Prix Cube 2016 : Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff

Reference center for digital creation in France, Le Cube continues with this 3rd edition of the Prix Cube (International Digital Art Prize for Emerging Artists) to promote and support emerging artists and innovative practices in today’s art. This international award for young designers in digital art distinguishes a digital artwork under 2 years performed by artists under 36 years in the fields of interactivity, generativity, network, the Internet or mobility.

A selection committee met to choose the six works nominated for the Prix Cube 2016. The 6 shortlisted artworks will be exhibited during the Prix Cube from 13 to 17 April 2016 in the exceptional setting of the Espace Saint-Sauveur, a desacralized 19th century chapel in Issy-les-Moulineaux A jury of personalities from the cultural, institutional and media finally nominate the winner of the 2016 Cube at the official evening awards ceremony, Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Digitalarti Media, partner of the Prix Cube 2016 has met the nominated digital artists. We begin presentation with the french artist Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff and his artwork, the immersive installation Ljós.

 

BARTHÉLEMY ANTOINE-LŒFF (France)

Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff, born in Paris in 1982 where he lives and works, presents Ljós for the Prix Cube 2016. This is an immersive, audiovisual installation with clicking, lights flashing on and off like beacons and other oblique lights creating dreamlike layers. This device is "an invitation to the hypnotic and poetic contemplation of a light phenomena, fluctuating between digital (artificial) and natural (aurora borealis) light. This work is about perception, time, energy and life through two light prisms immersing the space with their aura. […] Ljós is an installation incorporating an evolving a cycle of light. Equilibrium is created that then ruptures, like the passing days or seasons. These cycles reflect our inability to master the intangible, evasive, precious and ephemeral, like the aurora borealis".

In other words, "Ljós is a shot of unbridled energy, demonstrated by the light that disperses in the room around the viewer, to form an aurora borealis". Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff, director and new media artist, founding member of the iduun collective (digital art/performance art, Paris Young Talent Prize 2011), was seeking "new creative means without being restricted by a screen". De facto, "digital was a must", enabling him to '"immerse the viewer in spaces capable of reinventing themselves every time they are viewed. Spaces conceived "cinematically, inspired by optical art in the 60s". With Ljós, as he intended, Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff was able to work "on something very small, yet fragile and extremely powerful".


ljós - an audiovisual installation from Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff 

Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff is currently finalising Sól, the new performance by the collectif iduun. Proposed last year at the Théâtre Nouvelle Génération - Les Ateliers in Lyon, this creation will be presented at Mains d’Œuvres in Saint-Ouen in September, at the end of the group residency. At the same time, Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff" is working on two installations: one on the energy that the accumulation of our digital lives requires, the other on climate change and melting ice".

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Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff. Photo: © Vinciane Verguethen / Voyez-Vous.

LINKS

www.ibal.tv 
www.prixcube.com  | Facebook Event
 

NOMINATED ARTISTS

BARTHÉLEMY ANTOINE-LŒFF / Ljós
MICHAEL CANDY / Big Dipper
LUKAS TRUNIGER / Déjà entendu I An opera automaton
SAŠA SPACAL, MIRJAN ŠVAGELJ, ANIL PODGORNIK / Myconnect
IRIS AND CEDAR / Surveillance
VERENA FRIEDRICH / The long now
 

EVENTS

From 13 au 17 april 12h/20h
THE EXHIBITION
Free

12 april 19h/22h
SOIRÉE DE REMISE DE PRIX
invitation

13 april 19h/21h
 "DATE THE ARTISTS"
invitation via Facebook and Twitter

14 & 15 april 14h/21h
FESTIVAL DES RENDEZ-VOUS DU FUTUR
Free

16 & 17 april 18h
LES APÉROS NUMÉRIQUES
Free reservation

13 april 10h/12h
CAFÉ TABLETTE
Free reservation

13, 16 and 17 april 14h and 16h
LES ATELIERS DES FAMILLES
Free reservation

From 13 to 15 april 12h30 and 18h30
6 & 17 avril 12h30, 14h30, 16h30 & 18h30
GUIDED TOURS FOR ALL
Free reservation
 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

ESPACE SAINT-SAUVEUR 4 parvis Corentin Celton
Issy-les-Moulineaux
 Métro Line 12 – Corentin Celton / Vélib’ 21311

 

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