Country: FR

Born in 1980, Elie Blanchard, aka Yro, is a multidisciplinary artist, living and working in Paris. He blends music & video in performances and installations in which new technologies and low-tech coexist. Yro‘s work also plays on the links between image & sound. He wants them deeply intertwined. The created universe is dark, monochromatic & geometrical.

In his works, Yro uses, transforms & shoots tangible materials such as paper, glass, engines or even light. He investigates primary shapes, simple devices & objects territory that becomes poetic by a symbolic and evocative figures’ network. Thus, a subjectivity, wandering and poetry space is created.

The live element is also very important in Yro‘s work. He likes that the public can grasp the creative process just as much as the emanating result. He’s one of the pioneers of the live-cinema movement.

Yro is also the founder of Visionsonic festival, an audiovisual-oriented event.

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Past events

This artist participated in the SHAPE platform which concluded in 2022. The current version of the project is SHAPE+. Like its predecessor, it is co-funded by the European Union.