Ikse Maître


Ikse Maître (born 1970 in France) + des Vues de l’esprit

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 Works

2016
The Eye of Mars
17-18 September Fondation Marc Seguin, Annonay, France
8-16 October Le sas 105, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France

Primary Intimacy of being
23 January-2 May Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, France
2 May- 30 September Carrefour numérique2, Paris, France
10 May-2 July Le sas 105, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France

The People of waves
17-18 September Fondation Marc Seguin, Annonay, France

2015
Primary Intimacy of being
5-12 January Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
1-6 June Science&You, Nancy, France
8 July El Hormiguero 3.0, Antena 3, Madrid, Espagne
27-30 October IHM2015, Toulouse, France

A Whole World
5-12 January Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
See me through you
17 March-9 October Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, France
8 October Le sas 105, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France

2014
Primary Intimacy of being
À partir du 24 January Œuvre pérenne (au-dedans d’eux deux), Le Pass, Mons, Belgique
11 March Sciences Essonne, Marolles, France
1-16 March SXSW, Austin, Texas, États-Unis
3 April PROTO204, Orsay, France
16-22 June Futur en Seine, PROTO204, Orsay, France

Everything goes
4-9 October CURIOSITas, Musée de la lumière et de la matière, Sciences ACO, Orsay, France
10-12 October Fête de la Science, Plateau de Saclay, France
13-26 October Médiathèque des Ulis, France

A Whole World
11-15 June Futur en Seine, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
16-22 June Futur en Seine, PROTO204, Orsay, France

2013
Turbulent
10-11 December Institut Culturel de Google, Googleplex, Paris, France

Light does not stop there
1-2 September Centenaire de la naissance de Nicolas Schöffer, Villa des Arts, Paris, France
4-6 September 2013 Journées des Développeurs, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Primary Intimacy of being
4-6 September Journées des Développeurs, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Corps enlacés
20 April-20 May Musée Belge de Radiologie, Bruxelles, Belgique

2012
Le Corps éclaté – 7 traits pour un portrait – Corps enlacés – Le Baiser
2 May-6 January La Vie en transparence, Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, France

Light does not stop there
20-24 May Journées Arts et Sciences, Musée de la lumière et de la matière, Sciences ACO, Orsay, France

Primary Intimacy of being
2 May-6 January La Vie en transparence, Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, France
20-24 May Journées Arts et Sciences, Musée de la lumière et de la matière, Sciences ACO, Orsay, France
19-23 October JFR, Palais des Congrès, Paris, France

2011
Light does not stop there
5-13 November La Science de l’art, Musée de la lumière et de la matière, Sciences ACO, Orsay, France
14-30 November 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
24 September-24 October Église Saint-Merry, Paris, France
2009
Magdalena’s tears
18 June-28 August Les Stèles de la création, Église de la Madeleine, Paris, France
The Exploded body – 7 Features for a portrait – The Kiss
24 October École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
2008
The Rapture of the living
3-8 June Théâtre Dunois, Paris, France

Self-portrait – First features
26 September Théâtre Dunois, Paris, France

Living theater-performance
theater direction

2010
Letters to Maurice Solovine – Albert Einstein
24 September-24 October Église Saint-Merry, Paris, France

2008
Self-portrait – Édouard Levé
26 September Théâtre Dunois, Paris, France

Curating and scenography
exhibition

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

2010
Where the sky begins
24 September-24 October Église Saint-Merry, Paris, France

Radio
interview and stage direction

2012
At high speed or biomedical, amazing images
23 May La Tête au carré, France Inter

2009
Self-portrait – Édouard Levé
18 April Fictions, Jean Couturier, France Culture

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