Emotional Interfaces is an explorative and curatorial time-space in which we discuss the following β€” how digital interfaces have been shaping emotional behaviours?

Picture of Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition

We invite artists and designers to reflect on the theme and its sub-themes, by producing online and offline exhibitions, as well as hosting Instagram residencies. Whether the events we produce are online or offline, we believe each experience should be crafted accordingly and highlights the unique specifity of what digital art is down to its essence.

We are mainly based in Paris, France.

The project is curated by Virginie Tan and Astrid Lours-Riou, and started part of The Wrong Biennale in 2019 β€” which won a honorary mention at the STARTS Prize in 2020.

This is a non-for-profit independant structure since 2020.



November 2019: The Wrong Biennale

Access the exhibition here (desktop viewing only). All Instagram residencies can be traced back on our account.

Emotional Interfaces was first part of The Wrong Biennale 2019-2020. The Wrong is the largest biennale with a focus on digital art, and is divided between online events (called pavilions) and offline events (called embassies). We started by setting up a pavilion in the format of an online exhibition, as well as hosting Instagram residencies.

Picture of Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition

Thanks to the participating artists:

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Pipe Amatayakul - Anger Shift Project
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Pipe Amatayakul at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Harmonie Aupetit - Long Weaving
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Harmonie Aupetit at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Sandra AraΓΊjo - G βž•πŸ“² online residency
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Sandra AraΓΊjo at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Emma Cozzani and Mathieu Tremblin - French Lovers
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Emma Cozzani and Mathieu Tremblin at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Kyo Kim - green space 1 βž•πŸ“² online residency
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Kyo Kim at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Francis Kussatz - fragile construct βž•πŸ“² online residency
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Francis Kussatz at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Stefanie Luchtenberg - intimate mode
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Stefanie Luchtenberg at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Daniel Pinheiro - You and I (a.k.a Lonely Digitals) βž•πŸ“² online residency here
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Daniel Pinheiro at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Quinn Scargill - MY INTERNET
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Quinn Scargill at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Vincent Tanguy - General Synesthesia βž•πŸ“² online residency
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Vincent Tanguy at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Roman Trilo - Human?
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Roman Trilo at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Adam Tuch - thisisforyou.world
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Adam Tuch at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Charlie Tweed - Oporavak
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Charlie Tweed at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Filipe Vilas-Boas - Scrollathon
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Filipe Vilas-Boas at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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Betty Zhang - Fine, Thank You βž•πŸ“² online residency
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Betty Zhang at Emotional Interfaces' online exhibition
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February 2020: The Wrong x Emotional Interfaces' Closing Party

Following our participation in The Wrong Biennale 2019-2020, we had the honour to shift onto the offline world by organizing the closing party at Bar Γ  Bulles of La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris, France.

Picture of Emotional Interfaces' offline exhibition

Being the occasion for the audience and the artists to celebrate the end of The Wrong 2019-2020 and its pavilion Emotional Interfaces, we arranged an exhibition format for the night. We turned the Hall of La Machine du Moulin Rouge into a viewing room in which the audience immersed into the artists' films, while the upstairs' space highlighted physical installations and short moving image works.

Picture of Emotional Interfaces' offline exhibition

The selection of the artists remained identical as the online format, with additional works being presented:

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Pipe Amatayakul - Anger Shift Project website

Harmonie Aupetit - Long Weaving πŸ†• / Autoportrait πŸ†•
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Harmonie Aupetit at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Sandra AraΓΊjo - G / MOM, I'M NOT EATING πŸ†•
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Sandra AraΓΊjo at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Emma Cozzani and Mathieu Tremblin - French Lovers
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Emma Cozzani and Mathieu Tremblin at Bar Γ  Bulles
website Emma Mathieu

Kyo Kim - green space 1 / 2 πŸ†• / 3 πŸ†•
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Kyo Kim at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Francis Kussatz - fragile construct
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Francis Kussatz at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Stefanie Luchtenberg - intimate mode
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Stefanie Luchtenberg at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Daniel Pinheiro - You and I (a.k.a Lonely Digitals) / Random Neutrality πŸ†•
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Daniel Pinheiro at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Quinn Scargill - MY INTERNET / My Body Tour πŸ†•
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Quinn Scargill at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Vincent Tanguy - General Synesthesia / The Wandering πŸ†•
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Vincent Tanguy at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Roman Trilo - Human?
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Roman Trilo at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Adam Tuch - thisisforyou.world
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Adam Tuch at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Charlie Tweed - Oporavak / NOTES FROM THE SUBSURFACE πŸ†•
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Charlie Tweed at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Filipe Vilas-Boas - Scrollathon / Carrying The Cross πŸ†•
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Filipe Vilas-Boas at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Betty Zhang - Fine, Thank You
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Betty Zhang at Bar Γ  Bulles
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Open Call: Emotional Systems πŸ†™ πŸ†™ πŸ†™

This open call is an ongoing reflexion on the state of things at the moment: don't we live in some rather Emotional Systems?

⛔️ πŸ”œ We are not set on the terms of the open call yet, please do come back as we will make sure to update as soon as we are set on the application process.

New open call's illustration

Admist the COVID-19 pandemic, we live in strange and emotional times β€” affecting all of us at different degrees, revealing to each their own privilege and fragility, which avail to no surprises.

The systems we know have all been challenged. We have cratched the surfaces of its, the surfaces underlying the flat layer of an illusory peace, eyes wide opened – unvealing the humans supporting the healthcare system or the febrile supply chain that ties the resources we need, and the real impacts of a globalized economy interdependant on heavy flux and hard powers.

But what we see isn’t the collapse of all β€” at what some could have foreseen the collapse of society as we know it in the West, we are calling out the rise of communities towards solidarity, and the insurrection of the nation against unfairness.

Now, the interfaces ties us more than ever. In the present time in which we all feel strongly about the systems we live within, we are more so than ever counting on the digital interfaces to connect and inform us.

Although they won’t ever replace the offline world, the digital interfaces have been playing a very different role β€” shifting away from trying to replicate the offline within the online.

Any questions, queries, want to collaborate? Write us at hi[a]emotional-interfaces.com

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