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(INSTALLATION – 2022)
Entre imagerie générée par IA, trames sonores immersives, zapping post-colonial et électromagnétisme DIY, CHANNELS est une création évolutive qui sonde l’inconscient collectif et une mémoire de diaspora culturelle pour en extraire un flux continu de signal analogique et de nostalgie collective, nourrie d’insomnies et de télévision par satellite.
Between AI-generated imagery, immersive soundscapes, post-colonial TV zapping and DIY electromagnetism, CHANNELS is an evolving creation that probes the collective unconscious and memories from a cultural diaspora to extract a continuous flow of analog signal and collective nostalgia, nourished by insomnia and satellite television.
(w/ STUDIO IREGULAR)
Role : Score + Sound design
AN INTERACTIVE PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS, IN 4 CHAPTERS
Role : MUSIC
IMMERSIVE SPACE FOCUSED ON THE PRACTICE OF DIGITAL ARTS IN QUEBEC
[FULLDOME / machine learning]
Credits : Mourad BNCR x SEAN CARUSO
Special thanks : Nest Immersion, SAT, IDFA
« Propelled by the electronic sounds of Mourad Bncr’s music project [indistinct voices over PA], the images morph one into another. With their unreal colors they form an unstable, imaginary reality, like the fever dream of an alternative intelligence. »
4Pi Productions’s latest fulldome film
POLYDOMOUS, and a soundtrack on which I had the chance to collaborate, has been selected to be part of Best of Earth 2021 and will be screened in early October at Dome Fest West (LA)
FullDome Festival (Jena) Fulldome UK (Plymouth) and
Scienceworks (Melbourne), and soon to be screened at CULTVR Lab (Cardiff).
OTHER COLLABORATIONS W/ SEAN CARUSO @ NEST IMMERSION
AQUATIC VR EXPERIENCE
Pierre Friquet – Ballast VR
From lead artist, Pyaré, SPACED OUT is an underwater VR experience using the revolutionary VR waterproof headset, DiVR by Ballast Technologies. It invites visitors to float on water while breathing with a snorkel, giving an illusion of being immersed onto the lunar surface.
SPACED OUT transports the visitors from earth to the moon, from water to space and from the first to the third person leaving body behind, to reach the moon and then its hollow center.
The trip crosses in a tunnel of lines and points, a trajectory of the Earth on the surface of the moon, where the last Apollo 11 mission landed. SPACED OUT’s narration is composed by original audio archives of the communication between the three astronauts and the mission control. The running audio track clashes with the abstract 3D visual representation of what the 19th century writers believed the moon looked like. The piece is like a magic trick: simulating absence of gravity it bypasses the brain’s predispositions for an immersion of all senses.
« A group of jilted souls have found refuge inside a forsaken neighbourhood scorched by brutal violence, fire and destruction. They try to build themselves a home but the memories of the place still walk among them. A sensorial reflexion about what we leave of us in the place we’ve been. »
« Zinaïda, Boris et Ilya vivent en Sibérie Orientale, au bord d’une voie ferrée de 4232 kilomètres, le Baïkal Amour Magistral. Dans leurs villages à demi-peuplés, ils racontent le “projet du siècle”. Entre glorification de l’idéal des pionniers et difficulté de vivre dans son écho, une parole collective se construit à mesure que nous découvrons la rudesse du quotidien dans laquelle elle résonne. Décrit-elle un monde qui se délite, ou chante-t-elle encore le mythe ? »
Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux & Nicolas Lachapelle
« Lights Above Water is a documentary created with the children of Waswanipi, a Cree community in Northern Quebec (James Bay Cree). Influences from various sources color the daily life of the community. Rejecting and taking ownership of the cultural elements, the children of Waswanipi build their own specific identity. Over a year, they guide us through their expression of this identity and they question the future of their own generation. »
« Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce – robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline. The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981. »
(w/ NATURE GRAPHIQUE)
(w/ NATURE GRAPHIQUE)
VIDEOMAPPING FEST 2019
2023 – Mourad Bncr