"SIT AND SEE YOUR FUTURE" BY ANNELAURE HERREZUELO IN COLLABORATION WITH JACQUES DESCHAMBEAULT JR (NYP) AND MESHMINDS
To crystallise the partnership IMI have built with NYP and MeshMinds for this festival, AL has chosen to explore the future!
This face mapping art installation will bring you on a journey to visualise and face your future self... as a robot! Inspired by some leading exhibitions such as the ArtScience Human+ exhibition, AL thinks interactive art is a transforming path we can tread to push our own human boundaries. One day Jim Carrey said "There is nothing bigger than yourself". What he meant was that our soul is not contained within the limits of our body. Our body is contained within the limitlessness of our soul.” And this is why AL has chosen very very big robot faces, as a symbol of our expanding conscious self into the future. AL conceptualised the installation and sculpted the heads. The installation would not have been possible without Jacques Deschambeault Jr (NYP) who magically created all the face mapping and the mentoring from Dean Reinhard (MeshMind).
Annelaure is an Artist, Facilitator and Community Builder. She is passionate about people and organisations that are on a journey to become the best of themselves! She was the first Community and Program Manager of Impact Hub Singapore, Singapore's largest co-working community and Google for Entrepreneurs’ first tech hub partner in SEA. She has been elected one of the 10 best Community Builders of Tech Ecosystem in South East Asia in 2017.
She started her career as an engineer and worked with NGOs and local populations in emergency and development fields in South America and Africa. Passionate by people and organisations in a context of change, she also worked in Europe as a change management consultant, supporting MNCs through their business transformation.
She is now finding the perfect alignment in all her interests, at the intersection of Innovation, Art, Nature, Employees engagement and Community building. She designs collective art experiences and large scale installations as the ultimate tool to build teams and communities. She loves collaborating with all sort of people as she believes "each person is a special kind of artist".
Jacques studied at the Culinary kitchen School. Discovering videography and video editing during this time he forged a strong interest to computer graphic. In 1995 he bought his second personal computer a pentium 100 Mhz, with a 2 meg video card and a Video input and output compression card. Building his own blue screen and testing some visual effect with his friends and doing documentary and movie remaking.
“I finally discovered what I wanted to be in life!!!” When Jacques read a magazine interview about “Mars Attack”, Jacques finally discovered what he wanted to be in life, and that was to be a Character Animator! Lecturing, working on his autorig doing character animation, exploring different un-explored rigging solution, playing with his Vicon Mocap systems, scripting python everywhere, finfin Maya bug, Unity 3D, his little robot project, travel photography and long exposure shot it all he needs to be happy.
DEAN REINHARD | MENTOR
Dean is Creative Technology Director at iris LABS. He is also the Co-founder and Chief Tech Whisperer at MeshMinds. He leads all creative innovation projects for multinational brands. His mojo is "I make it happen".