Hors d’œuvres : a Poster-Brunch

Flip the table over for an artistic and scientific Poster-Brunch.
Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 12.30 – 3.00 p.m Le Générateur, Gentilly

On the occasion of the Sors de ce corps! (Nemo Digital Arts Biennale festival), seven duos of artists/designers & scientists invited you to share their table and the result of their collaboration. Twisting codes and joyfully overturning the concept of scientific “Poster sessions”, Hors-d’oeuvres offers a brunch combining art, design and science.

At each table, between “aperitif” and “café gourmand, an artist/designer & scientist duo creates with the guests their own presentation device. Thinking – eating – making – showing and demonstrating: this Poster-Brunch crosses the rituals of meal, debate, scientific communication and artistic performance. 

At the stove, the cook Elsa Magne reveals her wild and vegetal universe. Pear carpaccio, potatoes in maple syrup, poached eggs with “oignons confits”… Her organic and contemporary cuisine is a beautiful tribute to the products of our regions. 

On the menu: materialisation of dreams, ready-to-wear fashion design, “flying cream” inspired by wizard knowledge, 4D printing, water sketches of faces, reproduction of collective movements and Newton’s machines… Jeanne Vicerial, Yvon Gaignebet, Aniara Rodado, Emilia Sanabria, Justine Emard, Matthieu Koroma, Ianis Lallemand, Olivier Dauchot, Antoine Desjardins, Giancarlo Rizza, Samuel Bianchini, Pascal Viel, James Auger and Pascal Viel have gathered for the occasion their most inspired interpretations of the theme Sors de ce corps! (“Get out of this body!”).

À table !
Take your seats!

Our Chefs de rang & their specialities:

• Clinique Vestimentaire 

Jeanne Vicerial (designer-researcher) and Yvon Gaignebet (professor at MINES Paris-Tech)
New paradigm of custom clothing design 

PhD/ Doctor in Clothing Design, Jeanne Vicerial wishes, with her Clinique Vestimentaire, to adapt fashion to the body. She imagines new principles of ecological textile creation in between ready-to-wear and custom-made. In collaboration with the engineer Yvon Gaignebet, she has developped a “knitting” machine inspired by muscle fibres and industrial tools.

• Crème pour voler (Flying Cream)

Aniara Rodado (artiste-research) & Emilia Sanabria (anthropologist at the CNRS, HDR)
Against Witch Washing – Fragment 1

The research project around the Flying Cream denounces the past and present epistemicide, using the “witch hunt” as a symbol of the invisibility, silence and devaluation of traditional feminine and indigenous knowledges. The Crème pour voler is a non-hallucinogenic re-actualisation of the cream originally made by witches. 

• Dance Me Deep

Justine Emard (artist) & Mathieu Koroma (student-researcher)
Reconnecting with your dreams

Dance Me Deep is a research project about the expressions of the unconscious, a dive into the dreamlike depths of our bodies. The project explores the emergence of our unconscious in physical, visual and sculptural forms, proposing a dialogue between dance and 3D technologies. 

• Manœuvres

Ianis Lallemand (designer and professor-reseacher) & Olivier Dauchot (Director of Research at the CNRS)
Collective movements between design and science

Ianis Lallemand presents an interactive device allowing the public to create complex luminous images using projection, based on Olivier Dauchot’s experiment on the formation of collective movements.   

• Medusa in bloom

Antoine Desjardins (artist and professor-researcher) & Giancarlo Rizza (physicist)
Articulated surfaces and flexible magneto-reactive polymers

Ianis Lallemand presents an interactive device allowing the public to create complex luminous images using projection, based on Olivier Dauchot’s experiment on the formation of collective movements.   

• Pleureuses (Mourners)

Samuel Bianchini (artist and professsor-researcher HDR) & Pascal Viel (research engineer at CEA)

The Pleureuses installation controls the flow of water droplets on a glass pane. They do not seem to move randomly towards the ground, but rather take side paths, following invisible lines, accelerating and decelerating, to form sketches of faces whose expression is conditioned by this process and this materiality. These glass panels reveal mourners’ faces and bodies on their surface, mixed with the reflections of the spectators.  

· The Newton Machine (English-Speaking Table)

James Auger (designer) & Anne Lefebvre (designer researcher)
Rethinking energy production and consumption throught design

Newton Machine is not a thing made from components, but a process that creates relationships between people and things. To make a good Newton Machine means creating good relationships between people and things. The purpose of such a machine is to reconfigure local resources (people, places, and things) to store electrical energy over time. 

An event developed by the Scène de recherche of ENS Paris-Saclay and EnsadLab, the research laboratory of Ecole nationale Arts Décoratifs de Paris (EnsAD – Université PSL, Paris), supported by La Chaire arts & sciences of Ecole polytechnique,  Ecole des Arts Décoratifs – PSL and the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation. Event held as part of the arts-sciences weekend “Sors de ce corps” Festival of the Nemo digital arts Biennale “. Event included in the program of the Exoplanète Terre initiative.

An original proposal by Samuel Bianchini (EnsadLab, EnsAD – PSL ) and Marc Dondey (Scène de recherche – ENS Paris-Saclay). 

Scenography and graphic design: Grégoire Romanet http://gregoireroma.net/
Technical direction: Olivier Le Fur
Catering: Elsa Magne – Camping Sauvage
General Coordination: Gwenaëlle Lallemand, Alice Magdelénat and Julie Sauret
Production: Elise Heizmann, Anne Dreyfus, Pauline Couturier, Anouk Chipault Le Guennec, Léa Egrelon
Acknowledgements: Gilles Alvarez (CENTQUATRE-PARIS – Némo), Ludivine Pangaud, Léa Malgouyres