paris: genesis of a virtual life

© maxime antonin-passadore

a little while ago we talked about eko, an edgy new club in paris that draws inspiration from tokyo's inimitable urban buzz, in a previous post. this focus isn't just evident in the club's setting, but interestingly also puts a specific spin on the varied roster of gigs and events, and in the latter category falls an initiative by maxime antonin-passadore. the french curator and artist has teamed up with the musicians of hong kong express and cvltvre for an immersive digital installation at eko. entitled genesis of a virtual life, it's held on apr 24-25 [8pm-10pm] and is pretty much an extrapolation of the club setting, featuring an evocative mash-up of the cyberculture of akira's neo-tokyo and the cyberpunk universe of blade runner. mind you, the installation is multi-layered and boasts short film screenings and interactive works rhythmed by experimental sounds by the aforementioned musicians. futurists unite!  location: 14 rue st.-fiacre [étienne marcel].

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