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Franck Vigroux and Antoine Schmitt (FR)



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Pyramid Club and Circut are very happy to host two highly regarded French audio/visual artists, composer and improviser, Franck Vigroux, and installation artist, Antoine Schmitt.

Vigroux and Schmitt will perform Tempest, a synesthesic and abstract work performed with live electronics and live generative video

Tempest: Just after the big bang, the universe was completely shapeless, filled with matter and energy, but irregularities were born , which became atoms, suns and planets...

Within the primitive soup on Earth, indistinct molecules started to group as bacterias, to become life, animals, humans... Tempest recreates the sound and fury of these original maelstroms within which it searches for the origin of form, it looks for other forms.

Audio and visual performance, Tempest associates the analog instruments of Franck Vigroux with the visual algorithms of Antoine Schmitt, to create a real system-universes of pure chaos, that can be seen in the movements of millions of particles and can be heard through the roaring of air.
By manipulating the internal forces of this chaos, the performers give birth to audio and visual shapes that develop in time, with more or less stability, more or less evidence.

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Antoine Schmitt
Installation artist, Antoine Schmitt creates artworks in the form of objects, installations or situations : dynamic systems, of minimalist aesthetics, to address the notion of programmed movement, as shape and as point of view.

Heir of kinetic art and cybernetic art, nourished by metaphysical science-fiction, he reveals and literally manipulates the forces at stake, to question the modalities of the free being in complex systems of reality. Originally programming engineer in human computer interactions and artificial intelligence, he places the program, a radically new material in art history due to its essence of active matter, at the core of most of his artworks.

As theoretician, speaker and editor of the gratin.org portal, Antoine Schmitt explores the field of programmed art.
His work has received awards in international festivals : transmediale (Berlin, second prize 2007, honorary 2001), Ars Electronica (Linz, second prize 2009), UNESCO International Festival of Video-Dance (Paris, first prize online 2002), Digital Turku (Turku, FI, honorary, 2011), Vida 5.0 (Madrid, honorary 2002), CYNETart (Dresden, honorary 2004), medi@terra (Athens, first prize 1999), Interférences (Belfort, first prize 2000), machinista 2003 (Russia), and has been exhibited among others at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011), at Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, 2009), at Sonar (Barcelona, 2002, 2004, 2005), at Ars Electronica (Linz, 2003, 2009),
Antoine Schmitt lives and works in Paris (FR).
http://antoineschmitt.com

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Franck Vigroux
Composer and improviser Franck Vigroux lives in a universe where noise, improvisation, electroacoustic, industrial and contemporary music meet. On stage he can play many different roles: guitar player, turntablist, revox manipulator, electronic performer. He also directed numerous videos, such as Dust (30') in 2007.

Franck Vigroux performs solo or regularly collaborates for live acts with Mika Vainio, Transistor (with Ben Miller), Reinhold Friedl he also collaborated with Kasper Toeplitz, Elliott Sharp, Zeena Parkins, Joey Baron, Bruno Chevillon, Marc Ducret, Push the triangle, Kenji Siratori, Ars Nova ensemble instrumental, performs with video artists Antoine Schmitt (with Tempest), Kurt d'Haeseleer (with Aucun lieu), Philippe Fontes (with Police).

Since 2000 he has repeatedly performed in the United States, in Europe and in Japan either in festivals or in clubs. In 2003, he founded his own label D'Autres Cordes records, and also releases under other labels such as Signature Radio France and Hypermodern (Japan).
Nominee Best album and best track Qwartz electronic music awards 2011
Nominee best video music Qwartz 2008
Nominee Prix Italia 2011 (2nd in music composition)
http://franckvigroux.com
Links
chronostasis.dautrescordes.com



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