Ikse Maître


Ikse Maître (born 1970 in France)

Interactions between us and our environment come first. We arrive later.

Ikse Maître uses the anomalies of reality to challenge the relationship in which we stand within the world around us. Grasping the external environment and processing acquired data, Ikse Maître mainly works on site while adding video projections and sounds controlled by computers to create a living art.

As Ikse Maître worked with sand, stone, statues, threads, fabrics, human bodies, and even monitors locally to shift a living reality, no single material defines his work. Ikse Maître made use of medical imaging to reveal our internal depth and to enhance human reality.

Ikse Maître worked on the meticulous extrapolation of general reality, on its projection onto distorted videos, and on experimentation with the inter-relations between visitor and visited place. Unconstrained interactivity, human-machine interaction, computer graphics and emotions, technologies and sciences, which he extracts from research laboratories, often make the matrix of his realizations.

However, he endeavors to make the latter transparent so to leave curiosity as a whole and to ease discovery sharing.

His collective and personal works have been installed or exhibited in France and abroad in places and to audiences voluntarily diverse: Le Pass, Mons, Belgique – Musée des arts et métiers, Paris – Église Saint Merry, Paris – Sciences Essonne, Marolles – SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA – PROTO204, Orsay – JDEV, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau – Futur en Seine, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris – CURIOSITas, Sciences ACO, Orsay – Fête de la Science, Université Paris-Saclay – Le Carreau du Temple, Paris – Théâtre Dunois, Paris – Institut Culturel, Google, Paris – Église de la Madeleine, Paris – Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris – Science&You, Nancy – El Hormiguero 3.0, Antena 3, Madrid, Spain.

Since 2008, Ikse Maître gathers scientists, developers, technicians, musicians, and actors within the collective des Vues de l’esprit. In 2014, Ikse Maître founded Le sas, a science-art-society group at the Orsay Scientific Centre. Since August 2015, he is in creation residency at the Space Astronomy Institute, University Paris-Saclay, and, since, January 2016, he is in research residency at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris.

Individual and Collective Exhibitions

2016

The Eye of Mars, Fondation Marc Seguin, Annonay, France
The Eye of Mars, Le sas 105, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France

Primary Intimacy of Being, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, France
Primary Intimacy of Being, Carrefour numérique2, Paris, France
Primary Intimacy of Being, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France

The People of waves, Fondation Marc Seguin, Annonay, France

2015

Primary Intimacy of Being, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
Primary Intimacy of Being, Science&You, Nancy, France
Primary Intimacy of Being, Antena 3, Madrid, Spain
Primary Intimacy of Being, IHM2015, Toulouse, France

A Whole World, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France

See me through you, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, France
See Me Through You, Le sas 105, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France

2014

Primary Intimacy of Being, Œuvre pérenne (au-dedans d’eux deux), Le Pass, Mons, Belgium
Primary Intimacy of Being, Sciences Essonne, Marolles, France
Primary Intimacy of Being, Austin, Texas, États-Unis
Primary Intimacy of Being, PROTO204, Orsay, France

Everything Goes, CURIOSITas, Musée de la lumière et de la matière, Sciences ACO, Orsay, France
Everything Goes, Fête de la Science, Plateau de Saclay, France
Everything Goes, Médiathèque des Ulis, France

A Whole World, Futur en Seine, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
A Whole World, Futur en Seine, PROTO204, Orsay, France

2013

Turbulent, Institut Culturel de Google, Googleplex, Paris, France

Light Does not Stop There, Centenaire de la naissance de Nicolas Schöffer, Villa des Arts, Paris, France
Light Does not Stop There, Journées des Développeurs, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Primary Intimacy of Being, Journées des Développeurs, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Corps enlacés, Musée Belge de Radiologie, Bruxelles, Belgium

2012

Le Corps éclaté – 7 traits pour un portrait – Corps enlacés – Le Baiser, Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, France

Light Does not Stop There, Journées Arts et Sciences, Musée de la lumière et de la matière, Sciences ACO, Orsay, France

Primary Intimacy of Being, La Vie en transparence, Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, France
Primary Intimacy of Being, La Vie en transparence, Musée de la lumière et de la matière, Sciences ACO, Orsay, France
Primary Intimacy of Being, La Vie en transparence, JFR, Palais des Congrès, Paris, France

2011

Light Does not Stop There, La Science de l’art, Musée de la lumière et de la matière, Sciences ACO, Orsay, France
Light Does not Stop There, La Science de l’art, Synchrotron SOLEIL, Saint-Aubin, France

2010

Steps in the Clouds – The Deciphered Sky – Sitting and Looking at the sky – The Workers of the Sky – The Columns of the Sky – The Scary Oddity of the Sky – Asking for the Moon – In Search of the Sky, Église Saint-Merry, Paris, France

2009

Magdalena’s Tears, Les Stèles de la création, Église de la Madeleine, Paris, France

The Exploded Body, 7 Features for a Portrait, The Kiss, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

2008

The Rapture of the Living, Théâtre Dunois, Paris, France

Self-Portrait – First Features, Théâtre Dunois, Paris, France

Living Theater and Performance Direction

2010

Letters to Maurice Solovine – Albert Einstein, October Église Saint-Merry, Paris, France

2008

Self-portrait – Édouard Levé, Théâtre Dunois, Paris, France

Curating and Scenography

2014

Le sas exhibits
4-14 December PROTO204, Orsay, France
Opening of the sas
27 June PROTO204, Orsay, France
2012-2013

Life in Transparency
2 May-6 January Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, France

2012

At high Speed or Biomedical, Amazing Images
23 May La Tête au carré, France Inter, Paris, France

2010

Where the Sky Begins
24 September-24 October Église Saint-Merry, Paris, France

Radio – Interview and Stage Direction

2009

Self-portrait – Édouard Levé
18 April Fictions, Jean Couturier, France Culture, Paris, France

Residencies – Research and Creation

2016

1er January-31 December Le sas 105, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France
20 January-2 May Cité de la santé, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, France

2015

17 August-31 December Le sas 105, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France
1er January-1er September PROTO204, Orsay, France

2014

1er January-27 June Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
30 June-31 December PROTO204, Orsay, France

2013

1er January-31 December Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

2012

12 March-2 May Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, France

2011

1er June-31 December Synchrotron SOLEIL, Saint-Aubin, France

2010

1-24 September Église Saint-Merry, Paris, France

2009

15 May-15 July Église de la Madeleine, Paris, France

2008

12-26 September Théâtre Dunois, Paris, France
1-3 June Théâtre Dunois, Paris, France