Via the Horizon 2020 funded Vertigo project, we will receive an artist in residence to work with our WEKIT project. Vertigo aims to catalyze new synergies between artists, cultural institutions, R&D projects in ICT, companies, incubators, and funds. We will host from December 2017 to October 2018 two artists, Yann Deval and Marie-Ghislaine Losseau, to work with us on exploring and investigating the new aesthetics and design plus interaction principles for ‘reality 2.0’, made possible through the advent of smart AR glasses. Yann and Marie-Ghislaine will use AR glasses as a medium of expression, creating a holographic exhibit ‘ATLAS’.
ATLAS is a work between digital arts and visual arts, in form of a interactive and sceno-graphic exhibition, mixing real and virtual worlds. Situated in an archipelago of poetical islands, the spectator will be invited to build a city. Using a ‘seed launcher’, the user will grow houses following urbanistic rules with smart homes adapting to the environment created: cities in the cloud, uprooted cities, cities on stilts, flying cities.
Yann Deval
Interactive designer, motion-designer, musical composer. After studying the history of cinema in La Sorbonne (Paris) and studying editing and audio-visual post-production in Cannes, he settled in Brussels in 2006 where he developed his activities as motion-designer and VFX artist. He works for the film industry (Mood Indigo by Michel Gondry, The Brand New Testament by Jaco Van Dormael), music-videos (Puggy, Sacha Toorop), documentaries for Arte, tv-shows for France Television). He occasionally trains professionals and students at digital creation workshops (School Arts2 Mons, EMMD Motion Design Brussels). Between 2012 and 2017, he co-directed the virtual reality performance IMMERSIO. This performance was a mix between live music and digital arts,  played in a rich set of venues (SAT Montreal, ADAF Athens, SignalOFF Prague, Wisp Festival Leipzig, Bozar and Halles de Schaerbeek Brussels).
Marie-Ghislaine Losseau
Scenographer, visual art designer. She studied scenography at La Cambre / Brussels and visual arts at ISPG Brussels. She develops an activity around the topics of scenography, visual installations and the organisation of workshops with kids and adults.