Joanie Lemercier

The French artist Joanie Lemercier creates projections of light in space and explores its influence on our perception such as the possibilities of manipulating perceived realities. Lemercier conceives light as a medium and space as canvas. Already at the age of five, he was introduced to creating art on a computer by attending classes on pattern design for fabrics taught by his mother. This early education grounded his interest in physical structures: geometry, patterns, and minimalist forms. Since 2006, Lemercier has worked with projected light, and he co-founded the visual label AntiVJ in 2008, with artists Yannick Jacquet, Romain Tardy and Olivier Ratsi. He worked on stage design for festivals such as Mutek in Montréal and alongside artists such as Portishead’s Adrian Utley as part of the cultural Olympiads, London 2012.

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