Electronic Shadow : Naziha Mestaoui + Yacine Aït Kaci
Electronic Shadow
Naziha Mestaoui + Yacine Aït Kaci
F.B., November 18, 2013
PORTRAIT

Hybrid Design: Space multiplied by the image and time

Created in 2000 by Naziha MESTAOUI, architect and artist, and Yacine AIT KACI, director and artist, Electronic Shadow focuses its research in the physical relations between space and image. Using its patented - in many disciplines: design, architecture, art, etc. - space/image projection system, Electronic Shadow has many exhibits to its credit (e.g. at MOMA in New-York, Museum of Photography in Tokyo, the Centre Georges Pompidou and La Villette in Paris, the French cultural center in Milan, the MoCA Shanghai,…). It won the Grand Prize at the 2004 Japan Media Art Festival with
3minutes², an installation which used for the first time video mapping.

Electronic Shadow took part in the Year of Cezanne celebrations in Aix-en-Provence, with an image projection project at the painter’s house, open to the public for the very first time. One of Electronic Shadow’s latest accomplishments is the Double Vision video-choreography show (in December  12, 2009) created with star choreographer Carolyn Carlson. Electronic Shadow works also as light artist for architectural projects, such as Frac Centre with the architect Jakob MacFarlane (opening 2012).



Electronic Shadow/Ex-Îles
Electronic Shadow/Ex-Îles


Electronic Shadow/A woman stands next to French artists Naziha Mestaoui and Yacine Aitkaci's art work
Electronic Shadow/A woman stands next to French artists Naziha Mestaoui and Yacine Aitkaci's art work


Electronic Shadow/Naziha Mestaoui_A.C.
Electronic Shadow/Naziha Mestaoui_A.C.


Naziha MESTAOUI + Yacine AIT KACI

Was born in 1975 in Brussels, she has a diploma of Architecture (LaCambre, Brussels). She used to work in the field of architecture and urbanism dealing with technologies. Yacine AIT KACI was born in 1973 in Paris and studied graphic design, video and multimedia (Ensad). He had a career in cultural multimedia as designer and director (Le Cd-Rom Centre Pompidou, DVD-Rom of Le Louvre, cd-rom Yves Saint Laurent,) and worked for the french television ARTE (Archimède Show.)


Electronic Shadow/Yacine Ait Kaci_A.C.
Electronic Shadow/Yacine Ait Kaci_A.C.


They both met in 2000 and decided to operate a fusion between their fields of creation. Established in Paris in 2000, Electronic Shadow is a hybrid design platform whose activity is based on research and innovation on both the artistic and technological point of view (patented system based on space/image projection). This pluridisciplinary approach allows original propositions which merge both space and image, material and light in the most diverse contexts from art to architecture, design, scenography.


Electronic Shadow/Ex_Îles_Château des Ducs de Breatgne_Nantes
Electronic Shadow/Ex_Îles_Château des Ducs de Breatgne_Nantes


Electronic Shadow/Ex_Îles (mini)_Naziha Mestaoui
Electronic Shadow/Ex_Îles (mini)_Naziha Mestaoui


For about five years, Electronic Shadow multiplies exhibitions (NY MoMA, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, La Villette, KunstlerHaus, Japan Media Art Festival Etc.) and creates applications from this artistic research in many different fields: design (Giorgio Armani, Cassina, Boffi, Etc.), museum scenography (Palais de la découverte, Cézanne 2006).  Electronic Shadow started in 2006 to explore live performance and stage design with a new kind of show, merging choreography and image, in collaboration with the great choreographer Carolyn Carlson (Double Vision).  Electronic Shadow won several international awards, including in 2005 the Grand Prix of Japan Media Art Festival.

Electronic Shadow/Traces
Electronic Shadow/Traces


Electronic Shadow/Ex_Îles_Yacine Ait Kaci
Electronic Shadow/Ex_Îles_Yacine Ait Kaci


www.electronicshadow.com