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,  par Hervé BERNARD dit RVB

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“ Writing with the eyes ”
‘‘Writing with the eyes’’ is my job. I am a visual artist (photo, video, sculptures) and image theorician. I don’t make any reproduction of the reality, I try to reveal points of vue.

Among my exhibitions, my pictures where showned at the 11/2018 Inventaire–Hommage à/Tribute to... TAPS, Taiwan, exhibition at the Culturegathery Galerie’s booth, followed by a solo exhibition in the gallery. In 2017, presentation of a visual installation titled Enclose to the loss of reason ; King’s Librairy, Rabat Marocco and Taipei (2016, 2015, 2014 Image and ArtCenter of Chinese Culture University, Taipei Photo Art Show, Taipei Photo Art Fair), 6th WorldWide WaterForum (Marseille, March ‘12) ; French Cultural Institut ‘11, Amsterdam ; Le Pavillon de l’Eau, Paris ‘10, (Anniversary of the 1910 Seine hightide in Paris) ; Espace Canon, Centre Pompidou, Centre National de la Photographie, Salon de la Photo96, 9th Rencontres Cinématographiques de Beaune. In Europe : 8th Movie Festival, Charleroi, Italy, Belgium, Checkoslovakia, Germany, In ‘01, I made a lecture about my pictures in “ La Maison Européenne de la Photographie ” (Paris).

Taipei Arts Photo Show 2018
quand une jeune taïwanaise demande à une amie de la photographier regardant mes images.

Some of my pictures are in permanent collections of CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques), French Bibliothèque Nationale, l’Établissement Public du Louvre, le Musée Carnavalet-Paris, Le Musée du Vivant (Museum of Life found by AgroTech, Paris)…Over 30 magazines published my work in Europe an the USA, or on website as Adobe french one (twice ‘00 and ‘06)...

I produced and/or directed 14 short-movies, among 2 of them : The Earth’s Water Crest and Scums II and Water Etching - Water Running were awarded (gold and silver) by the Deauville GreenAward FilmFestival 2016. In 2015, I directed Empreintes/Footprints a short-movie (fiction about Le Jardin des Tuileries wrote by Marco Martella), selected for Le Forum des Images (Paris) collections and presented in Cannes 2015 ShortFilm Corner. Produced with Dolby Europe and Fondation des Parcs et Jardins de France support. In 2001, I produced and was in charged of the color grading of ‘‘L’Histoire de Pierre et le Fou’’ directed by Thomas Norymberg shown in Cannes Festival 2002 (European Digital Cinema Forum...), selected by Taormina FilmFestival (Italy).

L’Écume de la Terre / The water crest and scums
Ecam, Espace Culturel André Malraux, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

 Consulting and writing
‘‘Writing with the eyes’’ is also analysing the image, speaking about the eye who see the image and the brain which interpret it. In ‘‘Regard sur l’image’’ (Prix de l’Académie de la Couleur2016), an illustrated essay and a blog, where I speak about our image understanging through visual and cultural perception and technology when it needed for imaging understanding.

Among the many conferences, teaching or workshop that I have participated in : État d’Urgence d’Instants Poétiques Jardin d’Essais & Botaniques 2018, Rabat, Marocco. College of Arts & Sciences of Miami University (2018-2019), ending lectures of seminars Ecole de la Magistrature de Paris (2018-2019), Les Beaux-Arts (Neuchatel, Suisse, 2014) European Institut on garden and landscapes (2013) and National School on Architecture and Landscape (Lille, 2012) both about landscape and image, Esten (graphic art school, ‘12-11), License in Art-Therapy, Paris 7’University (‘11 to ‘08), EMI-CFD (‘09), License Arts du Spectacles Metz’University (‘06), “Forum Européen Regards et Vision‘04” (Lille Capitale Européenne de la Culture), “The Doors of Perception”, University of Albany (State of NY, ‘04), École Estienne in ‘03 (one of the 1st french graphic art school). In ‘97, I spoke about digital photography for the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche) and participated as a speaker for the Agfa Technologies Show95, in Boston (USA). In ‘93 and ‘94, I spoke about digital photography at the Scd IS&T Color Conference and for the 46th IS&T.

10 to 12 000 persons/month read my blog. During 15 years, I regularly wrote on digital imaging in “Le Photographe”, “Video-Broadcast”, “Sonovision” publications... In 2000, I published a technical book about digital movies. In ‘98, I published a dictionary of digital photo terminology.

Enclose to the loss of reason
Sculptures by Hervé Bernard

AAs a member of the CST(Commission Supérieure et Technique du Cinéma) board I belong to the team which ran tests about digital cameras and managed lectures and events about digital cinema. In ‘04-’05, I worked with Denis Mercier on a test to restore a Renoir’short movie.

I was often invited to run workshops. Among others, Paris Salon de la Photo (‘12,‘11, ‘09, ‘08), Satis (Paris videoshow) ‘11, ‘97 for Adobe, Agfa... In ‘95, Photoshop 3.0 beta-tester ; ‘93 and ‘94, I ran of a Photoshop workshop sponsored by Sun. I have also taught digital technologies to companies such as Ilford-France, l’Institut Pasteur or Agfa. In 95, I worked for the “Réunion des Musées Nationaux” on restoring their photo stock and on digital photography.

Due to these experiences, in ‘09, I was a member of the Prix Vulcain Jury (Cannes Film Festival main competition).

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