Friday 18th March – 6pm
IADT, 51 boulevard François Mitterrand, Clermont-Ferrand
LA SCAM INVITES ! New horizons for authors
With “La Scam invites!”, the Writing and Emerging Forms Commission of the Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédias (Scam) is initiating a closer editorial collaboration with the festivals that Scam is working with. Through the organization of unprecedented encounters between authors of its repertoire and personalities from various fields (artistic, scientific, economic, philosophical…), this new formula intends to confront viewpoints, encourage new discussions, and broaden the fields of interest and actions of authors.
La Scam invites #1 : VIDEOFORMES 2016
To test this new formula, the Writing and Emerging Forms Commission has proposed to announce these encounters at the VIDEOFORMES Festival 2016.
This year VIDEOFORMES has invited the videomaker Ko Nakajima. Scam has invited the French landscape architect Michel Péna to talk with the pioneer of Japanese video art Ko Nakajima.
Ko Nakajima and Michel Péna are both interested in landscape, nature, and sustainable development through stories, education, references, esthetics, and different practices.
The moderators, Gilles Coudert and Jean-Jacques Gay, are members of the Writing and Emerging Forms Commission. They will ask questions to demonstrate the links between practices and approaches of the two interlocutors, as well as the convergence of both bodies of works around the notions of new writing and emerging forms.
Born in Kumamoto City, 1941. In the 1960s, Nakajima learnt filmmaking and began making experimental animations. In 1970, he bought video camera and founded the video group Video Earth. Nakajima incorporates his unique take on video as a personal, vital and spiritual medium into his performances, documentaries and installations.
Recently Nakajima had presented large scale installations in New Zealand and France, and held live-performance with Butoh dancers and Aniputer(1982) was his by analog visualization device in joint development with JVC ltd.
Artist web site : http://www.age.cc/~ko-ko-ko/blog/
Michel Péna : Péna Paysages is a landscape design workshop made up of a landscape architects, architects, and engineers. It is based in Paris and run by Christine and Michel Péna, landscape architects DPLG, graduates of the National School of Landscape Architecture in Versailles in 1983.