Fraction (Eric Raynaud) is a new media artist whose work focuses in particular on immersive and audiovisual experience design.
His practice has developed from a background in music composition and spatial sound which led him to put together complete skills in the field of new media art. He now devotes his time writing and producing pieces integrating digital materials of different kinds. He is particularly interested in forms of experience that have strong interactions between generative art and sonic matter. Combining complex scenography and hybrid digital writing with visuals, sound and physical media, he aims in particular to forge links between contemporary art and digital scope within the frame of radical experiences.
Fascinated by sound intensity, energy, ecstasy, and the idea of "being able to sculpt digital disorder as a raw matter", he finds in the lexicon of sound spatialization the appropriate field for designing atypical pieces, placing at the center of his writing the immediate physical and emotional experience.
He was recently leading a residency in artistic research at IRCAM (Paris, France).
Full artistic biography available on demand.
Institut Français (2014, Digital Arts grant), CNC (2011, Dicream), Ircam (2019,Reisdency in Artistic research), 4Dsound (2018,Spatial Sound Institute research residency), SAT Montreal (2013, 2015, Creation-production residency), Shape Platform (Fellow artist, 2017), Institut Français (2019, 2020, travel grant).
Selection of Festival & Cultural events:
Centre Pompidou (Paris), Mutek Festival (Montreal), Scopitone (Nantes), Maintenant (Rennes), Todays Art (Den Haag), Athens Digital Art Festival (Athens), IX Symposium (Montreal), Resonate (Belgrad), Sonica (Berlin), Cynetart (Dresden), Bars en Trans (Rennes), Point Ephemere (Paris), Emerson College (Boston), Volumens Festival (Valencia), Bharat Rang Mahotsav (New Dehli), 4Dsound (Budapest), Tadaex Festival (Teheran), Inversia Festival (Murmansk), Ambassade de France/France numérique (Almaty, Kazachstan),Festival Constellations (Metz), Mira Festival (Barcelona), COP21@Geode (Paris), Kikk Festival (Namur), Lunchmeat Festival (Prague), Live Cinema (Roma), Mutek (AE).