July 2023: my "Sunset" is one of the top 150 photographs from the 15th edition of the MIRA Mobile Prize (Porto, Portugal). "This edition features outstanding photographs from around the world!"
"...150 fotografias mais bem classificadas do MIRA Mobile Prize. Esta edição apresentou notáveis fotografias vindas de todo o mundo!"
Book of the 15th edition of the MIRA Mobile Prize with the 60 photographs from the shortlist and the 150 best classified
April 23-30, 2023:
The new version of my experimental short video "NO COMMENT" was screened in this festival. Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, California.
It's all about a tiny, for our eyes invisible virus that has gotten the center of attention.
“We learn from, and are inspired by, each other in our mobile filmmaking community. I am personally thrilled to see the connections and friendships formed in our festival each year. I am inspired.” Founder Susy Botello
March 30, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT: My short video "Reflections" (54 seconds) will be part of the "2023 Moving_Image_Arts International Short Film Festival, created by artists/creators Gerda Cammaer, Devin Shears and Pierre Tremblay.
Free tickets on Eventbrite.
In-Person Event: School of Image Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University, 122 Bond St Toronto, ON M5B 1X8 Canada.
Online Event: Starts on Thu, Mar 30, 2023 7:00 PM EDT for 7 DAYS to look.
Moving-Image-Arts is a one-hour juried showcase of recent short independent films and videos from around the world that creatively explore a certain theme. This year, that theme is REFLECTION. Just as the film strip reflects light from a lens and exposes an image, these 15 films hold a mirror up to our challenging and ever-changing world and reveal new ways of seeing.
March 9, 2023: online screening of "Beyond the Curve International Film Festival", Paris. "The Missing Snowflake" is Best Experimental Film (Main Category): BCIFF Award of Excellence of the November Season.
January 11, 2023: "Art New Year Resolutions 2023 From Artists Throughout The World", an article by theappwhisperer:
Despite some signs of relief, the world has not really gotten a better place after the pandemic. A lot of new issues are intriguing the world. And we are all involved in a certain way. I have chosen for this New Year‘s Resolutions Post the photo of a beautiful old olive tree as a symbol of peace, wisdom, prosperity, vitality, and persistence. The picture is mirrored downwards as if the tree is growing into a deeper layer of life.
Well, my smartphone camera will remain my constant companion throughout everyday life also in 2023, helping me to stay in the flow of creativity. Working with photos and short films let me interact with the world and communicate with you, the onlookers. In this flow, I feel free and happy."
December 11, 2022: Very honored to be part of the Smartphone Filmmakers discussion at the end of the ONLINE Mobile Studies Congress 2022, organized by Max Schleser, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) in collaboration with Xiaoge Xu of the University of Nottingham Ningbo (China).
November 18-20, 2022: #MINA XI/SF3, the 11th Annual International Mobile Innovation Screening, directed by Max Schleser. My short experimental film "The Missing Snowflake" has been screened in the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne) in the category "Mobile Innovation Screening".
Slide show regroupant des oeuvres mobiles (photos et vidéos) autour du thème des médias et de l'information pour l'édition 2022 des Doctorales de la Société Française des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication (SFSIC)
13 juin 2022: journée d'étude organisée par Laurence Allard et Pauline Escande-Gauquié
à l'INHA 2 rue Vivienne 75002 Paris
23-24 juin 2022: Diffusion à la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme de Dijon
November 12-14, 2021: #MINA X, the 10th Annual International Mobile Innovation Screening, directed by Max Schleser. My short experimental film "No Comment" has been screened in the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne) as well as online in the category "Containing Covid-19".
November 13, 2021, 5pm: I was very honored to be part of an online Smartphone Filmmakers plenary session (45 min) of #MINA X. Chair: Max Schleser.
October 06, 2021 :
( Mobiography Awards 2021, created by Andy Butler)
LUMA TOUCH said:
March 25, 2021:
My short video "No Comment"
is part of the
2021 as an online event
Moving-Image-Arts is a collaborative International short film festival
created by artists/curators Gerda Cammaer, Devin Shears and Pierre Tremblay.
It is a one-hour juried showcase of short films and videos from around the world.
21 short experimental films from around the world
exploring the theme ZEITGEIST.
These are short artistic and poetic cinematic interpretations.
December 8-9, 2020:
My three experimental videos about the pandemic time
are part of this event:
"Fragmented News" (February-March 2020)
"No Comment" (October 2020)
Curation by the Mobile Camera Club.
Le colloque portable “Pandémix.mob”
propose une curation de recherches, créations et réflexions
sur les usages du mobile en temps de pandémie.
17-19 January, 2020:
A public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films in China (January 2020), New Zealand and Australia.
11 January, 2020:
Video screening und Installationen
Kuratoren: Beate Görde und Ria Gerth
ALL STARS, 2009-2019,
10 Jahre Blaue Stunde
13:00 und 15:00 Uhr: Installationen, Performances
18:00 und 20:30 Uhr: Videovorführungen,
Teil I und Teil II
With my "Unlocked Door" (June 2019, 1'30 min)
#MINA2018 Screening on the 16th November in Melbourne, Australia
Swinburne University of Technology
John St, Hawthorn VIC 3122
One of my short videos:
'Living in a Daily Flow of News' is part of this event.
a Film Event with three of my short experimental videos
Blaue Stunde IX will take place in the "Wetzlarer Kunstverein" (Wetzlar, Germany)
Some pics of the event:
Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung, Sehnsucht zur "Blauen Stunde" (6. November 2018):
"Die Zuschauer bekamen 24 Videoarbeiten internationaler Künstler und Künstlerinnen zu sehen... Der zweite Teil des Abends begann mit einem Video der französischen Künstlerin Vanessa Vox..."
I'm very honored to be in the jury team of MINA 2018 (Australia), a film festival dedicated to mobile and smartphone filmmaking.
Submissions are open on filmfreeway.com/MINA
My photo 'Destruction' is part of the 'Apps uncovered' series of iphoneographycentral.com.
Selected by Diana Nicholette Jeon. Topic: 'What's Your Point of View?'
Backstory by Vanessa Vox:
'My photo called ‘Destruction’ is not meant to be a glorification of decay. The shards and fragments of the leaded window are rather witnesses of a stupid act of boredom, unmotivated aggression and disrespect. The small chapel was built around 1900 by Jean-Pierre Léopold Urdy, a country doctor...'
by Joanne Carter from theappwhisperer.
Ten questions are answered by Vanessa Vox visually
with own works created on a mobile device:
'How Would You Describe Your Mobile Art?',
'What Does Mobile Art Mean To You?',
'What Are Your Aspirations?'...
(works from 2012-17)
were selected for the
11:00 to 18:00
My two photos 'Open Window' and 'Old Books' are part of the 'Apps uncovered' series of iphoneographycentral.com. Selected by Trish Korous
Backstories by Vanessa Vox:
'Open Window: The special character of a ruin is that the interior space of a past time slowly transforms into an outer space. This little church in the south of France has lost its roof over the centuries. On the photo you only see a majestic tower and an abandoned wall with an open window. I stood in the shadow of this wall. A shadow which reminds me of the dark nave. The strongly illuminated tower and the window are witness to the rising sun behind the wall. When I took the pic my eyes were caught by the light. The B&W Hipstamatic combo (Scott S, Blackeys IR) finally emphasized the high contrast light scenario.'
'Old Books: Visible traces of time and decay. We look at dense rows of old books in a overfilled castle library. This is a monochrome snapshot from the hip. I tried to accentuate the ancient character as well as the fragile feel of old paper.
My photo 'Mantis (4)' is part of the 'Apps uncovered' series of iphoneographycentral.com.
Selected by Trish Korous
Backstory by Vanessa Vox: 'What could be more exciting as to sit in the grass face to face with an alien? The mantis has a stereoscopic vision and a small black dot on each eye which is moving. It feels like a close encounter.
I used an Olloclip macro lens on my iPhone. Then I spoke softly to my model, “You are a fascinating creature. Very photogenic!” This conversation lets me forget the challenge to get a sharp shot. The depth of field of a macro lens is extremely small and as everybody knows insects are moving very unpredictably. At the end, I was quite happy that my patience and the patience of the mantis succeeded. Whew… I’ve got my photo series.'
Two of my photos are part of the 'Apps uncovered' series of iphoneographycentral.com
Selected by Bob Weil.
Backstories by Vanessa Vox:
'Early Winter in the Drôme Provençale: I just walked out of the village shop as this cute snowman looked at me intensely, like saying: ‘Please hurry! Get out your iphone cam, I’m afraid I will melt soon looking at you!’. Wow! What a charming young fellow!' (Vanessa Vox)
'Ready For a Walk: Once upon a time there was a noble and friendly grandma, a big pink pig and a tiny black-white piglet… A colorful and imaginative scene rised up in my mind and the story began to weave. It was one of those grey and melancolic days at the end of november.
I’ve shot this pic on a flea market in the south of France. Little me was immediately caught by the expression of the figures as well as by the various structures of materials: the old untreated wood of the basket, the varnished wood of a homemade board game, the autumn leaves on the weathered cement steps.'
My photo 'Shadows Alive (35)' is part of the 'Apps uncovered' series of iphoneographycentral.com.
Selected by Trish Korous
Backstory by Vanessa Vox: 'I live in a region where the sun dominates the scene very often. Sometimes there is too much brightness and I am longing for the night when the big shadow overwhelms the landscape.
But also during the day when the sun is behind my back, I keep an eye on all these moving shadows which appear here and there and follow me on old stone walls and streets. They seem to tell me stories about another life beyond the daily routine. They tell stories about things happening in another world.
I remember that I was always fascinated by early German expressionistic movies. They played with shadows to create a surreal vision somewhere between reality and human fears. But in my series 'Shadows alive' there is more than fear. There are also dancing bodies and stories of corresponding souls. And sometimes the shadows communicate with the real world and the real things. But what is real?'
My 'Dreaming' is one of the 17 videos selected for MINA 2017(The International Mobile Innovation Screening)
at ACMI(Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
in Melbourne, Australia
7:45pm to 9:30pm
MINA SHOW & TELL @ ACMI (November 2017)
Moderated by Tania Sheward
Panel: Experimental and Emerging Practices
My 'Dreaming' was screened.
August the 27th, 2017
My 'Dreaming' is one of the 23 videos selected for the 'Third Annual Femmes’organized by Micol Hebron. The Video Art Festival screening will occur at The Situation Room (2313 Norwalk Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90041) on August 27th, from 8-10pm.
One of my retro 'Shadows Alive' is part of 'the Mobile Art Quilt Project'.
Roger Guetta (Canada) had the idea to create a Mobile Community 50'x60" Flag with 13x18 square mobile photos from 13x18 mobile photographers.
'Dreaming' on VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/channels/662350/178209103
At french TV a report about Selfies in the C8 'Magazine culturel' by Audrey Pulvar (at 13'50). At 23'50, the group installation of the Mobile Camera Club in the Romanian Embassy in Paris ('This is not a Selfie...'). My 'Flying Eye' is at 24'21 visible. See below:
The 'NORTH PORTLAND UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL', Oregon.
My 'Screen Reading' is one of the four selected 2 minutes films.
A print of my 'Flying Eye' will hang in the photographic installation
organized by the Gallery smART,
17 mobile artists on the walls and mirrors of the Romanian Embassy in Paris, during the first "rencontres francophones de la vidéo mobile".
'...à l'occasion des premières rencontres francophones de la vidéo mobile, organisées par Samsa et consacrées à la production de contenu (vidéo, photo, live, etc.) avec smartphone. Elles rassembleront 250 professionnels du journalisme, du cinéma, de la création visuelle et de la communication'
24 oeuvres, 17 artistes : Aylin Argun (Turquie) Eliza Badoiu (Roumanie) Cédric Blanchon (France) Helen Breznik (USA) Lorenka Campos (USA) Karen Divine (USA) Nettie Edwards (Angleterre) Roger Guetta (Canada) Armineh Hovanesian (USA) Sarah Jarrett (Angleterre) Diana Nicholette Jeon (USA) Patricia Larson (Mexique) Amy Leibrand (USA) Bobbi McMurry (USA) Jim Perdue (USA) Benamon Tame (Angleterre) Vanessa Vox (France)
January the 4th, 2017
theappwhisperer.com by Joanne Carter
'Taking photos and post processing them is my great passion. Yesterday, today, tomorrow— it makes no difference. But 2016 was mainly a ‘video year’ which included also being occupied with music apps. All three genre— photography, video and music— are really fascinating and open the doors to very different worlds.
Looking back at 2016 I’m very honoured that some of my experimental mobile movies were screened in different venues and festivals around the world. Another interesting and exciting experience was to be part of the beta tester team of LumaFusion, which is a new and absolutely state of the art video editing IOS-app coming soon.
My vision for 2017 is to stay engaged in my creative flow. Which means keeping an open mind. Being faithful to my values. Living a colourful life. Accepting the perpetual change. Expressing the variety of creativity. Taking care of the very moment and never neglecting the things I love' (written by Vanessa Vox)
An interesting and exciting experience is to be part of the beta tester team of LumaFusion,
which is a new and absolutely state of the art video editing iOS-app. LumaFusion is developped by Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris from LumaTouch.
in Köln, "Alte Feuerwache" (Germany)
My short video 'March the 7th, 2015' (2'07)
(Vanessa's Diary 2014-1016)
was screened at "Blaue Stunde VII"
Film V.Vox, Music Orlando Bay
Theme: Jetzt/Now, curation Beate Gördes and Ria Gerth
'April the 27th, 2016 / Screen Reading' (0'41) will be screened at the
September the 26th, 2016
A new portfolio of mobile photographers and mobile artists on theappwhisperer page,
edited by Joanne Carter
CINEPHONE, 'International Smartphone Shortfilm Festival'
2016, Spain, Barcelona
was accepted into the official selection.
Under 'Shortfilms', Genre 'Experimental', Title 'Screen Reading'
'MARCH THE 3RD, 2016 / WHERE ARE YOU?'
on the 2nd place of the mDAC Summit 2016
(section for animated GIFs or short video art)
Palo Alto, California, USA
my experimental short 'Screen Reading' (0'41) is in:
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – MINDIE JUNE 2016
in the category 'MINI-SHORT – 1 minute films'
May the 27th, 2016
Photo by Donna Donato 'Born'
Quote by Vanessa Vox
in the blog
'dreamstations, dreams and photographs'
by sentimental deed
May the 27th, 2016
Mobile Videography Interview
with Chris Demiris and Terri Morgan
from LumaTouch by Vanessa Vox
'LumaClip and LumaFX (released 2016) are two powerful iOS video apps they come highly recommended and are easy to use. Thus, I was very curious to know more about the developers behind these innovative new products.
In 2013 Chris Demiris (Engineering) and Terri Morgan (Design) co-founded ‘LumaTouch’ in Sandy (Utah, USA). Their intention was to ‘create innovative video products that take full advantage of modern touch interfaces’...'
#HeForShe LA Media Summit // YouTube Space LA, USA
Organisation and curation
by Niku Kashef
(Artist, Educator, Curator)
My video experiment
'April the 27th, 2016 / Screen Reading (0'41)'
is part of this event
Commercial media arts and the fine arts are both represented in one event.
HeForShe is a solidarity campaign developed by UN Women and championed by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson. The event will include public figures, celebrity supporters, and leaders in the entertainment industry along with you wonderful artists! The event is designed to educate and inspire people about the mission of UN Women and the global HeForShe initiative, and to work on ways to achieve gender equality in the Entertainment industry.
'April the 27th, 2016 / Screen Reading (0'41)'
6 to 30 APRIL 2016
in the LACE gallery, Hollywood
and The Situaton Room,2313 Norwalk Ave, Los Angeles.
'Femmes Video Art Festival 2016' (FVAF2),
curated by Micol Hebron.
Screening of my video the 15th and the 30th
at the Situation Room:
'THE HEART OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE'
(2'25 -Music: Dark Bit Flow by Orlando Bay)
'We are delighted to feature work by artists from all over the globe, artists who are early in their careers, and artists who are established'
Eye Want Change-London
Eye Want Change is an organisation which hosts an international smartphone film competition to celebrate ideas, creativity and the power of new technologies to democratise the mainstream media. Our main condition is that films must be shot on a smartphone, webcam or tablet, and relate to a social matter.
My video: 'WHY CAN'T WE'
is in the selected list
for the public voting
December the 19th, 2015:
my short film: 'Heart of the Kaleidoscope' is in: La fête du court métrage, Strasbourg
Topic: "Best of #mina2015 (mobile films / Australasia)"
10:00 à 12:00
NOVEMBER 19-20, 2015
5th MINA International Mobile
Innovation Screening 2015
My short experimental movie is one of the
26 selected movies from over the world:
'In the Heart of the Kaleidoscope' (2'25)
Music: Dark Bit Flow by Orlando Bay
The fifth edition MINA will present a public screening of smartphone, mobile and pocket films at RMIT University (19th Nov 2015) and on Fed TV at Federation Square (20th Nov 2015), Melbourne.
'Some mobile moving-image works are driven by aesthetic explorations using time-lapse, Kaleidoscopes or dioramas as inspiration. Messages are personal, intimate and immediate' Max Schlesen
'Another non-fiction approach is what I would describe as a type of ‘photographic videography’, with practitioners integrating the immediacy of a point-and-shoot device with the time-based potential of video.
(...) Experimental mobile filmmaking is another significant theme that is gravitating towards new media practices and technologies to explore new techniques and forms. There is a growing number of works that are beginning to move away from video editing and effects software on desktop computers to mobile apps. These works are being recorded and produced entirely on a smartphone' Seth Keen
'Now its fifth edition, the MINA International Mobile Innovation Screening is more diverse, colourful and provocative than ever before. Smartphone filmmaking has become a recognisable feature across the whole media landscape.
The MINA International Mobile Innovation Screening program features works from Australia, Aotearoa/ New Zealand, Germany, France, India, Iran, Japan and the Philippines.'
SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
Nomination as a NEM ARTIST
8 nominations: Armineh Hovanesian, Susan Rennie, Carolyn Hall Young, Vanessa Vox, Jane Shultz, Jo Sullivan, Juta Jazz, Lorenka Campos, Dominique Torrent, Clarisse Debout, Diana Nicholette Jeon
'Each NEM ARTIST represent the New Era Era Museum as ambassador of the iPhonic Movement and Photography.
This badge is for you and congratulations all'
JULY / AUGUST 2015
LA FOTOGRAFÍA COMO EVIDENCIA DE LO SURREAL
With my pic: 'My Urban Rural Life'.
See the photo below:
Uni Sorbonne, Paris 3, salle 123, 18 à 20h
"Mises en exposition du selfie (genres, publics, espaces)"
La rencontre-débat réunira Nadine Bénichou et Stéphanie Dupont, co-fondatrices de la galerie Mobile Caméra Club, Omer Pesquer, consultant en médiation numérique, Yannick Brice et Vanessa Vox, artistes mobiles, ainsi que Laurence Allard et Sébastien Appiotti, pour Arts Mobiles.
Vanessa Vox is now co-editor of the Mobile Movie Column of theappwhisperer together with Giulia Baita.
Theappwhisperer founded by Joanne Carter is one of the foremost online ressources for mobile photographers.
June the 10th, 2015
by Vanessa Vox
'We thought it would make a great discussion to consider your choice of audio tracks within mobile movies. The soundtrack is a very important part of your creation, it gives your movie emotion. It helps viewers to immerse into the flow of your images and it makes the virtual space feel concrete and real...'
3rd JUNE to 30th SEPTEMBER 2015
a billboard exhibition in 4 mk2 cinemas in Paris
from the Mobile Camera Club Gallery.
With my Selfy: 'Flying Eye'
"Ces praticiens détournent le geste initial, le selfie, via des cadrages atypiques, des mises en scène élaborées qui peuvent par exemple rompre avec l’instantanéité supposée du selfie, poursuit Sébastien Appiotti. La retouche avec les applications est un second temps de la création qui permet des usages créatifs et inventifs de l’image, faisant de ces autoportraits des œuvres à part entière, et posant la question d’une esthétique propre à ces œuvres mobiles."
Sébastien Appiotti, Huffington Post, 03/06/2015
Article du 03/06/2015 "PHOTOS. Ces 25 autoportraits pris avec des portables vont changer votre vision du selfie", Le Huffington Post,
"Les quarante autoportraits que vous pourrez voir dans cette galerie parisienne et dans certains cinéma MK2 jusqu'à fin septembre en sont la preuve. Ils ont tous été pris avec des téléphones portables puis retouchés (ou non) avec des applications sur mobiles ou tablette. Et quand on les découvre pour la première fois, difficile de faire le lien avec le bon vieux selfie de salle de bain"
Avatars Exhibition @mk2 making Of from mobile camera club
VANESSA VOX under the 200 best evaluated photographers
on the 1st page of the MIRA Exhibition Flyer,
'Photo I am Most Proud Of:
by Andy Butler
'Vanessa’s work is a combination of self portraits, abstract montages and Hipstamatic style street images. For me it is images like ‘Shadows Alive 2’, ‘Spread Your Wings’ and ‘Me and My Porcelain Bird’ that are classic examples of Vanessa’s unique style of mobile photography'
Guest Blogger Vanessa Vox
in 'Combo Apps' by Tina Rice
"She has a very unique and beautiful mobile art gallery.
Her work includes self portraits and landscapes.
What her work reminds of are Biblical Storytelling and Folklore.
The images are filled with very vivid details
with dream like state while you’re awake"
MPA 2014 (Mobile Photography Award)
My pic 'Meeting in the grass' is one of the
2014 Mobile Photography Awards Honorable Mention
in the category 'Macro/Details'
«Création (Photographique) Mobile»,
fruit d’un partenariat entre l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3,
l’Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art et le blog Photophores,
dédié à la photographie émergente
Some of my selfies were screened there:
SVAW! 3 (2014): Stop Violence Against Women,Verona, Italy
Video screening with one of my selfies.
With the participation of 135 mobileartists and almost 700 images.
14th to 23th NOVEMBER 2014
ISMA-Mobile Art (L'Arte è Mobile),
„Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Trento“, Rovereto, Italy.
Topic: 'Beyong the Conflict'
With some photos and two of my short movies:
Eight videos were chosen, among them my 'When Everything is Over' and 'Lost in a Dream'.
MIRA MOBILE PRIZE,
gallery MIRA Forum,
with my photo: 'Montreux Jazz Festival 2013'
NEM Kansas City,
with my 'Olive Tree in a Winter Mood'
in the 'Main Street Gallery',
Kansas City, USA
with my 'Old Olive Tree'
at the BMFA Arts Centre
in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
'Top five Photo Apps - Photo App Lounge by Vanessa Vox'
in theappwhisperer by Joanne Carter
with my photo 'Feeling one'
'A symbiotic feeling with nature. A close encounter of three creatures: Blackbird, rose and human being. A reminder to take care of our beautiful world. A witness of an ancient wisdom. We all belong together. We are all ONE which is symbolized by the pair of eyes'
Donna Donato says: "Have to mention that when I read the titles of Vanessa Vox's pieces I tend to think of journal entries. I always look forward to viewing the newest entry. Her latest work feels like a b/w, animated sketch that sometimes slides into the twilight zone. I constantly had the sensation of walking backwards in an alternate reality while watching someone cavort in front of me". http://theappwhisperer.com/2014/03/15
'Painterly Mobile Artist
in 'Art of Mob'
by Geri Centonze
'Vanessa's painterly style
brings to mind the works of Rembrandt,
El Greco or Anthony van Dyck
with her use of dark and golden tones
and heavy textures'
by Bob Weil
'The first image by Vanessa Vox (Miss Skywalker)
artfully conveys with a self-portrait
a sense of strength and self-confidence.
For me, this image suggests that there’s a natural tension
between reality and dream (aspiration?)
and that this is a positive and necessary aspect of life'
SVAW! 2 (2013) Verona, Italy
Stop Violence Against Woman,
with the participation of 89 mobileartists