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Weather Desktop Project

September 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Weather Desktop Project

The ‘Weather Desktop Project’ was created at the invitation of Copie Copains Club, a collective inviting artists to copy other artists. My proposal is a very localized variation on the ‘Weather Project‘ by Olafur Eliasson. What if you could stare at the sun from your computer? I’m spending more time with my computer than with […]

Upstairs

August 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Upstairs

Upstairs is an interactive sound installation that spread ghostly snippets of classic film dialogues in the staircase of an old cinema. It was commissioned by the Pixel Palace / Step Sequence art programme at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. As cinema visitors walked up and down the staircase, they triggered surprising and unexpected narratives. […]

Abstract

July 19th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Abstract

“Abstract” is an interactive installation on the theme of waiting and the perception of the time passing-by: inviting visitors in a space where the body and its movement play the role of interfaces. From a point of view on the Japanese garden and its vision on the surrounding, aesthetic and philosophical world, this project is […]

100 essais

July 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

100 essais

“100 essais” is an interactive installation set in a public space, on the themes of collection and of accumulation. Inspired by an essay published in 1976 on “A hundred things Japanese“, this installation invites participants to discover 100 “video objects” scattered around in the city. Participants thus progressively reconstruct a fragmented narrative, a collective abstract […]

Twipology

May 27th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art, Featured | Leave A Comment »

Twipology

Twipology is a garden generated from Twitter conversations using the hashtags whatever, system, control, radical, surface, cigarette, pink, raw, passage, abstract, kindergarten, superficial. Visitors are welcome to walk, sit, dance, rest, contemplate, spend hours or days in the space. Twipology is a comment on the uses of personal data for narrated digital fabrication. Collaborators & […]

White Square Of

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art, Featured | Leave A Comment »

White Square Of

“White Square Of”is a pop-up exhibition of 50 objects, printed with a MakerBot over a week. The objects were all selected based on specific criteria: – availability on Thingiverse.com – familiarity with our daily life – usefulness Some examples include a funnel, a clothes clip, a camera lens cap, a phone case, a curtain hook, […]

Rabota

May 3rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art, Blog, Featured | 2 Comments »

Rabota

Rabota is a CNC machine on wheels that is uniquely controlled by sleep data. It is an erosion and subtractive machine that transforms sleep data into a physical alteration of a bedroom floor. It’s meant as an interactive fabrication experience, where the CNC-machine responds to fluctuant human personal data instead of a pre-determined geometry. The […]

I Want You (But I Can’t)

March 18th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

I Want You (But I Can’t)

Hundreds of movies, of representations and of staged stories absorbed during the pre-adolescence and the adolescence have shaped the form of my ideal man, have slowly built and conditioned my desire and my libido. These images have imprisoned me in a love relationship forever fantasized and unresolved. We called them “impostors” those who in the […]

Passages

January 10th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art, Research | Leave A Comment »

Passages

Passages is a public space installation that aims to connect intimately people in different cities. This installation presents the random passer-by with a moving and transiting experience where he/she has to engage the entire body to uncover the possibilities of a relationship with a stranger. A video documentation (see link below) presents the project as […]

Travelling

January 7th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Travelling

In French, a “travelling” describes a cinema technique that is translated in English as a “trackshot”. In English, “travelling” refers to the act of travel that is translated in French as “voyageant/en voyage”. Mixing the two meanings, this interactive piece offers as a cinema travelling, a voyage between the architectures of Berlin and Tel-Aviv. The […]

Panoramas

December 7th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Panoramas

The passage Verdeau in Paris shot in 2 x 360 degrees panoramas, as a comment on Benjamin’s Arcades Project, from the series ‘Passages process’ (n.6). Author: Joëlle Bitton Year: 2002 Series: Passages process (n.6) System: html + javascript Related Link Open artwork in Superficiel.org

Avance/Retour/Rapides

November 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Avance/Retour/Rapides

An audiovisual piece allows the user to explore an indefinite passage in Budapest between Dób and Kiraly streets. The passage starts somewhere on a grid and ends somewhere else. As the grid fills itself, the user discovers the multiple entries and ends of the same passage. The user is trapped somehow while a strange sound […]

Miss tek

October 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Miss tek

The symmetrical piece of Avance/Retour/Rapides, Miss Tek is its bug. An error in the code for the final piece created Miss Tek: it appeared as a beautiful gift from the programming language. Miss Tek became the abstract version of an infinite passage. Transitions of pixels and squares that are accompanied by a suggestive electronic music […]

Dov – Kiraly koz

September 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Dov – Kiraly koz

Dov-Kiraly Koz is a piece that reflects on the urban passage with a multiplication of layers: the user passes through photographs like the he would pass through the passage in Budapest that the pictures represent. Moreover, the piece works on the idea of verticality and flat pictures as opposed to the horizontal perspective in depth […]

Young ordinary woman

August 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Young ordinary woman

In a passage of Munich, a woman is followed. Four videos are showing traces of her passage, her transitions: she moves from one video to the other, almost subrepticely. The videos are framed as paintings and depict scenaries in the passage that are peculiar, always adding an extra surface, between the lens of the camera […]

Encoding failure

July 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Encoding failure

Failing to encode the videos shot for ‘Young ordinary woman’ for the web, I found myself with 4 QT videos who are showing a series of words and numbers, in rhythm. They don’t mean anything but I discovered a hidden abstract world ‘behind’ the encoded videos. Credits & Infos Authors: Joëlle Bitton Year: 2001 System: […]

A balearic slideshow

June 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

A balearic slideshow

An interactive interpretation of the classic summer holidays pictures slideshow. All pictures were taken at Ibiza. Credits & Infos Authors: Joëlle Bitton, Raphaël Meyer Year: 2000 System: Shockwave app Exhibitions: performed at Batofar, Paris, for the event ‘Superficiel.org presents Raw Screens’, June 2004 Related Link Open interactive artwork in Superficiel.org (Shockwave plug-in needed)

Plakatieren Verboten

May 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Plakatieren Verboten

An image that will never be completed, and yet that will form a musical composition, never the same one. “Plakatieren Verboten” or it is forbidden to post on walls. But the subversion comes from the music. This sound interaction site was commissioned by the KunstRadio/ORF in Vienna and conceived with the composer Rupert Huber (BerlinerTheorie […]

Kindergarten

April 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art | Leave A Comment »

Kindergarten

“Kindergarten” was designed to create a narrative environment (children and monsters playing hide-and-seek at the fun fair) where the user is immersed and guided by a sound navigation through shapes and pieces of pictures. The installation consists of three visual and sound environments that represent the world fantasized over the funfair: the ghost-train, the distorting […]

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