Writing Residency

Les Ailleurs Arles - institut français

Call for projects for the Immersive Writing Residency Institut Français - Les Ailleurs Arles

From August 21 to 28, 2021, in Arles

Fisheye and the Institut français are renewing the Immersive Writing Residency Institut Français – Les Ailleurs Arles for the 4th year, as part of the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles.
Subject to favorable changes in the health situation, it will be held from August 21 to 28, 2021, at the Couvent Saint Césaire, in Arles.

Laureates have been chosen ! They are :

275 000 000 NAISSANCES ET DÉCÈS d’Azam Masoumzadeh,

L’étoile des Cîmes de Gwendaline Bachini,

Mono no aware de Boris Labbé,

VACUUM d’Emmanuelle d’Héricourt,

Wonderbox d’Emma Terno.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their projects, we hope to see you again next year.

This residency aims to support authors and artists, French and foreign, in the development of an innovative French-language writing project for virtual reality. It also aims to deepen the knowledge of the laureates on the creative and narrative potential of immersive technologies. Finally, it aims to provide the keys to writing a virtual reality project and to facilitate the convergence of different artistic forms.

For a week, participants will benefit from a masterclasses in the mornings, with international professionals working with immersive realities, visual arts, sound, performing arts and image. The afternoons will allow for individual one-on-ones and time for discussion.

In 2021, thanks to a partnership between the Région Sud and the Institut Français, the Les Ailleurs Arles writing residency will develop a program open to local stakeholders and professionals – artists, cultural establishments, training centers, universities. .. – get togethers, resident pitches and networking sessions will be organised.

L’Institut Français

The Institut Français is the public institution responsible for promoting French culture internationally and fostering dialogue with foreign cultures. It supports digital creation by bringing out new talents, particularly in the context of its residency programs. It promotes the dissemination of French creations and know-how abroad and promotes international meetings and cooperation.


Les Ailleurs

Les Ailleurs is a label imagined by Fisheye that explores the new territories of writing in virtual reality and presents audiences with the best of contemporary immersive creation. As part of the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles 2021, Les Ailleurs Arles presents the exhibition “Incarnation – When the image is thought in volume“. With new image creation technologies such as photogrammetry and LiDAR scanning, the photographic image becomes volume, space, experience. The “Incarnation” exhibition shows these new image-worlds, by presenting the work of a generation of artists who, with photographic means, fabricate virtual ecologies, avatars-portraits, hybrid bodies, embodied stories. The festival is organizing workshops for children and the fourth edition of the virtual reality writing residency from August 21 to 28 in Arles.



Previous residents and projects