The members of the iMaterial Society bringing together creators/researchers Marc Veyrat/design, initiator of the Society i Material project, Jonathan Juste/programming, images, Gaetan Le Coarer/images, Philippe Franck/sound and poetic design are invited, by Transcultures, for a creative residency, in La Louvière, in order to complete the first phase of the augmented reality journey PPP (Pol Pipoling Project) – XR Bury.

This will be presented from April 27 to May 14 in the city center of La Louvière, in the context of events celebrating the centenary of the birth of the Louviéroise artist Pol Bury (1922-2005), via two posters which call for a application allowing to see and listen on a smartphone to short visual, sound and poetic sequences diverting or inspired by the indisciplinary, surrealist and visionary approach of Pol Bury. These images, words and sounds are inscribed on the environment where the visitor finds himself to poetically metamorphose him.

Marc Veyrat (Fr)

Artist, Aggregated Professor, HDR Senior Lecturer in Art Sciences; Head of the Hypermedia Communication Department at the University Savoie Mont-Blanc, and researcher at the CiTu Paragraphe Laboratory at the University Paris 8; Associate Researcher at the UNESCO / ITEN Chair (Innovation, Transmission, Digital Edition).

Marc Veyrat is interested in the complexity of information shaping - in digital, visual and contemporary art - networking, and communication strategies, particularly in Mixed Reality (XR) devices and across social networks or the web.

Gaëtan Le Coarer (Fr)

Gaëtan Le Coarer is a contract teacher in the "Hypermédia and Communication" department. He is responsible for the License 1 - Information and Communication program and the department's international relations.

He holds a master's degree in digital creation - hypermedia and intelligent spaces, as well as a bachelor's degree in applied arts - design (with a focus on design and digital culture).

His research focuses on the use and methodology of creative research. He develops concepts through drawing and the use of black to explore questions related to narration in terms of architecture and spatialization.


Jonathan Juste (Ch/Fr)

Jonathan Juste is a Franco-Swiss freelance digital designer and creator, born in the Alps and based in France. He pursued his academic studies at the University of Savoie Mont-Blanc, where he obtained a Master's degree in Interactive Writing and Interaction Design.

As a developer, graphic designer, and educator, his transdisciplinary practice spans various media. From still and moving images to digital and interactive design, he uses programming as a tool for creating visual and sonic experiences.

He supports artists in the realization of their digital projects, notably immersive works in augmented and virtual reality. He is interested in questions of space, time, body, and data, which he explores and questions through his creations.

He works in partnership with several research laboratories, such as the LLSETI laboratory at the University of Savoie Mont-Blanc or the Paragraphe laboratory at Paris 8, and thus participates in exchanges and collaborations between artistic and academic communities.

In 2017, he founded pixelpirate, a digital design and development company.

Paradise Now (Fr/Be)

Intermedia producer and creator based in Belgium, Philippe Franck has developed since the 90s the Paradise Now project which favors an actively transversal and collaborative approach. He favors a sensitive and cinematic approach that embraces different influences and fields (electronics, sound art, post-rock, post-pop, improvised music …).

He has worked closely with various videographers (Régis Cotentin, Hanzel & Gretzel), poets (Ira Cohen, Gerard Malanga, Catrine Godin, Biba Sheikh, Werner Moron in Les ours bipolaires, Eric Therer for the project & Stuff), choreographers (Nadine Ganase , Manon Oligny, Karine Ledoyen), digital artists (Philippe Boisnard, Franck Soudan, Jacques Urbanska, Thomas Israël) and other adventurous audio creators (recently Christophe Bailleau within the duo Pastoral, Gauthier Keyaerts in Supernova, Stephan Dunkelman, Maurice Charles JJ, A Limb).

Since 2005, he has also collaborated with holistic performer / masseuse Isa Belle for a series of installations and “sound” performances shown in numerous festivals, cultural centers and international events. He has also produced and participated in several records on various independent labels (Sub Rosa, Optical Sound, Transonic…). In 2022, he began a doctoral thesis in Information and Communication Sciences (Cognition, language, interaction) at the University of Paris 8 (CiTu Paragrahe), under the dual supervision of Khaldoun Zreik (Paris8) and Marc Veyrat (University of Savoie Mont Blanc).


  • 22 > 29.04.2022
  • Transonic Lab La Louvière


  • Transcultures, European Pepinieres of Creation
  • With the support of the City of La Louvière, the National Lottery.
  • As part of the XR Bury project, Centenary of Pol Bury and City Sonic 20 Years