Romain Tardy

Romain Tardy is a pioneer of VJing*. He co-founded the AntiVJ collective in 2006. A benchmark in the world of digital art and electronic music, his creative work always has an underlying philosophical message intended to lay bare certain aspects of society. Based in Brussels for the past 10 years, this fan of work by Camille Henrot or the London collective UVA, creates site-specific large-scale installations. The sound designer Laurent Delforge invents an audiovisual language that is inseparable from the artwork. For his first Festival of Lights in 2019, as both artist and spectator, he is presenting a spectacular project based on big data.

* Visual performance combining real-time creation and video projection, in synchronisation to music.

By the same artist

The Great Indecision Council (2019)

Place Sathonay, Lyon 1

The statue in the middle of Place Sathonay is encircled by 18 modules emitting lights and sounds which make up words. The texts on display are updated in real time; they are French Google search terms. They are completely random illustrating the gap between what we say in public and in the privacy of our smartphone search engine. Stuck in the middle, Sergent Blandan looks down perplexed by the Sibylline conversation of this odd grouping. It is a minimalist and immersive installation, born of an anonymous action, which creates a strange atmosphere of introspection.