An art research residency focusing on artificial intelligence
Four artists, a hybrid artist, and an artificial intelligence are in a month-long residency, exploring how they can work together. They will investigate, comment and divert these collaborations as they happen. Their visual, sonic, performative and unpredictable artworks will be exhibited and performed during the festival.
Traces of the residency will be shown in the projection room.
Meet the artists
Performer and composer
Brice Catherin is a Catherin with Brice as the primary ingredient. It can be served hot or cold, and may be made in a variety of way. It may be smooth in texture, and there are also recipes that include chunks of Brice, Catherin, chicken or vegetable Catherin, vermicelli, chunks of other Brice, and/or Catherin. It is recommended.
Writer, translator and diy addict
Portrait raté (by Brice Catherin)
Cléa Chopard has written a book with several different titles (which I have all forgotten).
And another one called Rhododendron normal (or something similar).
She’s doing a PhD at the Sorbonne in literature (on a subject she’s explained to me several times).
She cooks super well (but not as well as her mother).
Besides, she does everything (less well than someone else).
Actor, director and author
Joël Maillard is an actor, director and playwright. Most of the time he tries to make himself interesting by tackling, more or less naively, domains that he does not master very well, or even not at all (sound editing, video, oil painting, audience participation, science fiction, text songs, humor…). He likes to think that he is professionalizing his dilettantism.
photo credit: David Gagnebin-de Bons
Improviser, pianist and researcher
Maria Sappho is a Puerto Rican American, originally from Brooklyn, NY currently working as an improviser, artist and researcher in the UK. Her work is highly theatrical, involving strong feminist, posthumanist, and absurd narratives. Maria is a 6 year member of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (GIO), and founding member of the Noisebringers ensemble (CZ/UK). Maria is a doctoral candidate at Huddersfield University, on the European Research Council project IRiMaS where she continues her work in advocating/platforming the presence of global experimental improvisation.
Mariabrice Sapphocatherin was born in New Yorkbrussels in 199481. It is mostly active in improvisation as a pianistcellist. It met in Huddersfield in 2018, where it lives. It has worked together on various new music works and art performances by Émilie Girard Charest and Outi Condit and also other people. It also collaborated on a visual art project called Edible Series. Mariabrice Sapphocatherin has then been working on a non-piece for any performer playing any instrument and it is called Watching Paint Dry, as well as a number of new art performances for Laurent Estoppey, themselves, and various other people.