This new cycle of cultural mediation activities, developed in collaboration with Sofia Kouloukouri*, places artists and their approaches at its heart.
For each exhibition of the Center, children are invited to meet different artists to discover with them the works exhibited and share their practices during a workshop.
On the occasion of the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2021 (BIM’21), the Centre offers children a series of workshops that explore moving images through practice, in contact with artists who will introduce them to the technologies of mapping and digital animation.
THE ARTIST & ME children
8-12 years old
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1 3pm-5pm
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 19 3pm-5pm
A PARALLEL WORLD IN MOTION
With Camille de Dieu and Laurent Novac from Z1 studio
The BIM’21 exhibition was conceived as a large hotel, where each room opens onto a parallel universe. It is precisely these new worlds that children are invited to imagine through drawings, which will then be digitized, juxtaposed and animated using animation software. A hybrid world will thus be created by their collective vision.
This introductory workshop to moving images will create a short video that each child can share with family and friends.
Behind the mysterious title Z1 studio are the artists Camille de Dieu and Laurent Novac. Together they create installations, performances and live audiovisuals. Their artistic research focuses on possible worlds, worlds that are neither utopian nor dystopian, but rather parallel to ours.
THE ARTIST & ME families
4-7 years old, accompanied by an adult
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12 3:30-5pm
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26 3:30-5pm
SELF-PORTRAIT IN MUTATION
With Sophie Le Meillour
Inspired by the imaginary characters in the work of Will Benedict & Steffen Jørgensen, or by the existential questions of Who the Bær, the little bear cub imagined by Simon Fujiwara, this workshop allows children to become familiar with moving images, while inventing organic identities in mutation.
Using digital tools, children will create self-portraits of their different states of mind and address questions such as: How do I see myself? And how do others see me? How would I like to be perceived?
Using Madmapper software, they will choose digital textures inspired by the organic world. These textures, as well as digitized parts of the face (nose, eyes, mouth…), will be used to create imaginary portraits that will then be projected live on the children’s faces, which will, for a brief moment, become other beings.
Sophie Le Meillour, independent transmedia artist, makes digital art inspired by the natural world. Her work defies dichotomies such as: organic vs. artificial art, analog vs. digital…