Joanie Lemercier

@joanielemercier / tumblr.joanielemercier.com

I'm a visual artist, former AntiVJ

I just had an incredible week with activists from @ende__gelaende and @luetzibleibt, covering direct actions to stop coal mining. Lützerath is a small village in German near Cologne, just under 2h from Brussels or Amsterdam, 5h from Paris. It's on the edge of a large coal mine, one of the most polluting place in Europe, run by RWE, the coal lobby emitting 270,000 Tons of CO2 emissions a day. #Lützerath is the front line of the climate movement: as the last farmer refuses to loose his home, farm and land to the expansion of the coal mine, thousands of activist are joining forces to oppose RWE, the "coal mafia". The first drone shot was shot to me by an activist friend, he made this perfect shot while i was running and filming from the ground. (at Lützerath, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany) https://www.instagram.com/p/CV6OI61ocb4/?utm_medium=tumblr

Irradiance and refraction. More experiments on visual perception: the perceived depth, reflections, illuminations, diffraction are all "simulated". What you see is a flat image printed on black paper, augmented by a layer of video projection, adjusted and color calibrated to deceive the viewer's eyes. https://www.instagram.com/p/CRPHAE2F15N/?utm_medium=tumblr

Edges. New piece now on view at @espacioftef in Madrid, Spain. (at Espacio Fundación Telefónica Madrid) https://www.instagram.com/p/CLO6liZl8fQ/?igshid=1j53x2wxw7rxg

Impromptu projections in Rennes. Last week I was back in my hometown Rennes for @electronik_maintenant festival, and we improvised a series of projections in public space. Here on "Tour des horizons", our super efficient (low energy consumption ⚡) LED portable system allowed us to cover half of the 100m tall tower ✨ with the visual we made with @pierre_vanni for the festival. 📷 @gwenlad https://www.instagram.com/p/CGTFD1jlBL8/?igshid=2l45g8f3iote

Climate action with #endegelände ! More pictures from last week's actions with @ende__gelaende: 3000 activists, 16 action groups resisting against the fossil fuel industry ! Pictures 1, 2: Laser projection on Neurath power station, one of the most polluting of Europe. (7 of the 10 most polluting coal power plants are in Germany. 400.000 people die from air pollution every year in Europe.) Pictures 3: activists took over and blocked a "coal bunker" for several hours. Pictures 4, 5: Another group was stopped just a few hundred meters before reaching the pit. Police used violence to defend corporate interests. Laser software pic 1: @seb_ly Laser pic 2: @wicked_lasers #fridaysforfuture #climatejustice #endegelaende (at Neurath, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany) https://www.instagram.com/p/CGAlD_1lIsf/?igshid=hyiwr4cp71gp

Time for experiments. Cryptoart on pepper's ghost. This is a combination of several elements: - I short animation made for an unreleased project in 2016. - a pepper's ghost display that allows to make images float in mid air. - I'm making this piece available (display not included) as #cryptoart, a new market place for artists based on blockchain technology. It has the potential to solve several issues present in the art market (easier access, tracking of ownership, artist share on second market sales, getting rid of banks). Blockchain's main downside is the energy consumption it requires, but I'm studying it's impact in depth and will soon publish an article about this experiment. #nft #blockchain You can purchase this animation on my @rariblecom, thanks to @quasimondo and "anonymous collector" for purchasing the first 2 editions ! 🙏 (at Anderlecht, Belgium) https://www.instagram.com/p/CFUUzWqIefD/?igshid=jpgzkj2fkjye

Made it to the heavens (at Monte Cinto) https://www.instagram.com/p/CE3TfD0IPDX/?igshid=1bud7qj749lwo

I made it to the heavens. https://www.instagram.com/p/CE3KSw5IgZ_/?igshid=1rsbcz072cw7t

Brutal landscape (at Monte Cinto) https://www.instagram.com/p/CE18-4youxb/?igshid=c74e9alfw4kb

Preparing my laser for upcoming actions with #alledörferbleiben. Several villages are threatened to be razed in Germany for the expansion of a coal mine, and people are getting kicked out of their homes. 22 villages have been razed already. Villagers created @alle_doerfer_bleiben to protest against the expropriations. Their logo, a yellow cross symbolizes a barricade to stop the baggers. The #L277 road leading to the largest village Keyenberg is currently being demolished, and activists from the entire region have been blocking the site for 6 days already, to slowdown and oppose the destruction. @ende__gelaende, @fridaysforfuture.de, @extinctionrebelliondeutschland amongst others. The police protects the coal company and corporate interests, and they facilitate the destruction of communities. There won't be climate justice without social justice. Protest photos were taken by @hambipilger @hambacherforst and other activists. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDHwhpTls3L/?igshid=12291xdnk34kv

"Sainte-Victoire d'un trait lumineux" A collaboration with #VeraMolnar. Vera Molnár (born 1924) is a French media artist of Hungarian origin and a pioneer of computer art. More details in the next post ! https://www.instagram.com/p/B9UYmAPo6jC/?igshid=1m411mp21sbnp

View from the Moon (detail). This new work is a series of hypothetical images, inspired by the current targets and states of our world. Currently on view at @artsouterrain Montreal, curator: @juliettebibasse (at Montreal, Quebec) https://www.instagram.com/p/B9MbJvsoSO6/?igshid=1oioizzc2fu7x

View from the moon. A hypothetical image, inspired by the current targets and states of our world. Currently on view at @artsouterrain Montreal, and curated by @juliettebibasse (at Brussels, Belgium) https://www.instagram.com/p/B9KpAwfI8q2/?igshid=1tvssze0hzo8e

Hotel room mapping. Details of an ordinary room, revealed by a layer of light. (at Sint Gillis) https://www.instagram.com/p/B7veGR9osn1/?igshid=cxsg5et1v5ys

Hotel room mapping. Turning small architectural details into mini light sculptures. (at London, United Kingdom) https://www.instagram.com/p/B7tqMtlopqH/?igshid=12hzs2gug6296

Intangible structures. Constellations is now open in London At #winterlights2020 @canarywharflondon North dock, Poplar, London E14 5GL 5pm to 10pm everyday, January 16 - 25th. Free entrance Tag your friends from #London to let them know ! (at London, United Kingdom) https://www.instagram.com/p/B7bvjreos7r/?igshid=1n96gme8zod2s

Hello London ! We're setting up Constellations at @canarywharflondon winter light festival. Joint us for the opening tomorrow North dock, Poplar, London E14 5GL 5pm to 10pm everyday, January 16 - 25th. (at Canary Wharf London City) https://www.instagram.com/p/B7VyDSgouVG/?igshid=1ftk0lw994yqh

Transparent hand-controlled display. Research for my upcoming talk/performance: Art, technology and climate emergency. Production and 📷: @juliettebibasse 🎵@principlesofgeometry (at Couvent des Jacobins) https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ax4hflx5d/?igshid=1s62eczngmkvj

Interfacing with the computer. A series of experiments on interaction with digital content, and a critical perspective: Ai, computer vision, sensors, 3d displays, the technology envisioned by sci-fi a few decades ago is here, but isn't this technological progress bringing just more and more shiny gadgets ? Note: this is a projection on a transparent screen, controlled by hand gestures. It's not AR or post production. https://www.instagram.com/p/B5YnZBnlInR/?igshid=pbrudp3q04gl