During the performance, Fred Chemama 眯腊, (mira) creates photographic stories in the form of light projections on the walls of the Roads.

The musicians stand in portrait form, are therefore part of the image and weave their sounds with the visual stories that are formed live. The audience is also part of the interactive video installation.

The performance adapts to each new location. The content and music develop at every moment, depending on the beings who inhabit the installation.

Fred Chemama 眯腊 (mira): Fōz machine
Eveline Noth: flutes
Daniel Haas: Percussion
Sara Käser: Cello
Natalie Peters: Voice

Fōz machine

The Fōz machine is a nomadic and in situ interactive video installation, which simulates long exposure photography, on bodies, objects and walls in real time. Spooky machine and unique photo-installation technique, which reveals layers of presences, absences and memories. She makes or summons ghosts. It is a dark room and a mirror, a magic image. Installative form, spectator-users will be able to experiment with the device.

Between photography and video, Fōz machine explores the relationships between movements, sounds and lights through immersive installations in real time. In addition to his solo presentations, Fred Chemama joins forces with other collaborators from different backgrounds to offer unique and enchanting projections. This project is intended to be nomadic, ephemeral and malleable both by the spectators and by the artists participating in the performance.

At the crossroads between live show, video, performance and concert, each proposal of the Fōz Machine depends on its environment, the public or the artists who interact with the device. The interactive work allows you to unleash your creativity and appreciate the ephemeral aspect of images and lights, refreshed endlessly.

The project has been presented numerous times, in very different contexts, whether in Belgium, France and Morocco.

To read (french only) : La Fōz machine : la surprenante “Zone provisoirement photo-active” de Karolina Parzonko

Fred Chemama alias 眯腊 (mira)

“Photographer, videographer, and multimedia artist, Fred Chemama, also known as 眯腊 (mira), is a multidisciplinary artist who studied audiovisual production at ESRA Maroc and photography in France. He currently lives and works between Belgium, France, and his travels that lead him to encounter other artists and cultural institutions across Europe and beyond.

In the final year of his academic journey, he traveled to Mexico to create a series of underwater portraits of fishermen from the state of Oaxaca, using a reportage camera and an original waterproof casing. These portraits are now immersed in luminous casings where they decompose underwater, a process ongoing for several years. Over time, he has undertaken several long-exposure self-portrait projects.

Action, encounters, and a self-reflective approach towards capturing imagery from reality lie at the core of his artistic pursuit. This has led him to occasionally adopt an iconoclastic stance and create transient on-site installations using discarded ink ribbons sourced from souvenir photo booths.

Preconceived actions carried out collectively and the exploration of diverse processes in producing images “drawn from reality” stand as focal points of his initial approach, already casting doubt on the authority of photographic imagery as an informational conduit and instead, transforming it into what he truly feels: a pretext for the poetic gathering of individuals.

Today, 眯腊 continues to engage in experiments at the intersection of photography, video, and digital arts; exploring the realms of the body, light, movement, situation, and place within an approach connected to bodily action.

His recent projects of interactive installations (“cyclo-kino,” the “Gestographer,” the “Fōz machine”…) blend disciplines, mediums, and transcend them into playful and intriguing devices.”



  • 07 > 08.04.2024 | 20:00
  • La Voirie
  • Rue des Fontaines 1, 2502 Bienne, Suisse
  • free entrance
  • lavoirie.ch


  • La Voirie
  • With the support of Transcultures, the European Creation Nurseries, the WBI
  • The “Fōz machine” was produced with the support of Transcultures and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (digital arts)