Join us this Sunday for a min-seminar/dual artist talk by artist-in-residence Julien Maire (FR) and Wen Zhu (CN) currently exhibiting in Black Sesame Space at IFP. The presentations will be followed by a discussion with a panel of two critics.
Artists, designers and researchers have started to examine possibilities of a third dimension to organise and understand our present in a more and more complex reality characterised by an overflow of information and images. Represented both in physical and virtual space, these three-dimensional images explore their inherent technology and spatiality while staying critical towards their medium. This seminar assembles artists and critics whose work explore the third dimension of image representation.
Julien Maire is a new media artist. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Metz and created some impressive works such as "Exploding Camera", "Low Res Cinema", "Demi-Pas" and more recently "Man at Work". Since the mid-90s he works at the intersection of several disciplines such as performance, media installation and film and produces live-performance works, hybrid both in genre as in media. His installations and performances have been presented internationally at a.o. Ars Electronica, Digital Art Festival, European Media Art Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Sonar, Transmediale, ZKM, etc.
Self-educated artist Wen Zhu (1987) engages in computer programming, mechanical equipment and natural elements to form simple yet complex works of installation, performance, animation and sound art. His works examines the impact of technological amplifications in a critical and humorous way, at the same time explores the physicality of natural forces through sound and rhythm. He lives and works in Beijing.
He Jing is an art critic and curator based in Beijing. She works currently as curatorial director of Art Project at Modern Media Group., which owns leading contemporary art presses such as LEAP and Art Newspaper China.
Fei Jun is associate professor of Digital Media at the CAFA Media Lab, the founder of Interactive Beijing, Co-founder and Chief Creative Director, Moujiti Interactive Studio.
Saturday April 26th, 2-6 pm
Location: IFP Studio, Heizhima hutong 13, Dongcheng District, Beijing
The residency of Julien Maire is supported by Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles ands The French Embassy in Beijing.