In the field of video art creation in Marseille Region, our association holds a singular position, both in its approach and in its artistic choices, which is the result of a long-term project carried out on our home base as well as at an international level.

Les Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques is a non-profit art organisation (association law 1901)  based in Marseille which works in the field of video arts both locally and internationally.
Our project Thought & practice of images is following two major headings that overlap, interact and enrich one another, and which links are inseparable and unbreakable: one is artistic and the other is related to cultural & poetical rights.

On the artistic level, our task is to bear witness on the evolution of digital and video art creation, to disseminate and promote them, to support emerging creation and videographies that are not widely distributed, and to support artists’ routes, from local to international.

Our activities follow 4 directions:
– Artistic programming (exhibitions and screenings),
– Art works ambassador and go-between,
– Expertise sharer: mentoring of artists and organisations, co-creation & support of festivals, jury in festival, diploma, conferences, lectures…
– Exchange of knowledges: publications, workshops, symposiums…

The second area focuses on cultural and poetic rights as fundamental rights. Following in the footsteps of Fluxus (the avant-garde artistic movement from which video art sprang), we believe that there is an umbilical cord linking art to life. The association is working to so that video arts are not kept into an enclave but shared largely, but also to intensify the possibilities of encounters between a multiplicity and diversity of persons (fields of art, education, social…). But our purpose is also to understand what are the political, economic, cultural challenges of the Euro-Mediterranean Region in order to get the necessary distance to perform as an actor of the word of arts and culture.

We therefor act in 2 directions:
– Image education & participation: video art awareness workshop, conversation tour of exhibitions, popular art galleries, the Programm’actors collaborative project…
– Art, citizenship & civil society: collective commitments with REF (Euromed network France), Ligue de l’Enseignement13 (Popular education), Territoires Solidaires, co-organisation of workshops (Libyan, Syrian youths), public encounters, forums, panel discussions…)

Who are the members ?

The activities of the association are made possible thanks to the commitment of the volunteers, whose competencies and sensitivities are multiple: education, arts, culture, social work, health… and who are involved in the daily life of the structure as well as in the artistic project, together with the more permanent team.

Our board is composed by: 
Jako Blanc (Musician, singer, comedian)
Ella Carrara (Production)
Nadège Cormier (Nurse)
Patrice Garnero (Nurse)
Yann Gicquel (Textile designer)
Willy Legaud (Teacher school of arts, graphic designer, webmaster)
Vincent Makowski (Net art artist, graphic designer)
Gabriel Mattei (PhD Student)
Lola Mercier (Student)
Sophie Poulard (Managing Director in the social field & President of the association)

The team

Samuel Bester (technical coordination and scenography)
Emmanuelle Formisyn (project Tae’thir)
Willy Legaud (graphic designer)
Naïk M’Sili (direction)
Tiffanie Taveau (relations with the audiences)

Since 2022, a collective of 4 persons bears the responsibility of the artistic programing of the association: Tiffanie Taveau, Samuel Bester, Jako Blanc, Lola Lyphoudt.
Together they say: “To share the artistic responsibility, is to introduce horizontality in the process of fabrication of the festival, as well as in the relations with the artists. Our job is to reveal art works, to open perspectives, to push back the boundaries (even to wipe them out), to make connections, and also to stay open to what we do not know yet, what is beyond us, what overwhelms us. What is all-important is the art works and the artists (…)”.