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Girlfriend Experience

© Ugo Arsac, Antoine Vanel

Girlfriend Experience is an immersive and interactive video-documentary installation about the service of the same name provided by sex-workers.

In a film shot using volumetric capture, Ugo Arsac talks to sex workers and their clients about the practice. A trend exacerbated by the use of social networks, which leads people to look for more than just sex: affection, tenderness and, above all, authenticity.

Girlfriend Experience takes the form of an immersive multi-screen installation, using smartphones as the medium for the audiovisual creation. By dialling a number on their own smartphone, visitors have access to the audio content of the documentary, the testimonies of the protagonists bringing the images of the film to life.

The smartphone, which at first acts as the link between the customer and sex-workers via sex-on-demand applications, becomes here the point of entry between the audience and the work, shaking up our position as spectators and questioning our social and intimate relationships in an ultra-connected age.

The Directors

Ugo Arsac

Ugo Arsac is a digital and visual artist based in Marseille. Combining urban and human, mytho- logy and anthropology, he produces films, ins- tallations, immersive experiences and graphic works. His work is regularly exhibited at national and international events. Recently, he has been resident at Villa Albertine in New York and featured in the official selection of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Concurrently, he is once again a prize-winner in the Chroniques Création platform.

General Informations

Directors : Ugo Arsac

Production Company : Dark Euphoria (France )

Coproduction Company : Chronique Biennale (France)

Year of creation : 2024

Minimum Age : 12

English Dubbing

Technical Informations

Format : Immersive multi-screens installation

Duration : 40 minutes

Number of participants per session : Up to 20 at the same time in front of the screen

Equipment required : 144 smartphones (100cm x 200cm) / a box for storing the electronics / 4 speakers

Minimum Space : 40m2 to 50m2

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