Lives in Paris and works in Aubervilliers
o@bemer.pro    |    @o.bemer
Education
2019 - 2021   Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains
2016 - 2018   Beaux-Arts de Paris, Master of fine arts with honors
2010 - 2013   ECAL, Switzerland, Bachelor in Photography
Exhibitions
06.2022La Croisière, Expositions des ateliers de Montreuil, Montreuil
04.2022Jeune Création 72, Fondation Fiminco, Romainville
 
09.2021Par le rève, Panorama 23, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing
06.2021100%, La Villette, Paris
03.2021Muses Algorithmiques, Le Granit, Belfort
02.2021FOMO, Galerie Grand Verre, Paris 3
01.2021M'entendez-vous, Galerie Commune
 
10.2020Les Sentinelles, Panorama 22, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing
09.2020Benefit #2, Le Doc, Paris
08.2020DIAS kunsthal, Vallensbæk Station, Denmark
01.2020   30 ans pile!, Galerie Papillon, Paris
 
11.2019l’Effet Falaise, Prix Emerige 2019, Voltaire, Paris
10.2019Felicità, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris
07.2019Labo_Demo#1/Stand, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris
06.2019Finale, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris
04.2019+333, Folle Béton, Paris
 
05.2017Prix suisse de musique : immersion, Centre culturel Suisse, Paris
05.2017Le tout est toujours plus petit que ses parties, Béton Salon, Paris
 
01.2015ECAL Photography, Display Gallery, Londres
 
05.2014ECAL Photography, 10 Corso Como, Shanghai, Chine
01.2014ECAL Photography, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
 
12.2013PhotoForum Pasquart, Bienne, Suisse
11.2013ECAL Photography, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris
02.2013Half-Time, Espace Lausannois d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne
Distinctions
2022 – Prix Orange Rouge, Festival Jeune création 72
2021 – Les Amis des Beaux Arts de Paris grant award
2021 – Nomination, Prix ADAGP Arts Vidéo — Le Fresnoy
2020 – Finalist of the SIEMENS price for digital art
2020 – Production grant, Les Amis des Beaux-Arts de Paris
2019 - Selection of Emerige Revelations 2019
2018 - Video prize - Félicita 19
Festivals
06.2022Annecy Festival International du film d’animation
05.2022Athens Digital Arts Festival
03.2020Projection Grrranit, Belfort
04.2018Chalon Tout Court, Festival de court-métrage, Chalon-sur-Saône
02.2018Binary Sunrise, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins
06.2017Les Yeux Ouverts, La générale Nord-Est, Paris
11.2016Fstvl Dcmtr, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris
10.2016Bon Esprit, Nuit Blanche, La Rotonde, Paris
06.2013   La Nuit des Images, Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Suisse
Performances
03.2019   Omniprésent, Live 006, 104 Factory, le 104, Paris
11.2018Omniprésent, Live 005, Mirage Festival, Lyon
10.2018Omniprésent, Live 004, Silicon Malley, Lausanne, Suisse
06.2018Omniprésent, Live 003, Electrons Libres, Stereolux, Nantes
02.2018Binary Sunrise, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins
10.2017Omniprésent, Live 002, Les Grands Voisins, Paris
07.2017Omniprésent, Live 001, Les Petites Serres, Paris
Publications
Par le rêve..., Panorama 23, Le Fresnoy éditions 2021
Les Sentinelles, Panorama 22, Le Fresnoy éditions 2020
Felicità, Beaux-Arts de Paris éditions, 2019
L’Effet Falaise, Emerige, 2019
Finale, Beaux-Arts de Paris éditions, 2018
Entwürfe #77, Agglo, 2014
Round and Around, Aaluägä Books, 2013
Ecal photography, Hatje Cantz, 2013
Texts - Itw - Critics
30.06   →   02.07   Prix des Amis des Beaux-Arts, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins des Beaux-Arts de Paris | 01.07   →   17.07   Voci Umane, Village Reille, Paris (Commissariat: Marie Gayet et Pascal Mouisset) | 07.07   →   08.07   Ciné-Club Horizones, Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris
Mug Phenomena, video installation, 2022
A first mug is scanned in three dimensions in order to make a digital copy which will then be printed in 3D. Like photocopies, this operation is thus repeated until the original shape is exhausted. A sort of reversed archaeology in which the digital iteration degrades its subject as much as it declines it.

The physical copies are then presented as sculptures along with an animated video made with the digital copies. Talking characters are placed on the mugs, trying to convince that their mug is more valuable than the previous one. Each reproduction seeks to individualize itself artificially as the form loses the link to its utility.
Film HD video, 12’02’’, 16:9, ST, 3D animation, fiverr.com
 
Installation 3D printing, PLA, 65’’ monitor
 
Sound Design Pablo Altar
 
Exhibition Views Jeune Création 72, Fondation Fiminco, Romainville
 
TEASER  
Noon, video installation, 2021
TEASER  

In a room of fictions we are welcomed by a man without a past. As he passes through gradients of artificial light, our avatar discovers his shadow. When the symmetry breaks, a grayscale duel ensues, where rationality overexposes while fear darkens.

In Noon, shadow and light assume an allegorical form. An obsessive desire to eliminate shadows in favor of light reflects the mirage of progress through technology; rationalizing one's environment by erasing any trace of doubt and indeterminacy.
This sequence shot in first person view plunges us into a technological timeline in which our avatar sees his identity slipping away from him as he tries to illuminate its various representations.
Film Film HD, 15’00'', 4:3, Binaural Mix, Blender 3D
 
Installation Plexiglas screen, 165x124cm, Ropes, knots
 
Production Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains
 
Exhibition Views Panorama 23, Par le rêve, Le Fresnoy
Commissariat, Olivier Kappelin
 
Team Tutor
3D Supervisor
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Foley Artist
Recordings
Mix
Color Grading
Graphic Design
Emanuele Coccia
Thomas Léon
Pablo Altar
Valentine Gellin
Christophe Burdet
Martin Dezelcaux
Geoffrey Durcak
Baptiste Évrard
Thomas Petit
 
FOMO, multimedia installation, 2021
"On January 31st, there will be 7 days left to see the exhibition. On February 1st, there will be 6 days left to see the exhibition. On February 2nd, there will be 5 days left to see the exhibition. On February 3rd, there will be 4 days left to see the exhibition. On February 4th, there will be 3 days left to see the exhibition. On February 5th, there will be 2 days left to see the exhibition. On February 6th, there will be 1 days left to see the exhibition."
[exhibition text]
 
Installation Androids Phones, Flexible supports, Php code, Twitter API
PHP coding Olivier J
Exhibition Views Galerie Grand-Verre, FOMO, jan 21
Curator Yue Yuan
Web FOMO online
10:10, video installation, 2020
TEASER  

It's ten past ten and time stands still on the watches in advertisements. A brand logo proudly appears in the center of the V formed by the two hands. The consensus hour.
Here time drags on and then starts again. A succession of extraordinarily vain events is in progress. The protagonists don’t worry too much, the path seems to be clearly indicated. Their gestures slide and repeat across the surface of the screen. The set takes some initiatives but no one really pays any attention. So the story has many false starts, nothing happens and the real stutters and stammers. The vessels overflow but no longer communicate.
Film Film 4K, 19’00'', 16:9, Sound Digital 5.1
Installation Moniteur 65’’, 4x Swiss Ball, Audio Headphones
Co-Production Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains
Les Amis des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Exhibition Views Panorama 22, Les Sentinelles, Le Fresnoy
Commissariat, Louise Déry
Team Dancers




DOP
Sound
Mix
Anais Barras
Daniel Galicia
Tilhenn Klapper
Sehyoung Lee
Félix Touzalin
Balthazar Lab
Valentine Gellin
Geoffrey Durcak
 
10¢ collective attempts, sound installation, 2019
10¢ collective attempts is a sound installation simulating randomly and continuously 3 sound-interactions normally coming from a group of people. Laughter, applause, and a mantra.Each interaction is made up of 100 recordings made by 100 different individuals, paid $0.10 on the Amazon Mechanical Turk website, a platform launched by amazon.com in 2005 to hire remotely located "crowdworkers" to perform discrete on-demand tasks that computers are currently unable to do.The recordings are then broadcast simultaneously but randomly to simulate a group recording. A diffusion which by its cohabitation of different rhythms and sound textures testifies to a break-up of the participants, and the impossibility of gathering.A report of each financial transaction is displayed on a A4 laser-printed piece of paper, hanged on a clipboard below each speaker.
 
Installation Sound Installation, ∞ loop, Raspberry Pi, Pythin Coding, laser prints, plexiglas supports
Exhibition Views L’Effet Falaise, Prix Emerige, 2019
Commissariat, Gaël Charbau
Felicità, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris, 2019
   
Playtime (suggested title), video installation, 2019
John asks George and George answers him. From suggestions to suggestions John enters a virtuous marketing circle. A story without an end.
This scenario was based on real patents for new techniques and advertising technologies to aim and target consumers more precisely, that you can find online. A selection of diagrams extracted from those patents are screen-printed on Ikea furnitures that are also present in the film. the Ikea tables are presented together with the film.
 
Installation Film HD, 11'28'', 16:9, ST, loop, Ikea tables, screenprinting
Sound Design Pablo Altar
Exhibition Views L’Effet Falaise, Prix Emerige, 2019
Commissariat, Gaël Charbau
Ingenious, Prix Siemens, Centre Pompidou, 2020
+333, exposition collective, Folle Béton, Paris, 2019
Caption Art Bot, collection of 356 images, 2019
A work of Art was submited every day to Microsoft's artificial stupidity Caption Bot during the course of 2019. The results were published every day on Instagram.
Complete collection here
 
Installation Collection of 356 images, 1 image per day, Tablet, diaporama
Exhibition Views 30 ans pile, Galerie Papillon, Paris, 2019
Alice & John, video, 2017
Alice & John is a conversation between Alice, an Artificial intelligence to chat with people online, and John Lennon. The conversation is made of Alice's answers to each sentence of Lennon famous song; 'Imagine'. Then starts a dialogue of the deaf between an out of date anthem of hope, and the arrogants answers of a blond and anorexic chatbot, dancing on a smartphone displaying John Lennon and Yoko Ono's videoclip from 1971.
 
Installation Film HD, 5’24'', 16:9, ST, Tablets, loop
Exhibition Views +333, exposition collective, Folle Béton, Paris, 2019
L’Effet Falaise, Prix Emerige, 2019
Commissariat, Gaël Charbau
Omniprésent, a\v performance, 2017 - 2019
Omniprésent is a performance by Olivier Bémer and Pablo Altar. Video and music are linked by computer programming and interacting with each other. They take on a narrative dimension in which the viewer is involved. All the images used during the performance are live streams. They bear witness to moments that are doomed to disappear. Pattern recognition and computer vision applied to these images trigger sounds which become the sound material of a music made of randomness and improvisation.
More on Omnipresent.space
 
Performances Live 006, 28.03.2019, 104 factory, le 104, Paris
Live 005, 02.11.2018, Mirage Festival, Lyon
Live 003, 07.06.2018, Electrons Libres, Stereolux, Nantes
Live 002, 15.10.2017, Ecran Voisin, Les Grands Voisins, Paris
Live 001, 07.07.2017, Les Petites Serres, Paris.
What's left to be seen, film-essai, 2016
Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, you may understand the word « distant » in a broader sense. It can be one way or a round trip, as long as you remember where you began. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.
Navigation is the process of monitoring and controlling any movement from one place to another. Navigation, in a broader sense, can refer to any skill or study that involves the determination of position and direction. wether it’s land navigation, marine navigation, aeronautic navigation, space navigation, or somewhere else.
Time is exhausted, space is mapped, and we have the gift of ubiquity. Landscapes or wallpaper ? We are spectators of our own representations, we move from one paradox to another and we take pictures of other pictures. "in real life" is a vague idea. Representation and experience are two porous notions.
 
Film HD, 23'03'', 16:9, ST
Music Pablo Altar
Festivals DIAS, Copenhague, Danemark, 2020
Les Yeux Ouverts, La générale Nord-Est, Paris, 2017
Fstvl Dcmtr, Beaux-Arts, Paris, 2016
Nuit Blanche, La Rotonde, Paris, 2016
Olivier Bémer