ANTIVJ

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ANTIVJ
ANTIVJ is a European visual label representing, producing and promoting the work of digital/media artists working at the intersection of art & technology. Their practice as artists and technologists spans from installation to performance work, large-scale to intimate, often as a response to place & space, to light & architecture, code & motion. Focused on exploring new formats of experience and experimenting with new forms of narrative, the label has been recogniSed for developing and delivering projects that don’t exist. Artists on the ANTIVJ label have had work commissioned and presented at Centre Pompidou Metz, Sundance festival, Némo Biennial Paris, CMoDA Beijing , Taiwan museum of fine arts or Rome’s Macro.

Mécaniques Discursives
An installation project by Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet
While the passage of time seems to accelerate every day, Fred Penelle and Yannick Jacquet offer a pause, a suspension, a breath. A strange mechanism stretches across the wall, populated with shadowy chimeras. They are mysterious and yet somehow familiar. Is this a laboratory experiment or the plan for a future network? Minutely constructed like a fine clock, it traces connections, routes, genuinely-false, looping itineraries, inviting escape, inviting dreams. The narrative is deconstructed like a thousand-storied film script. Every effort is made to lead astray, to turn around, to forge ahead. Time is shredded, decomposed, lost…and yet everything references it. Mécaniques Discursives is like a parenthesis between two epochs: Gutenberg’s and Big Data’s. By contrasting the oldest form of image reproduction (woodcutting) with the most recent digital technologies, the installation straddles centuries and contracts time.

Remote Memories
An installation project by Yannick Jacquet
Music by Laurent Delforge 
The installation Remote Memories is the fruit of a collaboration between the video artist Yannick Jacquet and the musician Laurent Delforge. It is a polyptych in a panoramic format, a large canvas of video and sound. This highly pictorial work resists immediate apprehension: rather it needs to be observed for a moment, contemplated in order to grasp its minor details. Textures are superimposed and interlaced, creating atmospheres that vibrate with neither line nor contour – a sort of “sfumato video”. The image that seems fixed is criss-crossed by almost imperceptible waves, like a brownian movement that shakes gas particles. Glimmers, colours, shapes unknown or anxious to emerge and disappear as if glimpsed through thick fog.