I WANT TO BE WITH YOU

In this book, two groundbreaking trends of our global digital future meet – made visible by data analyst and photographer Jerome Gence. I WANT TO BE WITH YOU is the result of six years of travelling and living in the real and virtual world. It is a book whose background is virtuality, but at its core it is above all about the magic and surprise of interpersonal encounters… and the need to preserve them.

Signed and numbered, edition of 1000.

25 × 30 cm
240 pages
English, French, German
Hardcover
Fine Art Print accompanying the book
ISBN 978-3-903101-88-3
February 2022 (planned)

Production of this book will be made possible by a pre-order system. As soon as the orders for 500 copies are in, the photographer and the publisher will get together to produce the book. This process will be documented and shared via social media to keep our Friends informed and to let them take part in the creation process until their personal copy is packed in a ‘Books for Friends’ cardboard box for shipping. The usual excellent quality is guaranteed by Edition Lammerhuber.

The first 500 books will include a personal handwritten dedication. All copies of the whole print run will be signed by Jerome Gence and will include a special edition letter-sized print (8.3″×11″ / 21×28cm), which you can choose from three images.

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  • Jerome Gence

    Jerome Gence feels the pulse of our time, traces digital trends and knows how to visualise them in an umparalleld [...] more

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VIRTUAL SINGERS: I LOVE A HOLOGRAM. In Asia, the virtual singers fill the same stadiums as the biggest human pop-stars. For those who are disappointed about human-beings and want to give a try with a hologram, this is the place to be. It works: For some fans, virtual singers became the

love, the wife and even… the God.

Hatsune Miku from Japan, Luo Tianyi from China or Xia Yu Yao from Taiwan have a pop-star status. Attending one of their concert can cost more than a prestigious symphony orchestra performance. And for a good reason: Those virtual singers holograms seem to be the spark in the darkness of their fans life.

From Japan to China, including Taiwan and France, dive into a world between virtual and reality. The best fans don’t hesitate to travel thousands kilometers and wait 12 hours in the cold and the rain to ensure the best places. Like Rihanna, Beyoncé or Justin Bieber, virtual singers don’t have any problems to fill the biggest stadiums in record time. In the first rows the price is the same for human beings and (teddy)bears: 162€, half of the Shanghai’s monthly minimum salary.

Like human artists, the virtual singers can sing, dance, play the instruments and interact with the audience. Virtual singers perform on stage thanks to a sophisticated hologram system. The virtual singers fill with joy the heart of their fans thanks to their songs. Sex, Murder, Love, Rape, with the virtual singers there is no taboos. Hatsune Miku, the biggest virtual singers has a repertoire of more than 100 000 songs.

LIVESTREAMERS: Every day in the biggest Asian cities, livestreamers dance, chat, sing, and even eat for many hours in front of their webcam. On the other side of the screen, thousands of anonymous fans try to combat their profound loneliness by giving special gifts to their idols : virtual stickers.
Sending a single virtual sticker to a livestreamer can cost thousands of euros. All the money received from those stickers will be shared later between the agency, the platform and the livestreamer. For a lonely fan, spending this money is the ultimate chance to catch their attention, to hope for a personal reply, and why not their heart?

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VIRTUAL SINGERS: I LOVE A HOLOGRAM. In Asia, the virtual singers fill the same stadiums as the biggest human pop-stars. For those who are disappointed about human-beings and want to give a try with a hologram, this is the place to be. It works: For some fans, virtual singers became the

love, the wife and even… the God.

Hatsune Miku from Japan, Luo Tianyi from China or Xia Yu Yao from Taiwan have a pop-star status. Attending one of their concert can cost more than a prestigious symphony orchestra performance. And for a good reason: Those virtual singers holograms seem to be the spark in the darkness of their fans life.

From Japan to China, including Taiwan and France, dive into a world between virtual and reality. The best fans don’t hesitate to travel thousands kilometers and wait 12 hours in the cold and the rain to ensure the best places. Like Rihanna, Beyoncé or Justin Bieber, virtual singers don’t have any problems to fill the biggest stadiums in record time. In the first rows the price is the same for human beings and (teddy)bears: 162€, half of the Shanghai’s monthly minimum salary.

Like human artists, the virtual singers can sing, dance, play the instruments and interact with the audience. Virtual singers perform on stage thanks to a sophisticated hologram system. The virtual singers fill with joy the heart of their fans thanks to their songs. Sex, Murder, Love, Rape, with the virtual singers there is no taboos. Hatsune Miku, the biggest virtual singers has a repertoire of more than 100 000 songs.

LIVESTREAMERS: Every day in the biggest Asian cities, livestreamers dance, chat, sing, and even eat for many hours in front of their webcam. On the other side of the screen, thousands of anonymous fans try to combat their profound loneliness by giving special gifts to their idols : virtual stickers.
Sending a single virtual sticker to a livestreamer can cost thousands of euros. All the money received from those stickers will be shared later between the agency, the platform and the livestreamer. For a lonely fan, spending this money is the ultimate chance to catch their attention, to hope for a personal reply, and why not their heart?

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