I am a French artist working at the intersection of the Arts, Humanities, Science, and Technology. My practice wishes to invite us to an encounter with other forms of life and experiences engaging with inter-species sociability, collaborative survival, the Anthropocene, the Posthuman and Speculative Fabulations among other schemes.
To address those theories, I work in a variety of media from film, sculpture, site-specific and creative technologies from a posthumanist perspective, that is an attempt to reconsider what we have taken for granted about Homo sapiens, namely the hierarchies between humans and non-humans species.
Marc Johnson’s biography
Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and from the École Nationale Supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais, Marc Johnson was awarded the LVMH Young Creators Award in 2009. He also studied at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China and at the Hunter College, City University of New York, USA.
Marc Johnson “encompasses a vision of enormous ingenuity, scope and scale. He is working at the intersection of digital imaging technology, the biological sciences, and agriculture from a posthumanist perspective and strives for “a horizontal relationship where all beings are considered equal.” Marc’s work is expansive in that it collapses time and space by tapping both ancient knowledge and ritual in concert with current computer technologies. Based in Paris, he demonstrates enormous cultural fluency identifying people and sites globally from Chóngqìng, China to Moray, Peru, as he attempts to locate old and new life-affirming patterns. His process is equally expansive, as he prefers to collaborate with experts across disciplines from the biological sciences to archaeology and ethnography, searching for new avenues to express life’s most profound secrets. Inherent in this work is a spiritual quest for deep connectivity with complex ideas as well as a desire to reach diverse global audiences.” (Betti-Sue Hertz, curator)
His work has recently been presented at numerous solo and collective exhibitions : Sundance Film Festival, 2018, USA, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti-Shrem Museum of Art, USA, 2017, 5th Moscow Biennale of Young Art, Russia, 2016, Sundance Film Festival, New Frontier, USA, 2016, La Maréchalerie, contemporary art center,France, 2016, Zentrum für Medienkunst, Germany, 2016, arc en rêve centre d’architecture, France, 2016, 65th International Berlin film festival, Berlinale Shorts,Germany, 2015, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, France, 2014…
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