Detroit Grand Pubahs

I directed a music video for Detroit Grand Pubahs, on the song “Numb, Deaf & Dumb”, from the album “Madd Circus”, based on an idea by Nathalie Rebholz. Director of photography : Hans Meier.

Table ronde “Live Cinema”

Round table discussion at the Mapping festival in Geneva, in the Spoutnik independent movie theatre, on the topics of interactivity, film, and live performance in media arts, with Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and Christophe Billeter : What is live cinema ?

Lecture/Performance at Exineo

Que se passe-t-il quand la machine de vision rencontre la machine de Turing ?

HOME – mentioned, but did not stop

Vernissage de l’exposition organisée à Renens dans les locaux de Box Productions, autour des thèmes de l’autoroute, du béton, de la voiture, à l’occasion de la première du film «Home» de Ursula Meier.

J’ai été invité à participer à l’installation «See you in Hell» de Rachel Vulliens, pour laquelle nous avons trafiqué le système d’ouverture et fermeture des portières et l’auto-radio, entre autres interventions sur une veille Ford prêtée par un garagiste lausannois.

Elefanten across the ocean

VJ performance with Lim Giong, Taiwanese electronic musician & composer for most of Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s films, at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

A DVD about the event was published in Taiwan (excerpt here).

Media Fabrics for Media Makers

Glorianna Davenport hosted an evening of Show & Tell at the Bartos theater in MIT Media Lab during which various researchers such as Ken Haase, Edith Ackerman, Barbara Barry and myself gave short talks about our current work and recent achievements.

Jour et Nuit

We programmed an interactive environment using computer vision (EyesWeb) and particle systems (PD/gem) to control video projections with Butoh dancer Miyuki Warabiuchi and Alain Crevoisier, at the Théâtre de l’Usine, in a short piece called «Jour et Nuit».

Lecture at Camerimage

I was invited by MEDIA and WRO to give a lecture at a conference entitled « Soft Machines and the Cinematographic Imaginary ».

The conference took place during the prestigious Camerimage festival, in Łødź, in the presence of great figures of today’s cinema like Roman Polanski and Harris Savides (cinematographer for most of Gus Van Sant’s films), under the patronage of David Lynch, who has his recording studios in that region of Poland.

My contribution to the WRO Media Art Reader (which I could not finish in time when the book went to press) has been made available on this web site.

Writing With Light

American Cinematographer Magazine has written an article about Toben Seymour‘s music video for The Willowz that I worked on in Los Angeles, as a guest director and media manager.

Café philosophique

Paul O’Brien makes a reference in a footnote of this article to the Café Philosophique I used to run in Dublin, at the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield, in the early 2000s.