The Scenocosme duo explore the hybridization of nature and digital technology, creating corridors of communication between plants and humans, which are expressed in terms of energy made perceptible by digital technology through the medium of sound. One of these creations – Phonofolium – is an interactive work in which a person’s contact with a plant produces sound, each time altering the texture of the random sound ambience. In this case, technology allows the invisible forces of nature to be rendered visible, including plants and people and the capacity for interaction between the two. Similarly, Akousmaflore is an interactive garden whose energy is materialised by responding to visitors’ touch with sound. The two installations will be exhibited in two different shows.
Akousmaflore by Scenocosme at Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon / La FabriC Annecy (Fr) Imagespassages – arts visuels et numériques contemporains / Cosmologie hybride / Ritournelle : Curator : Annie Aguettaz / 03/12/2016 – 18/12/2016 : exposition e Institut français de Turquie / Izmir – Izmir (Turkey) Curator : Caroline David 19/10/2016 – 21/01/2017
Phohopholium, by Scenocosme, at ECAM – Espace Culturel André Malraux – Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (near Paris) (Fr), Résonances numériques, 06/01/2017 – 28/01/2017
The couple artists Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt work under the name Scenocosme. They live in the Rhone-Alpes region in France.
Their singular artworks use diverse expressions: interactive installations, visual art, digital art, sound art, collective performances etc…. Scenocosme mix art and digital technology to find substances of dreams, poetry, sensitivity and delicacy. These artists overturn various technologies in order to create contemporary artworks. Their works came from possible hybridizations between the technology and living world (plants, stones, water, wood, humans.,..) which meeting points incite them to invent sensitive and poetic languages. The most of their interactive artworks feel several various relationships between the body and the environment. They can feel energetic variations of living beings and design interactive stagings in which spectators share extraordinary sensory experiences.
Their artworks are exhibited in numerous museums, contemporary art centres and digital art festivals in the world. They have exhibited their interactive installation artworks at ZKM Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media (Germany), at Daejeon Museum of Art (Korea), at Museum Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canada), at National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow), at Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh (USA), at Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani (Girona) and in many international biennals and festivals : Art Center Nabi / INDAF (Seoul), BIACS3 / Biennial International of Contemporary Art of Seville (Spain), Biennial Experimenta (Australia), NAMOC / National Art Museum of China / TransLife / Triennial of Media Art (Beijing), C.O.D.E (Canada), Futuresonic (UK), WRO (Pologne), FAD (Brasil), ISEA / International Symposium on Electronic Art (2009 Belfast, 2011 Istanbul, 2012 Albuquerque, 2013 Sydney), EXIT, VIA, Lille3000, Ososphere, Scopitone, Seconde nature (France)… during important events : World Expo (Shanghai), Nuits Blanches (Toronto, Halifax, Bruxelles, Brighton, Amiens, Segovia, Bucharest), Fête des lumières (Lyon)… and in various art centers : MONA (Australia), MUDAC, Fondation Claude Verdan (Lausanne), Musée Ianchelevici (Belgium), Kibla (Slovenia), Banff Centre (Canada), Villa Romana (Firenze), Utsikten Kunstsenter (Norway), Watermans (UK), Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, Gaîté Lyrique (Paris) etc.
images (cover 1) Scenocosme – Akousmaflore, Théâtre de Colombes L’Avant Seine – Colombes (Fr) (2) Scenocosme – Akousmaflore (3) Scenocosme – Phonofolium. KIM Contemporary Art Centre – Riga (Latvia) (4) Scenocosme – Phonofolium. Festival des Arts numériques RVBn / Espace Albert Camus – Bron (Fr)