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In the early 90s, I produce my first media works (photography, video and sound) in Central Africa and Central Asia. Starting with a journalistic approach, my practice subsequently migrates towards art. Thus, in the 00s, I create various interactive media installations that aim at experiencing new forms of narratives, as well as exploring our perceptions of space and time in the digital era. My works are exhibited at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris as well as at the Institute of International Visual Arts in London. In parallel, I teach at London Metropolitan University in the UK, then at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh Cambodia and coordinate various online collaborative projects, including an international video contest supported by TV5Monde. Continuing my media activities in 10s, I also get involve in writing stories questioning the impact of technology on society...


///////////////// Art & Media Works

Development of Dans La Lune, a Social Science Fiction series.
Contributor to La Revue du Cube, Le Cube's online review dedicated to creativity and digital society.

Designer for an exhibition at National Museum of Cambodia featuring the findings of the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives around the site of Angkor.

Media Lecturer and Coordinator of MégaChantier archeology students' magazine project at the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) in Phnom Penh / Cambodia.
Conception of Planète Francophonie, magazine dedicated to innovative things done in French Speaking Universities, for Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).
Launching of remoteRoutes, map-blog dedicated to remote Cambodia.
Author of Voyage à DieuVille, a blend of a Travel journal and a Science Fiction book.

Conception and coordination of Destination Francophonie international video contest. The project was supported by Institut Français and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) with the participation of TV5monde. The work involved the writing of a proposal, the designing of the communication tools, the promotion and coordination of the video contest, the conception and setting up of an exhibition dedicated to Francophonie as well as the organization of a jury and of an awards ceremony. It also involved the training of participants to video production and narrative. Hundreds of short documentaries from many different countries were sent and project was publicised several times on TV5Monde.
Author of How to Make a Video Documentary, booklet dedicated to amateurs willing to do video reports with a basic digital camera or a smartphone.

Conceptor and initiator of Longitude 104, a Video Exchange Blog between students learning French at Alliance Française Irkoutsk / Russia and Institut Français in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap / Cambodia.
Conferences and workshops within the framework of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) in Phnom Penh / Cambodia, Cantho / Vietnam, Danang / Vietnam on topics such as: video reporting, video blogging and social media as a teaching tools.

Co-author of HyperTerritory - Frictions of Distance, a time and space defying installation allowing people in London and Phnom Penh to simultaneously walk in each others footsteps. The coupled installations were simultaneously exhibited at the Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA) in London / UK and the Centre Culturel Français (CCF) in Phnom Penh/Cambodia. The BBC radio programme "Digital Planet" covered the project.

Author of humans were water a Video Audio and Water Interactive Art Installation questioning humans' relation to the environment through time. This project was exhibited at the Centre Culturel Français (CCF) in Siem Reap / Cambodia.
Co-editor and designer of Je m'aime pas mal, a guidebook on health issues dedicated to youths of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The work was produced within the framework of a programme aiming at promoting writing in South East Asia (VALEASE).

Lecturer at the Media Department of the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences (FASS) of London Metropolitan University. I taught interactive environment, web design, game design and graphic design.
In charge of developing an exhibition space at London Metropolitan University and coordinating its first MA in Digital Media students' show.
Author of Green Decibels, an oral petition against Global Warming.

Author of Samples of the Ghats / BollyPlage a responsive installation / sensitive documentary, that allows its audience to re-create the atmosphere of Haridwar/India thanks to its interaction with a huge pannel. The work was exhibited at La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris/France and at the Accelerator in London/UK.
Contributor to various arts projects including Vinst project (www.ewaeckerle.com) and re-possessed project (www.re-possessed.com).

In charge of media projects for the International Affairs Department (DAI) at the French National School of Public Health (Former ENSP, Now EHESP). Among others, Conceptor, Designer and Editorial Manager of a CD-rom collection dedicated to European Cross-Border Cooperation in the field of health, Website and E-learning Project Manager (DAI intranet, Europhamili programme) and Designer and Editor of the Europhamili Newsletters.

Member of Cridev, a NGO involved in North-South relations. Co-Editor of a Newspaper on Cairo for a Cinema Festival.

Co-founder and president of the "Association Musique & Exploration" which aimed at discovering countries through their music. Two expeditions were set, one in Central African Republic the other in Kazakhstan. Among others, Project Management, Author, Co-author of Video, Photo and Sound works as well as Writings. This lead to a series of exhibitions and newspapers publications.


///////////////// Education

Master of Arts (MA) Digital Media gained with distinction (London Metropolitan University).
Course addresses Media Practice, Media Theory and Media Management.
It comprises units such as: Interactive Media Design (Responsive Environment Design, Web Design), Digital Media production (3D production, Video production), New Media Project Management (Media Planning, Crisis Management), Principles of Digital Media (Non-linear Narratives, Human-computer Interaction, Impact of New Technology on Society and on the New Communications Landscape).

Training in Digital Journalism at the CFPJ (Centre de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Journalistes), Paris.

Degree in Health Engineering (Facultée de pharmacie de Montpellier)
Course involved Physiology, Pharmacology, Radio-protection, Health and Safety, Emergency planning, Regulation of therapeutic goods, Environmental Law, Management and Communication.

Undergraduate first year DEUG A (Université de Rennes I)
Course involved Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

Science High School Diploma (Lycée Île-de-France, Rennes)


///////////////// Other Skills

In terms of Softwares, I use Max-MSP-Jitter, Pure Data, Processing, Flash, Dreamweaver, Wordpess, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Quark X-press, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Maya.

Other skills are Photo, Video and Project Management.

Language wise, from fluently to poorly, I speak French, English, Spanish, Khmer and Russian.