Screen Play_Evolution

It’s Our Playground (IOP) is an artistic duo comprising of Camille Le Houezec and Jocelyn Villemont. IOP’s projects are primarily concerned with examining the exhibition format and take the form of online projects comprising mainly of scenography and installation. They are perhaps unique in that they make a claim for curation as artistic medium. The duo’s practice is thus an irreverent reflection on modes of display, exhibition devices and the influence of the Internet on contemporary artistic production. IOP’s online projects deconstruct the hierarchy that exists between objects or documents while overcoming the physical constraints of a real exhibition space. Originally exhibited online, their video Screen Play_evolution examines the systems of circulation that govern the mediation of artworks by looking at their online documentation. This exploration of the second life of an artwork playfully looks at the transformation of the image, back and forth from 3D to 2D, and illustrates the hybrid character of IOP’s practice. Each project transforms and mutates according to the different mediums used for circulation, blurring the frontier between exhibition, installation and sculpture. Since 2010, itsourplayground.com acts primarily as an online artist-run space and archive for the duo’s activities. From September 2012 to August 2014, IOP curated the program for SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow. Their recent exhibitions include Deep Screen, Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-eaux, 2015; Show Room, Glassbox, Paris, 2015; La Chose Encadrée, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, 2014; Végétal Passion, Le Crédac, Ivry-rsur-Seine, 2013.