What happens when you mix together research in genetics, urban and contemporary dance, contemporary art, light-painting, filming, numerical art, mapping, photography?
... a surprising transmedia laboratory OKUS VISUAL LAB “OKUS is a perpetual visual laboratory in which projects become real”
Manu Di Martino is an artist with an unusual career. As a former researcher in biochemistry and genetics at the University of Liège, he starts dancing late on in life – at the age of 24. As dancer and choreographer, he comes in contact with various dance styles but he specializes in urban dances. He becomes then video-maker / visual artist and founds the company OKUS (visual arts and dance) in 2004. His projects are always organized around research and interdisciplinarity: hip hop and contemporary dance, videography, photography... VIDEO -DESIGNER / CHOREOGRAPHER / CONSULTANT
David Guetta L’Oréal NOXX AOE (Architect of Emotion) Agence R7 (agency of cultural and artistic promotion in Liège) Hip-Orgue European Project JUDGE FOR “BATTLES” AND CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION FINAL of the CND – Concours National de danse (Dance National Competition) (FRANCE-NICE) 2012 CND CORSE – Concours National de danse département CORSE (BASTIA) 2011-2012 CND Nord-Pas-de-Calais 2013, Battle « city vs city » 2013
In 2010 he takes part in the international festival “Pays de Danses” with his video-choreographic creation “Rencontres Hasardeuses”.
In 2011 he makes D-COMPO 0.1, which is a numerical/photo-choreographic project, presented in the plastical art biennal « yapadlezarts ». This project was making with Offredi Fabrice like Assistant Photographer.
In 2013, the transmedia et choreographic project D-COMPO 2.0 is performed under various fragments (Bel-Lux). This project received the MOBILE AWARDS «ART(S) & NETWORK(S)» 2013 Emergence|Performance from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
DANCER in Nana Francois’s company and in the spectacle “Opéra Danse”. Dancer and CHOREOGRAPHER for the Belgian Hip Hop company “WeWannaDance” (specialized in funkstyles). Dancer for various event agencies Brothers & Sisters (Eurodisney, Paris), Blue Art (Brussels)...
TEACHER / TRAINING Hip Hop Dance Light painting photography Videography - Transmedia