Born in 1980, Elie Blanchard, aka Yro, is a multidisciplinary artist, living and working in Paris. He blends music & video in performances and installations in which new technologies and low-tech are coexisting.
Yro‘s work also plays on image & sound links. He wants them deeply interlocked. The created universe is dark, monochromatic & geometrical.
In his works, Yro uses, transforms & shoots tangible materials such as paper, glass, engines or even light. He investigates a primary shapes, simple devices & objects territory that becomes poetic by a symbolic and evocative figures’ network. Thus, a subjectivity, wandering and poetry space is created.
The live notion is also very important in Yro‘s work. He likes that the public can grasp the creative process just as much as the emanating result. He’s one of the pioneers of live-cinema movement. Yro is also the Visionsonic festival originator, a visual and sound dedicated event. He is part of the artistic collective AVOKA, an organization that carries out production and distribution of New Media shows and installations.