Discoveries from the Némo Biennial

by Gilles Alvarez - 01/2022

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!

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The author of the Selection

Gilles Alvarez is the Artistic Director of the Némo Biennial. Since its creation, he has curated an eclectic digital program, combining contemporary art, live performances and new technologies, and questions the societal challenges of digital technology.

Arts and sciences

The Némo Biennial has been interested in the relationship between art and science since its inception. The Biennial's iconic image - Luke Jerram's planet Mars - has a counterpoint in the work Orbis Tertius by Benjamin Védrenne, who reinterprets the topography of the Martian surface based on NASA data.

In Effets de Champ, Stéphane Bissières' black ferrofluids form a collection of magnetic mini-choreographies inside glass bottles.

Instabilités by Tristan Menez and Benjamin Le Baron, a composition of kinetic and sound tableaux inspired by fluid mechanics, offers an immersive dive into the infinitely small through live chemical manipulations.

The Némo Biennial has been interested in the relationship between art and science since its inception. The Biennial's iconic image - Luke Jerram's planet Mars - has a counterpoint in the work Orbis Tertius by Benjamin Védrenne, who reinterprets the topography of the Martian surface based on NASA data.

In Effets de Champ, Stéphane Bissières' black ferrofluids form a collection of magnetic mini-choreographies inside glass bottles.

Instabilités by Tristan Menez and Benjamin Le Baron, a composition of kinetic and sound tableaux inspired by fluid mechanics, offers an immersive dive into the infinitely small through live chemical manipulations.

Dystopian worlds

Philip K. Dick is the patron saint of the Némo Biennial, which likes to plunge its spectators into dystopian worlds.

Antoine Schmitt and Franck Vigroux's ATOTAL, a spectacular visual concert about a universe that is cracking, echoes the "cardboard" reality often found in the science-fiction author's novels.

Donatien Aubert's Les Jardins cybernétiques (Cybernetic Gardens) highlights the power of cybernetics on the living. The four VR experiences imagined by Stéfane Perraud and Aram Kebabdjian with Zone bleue immerse us in a landscape marked by the atom.

With a good dose of humour, the NeoConsortium's Moduloform Panoptique presents a fictitious startup that claims to combine "poetry, growth and innovation"...

Philip K. Dick is the patron saint of the Némo Biennial, which likes to plunge its spectators into dystopian worlds.

Antoine Schmitt and Franck Vigroux's ATOTAL, a spectacular visual concert about a universe that is cracking, echoes the "cardboard" reality often found in the science-fiction author's novels.

Donatien Aubert's Les Jardins cybernétiques (Cybernetic Gardens) highlights the power of cybernetics on the living. The four VR experiences imagined by Stéfane Perraud and Aram Kebabdjian with Zone bleue immerse us in a landscape marked by the atom.

With a good dose of humour, the NeoConsortium's Moduloform Panoptique presents a fictitious startup that claims to combine "poetry, growth and innovation"...

Immersive shows 

and audiovisual performances

Shows and performances are a strong axis of the Némo Biennial, which opened this edition with Maxime Houot's ballet of light sculptures.

Combining theatre and virtual reality, Les Aveugles by the INVIVO collective, adapted from the work by Maurice Maeterlinck, offers an immersion into a sensual rather than visible world.

The audiovisual concert The Island by Kurt d'Haeseleer and Franck Vigroux is an electrifying sensory and musical experience that highlights the upheavals caused by the construction of hydroelectric dams.

In the immersive audiovisual performance KRASIS by Annabelle Playe and Alexandra Radulescu, bodies, nature and technology become one.

Shows and performances are a strong axis of the Némo Biennial, which opened this edition with Maxime Houot's ballet of light sculptures.

Combining theatre and virtual reality, Les Aveugles by the INVIVO collective, adapted from the work by Maurice Maeterlinck, offers an immersion into a sensual rather than visible world.

The audiovisual concert The Island by Kurt d'Haeseleer and Franck Vigroux is an electrifying sensory and musical experience that highlights the upheavals caused by the construction of hydroelectric dams.

In the immersive audiovisual performance KRASIS by Annabelle Playe and Alexandra Radulescu, bodies, nature and technology become one.

The Némo Biennial

Dedicated to digital arts, audiovisual performances, live shows as well as the relationship between arts and sciences, Némo - International Biennial of Digital Arts of the Île-de-France Region presents exhibitions, shows, performances, concerts in various locations and events for 3 months.

 
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