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Founded in 2009, It’s Our Playground is the Paris based artist duo made up of Camille Le Houezec (1986) and Jocelyn Villemont (1986). IOP has been developing a body of work on the porosity and circulation of art practices from a broad professional position (as artists, curators, and teachers), a variety of intervention formats and initiatives favoring working with other artists, and a combination of styles and techniques. Along with reappropriating images through online publishing and curating group projects, It's Our Playground’s recent activity has been shifting towards the production of composite visual works in immersive environments. They are represented by Galerie Valentin, Paris.

Solo exhibitions include 'Elle disait bonjour aux machines' at La Villa du Parc in Annemasse, 2019 ; 'Artificial Sensibility' at Bonington Gallery in Nottingham, 2017 ; 'Reconstructive Memory' at Galerie Valentin in Paris. Curated exhibitions include 'Deep Screen' at Parc Saint-Léger in Pougues-les-eaux, 2015 ; 'Show Room' at Glassbox in Paris, 2016. Group shows include 'Bande à part' at Mrac in Sérignan, 2018 ; 'Site Visit' at Kunstverein Freiburg, 2017, 'Ambiance d’Aujourd’hui' at Mains d’œuvres in Saint-Ouen, 2016.
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CHERRY_cherry_PEACH_peach, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester. OLIVE_olive_LAVENDER_lavender, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester. ORANGE_orange, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester. VIOLET_violet_CORAL_coral, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester. SALMON_salmon_EGGSHELL_eggshell, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester. ROSE_rose, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester. VIOLET_violet_CORAL_coral, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts, glass paint, aluminium box section, polyester. VIOLET_violet, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts. 90 × 90 cm. ORANGE_orange, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts. 90 × 90 cm. OLIVE_olive, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts. 90 × 75 cm. EGGSHELL_eggshell, 2017 - UV print on dibond, aluminium casts. 40 × 85 cm.

ARTIFICIAL SENSIBILITY

Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, , 2017
Artificial Sensibility continues the duo’s ongoing reflection on artificial intelligence – when technology mimics human cognitive behaviour. Artificial Sensibility reveals a hybrid learning process of automated principles of recognition and basic human methods of education.
Presented via a series of intuitively formed constructs of blended colours, warped shapes and images of natural elements, misunderstanding and ambiguity gives rise to free-form poetic response.

As their core practice, IOP have curated many exhibitions of artists’ work. Artificial Sensibility will be an opportunity to widen their scope of production by collaborating closely with other types of makers, including technical and artisan practitioners with specific savoir-faire.

Curated by Tom Godfrey

Prints made in collaboration with Camille Garnier & Alex Paraboschi
Aluminium casts made in collaboration with Benoit Villemont
Sound by Thibaut Villemont
Documentation by Julian Lister
Supported by Fluxus