Anthology of Metaverses: VR experience with French artist Jérémy Griffaud
Date: 12 Jan 2023, 7:00pm - 9:30pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur
Title: Anthology of Metaverses: VR experience with French artist Jérémy Griffaud
Date: Thursday, January 12
Time: from 7pm to 9:30pm
Description: As the exhibition Anthology of Metaverses comes to its end, join us for a last unique VR experience and discover 5 artworks by international artists. One of them, Jérémy Griffaud, a French illustrator and multimedia artist, will be amongst us to present The Origin of Things, the VR videogame he is currently working on.
Jérémy Griffaud is a resident of the Arles-Penang Cross Residence. The Arles-Penang Cross Residency is a partnership between the State Government of Penang, which will participate in the programme through the Chief Minister of Penang Incorporated (CMI), Galerie Huit Arles and the French Embassy in Malaysia, in conjunction with the Alliance Française de Penang. This program is supported by the Institut français Paris.
About Jérémy Griffaud:
Jérémy GRIFFAUD is a young artist from Nice who graduated from the Pavillon Bosio in Monaco in 2017.
He paints watercolors of an imaginary mode that he digitizes and then animates by computer. These animations can be seen in the form of films, but also in virtual reality or in the form of immersive video installations. He takes the viewer to share his fascination of colorful and hypnotic parallel worlds, while revealing the problems of our time. These bewitching, hypnotic, psychedelic and singular worlds question the relationship between Man and Nature.
His short films have been screened more than a hundred times in about thirty countries. In 2021, his film Dungeon won twice the prize for best animation at the Boden Film Festival in Sweden and at Emerald Peacock in Saint Petersburg. That year he created his installation Contre-Nature which was presented in 10 exhibitions between 2021 and 2022 .In 2022 he presents Enlarge Yourself, an interactive installation during the ARTPRESS Biennale taking place in Montpellier at La Panacée (MOCO). He also carries out international projects, such as his participation in the Night of the Museums at the Four Domes Pavilion in Wroclaw, Poland, or residencies in Berlevag, Norway, Penang, Malaysia or Beppu, Japan. He is also a member of several collective projects: VeryHighStuff (scenography and curating), ITOLADISCO (audiovisual performance) and SUPER ISSUE (art micro-publishing).