27 + 28.11.2023 | ArtComTech Talks – Philippe Franck (Be/Fr) + Gabriel Soucheyre (Fr) | Town Hall (Vilnius – Lt)

27 + 28.11.2023 | ArtComTech Talks – Philippe Franck (Be/Fr) + Gabriel Soucheyre (Fr) | Town Hall (Vilnius – Lt)

As part of the “Spirit of Vilnius“ exhibitions and events, ArtComTech is offering 2 lectures-debates with Philippe Franck (27.11) and Gabriele Soucheyre (28.11) -respectively director of Transcultures + Pépinières européennes de Création and Videoformes- who talk about their respective (trans)cultural approaches and artistic experiences.

Gabriel V. Soucheyre (Fr)

Gabriel Soucheyre is the director of Vidéoformes, International Digital Arts Festival in Clermont-Ferrand since 1986, and the VIDEOFORMES Digital Archive.

Editor of Turbulences Video (video art and Digital Culture quarterly magazine). Curator for the Galerie de l’art du temps (Time based arts gallery).

Participates in many national and international events as curator or jury member. Teaches at ‘Université Blaise Pascal’, Clermont-Ferrand. Producer, vlogger and videomaker.


Philippe Franck (Fr/Be)

Art historian, critic, producer and sound/intermedia artist, Philippe Franck is director / founder of Transcultures, Centre of digital and sound cultures based in La Louvière (Belgium).

He is the artistic director of City Sonic (Mons, Charleroi, Brussels, Louvain-la-Neuve and other Belgian cities) – International Festival of Sound Arts, which he created in 2003, and Transnumeriques Digital Cultures Biennale (Mons, Brussels and associated Belgian cities), which he launched in 2005. In 2012, he has launched the independent label Transonic dedicated to sound art and has produced and edited many sound projects, albums and publications.

Since 2018, he is also the general director of the European Pepinieres of Creation, an international network facilitating contemporary/intermedia artists exchanges. He has curated many other international events of contemporary, audio, hybrid and digital arts in Belgium and abroad.

He is also involved in various conferences, commissions, European projects and writes regularly on these subjects in various Belgian, French and Canadian publications. He also teaches digital arts at Art School Saint-Luc (Brussels) and the sound arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Brussels) and at the Visual Arts School of Mons, Arts2.

Since 2021, he is also an associated researcher of the hypermedia laboratory CiTu/Paragraphe at University Paris 8. As an artist (often under the name of Paradise Now, his sound/intermedia solo project since the early 90’s), he has collaborated with many international visual artists, choreographers, performers, poets and other electronic & experimental musicians.


Vidéoconférences ArtComTec

The first Art/Communication/Technologies seminars organized by Natan Karczmar were held in 1993 and 1994 at the European University of Research at the Ministry of Research in Paris. Contributors were artists and theoreticians involved in art and technology.

In 2007 and 2008, the “ArtComTec” seminars were presented at the Couvent des Récollets in Paris. Several videoconferences were also organized between Montreal and Paris as well as with Israeli cities and Paris at various occasions. Current seminars are mainly happening by videoconference and participants contribute from their living or working places.

In July 2015, Natan Karczmar proposed in partnership with Pilsen2015, the University of Western Bohemia (Faculty of Art and Design-ArtCamp) and Transcultures, a cycle of ArtComTec interventions by several critics and digital artists (Fred Forest, Olga Kisselva, Olivier Auber, Annick Bureaud…).