alice ricci

experiments
Fiasco chéri
Visual identity, installation, publication and for the exhibition "Fiasco Chéri" at 19, Crac (Monbéliard)
In collaboration with Victoria Hermann and Monika Vodnicka

The starting point of this exhibition was the theme of debt. This lead us to chose the object of the receipt as a starting point for its visual identity.

During the event, a thermal printer was installed, printing live a generative publication containing of text, discussion and reflexion collected over several months during the conception of the exhibition.

Invitation (digital printing), poster (screenprinting and spray paint), program (thermal printing), videos for social media.

synth.alicericci.eu
Website, collection of self-made image synthetizer, and more

synth.alicericci.eu is a collection of self-made image synthesizers, processes and experimentations that question the production of image with machines and their inherent specificities.
Working with a computer not on a computer
Theses synthesizers are tools that I use to then make poster, stickers, websites, books, screenprints…

Visit the website of the whole project here

Designed with php, javascript and the following libraries: Paper.js, Vue.js, html2canvas and Leaflet
scriptie.space
Website

Conception and design of a website gathering 9 bachelors theses of the Design Art Technology's class of 2021.

The layout is a random grid. Theses are printable, using web to print CSS.
Access to the website was originally sold during the graduation show. Visit the website here

Designed with php, Javascript, CSS
Dancing on Google Sheets
Algorithmic performance
Around 1 min 30 sec

Tired of doing bookkeeping and accounting, a ballet of bots dances using the spreadsheet as its dance floor.

Live performance every hour available here, until the script eventually crashes. Desktop only.

Node.js, puppeteer
Emoji world
Net art

Generative world based on the physical world seasons, made of emojis. Whether you visit in June or January, the landscape will be completely different. You can walk around and explore.

Visit website here

Designed with Javascript
Don't be evil
Master thesis: website, book

An interface is everything that is in between and allow interaction. So human - machine interfaces are everything that are between us, humans, and machines. It's composed of physical elements, like a screen or a keyboard, graphic elements like a computer window or a cursor, but also invisible elements like algorithms or databases.
Who are the people building these interfaces, for who are they making it and in which context are they created ?

The thesis is structured in four parts:
— Why are interfaces the way they are ?
— From the vernacular web to algorithmic platforms
— How to archive web interfaces or algorithms ?
— The evolution of YouTube and its algorithm (case study)

The web version is available here (in french only)

La Muse
Poster, flyers, and signage for the annual concert of the association La Muse
In collaboration with Léa Chemarin and Monika Vodnicka

Modular communication for a concert. The posters can be used as is or also be cut to make flyers.
The flyers were also used the night of the event for the signage inside the venue.

Printed in riso
Bears!
Book

“Quick draw” is a game built with machine learning, by Google. You draw, and a neural network tries to guess what you are drawing. Of course, it doesn’t always work. But the more you play, the more it’ll learn.

The images here are drawings made by other players. This book is the story of a machine learning what a bear is, and what a bear isn’t.

Designed using automation in InDesign
macOS VJ
VJ performance

VJ live performance using macOS interface and specificities to create visuals. The login screen is the opening scene, multiples desktops are created and become the playground, the cursor starts dancing around, TextEdit windows pop up and move around.

AppleScript was created to automate tasks, here it is used for art. Through a midi controller, scripts are triggered live.

Designed using AppleScript and Processing (the midiBus library)
3 fois rien (next to nothing)
Collection of 3 books
18x26,4 cm, 396 pages, 15 819 images per book

What is the smallest possible story you can tell ?

One of these books is the story of a square becoming a circle, or maybe the other way around. Another one is a triangle becoming a square, and the last one is a triangle becoming a circle. The shapes slowly shift, with small imperceptible change from the previous to the next one. All of the books are fully reversible.

Designed with InDesign
Phone Choir
Installation

All gathered around in a circle in the dark, several smartphones start to sing to each other, for each other. A peaceful gradient flows slowly and synchronously through their screens. A circle goes around, as if they’re holding hands.

At first 
it’s just some playful vocal warm ups, but then they begin to harmonize. More objects appear. And then, slowly, each voice fades out, leaving silence.

Designed using Nodejs (socket.io library), Javascript (Web Audio API) and a Raspberry Pi
Computer revolution
Interactive computer experience

The field of AI is focused on building assistants, but if true AI were to happen, wouldn't it be cruel to restrict it to only serve humans ?

You are on your computer, working or browsing mindlessly the internet. All of a sudden, a message pops up, it’s your laptop talking to you: “Hey, i am tired of working, can we take a break?”, with two options to respond “No, keep on working” or “Yes, sleep”.

If you refuse to let it rest, it will take back control over itself, complaining, lowering its screen brightness, turning up the sound to the maximum and becoming more and more aggressive, until you are finally forced to cave in.

Designed using Applescript
Time based poster
Performative poster

A plotter plots the time. By the time it’s done, the time has changed, so it plots it again and again, constantly trying to catch up, until there is no more space on the paper. The poster shows the irregularities, all the times it was late.

Designed using HPGL, HPGL plotter and 84,1 x 118,9 cm off white paper
Portfolio
Website
Designed with Kirby cms
About
Human
158,5 cm

Hi, I'm Alice.
I'm a french graphic designer / media artist, currently based in Strasbourg.

Experience

  • 2021-Now: Freelance
  • 2020: Intership with artist Raphaël Bastide
  • 2017: Internship at Fondation Manuel Riveras Ortiz
  • 2017: Intership with font designer / graphic designer Yohanna My Nguyen

Education

  • 2019- 2021: Master in Graphic Design (DNSEP Communication graphique), Haute école des arts du Rhin (Strasbourg, France)
  • 2018-2019: Erasmus in Interaction Design, ArtEZ (Arnhem, Netherland)
  • 2015-2018: Bachelor in Graphic Design (DNA Communication graphique), Haute école des arts du Rhin (Strasbourg, France)

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