Vincent Tanguy develops a mix-media art practice in which the digital deluge, effects of globalisation and the symbiosis between physical reality and virtual interfaces are transformed by his unique poetry and humour.
He notably created The Convenient Life(2019), a performance created in Shanghai, China, where, by pushing the possible use of the smartphone and digital platforms to the extreme, he anticipates the generalised quarantine in his own way.
His work has been presented in France at the 71st edition of Jeune Création, Nuit Blanche 2020, Goethe-Institut Paris, The Wrong biennial, the Cité Internationale des Arts, the Cité des Arts of Reunion Island, La Terrasse Art Center, FRAC Bretagne, as well as internationally at the Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (Seoul, South Korea), at the Spazio In Situ (Rome, Italy) and the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo, Japan). In 2021, he was awarded the Katapult Art Fund Prize and in 2023 of the ADAGP DotationVideo captation of an artistic performance.
A nocturnal stroll in the heart of Shanghai, a techno-romantic wander, a play with the notion of reality. The Wandering features Vincent Tanguy ambling through the megalopolis’ streets with a luminous ring, comparable to the main character in a video game. This video performance confronts reality with its potential simulation in order to unsettle our understanding of real facts, and appears as a premonition of physical distancing.
Experimental film, video performance
4K, color, sound