“Tesselated Atlanta: Digital Art in The City”

Tessellated Atlanta

Visual artist Joanie Lemercier, specialized in digital mapping, is coming to Atlanta for a series of events including a presentation of some of his work, a unique performance on the streets of Atlanta and a talk with the artist.

Inspired by Street Art and Urban Hacking, Lemercier temporarily transforms the face of a city using buidlings as canvases for his creativity and light shows to create optical illusions.

“Tesselate, architecture an geometry” : A Presentation of Joanie Lemercier’s work
Friday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Gallery 72 (72 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303)

“Tesselated Atlanta, a Digital Experience”
Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Marietta Street and Fairlie Street

“Light in Space: A Talk with Joanie Lemercier”
Wednesday, October 22 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Gallery 72 (72 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303)

Joanie Lemercier focuses primarily on projections of light in space and its influence on our perception. Lemercier was introduced to the idea of creating art with computers at the age of five, while attending his mother’s classes on pattern design for fabrics. This early experience shaped his interest in physical structures: geometry, patterns, and minimalist forms. As Lemercier’s work evolved over time, he began playing with concrete structures, using the laws of physics and principles by which light can be used to manipulate the perception of reality.

Since 2006, Lemercier has worked with projected light, and co-founded the visual label “Anti VJ” with artists Yannick Jacquet, Romain Tardy and Olivier Ratsi in 2008. He has worked on stage design for festivals such as Mutek (Montreal, Mexico) and alongside artists like Flying Lotus (special show at the Roundhouse London), and Portishead’s Adrian Utley (as part of the London Cultural Olympiads in 2012), as well as on architectural projections around the world.

In 2010, Lemercier turned his focus on installations and gallery work and exhibited at the China Museum of Digital Art, (Beijing), the Art Basel in Miami and the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2013, Lemercier founded a creative studio in NYC, focusing on research and development of artworks and experiments which use projected light in space.

This France-Atlanta 2014 event is organized and made possible with the help of our partners: