Jérôme Cortie

Here be dragons - Installation - 2023

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 25


Here be dragons is a multiplayer installation that invites viewers to explore a quasi-mythological event: the collapse of the Bronze Age. During this still mysterious catastrophe, when the Mediterranean civilisations fell part in the space of 50 years, the player is accompanied by the astro-monastic consortium: five deities who

can change the course of history. Through a quest rooted in everyday life -- returning sandals that are too big --

a much larger and more complex world is suggested. Thus, this installation proposes a reflection on the traditional "Fedex" quests of video games, but also perspectives on the place of play in the exhibition space.

Jérôme Cortie

Born in Aubervilliers in 1992, his work was presented at the Rencontres d'Arles and the Jeu de Paume in 2021 and at La Villette in 2023. It is marked by the question of safeguarding: the safeguarding of the environment but also that of data, the essential support of our digital ecosystem.
His research is replete with references to science, science fiction and ecology.

Whether through the use of photography, video or computer-generated images, his work is developed through successive experimentation and hybridization in order to produce an ambiguous prospective that questions the maintenance of the collective belief structures that guarantee our perception of reality.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing