The evolution of digital technology created new relationships between body and their images. Body and identity open theirselves to interactions with digital environment and with other subjects, in different ways of participation or generativity. The Technological Ghost video poem is the continuation of the artistic research and performances with synthetic doubles (a.k.a. avatars) Lucile Haute & Silvie Mexico conducted throught experiments in this field of virtual reality, including performances and artistic research around the figure of the avatar. Theses experiments were designed to study the avatar, this extension with its intrinsic value and agency in digital networks and shared simulated platforms. Its aims where to identify different practices and develop a graphical grammar reflecting the diversity of relationship combining a player to avatar.
The Technological Ghost movie aims to propose to the spectator looking at it to experiment the trouble of being somewhere and not there simultaneously, surrounded by hollow silhouettes and spectral voices.


HDV movie 5:08 with sound (2020)

360° video poem, 3’27" loop with spatialize sound (2019)
full screen viewer for iPad and iPhone (iOS 8 to 10 compatible) or for computer


Text and voice: Lucile Olympe Haute.
Sound design and spatialization: Silvie Mexico.
360° film shooting: Lucile Olympe Haute and Silvie Mexico.
360° mobile viewer by Dominique Cunin with Mobilizing.js
Type: Avara, by Raphaël Bastide on Velvetyne.

360 video poem by Lucile Olympe Haute & Silvie Mexico, 2016-2020.

With the support of: DICRéAM | CNC,
École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs — Paris,
Carré d'art de Nîmes Labo² and Coalition Cyborg.