Sensitive Contacts: Interactive Art by ScenocosmeJanuary 27 to August 6, 2023 Jepson Center
Telfair’s PULSE Art + Technology Festival returns for 2023 with an exhibition of interactive installations by Grégory Lasserre and Anaïs met den Ancxt, two French artists who work under the name Scenocosme. Interactivity is integral to their art, which encompasses software, sound, visuals, a variety of materials, and architecture. They also explore invisible relationships within our environment, responding to the energy variations of living beings. This exhibition includes several signature works that allow participants to interact in surprising ways. The installation Metamorphy utilizes a touchable elastic screen that creates an ambiguity between a real physical space, a virtual space materialized by the reflection of a mirror, and one generated by video projections. Another work, Les Cent Visages (The Hundred Faces), offers a face projected on symbolic skin, which when touched reveals parts of other human faces. In both works, the sensitivity of the viewer’s touch affects the experience. Another video installation, Rencontres Imaginaires (Imaginary Encounters) invites the viewer to engage virtually with a projected human figure.
Scenocosme: Grégory Lasserre and Anaïs met den Ancxt
Based in France, artists Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt work under the name Scenocosme, producing interactive installations, visual art, digital art, sound art, and collective performances. Their art has been exhibited in museums, contemporary art centers, and digital art festivals across the world, at venues including the Rubin Museum of Art, New York; ARTECHOUSE, Washington, D.C.; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada; International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Spain; Experimenta International Biennial of Media Arts, Australia; National Art Museum of China; FILE Festival, Brazil; and House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland. Recent installations of their work have taken place at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans and Wonderspaces Art Celebration in Philadelphia.
This exhibition is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by Harry DeLorme, director of education and senior curator.