As I was preparing my piece for the SubZERO festival, I was also working on my piece for the group show “Vanitas” at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose. Vanitas opens the same night as SubZERO happens, I thought it was interesting to relate both events. Revisiting the theme of the classic vanitas was an interesting idea. I decided to work with objects and light, with the same technique I am using for SubZERO: a shadow display. I enjoyed working with the distances between the veil and the light and the different objects/ My Vanitas is “Carpe Diem” – Enjoy the day – and a reference to the fact that the insects will be OK – if Homo Sapiens happens to disappear (the opposite is of course not true, we would disappear in two generations if the insects happen to be wiped out of the surface of the planet).
I also changed the wall I have at the gallery (the wall is situated in the window and I changed it several times since I started showing my work at Kaleid).
THe series on the wall comes from the research I’ve made while working for the lit corridor for SubZERO.
The result is a series of 6 small archival prints. Each image is a limited edition of 5.
6th Annual SubZERO Festival 2013, June 7, 2013
South FIRST FRIDAYS presents the 6th Annual SubZERO Festival
My installation “Species Encounter: A Participative & Collaborative Poetic Adventure”, a lit veiled corridor, will be displayed on South First Street, between San Salvador Street and Williams Street in downtown San Jose during the SubZERO festival night in downtown San Jose, June 7.
Create your own species or use one that I designed for the project.
Pick-up some accessories if you’d like. Enter the 20-foot corridor and walk behind the veil to interact with other people and their creatures.
The festival starts at 6:00 pm, it will be still very sunny! So you are welcome to visit the installation before night and draw and cut your own animal or plant or hybrid.
Come back at night to play! You can also directly tape your creature on the veil, for everyone outside the corridor to enjoy all night.
FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013 from 6pm-midnight
SoFA district in downtown San Jose
(on South First Street between San Carlos & Reed Streets)
A few weeks ago, I participated in a great online international event, Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium 2013. Here’s the documentation page for “Flood & Drought” in which I shown a series of less than a minute videos about my memories of water. Waterwheel is an amazing platform about one of our most precious resources: water!
Other posts about Waterwheel on this blog:
I Remember – a series of short videos for the Waterwheel World Water Day
WATERWHEEL World Water Day Symposium March 22 & 23
My sketchbook “Road Trip”, part of the Sketchbook Art Project, has been digitized and can be viewed online. Art House Co-op is a great community hub, online and offline, offering multiple opportunities to participate in cool projects. The sketchbook are traveling around the US.
From the Art House Co-op website
The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. Our community is made up of over 75,000 people, and our permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library holds over 26,000 sketchbooks from 135 countries around the globe.
We invite participants from all walks of life to fill the pages of a blank sketchbook and send it back for inclusion in our ever-growing library of inspiration.
We’re thrilled to provide a virtual home for the incredible work contributed by members of the Art House community. This archive contains thousands of digitized sketchbooks from all over the world — and it’s still growing. Feel free to add books to your reading list, share favorites with your friends and leave comments for the artists. And if you’d like to join in the fun, sign up for the Sketchbook Project and we’ll share your work here, too!
I am very excited that G R A N T E D is selected by Vimeo Staff. Water is a subject which I am very interested in. I wanted to convey an important idea with a very short video. World water day is tomorrow but water is important – crucial even – everyday! No water was wasted to make the video – I only did one take (that is usually what I do in my videos) , following my family and friends in their daily activities.
Here you can see a set of still images from the video.
I am very excited to participate to this unique event, which will happen simultaneously around the world on March 22 and 23. Everyone participating and/or attending will be able to discuss through a well organized online meeting system, where participant will show material (video, photos, diagrams…) and present works about Water Memories and Tomorrow’s landscapes.
I will show “I Remember”, a series of short videos (less than one minute each) of memories I have about water. The footage and photos were taken at different locations through the years: Mauritania, Senegal, Yellowstone National Park, Oregon, Vallée des Merveilles, San Diego. Water is an important part of my life – I always lived closed to an ocean, a sea or a river. My father being a geologist and my mother a biologist, water was the subject of many discussions in our family and I learned at a very early age to love and respect it.
March 22 & 23
Info & Program
24-hour non-stop with more than 100 scientists, artists & activists from 5 continents presenting, and interacting with people online, and in nodes in Australia, Hong Kong, Tunisia, USA and Argentina.