Find inspiration in the Selections of the Institut français or those of its partners.
In an era marked by social, economic and environmental crises, the artists in this selection depict and propose other ways of existing in the world. Each category is entitled by an injunction ("Imitate", "Hybridise", "Exist", "Act"), reminding us of the existence of a living being, plural, vast and often breathless, that art transcribes and sometimes transcends.
From 2 to 4 March, the Ocean Forum, a scientific symposium for the general public, was held as part of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the France-Portugal 2022 Season. With the aim of raising awareness of the issues relating to the knowledge, importance and preservation of the ocean, it will continue in Lisbon on 2 September.
The ocean and, more broadly, our maritime spaces, their biodiversity and also their imaginary worlds, have inspired digital creation. The Ocean Forum is an opportunity to take a look at these creations!
France has a legitimate and recognised digital and cultural mediation and engineering sector due to its history of museums, heritage and tourist sites. This Selection presents organisations whose rich palette of innovative cultural services respond to the challenges of mediation and audience development in museums and heritage sites.
For several years now, digital artists, choreographers and dancers have been using new technologies to push back the boundaries of movement. A new language has entered choreographic spaces to form a new relationship with audiences.
Digital sobriety is on everyone's lips. This approach, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of digital technology, can be translated into Low-tech: simple, sustainable technologies that are accessible to all. Recycling, reappropriation, the search for new materials, energy transition, DIY, ... How can artists adopt a Low-tech approach?
Associations and collectives defend female creators in order to give more visibility to their creations, while works of art highlight female profiles to deconstruct the roles that society attributes to them.
Animals are the protagonists of many works of digital design, whether they are marine creatures, terrestrial animals or endangered or even extinct species that come to life thanks to digital technologies.
The utopia of a world without borders, where everyone is free to move around, is today increasingly opposed by tighter border controls. Depending on the circumstances, borders can be zones of passage and places of contact, or places of exclusion and conflict. As international conflicts force more and more migrants from their homes, borders and the fate of these migrants raise questions for digital artists.
Digital technology is also proving to be a means of overcoming distances and physical limits, allowing men and women to connect across borders.
Digital artists use the city as a stage for their stories or as a backdrop for their works. Real or fictional, magical or frightening, from the past, present or future, cities feed the imagination of artists who question their multiple emanations.
Literary works are a source of inspiration for many digital artists. Graphic works, novels, poems or philosophical texts: stories come to life in digital creations of all kinds, which allow us to form a new relationship with these works and make them accessible to as many people as possible.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used by many digital creation artists, first as a technology with the aim of generating creations, but also as a reflection material to question our digital world and pinpoint its excesses.
Field of exploration, dreams and reflection on our condition, Space feeds our imagination and our curiosity and stands out as a creative material for artists. You wish to experience a rocket take-off, the macrocosmos or new horizons? Escape from Earth and board for new adventures in Space!
Discover masterpieces of painting, sculpture or contemporary art as you have never seen them before thanks to digital creation ; unique experiences to learn while having fun!
Each year, festivals, fairs, markets and professional meetings throughout France are great opportunities to discover the latest creations and productions, to highlight new trends and issues, to encourage exchanges between professionals, and to contribute to dissemination and the emergence of new projects. Immersives experiences, video games, digital art, digital cultural outreach: save the date for the French digital creation events of 2022!
Explore France and discover its history and heritage, even when you are thousands of miles away - it is now possible thanks to virtual reality or remote guided tours!
The Institut français provides the French cultural network abroad and its partners with programs to broadcast French digital creation on all five continents!
Every year, French digital creation shines at festivals and events around the world. Let's take a look at the creations, productions and artists that won awards in 2021!
The 2021-22 edition of the Némo Biennial, under the theme Beyond Reality?, explores the capacity of digital arts and technologies to reveal the invisible. Discover some of the most impressive works programmed on this occasion!
A selection of works for the entire family, children and adults alike! Through comics, novels, interactive video games and experiences in augmented or virtual reality, stories come to life for an even more intense experience.
An overview of the French creations and professionals programmed on all five continents in 2021 with the 5th edition of Novembre Numérique (Digital November), the festival of digital cultures, organised by the Institut français and the French cultural network abroad.