Interdisciplinaire des cultures numériques et sonores
10/12/2016 - 10/12/2016

Espace culturel Puzzle - Thionville (Fr)
DESconnexions
Curators : Charline Roch, Thierry Benoit, Caroline Rinaldi
30/09/2016 - 10/11/2016

Espace d'exposition de la ville de Ploumagoar - Ploumagoar (Fr)
26/02/2016 - 11/03/2016

Abbaye de l’Escaladieu - Bonnemazon (Fr)
Horizons numériques
05/09/2015 - 06/09/2015 : www.abbaye-escaladieu.com

Espace ARTVstudio | ICI ARTV
Place des Arts - Montreal (Canada)
Lauréat de la Bourse en art numérique ICI ARTV
01/06/2015 - 01/08/2015 : http://ici.artv.ca/artvstudio

A-part, festival international d’art contemporain - Baux-de-Provence (Fr)
Face2face - Curator : Ariel Kyrou, Leïla G.Voight
15/07/2015 - 29/08/2015 : www.festival-apart.org

Galerie d'Art contemporain de la ville de Talant - Talant (Fr)
Espace culturel Georges-Brassens
24/03/2015 - 18/04/2015 :

Théâtre Municipal d'Abbeville - Abbeville (Fr)
25/02/2015 - 01/03/2015 :

Musée de Millau et des Grands Causses - Millau (Fr)
Scenocosme : Rencontres sensorielles
06/12/2014 - 14/02/2015 : www.museedemillau.fr

Château de Saint-Priest - St-Priest (Fr)
04/02/2015 - 07/02/2015 :

Médiathèque François Mitterrand - Bassens (Fr)
27/01/2015 - 31/01/2015 :

The Central House of Artists - Moscou (Russia)
Soutien : Institut Français
26/11/2014 - 30/11/2014 : www.cha.ru

Médiathèque François Mitterrand - Bassens (Fr)
27/01/2015 - 31/01/2015 :

Videomedeja - 18th International Video Festival - Novi Sad (Serbia)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina
31/10/2014 - 02/11/2014 : www.videomedeja.org  

Centre Arc-en-ciel - Liévin (Fr)
03/11/2014 - 30/11/2014 :

Congrès mondial acadien 2014
Pavillon de la France - Grand-Falls / New-Brunswick (Canada)
Soutien : Institut Français + Ville de Saint Etienne
Consulat Général de France dans les Provinces atlantique
14/08/2014 - 24/08/2014 :

ECLA | Espace culturel - Saint-Cloud (Fr)
01/10/2014 - 18/10/2014 : www.ecla.net

Musée Savoisien / Nuit des musées - Chambéry (Fr)
17/05/2014 - 18/05/2014 : www.musee-savoisien.fr

Videoformes : Festival d'arts vidéos et numériques - Clermont-Ferrand (Fr)
La Tôlerie - Espace d’Art Contemporain : Curator : Gabriel Soucheyre
19/03/2014 - 24/04/2014 : www.videoformes-fest.com

Unpainted / media art fair - Munich (Germany)
17/01/2014 - 20/01/2014 : www.unpainted.net

Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2014 - Festival for Expanded Media - Stuttgart (Germany)
16/01/2014 - 19/01/2014 : www.filmwinter.de

La Serre - espace d'exposition - St Etienne (Fr)
15/01/2014 - 15/02/2014 :

Videophonic AADN - Lyon (Fr)
14/11/2013 - 14/11/2013 : www.aadn.org

Nocturne Art at Night - Halifax (Canada)
10/19/2013 - 10/19/2013 : www.nocturnehalifax.ca

K@ravann Numérik / Médiathèques du Tampon - Le Tampon (La Reunion)
03/09/2013 - 14/09/2013 : www.batofou.org

Trace(s) - festival des arts numériques - Bagnols-sur-Ceze (Fr)
Prieuré Saint-Pierre - Pont-Saint-Esprit (Fr)
Exposition d’art contemporain Sillages Numériques : Curator : Cyril Delfosse
15/05/2013 - 08/06/2013 :

Galerie H+ - Lyon (Fr)
12/04/2013 - 29/05/2013 : www.h-pl.us

Galerie d'exposition de la Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon La Part-Dieu - Lyon (Fr)
Rencontres réelles et imaginaires / Curator : Violaine Kanmacher
06/04/2013 - 29/06/2013 :























Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt - www.scenocosme.com