Wednesday, March 18 – 09:00 p.m. – Place de la Victoire
A VIDEOFORMES 2015 / Grand Canal Production
To open the 30th edition of the festival, VIDEOFORMES and its partner Grand Canal are presenting the public with an exceptional event that will reflect 30 years of artistic adventures, video art, and digital art. Thirty years of images of artists, extracts from works, documentation of the event and its related activities. This spectacular performance will take place on Wednesday March 18th at 9 p.m. at Place de la Victoire.
Overhead, a white star will come to life with compiled and arranged images of 30 years of activism and mediation of an art that is now established. This video montage, created specifically for this anniversary, will combine outstanding artistic creations and captations of events from VIDEOFORMES. It will be projected inside of a sphere with a diameter of six meters, and accompanied by live music from COMAUSAURE (Soundcloud)
A drone, led by team vuesdenhaut.net, will fly over Place de la Victoire and film the event. The video will show the event and create “buzz” on the Internet.
Images from : Jean-Louis Accetone, Rosanna Albertini, Hugues Allamargot, Weerasetakul Apichatpong, Cécile Babiole, Bain d’huile, Lucas Bambozzi, Roland Baladi, Charlotte Barbie, Nicolas Barrié, Stephan Barron, Dominique Belloir,Raymond Bellour, Daditte Berberian, Clive van den Berg, Jack Berrocal, Fred Bigot, David Blair, David Blasco, Jean-François Bonhomme, Alain Bourges, Alain Burosse, Antonella Bussanich, Samuel Butler, Robert Cahen, John Cage, Sébastien Camboulive, Jean-François Cantin, Mariana Carranza, Nicolas Clauss, Cho & Yun, Sigrid Coggins, Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Pierre Coulibeuf, N+N Corsino, Michel Coste, Robert Croma, Giuliana Cuneaz, Stephane Dacko, Jean-Pierre Defail, Clémence Demesme, Loïez Déniel, Alain Duhard, ElectroniCat, Justine Emard, FAQ, Xavier Fabre, Maurice Falise, Jean-Paul Fargier, Peter Fischer, Philippe Fontès, Don Foresta, Bertrand Gadenne, Rainer Gamsjaeger, Jean-Michel Gautreau, Christiane Geoffroy, Véro Goyo, Mihai Grecu, Nelly Girardeau, Karen Guillorel, Groupe Dune, Gustav Hamos, Gary Hill, Stéphane Huter, Catherine Ikam, Incite/, Thomas Israel, Danielle Jaeggi, Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel, C.M. Judge, Sejla Kameric, Hilja Keading, Gauthier Keyaerts, Akino Kondoh, Katia Kosmalski, Tomoko Konoike, Danièle Kosmalski, Thierry Kuntzel, Shigeko Kubota, Jean-Paul Labro, Thierry Lagalla, Tamara Lai, Philippe Lavialle, Jérôme Lefdup, Véronique Legendre, Jean-Louis LeTacon, Pablo Lobato, Pierre Lobstein, José Man Lius, Francesco Mariotti, Charlie Mars, Dalibor Martinis, Masbedo, Gabriel Mascaro, Bjorn Melhus, Laurent Millet, Mondkopf, Genevieve Morgan, Gencho Morita, Bruno Mrozinski, Ko Nakajima, Pascale Noizet, Benjamin Nuel, Atsushi Ogata, Nam June Paik, Jose Ramon Perez Orna, Laurent Pernot, Julien Piedpremier, Dominique Pochat, Triny Prada, Patrick Prado, Enrique Ramirez, Evelyne Renaud, Reynold Reynolds, Nathalie Rich-Fernandez, Joseph Robakowski, Sara Roberts, Rachel Rosalen,Samuel Rousseau, John Sanborn, Eder Santos, Véronique Sapin, Stephen Sarrazin, Shelly Silver, Siro, Ran Slavin, Gabriel Soucheyre, Vincent Speller, Studio Azzurro, Mark Tompkins, Gianni Toti, Trio Perséphone, Stéphane Troiscarrés, Steina Vasulka, Anders Weberg, Jeremy Welsh, Pawel Wojtasik, Dragana Zarevac…
Grand Canal, coproducteur :
Grand Canal was created in 1982 at the initiative of several pioneering artists in France who were experimenting with video tools in order to better promote and distribute their works. The association soon brought together the majority of the most active “videomakers” on the video scene at that time, and its catalog travelled around to the biggest international festivals. In 1987, the association broadened its activities by opening a creation workshop at the Cité Internationale des Arts in the heart of Paris as well as in Jussieu. These workshops would operate under the direction of Dominique Belloir until the middle of the 2000s. They would welcome artists of all nationalities with total freedom to create while using more and more sophisticated equipment. In today’s all-digital world, Grand Canal, thanks to the tenacity of Alain Longuet, continues to promote historical works from its catalog, notably with a website and a YouTube channel.