Conférence à la Cité Internationale des arts, 26 nov. 2019 à 18h30

Mardi 26 novembre 2019 à 18h00 à l’auditorium de la Cité internationale des arts (18 Rue de l’Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris) : je présenterai mon nouveau projet, Machine, Being and Nothingness (L’Être, la Machine et le Néant), autour des questions d’IA et d’anti-académisme. Celui-ci est exposé à ‘Autonomie Zéro‘, Cité internationale des arts, Paris.

Le projet a été réalisé en collaboration avec l’historienne de l’art Chrystelle Desbordes et avec la participation de diverses Intelligences Artificielles
Avec le soutien d’Arcadi Île-de-France
Avec la participation du DICRéAM

Autonomie Zéro, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

My new project: Machine, Being and Nothingness (L’Être, la Machine et le Néant), is exhibited at ‘Autonomie Zéro‘, Cité internationale des arts, Paris.
Vernissage le jeudi 21 novembre 2019 à 18h00 à la Cité internationale des arts (18 Rue de l’Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris).
Vernissage en présence des commissaires Gilles Alvarez (LE CENTQUATRE-PARIS / Biennale des arts numériques Némo) et Dominique Moulon (commissaire associé à la Biennale des arts numériques Némo).

Le projet a été réalisé en collaboration avec l’historienne de l’art Chrystelle Desbordes et avec la participation de diverses Intelligences Artificielles
Avec le soutien d’Arcadi Île-de-France
Avec la participation du DICRéAM

Chaosmos, Mécènes du sud, Montpellier

Du 28 juin au 29 septembre 2019, ma pièce Fascinum, est exposée à Chaosmos X. Se souvenir de demain.
Collection Famille Servais. Commissariat Nicolas de Ribou.
Espace de Mécènes du sud Montpellier-Sète, 13 rue des Balances, Montpellier.
Eva & Franco MATTES, Heather DEWEY-HAGBORG, APPARATUS 22, Yoon Ji SEON, Daniela ORTIZ, Jon RAFMAN, Regina Jose GALINDO, Shirin FAKHIM, Christophe BRUNO, Roger BALLEN, Ariel OROZCO, Mickalene THOMAS, Melissa ICHIUJI, Cindy SHERMAN, Loretta LUX, Lucas SAMARAS, Makoto AIDA, Bjarne MELGAARD, Robert MAPPLE­THORPE, Andres SERRANO.

Es Baluard, Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Palma de Mallorca

From 31st January 2019 to 29th September 2019: exhibited at Es Baluard Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Palma de Mallorca.

Artists: Jordi Abelló Vilella, Marina Abramović, Pilar Albarracín, Marcel·lí Antúnez, Manu Arregui, Miquel Barceló, Pep Bonet, Christophe Bruno, Daniel Canogar, Toni Catany, Paolo Cirio, Analivia Cordeiro, Evru, FakeShop, Roland Fischer, Anaisa Franco, Alberto García-Alix, Domenico Gnoli, Eduardo Kac, Wifredo Lam, Jana Leo, Solimán López, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Lugán, Antoni Miralda, Joan Miró, Amedeo Modigliani, Shirin Neshat, Marina Núñez, Andrés Pachón, Pablo Picasso, Jaume Plensa, Charles Sandison, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, Antonio Saura, Eulàlia Valldosera, Marie-France Veyrat and Darío Villalba.

Curators: 
Roberta Bosco and Stefano Caldana

Production: 
Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma and Colección BEEP de Arte Electrónico

Human Browser at transmediale 2017, Berlin

March 4, 2017. transmediale 2017 | closing weekend: Technology Languages of the Past, Present, and Future,  with Friederike Anders, Laurie Anderson, Emilien Awada & Constanze Ruhm, Christophe Bruno, Florian Cramer, Valie Djordjevic, Rotraut Pape and Caspar Stracke.

IMPROVED POST-TRUTH VERSION OF HUMAN BROWSER, FULLY RECODED

Human Browser allows a human to embody the web. Actress Manon Kahle, who performed Human Browser in transmediale 2006, will be using the system anew, allowing the audience to experience an unusual competition between user and machine.

Workshop at CESTA, Stanford University

January 10-13, 2017: Chrystelle Desbordes and myself were invited by Dan Edelstein and Catherine Nicole Coleman to a workshop about FI:BRA (Toward a Humanistic Analysis of Research Networks), where we presented our project Semiography.

Stanford’s internationally-renowned Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) is a pioneering research hub, where they use and critique digital tools and methods to create new knowledge in cross-disciplinary humanistic inquiry.

ArtJaws, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris

Launch of «ArtJaws Collectors», Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris. Curated by Anne-Cécile Worms, Art2M and Anne & Julien, HEY! modern art & pop.

Yann Black / Chistophe Bruno / Sunny Buick / Magali Daniaux et Cedric Pigot / Reynald Drouhin / Easy Sacha / Catherine Ikam et Louis Fléri / Just / Julien Levesque / Christophe Luxereau / Karl Marc / Albertine Meunier / Mikael de Poissy / Rude / Laura Satana / Scenocosme / Yom

His Master Voice, La Panacée, Montpellier

June 17 to September 20, 2015 : my performance Human Browser is exhibited at His Mas­ter’s Voice,  La Panacée, Montpellier. Curator : Inke Arns

With Christophe Bruno, Erik Bünger, William Burroughs & Antony Balch, Aslı Cavu şoğlu, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (YHCHI), Jakup Ferri, Jochen Gerz, Richard Grayson, Asta Gröting, Daniel Hofer, Anette Hoffmann / Matei Bellu / Andrea Bellu / Regina Sarreiter, International Institute of Political Murder, Ignas Krunglevicius, Stefan Panhans, Laure Prouvost, Kathrin Resetarits, Peter Rose, Manuel Saiz, Anri Sala, Richard Serra & Nancy Holt, Katarina Zdjelar, Artur Zmijewski.

Archéologie des média, Seconde Nature, Aix-en-Provence

Du 20 mai au 28 juin 2015 : Archéologie des média – Exposition-recherche du PAMAL – Seconde Nature, Aix-en-Provence
Invité comme commissaire d’exposition, le PAMAL, une unité de recherche de l’École Supérieure d’Art d’Avignon composée d’artistes, d’ingénieurs et de conservateurs-restaurateurs, mène une réflexion sur la durée de vie des œuvres d’art numériques, sur leur émergence et leur obsolescence, sur leur préservation, leur restauration et, parfois, leur disparition…

Avec et autour de : angelino (Albertine Meunier), ∼bbgirl21 (or the declin of the unicorn) (Emilie Gervais), counter (Grégory Chatonsky), doek (Annie Abrahams & Jan de Weille), fascinum (Christophe Bruno), .jpg printing (Jacob Riddle), les secrets (Nicolas Frespech), re-funct media (Benjamin Gaulon & al.), sprint#1 (Pamal & Scrumology Prod), videotext animated poems (Eduardo Kac).

L’ère du paléo-digital, BnF/ENSBA, 6 et 7 mai 2015

Journées d’études : L’ère du paléo-digital, BnF/ENSBA, 6 et 7 mai 2015.
Organisées par Christophe Bruno, Chrystelle Desbordes et Emmanuel Guez sur une invitation de Marie Saladin.
En partenariat avec MCD, le Magazine des Cultures Digitales.

Programme en PDF

mercredi 6 mai 2015 | Bibliothèque nationale de France | Archéologie des média et des savoirs
jeudi 7 mai 2015 | Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts | Humanités et atlas à l’ère post-digitale

Avec Dominique Allios, Nathalie Boulouch, Lionel Broye, Christophe Bruno, Bureau d’Études, Yves Citton, Vuk Ćosić, Chrystelle Desbordes, Louise Fauduet, Benjamin Gaulon, Emmanuel Guez, Kapwani Kiwanga, Marie Koch, Marie Lechner, Annick Le Follic, Vincent Rioux, Anne Roquigny, Marie Saladin, Nicolas Thély.

MCD #75 Archéologie des média

L’archéologie des média a produit (et continue de produire) des effets majeurs dans le champ de la création, de l’exposition, de la médiation, de la conservation et de la théorisation des œuvres médiatiques et numériques. Héritant d’esprits indisciplinés, de Marshall McLuhan, de Michel Foucault et de Friedrich Kittler, l’archéologie des média est multiple, inter- et a-disciplinaire. Ce numéro MCD #75 est à son image. Au sommaire : ARCHÉOLOGIE / RECYCLAGE / VINTAGE / EXPOSITION / MÉDIATION / ÉCOSYSTÈME / CONSERVATION / PRÉSERVATION / INGÉNIERIE

Les rédacteurs : Andrés Lozano, Annick Bureaud, Annick Rivoire, Cécile Dazord, Clarisse Bardiot, Emmanuel Guy, Gwenola Wagon, Igor Štromajer, Jussi Parikka, Serge Hoffman, Morgane Stricot et les enseignants-chercheurs de l’ESAA : Christophe Bruno, Lionel Broye, Lucille Calmel, Line Herbert-Arnaud, Prune Galeazzi, Emmanuel Guez, Pierre Lagrange, ainsi que les étudiants : Coline Bourgouin, Laura Garrassin, Rémy Geindreau, Sylvain Goutailler, Tiphaine Vialle, Marie Bastard. Avec des entretiens de : Dragan Espenschied, Johannes Gfeller, Cyril Jarton, Anne Laforet, Douglas Edric Stanley, Mathieu Triclot.

Une publication MCD (Directrice : Anne-Cécile Worms ; rédacteur en chef : Laurent Diouf). Rédacteur en chef invité : Emmanuel Guez et PAMAL.

City Art Gallery, Ljubljana

Net.art Painters and Poets, collective show curated by Vuk Ćosić and Alenka Gregorić at the City Art Gallery, Ljubljana (June 19. 2014 – August 31. 2014).

With !MEDIENGRUPPE BITNIK, 0100101110101101.org, Cory Arcangel, Kim Asendorf, Aram Bartholl, Mez Breeze, Christophe Bruno, Heath Bunting, Shu Lea Cheang, Paolo Cirio, Vuk Ćosić, Constant Dullaart, Lisa Jevbratt, JODI, Justin Kemp, Olia Lialina, Alessandro Ludovico, Mouchette, Mark Napier, Evan Roth, ®TMark, Eryk Salvaggio, Alexei Shulgin, Teo Spiller, Igor Štromajer, Thomson & Craighead, Ubermorgen, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Jaka Železnikar

Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg

07 March 2014 – 21 April 2014: exhibited at NET.ARTography, Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg.

The works shown in this exhibition of the internationally most relevant net artists belong to the collection of NETescopio, iniciated in 2008 and since then constantly developed by the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art of Extremadura and Latin America – MEIAC, Badajoz. With NETescopio, the MEIAC is a pioneer in the availability of an Internet accessible art collection beyond the physical presence of the actual Museum. A selection of 120, partly no longer accessible, key works covers the panorama of net art production from the 1990s until today. This exhibition is in this sense a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the net art tendencies and their aesthetics. The main objective of the NETescopio archive, which makes also a historical classification of the collected works, is the preservation of the works, characterized by the incorporation of a large numbers of Spanish and Latin American net artists.

Curated by Gustavo Romano

Post-digital research, Transmediale, Berlin

Feb. 1st, 2014: I’m invited to present my work at Transmediale, Berlin.

Post-digital research, Afterglow, Transmediale, Berlin: the event asks how to formulate research questions, research methods, and research dissemination under post-digital conditions. How does the post-digital become a research topic? How are research practices affected by the post-digital? How is research organised, visualised, and put into processes of management? And, how do we respond to this?

Following an experiment of performing research under such conditions, presented in the Peer-reviewed Newspaper Post-Digital Research, launched at transmediale, the participants will focus on systems of valorisation within research and the control mechanisms through which it is measured.

With an introduction by Christian Ulrik Andersen (Associate Professor at Aarhus University), artist Christophe Bruno will launch his new project Psycho-academic Dérive, an academic mapping of highly organized academic networks and citation patterns. Invited respondents will help to generate discussion around post-digital conditions of research, and understandings of how knowledge disseminates, and of possible ways to critically engage with this.

Video of the conference (my own talk is at the end of the video).

Observatori, Valencia

May 11-13, 2007: as winner of the ARCO new media prize 2007, Fascinum is exhibited at Observatori, 8º Festival Internacional de Investigación Artística de Valencia.

Fascinum is an Internet installation that shows the pictures from the daily news that are the most viewed (ranked from 1 to 10) on different national Yahoo websites, in real time. The viewer surfs on the infotainment tsunami and experiences the paradoxes of global thinking in a blink.

Continue reading “Observatori, Valencia”

Dreamlogs in “Réseaux”, an article by E. Candel

My piece Dreamlogs is featured in an article by Etienne Candel entitled “Miracles and mirages of self publishing. The case of Christophe Bruno’s Dreamlogs”, published in the French review Réseaux.

Abstract: In this article the author considers the concept of disfiguration, a process of transformation of the pagination, formatting and editorial characteristics of an on-line text, that is, what Yves Jeanneret calls its textualisation. The concept of disfiguration is used to highlight the semiotic impact of editorial enunciation on the Internet. The work studied here, the Dreamlogs of Netartist Christophe Bruno, subverts a canonic form of the blog in a practice of distorted self-publishing. It thus manipulates the Internaut’s cognitive routines and, by disfiguring the texts, questions the common practices of writing, reading and interpretation.

Neterotopia, Palais de Tokyo, NICC and Careof

From 16th to 31st of March 2006 at physical spaces: Palais de Tokyo (Paris), NICC (Antwerp) and Careof (Milan). Curated by Daniele Balit and Pierre Mertens. Supported by NICC, Love Difference et Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto.

http://www.neterotopia.net

The project is inspired by Michel Foucault’s concept of heterotopia.

In opposition to the non-places of utopy, the heterotopies (literally: places of diversity), are defined by Foucault as “other spaces” capable to receive diversity and possibility, without disconnecting from the real world. Neterotopies are thus inserted in the media communication system, respecting its rules and limits, at same time attaching a new significance to advertising spaces.

Artists and websites: Christophe Bruno (liberation) – Ghazel (sortiraparis.com) – Susan Hefuna (movies.tenuae.com) – Nathalie Hunter (google.com) – Yuji Oshima (arman.fm) – Peter Lemmensand Eva Cardon (wunderground.com) – Adam Vackar (inrockutibles.com) – Stephen Vitiello (villagevoice.com) – Luca Vitone (viamichelin.it) – Version (Gabriela Vanga, Ciprian Muresan e Mircea Cantor) (corriere.it) – 0100101110101101.ORG (film.it).

Empyre / Documenta 12

Invited on Empyre – soft_skinned_space for March 2006. Guest are: Christophe Bruno (FR), Erik Kluitenberg (NL), Christiane Paul (US), Dirk Vekemans (BE), and as moderator/guest, Christina McPhee (US)

The topic, “Is modernity our antiquity?”, is proposed by Roger Beurgel, artistic director for Documenta 12.

“It is fairly obvious that modernity, or modernity’s fate, exerts a profound influence on contemporary artists. Part of that attraction may stem from the fact that no one really knows if modernity is dead or alive. It seems to be in ruins after the totalitarian catastrophes of the 20th century (the very same catastrophes to which it somehow gave rise). It seems utterly compromised by the brutally partial application of its universal demands (liberté, égalité, fraternité) or by the simple fact that modernity and coloniality went, and probably still go, hand in hand. Still, people’s imaginations are full of modernity’s visions and forms (and I mean not only Bauhaus but also arch-modernist mind-sets transformed into contemporary catchwords like “identity” or “culture”). In short, it seems that we are both outside and inside modernity, both repelled by its deadly violence and seduced by its most immodest aspiration or potential: that there might, after all, be a common planetary horizon for all the living and the dead.”

-Roger Beurgel, artistic director, Documenta 12

This topic is one of three leitmotifs to be brought into a world wide discussion that will occur throughout 2006 in advance of Documenta 12, in 2007. Documenta, the festival of art that occurs every five years in Kassel, has invited all of us at the -empyre- list to participate in a formal discussion around three questions, or leitmotifs, throughout this year. This month is the launch of our participation in this project, which will continue in July and November 2006, again with topics selected by the Documenta team. All over the world, some seventy online and print journals will initiate dialogue around three core questions; the results will integrate into Documenta 12 itself next year in Kassel ( 2007). -empyre- ’s archives for this month will find their place in print and / or online with the Documenta Magazine project in 2007 when the festival opens.

http://www.documenta12.de/documenta12/english/leitmotifs.html

Human Browser at EU constitution vote

Paris, Sunday, May 29, 2005 : Jérôme Piques v1.0, the first Human Browser, created by net artist Christophe Bruno, was experimented nearby a Parisian polling station.

Watch the video broadcast on LeMonde.fr

This piece is a wireless Google hack : as I enter keywords in a Wi-Fi pda, to briefly describe the actor’s context, a program on a laptop uses these keywords as search strings in google. Then the laptop sends a text-to-speech audio of the search to an actor who then repeats what he’s getting via the headphones.

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As a new epidemic of Turing Syndrome is spreading in France, unable to decide of its own future, the Human Browser offered to help the nation. During a few hours, thanks to its brand new Wi-Fi connection and its amazing ability of real-time Web-mining, the Human Browser tried to invest on language derivative by-products, in a deflationary global semantic market.

Vidarte 2002, Mexico City

Aug. 27 – Sep 7, 2002: Non-weddings exhibited at Vidarte 2002, Mexico City. Database Desire, curated by Rudolf Frieling (ZKM).

Statement by Rudolf Frieling:

« (…) Another net based project in search of our relationship towards images as a cultural code, more humourous, yet at the same time deeply philosophical, is Christophe Bruno’s Non-weddings which makes use of the ubiquitous Google-apparatus as a search-engine. It employs this tool for a net-based dyptich that is based on the supposed dualism of two keywords that serve as a search tool. The play is, as the author states, on the linguistic set of signifier and signified, on a secondary level on the reading of this set by Jacques Lacan, and on a third level on the friction between language and a mere trace of an image that is only in some arbitrary way related to the search word. Deconstruction, here, is coined “non-wedding”, i.e. the matching of things that do not belong together. The friction is the infinite source of “jouissance”, as the French theorist says. We rejoice in the multiple shifts of meaning that occur between a preconceived notion of a term/image relation and the non-wedded results. We begin to wonder how a term can possibly be related to an image at all. »

Rudolf Frieling