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Besides his activities of producer and exhibition curator, Richard Castelli, the director of 'Epidemic, is regularly appointed for performing art, visual art and new media consulting.
Among others he was the senior curator for Le Manège Scène Nationale de Maubeuge (from 1990 to 2007), for La Maison des Arts de Créteil (from 1993 to 2007), as welll as for Lille 2004 European Capital of Culture (from 1999 to 2005) and Lille3000 (from 2005 to 2007).

Some examples of events:
> francofffonies ! Québec_NumériQ — Paris (2006)
quebec numeriq
Epidemic programmed and produced the event "francofffonies ! Québec_numériQ" at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris in September 2006.

"francofffonies ! Québec_numériQ" celebrated both the modernity and vitality of the French Canadian technicological arts scene.

With: Khrystell Burlin, Gonzales and Ninja Pleasure, Avatar (Diane Landry, Émile Morin and Jocelyn Robert), Édouard Lock, Thomas McIntosh with Mykko Hynninen and Emmanuel Madan, Jean Piché, Purform (Yan Breuleux and Alain Thibault), Ray-XXXX, Nicolas Reeves, and the DJs et VJs of the SAT -Société des Arts Technologiques de Québec.

Production : Epidemic
Artistic direction: Richard Castelli (Epidemic)

"francofffonies ! Québec_numériQ" was an event commissioned by francofffonies ! le festival francophone en France, organised with the Délégation générale du Québec in Paris and the Théâtre du Châtelet, funded by the Ministry of Arts and Communication in Quebec, with the help of Alcan and Investissement Québec and in partnership with A Nous Paris, Télérama, FIP and evene.fr.

Some exhibitions presented as part of Lille 2004 - European Capital of Culture:

> Cinemas of the Future
cinemas du futur
POL © Granular Synthesis
Cinema has been called upon to develop in the next decade. Parallel to its frenzied industrialisation – already underway by means of various by-products and assorted games, for which film really only acts as an alibi – a more fruitful alternative is emerging that involves a total re-working of the film-spectator relation. It is one in which a strong physical engagement is no longer to be excluded; it is one for which new writings are necessary.
Whether immersive, labyrinthine, and/or interactive, these new cinematographic possibilities are bringing numerous centres of research and production together with new writers and directors.
Cinemas of the Future constitutes a sort of inventory of these works and their creators: the “image-blowers.”

With: Pierre Allio, Romy Achituv, Art+Com (Joachim Sauter, Dirk Lüsebrink), Gregory Barsamian, Brown, Del Favero, Shaw, Weibel, Jean Michel Bruyère, Luc Courchesne, Du Zhenjun, dumb type, Ghassem Ebrahimian, Richard Fleischer , FogScreen inc., Holger Förterer, Masaki Fujihata, Teiji Furuhashi, Abel Gance, Granular Synthesis, Toshio Iwai, Ulf Langheinrich, Marie Maquaire, minim++ (Motoshi Chikamori, Kyoko Kuno), David Moises, O’ Neill,, Comella, Kang, The Labyrinth Project, Christian Partos, Miguel Rotschild, Tomohiro Sato, Jeffrey Shaw, Pierrick Sorin, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Shiro Takatani, Time’s Up.
> Robots !

Theo Jansens © Lourens / Van der Klis / © Waseda Humanoid Robotics Institute

> Du côté de chez... Peter Greenaway / Erwin Redl / Chiharu Shiota
du cote de
Erwin Redl - FADE I / Chiharu Shiota - During Sleep / Peter Greenaway & Saskia Boddeke - Wash and Travel
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