04.2018Chalon Tout Court, Festival de court-métrage, Chalon-sur-Saône
02.2018Binary Sunrise, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins
06.2017Rencontres documentaires, La générale Nord-Est, Paris
11.2016Fstvl Dcmtr, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris
10.2016Bon Esprit, Nuit Blanche, La Rotonde, Paris
06.2013   La Nuit des Images, Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Suisse

Olivier Bémer, born in 1989, lives and works in Paris.


2019 - 2021   Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains
2016 - 2018   ENSBA Paris, Master of fine arts with honors
2010 - 2013   ECAL, Switzerland, Bachelor in Photography


2021 – Les Amis des Beaux Arts de Paris grant award.
2020 – Finalist of the SIEMENS price for digital art
2020 – Production grant, Les Amis des Beaux-Arts de Paris
2019 - Selection of Emerige Revelations 2019
2018 - Video prize - Félicita 19


Par le rêve, Panorama 23, Le Fresnoy éditions 2021
Les Sentinelles, Panorama 22, Le Fresnoy éditions 2020
Felicità, Beaux-Arts de Paris éditions, 2019
Libération, octobre 2019
L’Effet Falaise, Emerige, 2019
Le Quotidien de l’Art, Juillet 2019
Finale, Beaux-Arts de Paris éditions, 2018
Entwürfe #77, Agglo, 2014
Round and Around, Aaluägä Books, 2013
Ecal photography, Hatje Cantz, 2013
    31.12   Panorama 23, Par le Rêve..., Le Fresnoy – Studio National, Tourcoing
    15.05   Jeune Création 72e, Fondation Fiminco, Romainville
Panorama 23, Par le Rêve..., Le Fresnoy – Studio National
Jeune Création 72e, Fondation Fiminco, Romainville
In a room of fictions we are welcomed by a man without a past. As he passes through gradients of artificial light, our avatar discovers his shadow. When the symmetry breaks, a grayscale duel ensues, where rationality overexposes while fear darkens.

In Noon, shadow and light assume an allegorical form. An obsessive desire to eliminate shadows in favor of light reflects the mirage of progress through technology; rationalizing one's environment by erasing any trace of doubt and indeterminacy.
This sequence shot in first person view plunges us into a technological timeline in which our avatar sees his identity slipping away from him as he tries to illuminate its various representations.
Film Film HD, 15’00'', 4:3, Binaural Mix, Blender 3D
Installation Plexiglas screen, 165x124cm, Ropes, knots
Production Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains
Exhibition Views Panorama 23, Par le rêve, Le Fresnoy
Commissariat, Olivier Kappelin
Team Tutor
3D Supervisor
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Foley Artist
Color Grading
Graphic Design
Emanuele Coccia
Thomas Léon
Pablo Altar
Valentine Gellin
Christophe Burdet
Martin Dezelcaux
Geoffrey Durcak
Baptiste Évrard
Thomas Petit
"On January 31st, there will be 7 days left to see the exhibition. On February 1st, there will be 6 days left to see the exhibition. On February 2nd, there will be 5 days left to see the exhibition. On February 3rd, there will be 4 days left to see the exhibition. On February 4th, there will be 3 days left to see the exhibition. On February 5th, there will be 2 days left to see the exhibition. On February 6th, there will be 1 days left to see the exhibition."[exhibition text]
Installation Androids Phones, Flexible supports, Php code, Twitter API
PHP coding Olivier J
Exhibition Views Galerie Grand-Verre, FOMO, jan 21
Curator Yue Yuan
Web FOMO Online
It's ten past ten and time stands still on the watches in advertisements. A brand logo proudly appears in the center of the V formed by the two hands. The mercantile hour of consensus.
Here time drags on and then starts again. A succession of extraordinarily vain events is in progress. The protagonists don’t worry too much, the path seems to be clearly indicated. Their gestures slide and repeat across the surface of the screen. The set takes some initiatives but no one really pays any attention. So the story has many false starts, nothing happens and the real stutters and stammers. The vessels overflow but no longer communicate.
Film Film 4K, 19’00'', 16:9, Sound Digital 5.1
Installation Moniteur 65’’, 4x Swiss Ball, Audio Headphones
Co-Production Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains
Les Amis des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Exhibition Views Panorama 22, Les Sentinelles, Le Fresnoy
Commissariat, Louise Déry
Team Dancers

Anais Barras
Daniel Galicia
Tilhenn Klapper
Sehyoung Lee
Félix Touzalin
Balthazar Lab
Valentine Gellin
Geoffrey Durcak
10¢ collective attempts is a sound installation simulating randomly and continuously 3 sound-interactions normally coming from a group of people. Laughter, applause, and a mantra.Each interaction is made up of 100 recordings made by 100 different individuals, paid $0.10 on the Amazon Mechanical Turk website, a platform launched by amazon.com in 2005 to hire remotely located "crowdworkers" to perform discrete on-demand tasks that computers are currently unable to do.The recordings are then broadcast simultaneously but randomly to simulate a group recording. A diffusion which by its cohabitation of different rhythms and sound textures testifies to a break-up of the participants, and the impossibility of gathering.A report of each financial transaction is displayed on a A4 laser-printed piece of paper, hanged on a clipboard below each speaker.
Installation Sound Installation, ∞ loop, Raspberry Pi, Pythin Coding, laser prints, plexiglas supports
Exhibition Views L’Effet Falaise, Prix Emerige, 2019
Commissariat, Gaël Charbau
Felicità, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris, 2019
John asks George and George answers him. From suggestions to suggestions John enters a virtuous marketing circle. A story without an end.
This scenario was based on real patents for new techniques and advertising technologies to aim and target consumers more precisely, that you can find online. A selection of diagrams extracted from those patents are screen-printed on Ikea furnitures that are also present in the film. the Ikea tables are presented together with the film.
Installation Film HD, 11'28'', 16:9, ST, loop, Ikea tables, screenprinting
Sound Design Pablo Altar
Exhibition Views L’Effet Falaise, Prix Emerige, 2019
Commissariat, Gaël Charbau
Ingenious, Prix Siemens, Centre Pompidou, 2020
+333, exposition collective, Folle Béton, Paris, 2019
A work of Art was submited every day to Microsoft's artificial stupidity Caption Bot during the course of 2019. The results were published every day on Instagram.
Complete collection here
Installation Collection of 356 images, 1 image per day, Tablet, diaporama
Exhibition Views 30 ans pile, Galerie Papillon, Paris, 2019
Alice & John is a conversation between Alice, an Artificial intelligence to chat with people online, and John Lennon. The conversation is made of Alice's answers to each sentence of Lennon famous song; 'Imagine'. Then starts a dialogue of the deaf between an out of date anthem of hope, and the arrogants answers of a blond and anorexic chatbot, dancing on a smartphone displaying John Lennon and Yoko Ono's videoclip from 1971.
Installation Film HD, 5’24'', 16:9, ST, Tablets, loop
Exhibition Views +333, exposition collective, Folle Béton, Paris, 2019
L’Effet Falaise, Prix Emerige, 2019
Commissariat, Gaël Charbau
Omniprésent is a performance by Olivier Bémer and Pablo Altar. Video and music are linked by computer programming and interacting with each other. They take on a narrative dimension in which the viewer is involved. All the images used during the performance are live streams. They bear witness to moments that are doomed to disappear. Pattern recognition and computer vision applied to these images trigger sounds which become the sound material of a music made of randomness and improvisation.
More on Omnipresent.space
Performances Live 006, 28.03.2019, 104 factory, le 104, Paris
Live 005, 02.11.2018, Mirage Festival, Lyon
Live 003, 07.06.2018, Electrons Libres, Stereolux, Nantes
Live 002, 15.10.2017, Ecran Voisin, Les Grands Voisins, Paris
Live 001, 07.07.2017, Les Petites Serres, Paris.
Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, you may understand the word « distant » in a broader sense. It can be one way or a round trip, as long as you remember where you began. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.
Navigation is the process of monitoring and controlling any movement from one place to another. Navigation, in a broader sense, can refer to any skill or study that involves the determination of position and direction. wether it’s land navigation, marine navigation, aeronautic navigation, space navigation, or somewhere else.
Time is exhausted, space is mapped, and we have the gift of ubiquity. Landscapes or wallpaper ? We are spectators of our own representations, we move from one paradox to another and we take pictures of other pictures. "in real life" is a vague idea. Representation and experience are two porous notions.
Film HD, 23'03'', 16:9, ST
Music Pablo Altar
Festivals DIAS, Copenhague, Danemark, 2020
Les Yeux Ouverts, La générale Nord-Est, Paris, 2017
Fstvl Dcmtr, Beaux-Arts, Paris, 2016
Nuit Blanche, La Rotonde, Paris, 2016