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Graduate of the University Institute of Technology in Computer Engineering and of the École Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence, Tomek Jarolim is a visual artist and interaction designer. His installations question the status of the viewer, and the viewable itself, through research on the digital light and the color of the pixel. In 2008, it presents Shades of white, a contemporary dance piece created with Bruno Péré, within the framework of Ballet Preljocaj « Les Affluents » Festival. Award winner of the FACE Grant (French american cultural exchange), he goes to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he focuses on a sound piece, Ut Queant Laxis, which will be choreographed by beth jucovy for « Innovation in Dance » Festival in New York.

In 2009, he exhibits Invisible at the 14th Young Artists Biennial in Skopje, which explore a more sensitive work that he follows at Diip/EnsadLab, a research programme of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He develops research on interactive lights, especially with The Eyes Closed and diffraction, presented in Fabfest 2012, at La Gaîté Lyrique.

Tomek Jarolim continues his lighting explorations, through various residencies : the light of the stars in a residency at the Observatory of Haute Provence / CNRS, and traditional and digital theatrical lights at the Agora Theater – Scene Nationale d’Evry de de l’Essonne.

Meanwhile, he works on projects such as Augmented Window by Thierry Fournier at Centre Pompidou, Discontrol Party by Samuel Bianchini at La Gaîté Lyrique or Browse by Motion of the Institute of Research and Innovation of Centre Pompidou (IRI) with Thierry de Mey within the framwork of Futur-en-Seine. In 2011, he signs the digital creation of Ring Saga, an opera staged by Antoine Gindt according to Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung, a project for which he also works on a « rêverie » entitled Wanderer Postscript.

Since 2015, he joins the Orbe team as an art director and designer, and works on various projects within the domain of research of the agency : mobility, cartography, interface design and sound situated apps.

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