Maison du Peuple

Place de la liberté

63000 Clermont-Ferrand

Tel : +33 (0)4 73 17 02 17

Meeting point public from Thursday 19 to Saturday 22 March from 10am to 10pm

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The VIDEOFORMES panels are the possibility to think together about art, science, technical, digital, and societal issues. They are in the form of a presentation of several projects on a defined set of themes that the audience and participants can react to. The panel is made up of artists, teachers/researchers (from all possible subjects - with an emphasis on philosophy, sociology, ethnology, art history…), and a digital professional (company, programmer…).

The length of each panel is around two hours.

The panels are public meetings with free admission, organized by a partnership between the University Culture Department, Clermont University, and Le Transfo (art and culture in the Auvergne region).


Moderator : Elise Aspord

FAB LABS/ART LABS : new production methods

Friday 21st March at 10am

This panel will examine the new production methods that can be economic, social, technical, and/or artistic. It is often lamented that digital specialists only rarely encounter cultural specialists. However, there are some places that take on this interdisciplinarity. Cases in point are the new laboratories of creation that attract curiosity and hope, such as Fab Labs, Art Labs, Hack Labs, Maker Labs, Hacker Space.


Participants :

Johann Aussage, co-founder of the Nouvelle Fabrique, Fab Lab located at the Centquatre in Paris, teaching assistant in the digital department of ESADSE in Saint-Etienne; Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, head of the Fab Lab L’Africaine in architecture (Togo) ; Julien Piedpremier, artistic director of the start-up Catopsys, partner of VIDEOFORMES for 2DIGITS, Clermont-Ferrand; Thomas Israël, video artist, performer and creator of interactive digital installations (Belgium).

From the consumer society to the collaborative society

Saturday March 22nd at 10am

Social innovation and digital art: what future for our societies?

The question here is that of memory, living together, and everyone’s participation in the democratic process. How to build and maintain another societal project?

Who are the actors? What place does the artist or art have in this process of openness, exchange, hybridization?


Participants :

Eric Dacheux, university professor in Social and Solidarity Economics of UFR LACC, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand; Karen Guillorel, scriptwriter and transmedia director; Yann Minh, multimedia artist, director, and writer; Clément Bonnet, project design manager of Réservoir à souvenirs, Nîmes.