Lou Chapelle is a UK-based French digital artist. Her work combines video with holographic and digital technologies to create both large scale immersive spaces and more intimate interactive experiences.
Her exploration of the medium of video as “light in space” re-invents the way we look at moving images, giving the pixels a more tangible, physical and palpable form.
Her videos, often created collaboratively with communities of people, invite us to re-connect with nature, and the environment, and create a sense of collective care. They highlight the fragility and beauty of life, and the invisible threads of connections that link us – between humans and accross species.
She has exhibited across the UK and abroad, including a range of light festivals (Light Night Leeds, Lancaster Light Night, Light Night Wigan and Leigh, Nightfall, NuitsNumeriques St Ex) and galleries and museums (Tate Liverpool, Bluecoat, FACT, Pompidou-Centre Metz). She has created bespoke works for many arts organisations (including Belluard Bollwerk internation – Switzerland, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Arts), Universities (Manchester, Leeds), and National Trust.
She has been the recipient of numerous Arts Council England Awards for all and Project Grants, with a recent R&D through the Developing your Creative Practice Grant. Recognition include SkyArts:Ignition Fund winner in 2012, finalist of the Liverpool Art Prize 2013, finalist of Images of Public Engagement Award, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, 2018.