Talking Heads with Vincent Morisset

Friday 2 December 2016

auditoire, HEAD - Genève
Bd. James-Fazy 15
at 7 pm

In conversation with Ulrich Fischer, director and founder of interactive projects Memoways

Vincent Morisset, director and producer, lives and works in Montreal where he founded the AATOAA studio, with Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit programmer and designer, Caroline Robert. He is considered a pioneer of interactive music videos and transmedia storytelling. He was described by the French newspaper Libération in 2015, " Does he know how to shoot normal films (he recently made a documentary about the band Sigur Rós), what Vincent Morisset loves above all is to bridge the mediums, mix the mechanisms of video games and the cinematographic grammar. "

Vincent Morisset officiates for Arcade Fire for more than twelve years. Depending on the project, he offers viewers to interact via the smartphone gyroscope, mouse or video analysis by webcam.
In Jusqu'ici a virtual reality experience combining 360˚video, traditional animation, 3D modeling and programming. Participants are invited to look differently will taking a walk in the woods. His innovative experiences explore and renew the fields of animation and video with the new technologies, while placing the audience in the center of the interaction. His work has featured in numerous events such as Sonar (Barcelona), MUTEK (Montreal), SIGGRAPH (Los Angeles), SXSW Interactive (Austin), Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo), Festival Tous Écrans (Geneva); and in international media such as Wired, Creative Review, Pitchfork, Rolling Stones, Le Monde and The Guardian. In 2015, he received an Emmy Award in the category "Original Interactive Program" for the interactive film Just a Reflektor.

Vincent Morisset is also the instigator of the "Manifeste pour les nouvelles écritures", initiative proposed in 2013 to recognize the place of digital technology in the cultural industries.

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