Producer / Journalist
- New Media
- Visual Arts
- San Francisco
“How can we transform borders into a network that unites us all?”
Chloé Jarry, a producer of immersive experiences, and Aude-Émilie Judaïque, a socially-conscious journalist, and Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary, professor and political geographer, will examine our relationship with borders through an exhibition project, “Exploring Borders,” which they will work on throughout their residency in San Francisco. Their mission: “Shake up our perceptions and bring our (mental) walls crashing down!”
Chloé Jarry is head of the production studio Lucid Realities, of which she is a co-founder. She has produced a number of VR works, including Karim Ben Khelifa’s “The Ennemy,” Gordon and Andrés Jarach’s “1, 2, 3 Bruegel,” Nicolas Thépot’s “Claude Monet – The Waterlily Obsession,” and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s “Endodrome,” which was shown at the Venice Art Biennale. Her goal is to merge various writing and distribution methods to create innovative and meaningful immersive experiences.
Aude-Émilie Judaïque is a producer of radio documentaries for France Culture. She focuses on social, political, and cultural issues. Most notably, she is the producer of a series on the history of global migrations. In 2017, she was asked to give a TEDx talk on the subject of borders. As a mixed-race woman, she is interested in questioning our relationship with identity and exploring population displacement. She will be the curator of the “Exploring Borders” exhibition.
Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary is a professor at the University of Grenoble-Alpes, and a former student of ENS Fontenay. She has the “agrégation” in Geography and is an honorary member of the IUF. She is a political geographer who analyzes borders and develops research concerning the interrelationships between space and art in contested places, thus building an imaginary museum of “border art”.
Our project, “Exploring Borders,” was conceived as an international touring exhibit. It will seek to explore and play with the idea and physicality of borders. At the crossroads of art and science, it will encourage experimentation and creation in order to change the way we think about borders, looking at how we can turn them into unifying lines between peoples.
The exhibition’s layout will encourage meetings, exchanges, and collaborations. A VR experience will offer participants a sensory journey to escape and free themselves from conventions and from physical, social, geographical, or mental barriers. As visitors take on the position of artivists, this interactive experience will invite them to transform borders into a network that unites us all.
During their residency in San Francisco, Chloé Jarry and Aude-Emilie Judaïque wish to further their curatorial work by studying the Mexico-US border, and to explore various ways of bringing their exhibit to the public.
The Mexico-US border is infamous for the thousands of migrants who have died in the Californian desert; it is also the birthplace of the Chicano Movement, and the location of the “Trump wall”.
Chloé Jarry and Aude-Emilie Judaïque will carry out their research a stone’s throw away from Amexica, the land of hybrid culture, meeting with artists and people who research borders and the individuals who cross them.
Through their residency, they hope to forge partnerships with developers of immersive technologies (XR) in Silicon Valley, and to find a Californian museum that is prepared to support and host the exhibition.