Depuis ses débuts en 2007, le travail de Joanie Lemercier est une constante remise en question des règles immuables de notre perception : lumière et espace …
Joanie Lemercier is a French artist primarily focused on projections of light in space and its influence on our perception.
Lemercier was introduced to creating art on a computer at age five by attending classes on pattern design for fabrics taught by his mother. The threads of his early education grounded his interest in physical structures: geometry, patterns, and minimalist forms. As Lemercier’s work evolved, he began to play with these concrete structures through the physics and philosophy of how light can be used to manipulate perceived reality.
Since 2006 Lemercier has worked with projected light, and he co founded visual label AntiVJ in 2008, with artists Yannick Jacquet, Romain Tardy and Olivier Ratsi. He worked on stage design for festivals such as Mutek (Montreal, Mexico) and worked alongside artists such as Flying Lotus (special show at the Roundhouse London), and with Portishead’s Adrian Utley (as part of the cultural Olympiads, London 2012), and architectural projections all around the world.
Giclée print on archival paper, 2014
Landforms is a set of one thousand unique prints, depicting computer generated landscapes: a linear grid is elevated from a non-deterministic noise function, to create rocks, valleys and peaks, formed by a single algorithm. The landscape is represented with black dots patterns giving the illusion of shade and depth when seen from a distance.
Rencontre avec l’artiste Joanie Lemercier autour de la création de “NIMBES”, un univers immersif dystopique où la nature et les paysages monochromes sont le décor d’un duel entre les ténèbres et la lumière… Présenté en première mondiale dans la Satosphère dans le cadre du Symposium ix.
Meet artist Joanie Lemercier who talks about creating his work “NIMBES”, a dystopian immersive universe where nature is menacing and monochrome landscapes serve as a backdrop to a battle between darkness and light… Presented in world premiere as part of ix Symposium.