Maison Populaire, Montreuil, from March 14 to April 9 2011
Digital cinema and video games, an exhibition and machinima screening.
Games Diversion or circuitbending are artistic reappropriation prolonging machine life while diverting them from their original use. Playful, poetic or activist, this act can rethink a society based on the use of mass media.
In a digital world where war is waged by remote controlled killers engines like drones, Urban Proof, the installation of Dardex M2F invites us to question our eyes, when it has the ability to act thousands of miles away and kills people without seeing the targets… Playmobits is itself an interactive installation where every room, every game becomes a note, a sound clip or a musical rhythm.
Urban Proof, Dardex M2F, 2008
Urban proof is a video installation in which viewers are immersed by a giant screen and anaglyphs glasses in an urban setting. This installation offers the viewer a stroll or unidirectional interactivity proposed is reduced to reading this apocalyptic landscape. A touchscreen allows viewers to move in this virtual world produced in stereoscopic 3D.
Videobug, Axel Debeul, 2011
Videobug is a series of interactive numeric paintings. The facility, based on a computer malfunction, offers the visitor to enjoy to modulate a video to create true ephemeral paintings in the vein of Glitch Art . Its interface “big red button” calls for simplicity and action. No need for manual or explanation, just press … and release … Beyond the fun and creative sides offered installation, Videobug moved quietly to each address, by experience, the themes in Glitch Art is that the aestheticism of the error and place the latter in the creative process.