Des résultats négatifs dans le net.art

publié dans le N°21 de la revue Pratiques, Réflexions sur l’art, Automne 2010. Pratiques discrètes de l’art et leurs non-lieux. Ecole régionale des beaux-arts de Rennes, FRAC Bretagne, Laboratoire d’histoire, critique et théorie de l’université Rennes 2, équipe de recherche “Arts : pratique et poétiques” de l’université Rennes 2.

Cet article s’articule autour de questions liées à une mouvance artistique appelée net.art, située à la marge de l’art contemporain et du « mainstream ». Le net.art proprement dit a duré de 1995 à 1998, après quoi de nombreux artistes ont essaimé sur le réseau sans nécessairement s’identifier à ce courant. Continue reading “Des résultats négatifs dans le net.art”

Interface Criticism book

My article “Collective hallucination and capitalism 2.0: Scale-free Elections in France” is published in the book Interface Criticism. Aesthetics Beyond the Buttons. (Søren Pold & Christian Ulrik, 2011). The book will be launched at Transmediale.

Authors: Christian Ulrik Andersen & Søren Bro Pold, Erkki Huhtamo, Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen, Lone Koefoed Hansen, Søren Bro Pold, Florian Cramer, Dragana Antic and Matthew Fuller, Geoff Cox, Morten Breinbjerg, Christian Ulrik Andersen, Henrik Kaare Nielsen, Jacob Lillemose, Inke Arns, Christophe Bruno

Plastik #01 : Les lois de non-conservation

Publication de mon article “Les lois de non-conservation” dans la revue Plastik #01- Etre ici et là : la relativité générale et la physique quantique.

[Plastik] est la revue du Centre d’études et de recherches en arts plastiques (CERAP) de l’Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. L’objectif essentiel de cette publication est la mise en valeur des deux postures cardinales, création et recherche, telles qu’elles s’entrelacent, se contrarient ou se déploient dans le travail des plasticiens.

Documenta 12 Magazine Project : Is Modernity our Antiquity?

In 2006 and 2007 -empyre- global community conducted three moderated conversations on the three leitmotifs of DOCUMENTA 12 chosen by Roger Buergel. I was invited to participate to the first one in March 2006, now published in the DOCUMENTA 12 Magazine Project: Is Modernity our Antiquity? (original pdf here)

With Christiane Paul (USA), Christophe Bruno (F), Eric Kluitenberg (NL), Dirk Vekemans (B), and Christina McPhee (USA) who was also moderator.

Aminima : The Web before the Web

In September 2004 I was a guest-blogger for the French online magazine fluctuat.net. I wrote a series of short posts about what could be called «the precursors of the Web»… or «the Web minus the technology».

Here is an augmented and updated version in English that will be published in the magazine for art and new media aminima N°20. Some of my pieces are described as well, in relation to these precursors.

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Read Me Book : A glimpse beyond search engines

A glimpse beyond search engines, text published in the Read_Me Book (Read_Me 2004 Software Art Festival, Aarhus, Denmark. Curated by A. Shulgin, O. Goriunova, S. Pold & al.)

Verb thou art, and unto verb shalt thou return

In the present paper, I describe briefly some projects (that do not exist as yet) which one can see either as possible utilitarian global structures or as art-fiction pieces subverting these structures.

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Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona : Misusing Technologies

Misusing technologies, summary of the transcript of a lecture given at CHIPS Seminar 2 (Consumer Hybrid Information Products and Services). Published in Report on CHIPS seminar 2, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

The “Google Adwords happening” was a web performance where text ad were delivered whenever someone entered search term like “symptom” on the Google search engine. In my website I outline my ideas about Semantic Capitalism, and show that the word “sex” is worth $3,837 and the word “art” $410. The underlying lesson, however, is both commercial and cultural. Words have value, largely because they connect potential customers to merchants selling what they are looking for.

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