The growing porosity between the visual arts and the performing arts has opened up new potential fields for creation, experimentation and professionalization. The exploration of these new forms, or “new languages of the performing arts” constitutes the heart of the artistic project of the labo NRV, which is an active collaboration between the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (Ensba Lyon) and Les Subsistances, an international laboratory for creation and artistic practices, with both structures located on the site of Les Subsistances.
A collaborative digital space intended for artists, students and young graduate artists, a digital laboratory centered around art and creation, associating production, training and education, research and development.
300 m² of mutualized and collaborative space dedicated to movement capture, to 3D modeling, enhanced reality and to the new systems and mechanisms of stereoscopic vision, open to students, to professionals and to amateurs of these technologies, aiming to stimulate connections, encounters and hybridizations in such a way as to create a place for meeting, education, experimentation and professionalization for the visual artists, the designers and the artists from the labo.
For the Fine Art School of Lyon, such a space amplifies the current resources, tools and spaces, such as the Common’s lab and the Digital Research Unit and completes the range of existing schemes for professionalization.
For Les Subsistances the artistic creation is in the heart of the project. Artistic residencies at the labo NRV as well as at the stage spaces of Les Subsistaces allow not only the development of the projects but also sharing them with the public under the form of free demonstrations, prototype installations etc. The residencies are registered in an international exchange network and twine a local network (e.g. AADN, Dolus&Dolus, Grame…).
The labo NRV is an open studio with a collaborative mode of functioning. It brings together students, young visual artists, designers and artists from the labo and professionals from the field of the performing arts, and privileges the pooling of knowledge and research into digital cultures.
It is also a “place-resource” centered around the digital practices of artists and favoring encounters, sharing and the emergence of new artistic languages linked to digital creation and virtual reality.