Joanie Lemercier from visual label AntiVJ has moved away from VJing into installation work, stage design and architectural projections in 2006, after a couple of years of intense, sample based, night long VJ sets around Bristol. Since then he has been exploring projections onto folded paper, transparent netting, concrete buildings, geodesic domes, steel and plaster structures, everything but a flat rectangular screen.
During the workshop, participants will learn about the artistic and technical aspects, the benefits and constraints of working with projected light, and will have a go at making their own mapping project, from scratch.
Joanie Lemercier [AntiVJ / Fr / Bristol]
French visual artist Joanie Lemercier has a background in graphic design, and started using video projection when he moved to Bristol (UK) in 2005. After a few years doing classic VJing in clubs and festival around the city, he started experiments: projections onto transparent materials, mapping onto 3d objects, stereoscopy, always trying to get away from the standard flat rectangular screen.
With a three other visual artists from Europe, Joanie created the visual label in 2008: AntiVJ, to produce and develop audio-visual projects, installations, architectural mappings and stage design. Projects from the label have since then been presented all around Europe, in Russia, Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, China and New Zealand.