Recombinant Media Labs and Gray Area present
Franck Vigroux & Antoine Schmitt


Join us as Franck Vigroux and Antoine Schmitt perform two unforgettable audiovisual experiences: ATOTAL, a breathtaking fusion of pummeling beats and mesmerizing projections, and the premiere of NACHT, a new phantasmagorical journey in radical sensory immersion.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

8:00PM Doors
9:00PM Brief intermission

Franck Vigroux: Music
Antoine Schmitt: Generative Video

This performance may not be suited for people with photosensitive epilepsy due to flashing lights.⁠

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All ages
Standing Performance

Recombinant Media Labs (RML) and Gray Area are thrilled to present multi-faceted artists Franck Vigroux and Antoine Schmitt, who will showcase their captivating audiovisual works ATOTAL and premiere a new piece, NACHT, at Gray Area.

Joining the lineup is Loïc Varanguien de Villepin, who lends his sopranista voice to Nacht.

The schedule begins at 8:30 PM with the 25-minute long Nacht performance, followed by an intermission. The event then resumes with a 50-minute performance of ATOTAL.

Over his extensive career, Franck has collaborated with numerous talents, including the late Mika Vainio of the Finnish minimalist techno group Pan Sonic, on their duo EP "IGNIS".

Today, Vigroux' ATOTAL harkens back to the spirit and locomotion felt at Pan Sonic's potent performances, yet detonates a fresher distinctive sensation of acceleration through the engulfing power of musical force. For those who miss Pan Sonic's vigor and inspiration, but are further seeking an eminent sublime in brutalist sound, rhythm, and fury that signifies something, Franck Vigroux’s live large screen auditory spectacle may just be your answer.

Antoine Schmidt is dedicated to kinetic art that uses software as the primary material of reshaping physical experience. He makes objects, installations and situations to address the experience of the process of change. Projects with Delphine Doukhan, Hortense Gauthier, and Atau Tanaka regard metaphysical science-fiction through human nature.

Don't miss this unforgettable event!

About the Artists

Franck Vigroux

Franck Vigroux is a multifaceted artist whose works range from experimental electronic music to modern composition and music theatre. Franck Vigroux‘s music is made of tectonic tensions, beats, electronic textures and a very personal approach to sonic exploration. He is equally prolific as a solo artist and as a collaborator, he has worked with musician such as Elliott Sharp, Mika Vainio, Reinhold Friedl, Ars Nova... Vigroux’s uniqueness comes from his artistic approach that integrates new media and performance arts. He designs transdisciplinary shows and audiovisual concerts, collaborating with visual artists such as Antoine Schmitt and Kurt d’Haeseleer.

Antoine Schmitt

Installation artist, Antoine Schmitt creates artworks in the form of objects, installations and situations to address the processes of movement in all of their modalities, and question their intrinsic conceptual problematics, of plastic, philosophical or social nature. Heir of kinetic art and cybernetic art, nourished by metaphysical science-fiction, he endlessly interrogates the dynamic interactions between human nature and the nature of reality. Originally programming engineer in human computer relations and artificial intelligence, he places the program, a contemporary artistic material and unique by its active quality, at the core of most of his artworks, to reveal and literally manipulate the forces at stake. Antoine Schmitt has also undertaken an articulation of this approach with more established artistic fields like music, dance, architecture, literature or cinema, and has collaborated with Franck Vigroux, Atau Tanaka, Vincent Epplay, Jean-Jacques Birgé, Delphine Doukhan, K.Danse, Patrice Belin, Don Nino, Cubenx, Alberto Sorbelli, Matthew Bourne… As theoretician, speaker and editor of the gratin.org portal, Antoine Schmitt explores the field of programmed art. His work has received several awards in international festivals : transmediale (Berlin, second prize 2007, honorary 2001), Ars Electronica (Linz, second prize 2009), UNESCO International Festival of Video-Dance (Paris, first prize online 2002), Vida 5.0 (Madrid, honorary 2002), CYNETart (Dresden, honorary 2004), medi@terra (Athens, first prize 1999), Interférences (Belfort, first prize 2000), and has been exhibited among others at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), at Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), at Sonar (Barcelona), at Ars Electronica (Linz), at the CAC of Sienna (Italy), at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon (France), in Nuits Blanches (Paris, Amiens, Metz, Bruxelles and Madrid). It is part of the collections of the Foundations Artphilein (CH), Fraenkel (USA), Meeschaert (FR), of the Espace Gantner (Bourogne, FR), of the Cube (Issy-Mx, FR), of the Paris Municipal Contemporary Art Fund (FMAC). Antoine Schmitt is represented by Galerie Charlot (Paris), and collaborates with bOssa. Antoine Schmitt lives and works in Paris (FR).


Recombinant Media Labs

The Recombinant Media Labs organization was founded to research the qualities and artistic potential of Spatial Cinema. It does so by means of Experiential Engineering; exploring processes that propagate the aesthetic and technological boundaries of panoramic AV exhibition. RML acts as producer and presenter of hybrid artworks and performance archiving based on spatial media synthesis; intermodal works using image, light, sound and other disseminated media in three-dimensional space. The CineChamber is RML's curated, nomadic platform under the artistic trajectory of founder & Director Naut Humon plus a superhuman crew.


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FACE Foundation

FACE Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries. With additional corporate, foundation, and individual support, FACE Foundation administers grant programs in the performing and visual arts, cinema, translation, and secondary and higher education, while providing financial sponsorship to French-American festivals and other cultural initiatives. FACE Foundation focuses on new and recent work of living artists and the promotion of bilingualism and the French language.  

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