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IFP Sessions and Workshop: Nicolas Clauss

As a part of the Fête de la Francophonie in Beijing, IFP will host French multimedia artist Nicolas Clauss for a two-week residency. During his stay there will be a video workshop and lecture on Sunday March 15th.

Nicolas Clauss: Random Moving Images Former painter, Nicolas Clauss quit painting in 2000 to focus on moving image and new media. He will introduce his work through a selection of pieces: From his early interactive tableaus Flying Puppet (2001-2010) to his most recent researches and random Videographies; generative pieces where video become a moving landscape without beginning nor end and where duration is dilated. It is after having discovered the potentiality of computer programming and algorithms that Nicolas Clauss decides to shift from painting to digital art. Videos, photo, sound and textures are mixed in a new creation process in which machines and tools are not the focal point but are means of serving the artist. He takes matter, works on it, plays with it, transforms it, destroys it and recomposes it, pushing the limits of painting. He questions video as a media, its visual values and duration, notably with Random Videographies. Videography: because the filmed media is studied and explored in its temporal and spatial dimensions (alike a map or a landscape). Random: because the modes of exploration of these videographies are based on free running algorithms. Video thus becomes a moving landscape, pictorial or not, without a beginning or an end, in which time is stretched. Workshop (2 - 5 pm): Nicolas will show a selection of his works in depth and also present the technical aspects of working with realtime video and algorithms. He will introduce the notion of interactivity through his project Flying Puppet and engage in a discussion with the participants on how video works as a medium and how it can be explored. To register for the workshop please send a brief personal introduction or portfolio to Lecture (6 pm): Nicolas will present a selection of his works: From his early interactive tableaus to his most recent researches and random Videographies. Please note that most of the selection of works presented in the lecture and workshop are mainly the same. Sunday, March 15th in the IFP Studio, Heizhima hutong 13, Dongcheng District, Beijing 2 - 5 pm: Workshop (free participation upon registration, max 10 participants) 6 pm: Lecture (free, no registration needed)

Above: Îlots - installation générative avec Uriel Barthélémi -2012

Entraves (série) - tableaux vidéo génératifs - 2013

Arpettes (2014)

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