MotionWip, Europe • Immersive Space
Welcome to House of Digital Art, also known as 1O, an innovative cultural institution. House of Digital Art located in Edith, an 18th-century building, at the heart of the bustling historic district of Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius, is an unprecedented artistic venue in the Indian Ocean aiming to be a bridge between collective past and individual histories, between roots and futures, between islands, generations, and Indo-Oceanic cultures. Inclusive and welcoming, it inspires, transmits and brings communities together, through a diverse selection of digital art installations that push the boundaries of art, design, technology and society.
We are thrilled to present a diverse selection of digital art installations from immersive experiences, interactive, kinetik, augmented reality installations, to street art, performances and sound sculptures. This season showcases a range of artworks from artists around the world.
Through our program of exhibitions, events, artist residencies, workshops, and talks, we invite visitors to engage with art in new and exciting ways. House of Digital Art serves as a dynamic platform to emerging and established artists to explore and showcase their artworks through a transformative sensorial journey, allowing for new dimensions of creativity to unfold through various digital mediums.
Inaugural Season Theme
S’il était un territoire entre midi et minuit.
Spanning over eight months, House of Digital Art’s inaugural season is themed around Edouard Maunick’s words “If there were a territory between noon and midnight” and his research exploring post-colonialism and the complexities of multiculturalism in the Indian Ocean, digging deep into it’s traditional roots.
Our islands are children of the ocean. One day, long ago, the Earth’s crust cracked. And from the depths of these fissures, the flow of volcanoes propelled these pieces of vibrant land to the surface of the Indian Ocean. The cartographers, like Lislet Geoffroy, drew their contours, inscribing their faces on the world map, laying ochre on the blue. But our islands did not fall asleep.
Under the trembling midday sun, in the depths of a mysterious night, do you feel the pulsations of those initial upheavals? Our islands speak to us.
Somewhere, in the interplay between brilliant light and the dance of shadows, artists delve into the depths of this memory. To reestablish the myths. To highlight new colors. To give birth to new territories.
Territories of sand and wind, of earth and banyans, of sea and marenwar, of dreams and hopes, of doubts, of questioning, of flashes of inspiration.
On the foundation of our original creation, our artists propose, here and now, to combine the history and future of our islands. To learn from our sources. To explore the depths of our diverse experiences. To recompose shared spaces. To reforge our imaginaries to irrigate new archipelagic identities.Our connected islands sailing into a reinvented journey at the heart of the world. Together. Diving into the possibility of a new emergence. A new wonder.
Written by Shenaz Patel
Artworks & Exhibitions
secondnature, Indian Ocean • Immersive Space
Kid Kreol & Bougie, Indian Ocean • Street Art Space
Damien Bénéteau, Europe • Kinetik Islet
Xenoangel, Europe • Digital Islet
Patyatann, Indian Ocean • Sound Islet
Stéphanie Brossard, Indian Ocean • Volumetric Islet
MotionWip & MireDev, Europe • Interactive Islet
Mathilde Fossy, Indian Ocean • Augmented Reality Islet
Ashveen Khemraz, Indian Ocean • Educative Space
Workshops, Talks & Events
Interviews & Publications
Coming soon !!