Stereolithographic projection
Photo: Julien Maire


With Men at Work, Julien Maire presents a conceptual game built on the old myth of relief cinema, popular today both in dark rooms and in mass consumer electronics. But his 3D cinema is deep, both symbolically and literally. Running in a loop, the film shows a man printed in 3D endlessly digging a hole: removing earth from one spot and accumulating it in another, as with today’s subtractive or additive manufacturing technologies.


Presented in collaboration with Arcadi Île-de-France, with the support of the Fonds franco-québécois pour la coopération décentralisée (FFQCD) as part of the Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise (CPCFQ), under the responsability of the ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie et du Consulat général de France à Québec.

3D animation realised by Paul Jadoul, Studio l'Enclume. Produced by iMAL as part of the résidences de création with the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Quinzaine Numérique, Agence WBTD du FabLab.iMAL and Formlabs.