The guest artist will deploy his project in the architecture of 20e, working in conjunction with the inhabitants of the district, and in agreement with the borough mayor. This work, linked to the diversion of the photographic image, will lead to an installation in the urban space.
Artists of the 2018 edition:
Benjamin Gaulon aka Recyclism is an artist, researcher, teacher at Parsons Paris The New School for Design. In each of these activities, he strives to develop a creative and critical approach around the technology, the media and the modes of consumption that they generate. He also organizes since 2005 "e-waste workshop" where the public learns circuit bending, hardware hacking, as well as the problems related to the obsolescence programmed: it diverts material apparently obsolete to recompose thus new electronic objects. Pedagogical experimentation, considered as a mode of research, completes the arsenal of tactics of this artist who recycles, hack and hijacks.
Graduate of Elisava Barcelona, School of Design and Engineering, his work focuses on digital art and new technologies. Hands-on, Martial Geoffre-Rouland creates projects that explore areas as different as the web, digital installations or scenography. Since 2009, he works on technical and theoretical topics, helping participants to develop the potential of digital and code language.
A project by Martial Geoffre-Rouland and Benjamin Gaulon, based on Corrupt a software developed on the web Glitch Art Software allowing its user to download and share corrupted images on www.corrupt.recyclism.com. Corrupt damages data on a binary level, resulting in unpredictable results.
The software allows its users to trap videos stored on their computer, videos from their webcam or their desktop in real time. When a clip is recorded, a video of 10 seconds and an animated GIF file are saved locally and automatically.
An interactive device is placed in a mini studio in a commercial Place de la Reunion, where residents can come and film themselves for one minute by interacting on a device of image corruption. The images filmed by the inhabitants are then projected onto 3 buildings in the square for two weeks after dark.