Julien Maire works with new media in his own, singular way often de-constructing and re-inventing analog apparatuses. He gives them a pataphysical slant, disassembling and inverting the functionality of various perception machines, like projectors or cameras.
Julien Maire was born in Metz in 1969. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Metz, and currently lives and works in Brussels. Maire’s installations and performances, such as Exploding Camera, Low Res Cinema, and Demi-Pas have been featured widely and internationally at prestigious venues such as Ars Electronica, Digital Art Festival, European Media Art Festival, Film Festival Rotterdam, Sonar, Transmediale, ZKM, ICC (Japan), Empac (New-York). Maire was the winner of the NTAA.be (Update_2 biennial) in 2008 and was nominated for the World Technology Award in New York in 2009.
Since the mid-1990s, Julien has created works of performance art, media installation and cinema producing live hybrids of various enres and media, exploring the physicalities of the moving image.
As part of his Agosto Residency, he will exhibit at the Inverse Mindset exhibition which will take place in Galerie AMU from 19 July - 2 September 2018.
The artist-in-residency program is supported by the Ministry of Culture.