As a curator, my goal is to merge political, social and artistic issues around the question of games, which is eminently symbolic and political... and to promote alternative and artistic uses of video games, I’ve organized a number of 8bit music and chip tunes concerts, produced on Gameboys; and, for almost 5 years, I’ve been showing films
designed with video games, still called Machinimas. The point is to prove that it is possible to transform an object of mass consumption into a means of expression.
Texte écrit pour la revue MCD en 2009 : Jeu(x) tu perds gagnes.
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Isabelle Arvers is a french curator, critic and author, specializing in video and computer games,
web animation and digital cinema. She has coordinated ISEA 2000, Paris,
and she has curated Video Cuts 2001, Centre Pompidou, Gaming Room
Villette Numérique 2002, Paris, Tour of the Web 2003, Centre Pompidou,
featuring French and international artists.
2004, she has organized a Gameboy music concert and she has curated the
wireless art event Wifiledefrance for la Region Ile de France. She was
the net.art curator for the 2004 Banana RAM festival, Italy. She
curated the exhibit Gametime, Experimedia, Melbourne in October 2004
and la Nuit Numérique for the 2004 Bitfilms Festival, Hambourg,
Germany, November 2004.
Last projects: No fun games and the gaming
experience, Bergen Norway, 2005; Mal au Pixel, Paris, France, 2006;
Articule 3, emerging swiss creation, Annecy, France, 2007; Playing to
real, Meudon, France, 2007, Gamerz 04 and Gamerz 05, Aix-en-Provence,
2008 & 2009, Machinima screenings, Gameplay & Mostravideo
She is also performing with WJ-S a device and a software created by Anne Roquigny. She oftens writes for reviews like MCD, ARCADI or for the magazine Amusement.
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Machinima : conference, workshops, exhibition and jury
Appel à Participation Artgame week-end
Purplevador, Serie The Robots by Emmanuelle Grangier, 2010
Enter the void, le film à voir
Playmobile a festival dedicated to micromusic, retrogaming, do it yourself and gameart
My link to Emmanuelle
IntoTime by Rafael Rozendaal, 2010
Book Sprint project : Collaborative Futures!
Ludic Interfaces, Amaze, WAVE / WJ-SPOT, Transmediale
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Profession:Free lance curator
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