> Why does my screen go blue when things go wrong ?
Blue has invaded our digital lives with a strong symbolism and its expressive nuances. As citizens of the internet today, we all know the difference between a problematic blue and a blue designed to make up the safe space of a social network.
> Quand un homme naît au milieu de machines,
on en entend l’écho des années plus tard.
Etant données, c'est un siècle de maladies imaginaires.
Un spectacle mêlant arts du cirque et arts numériques.
Une rencontre qui s'évade en mer,
à la recherche du bruit qui nous anime..
short film [ 5 minutes ]
> We experience life and evolve through digital spaces that hold less and less meaning to us every day. As we are acting everyday more like them, our quest to understand the machines who encrypt our data has become closer to an identity crisis.
the cloud factory
a/v performance [ 45 minutes ]
> it starts in a room with no windows but filled with blue sky.
- “hello world, newborns, recently deceased aka soon-to-be cool skeletons, average hitchhiking aliens, people who just realized they were actually lizards this whole time, and the rest of you.. welcome to planet earth. today is a great day to be alive, dead, or whatever state of decay that find yourself in at the present time, because today we scorch the skies.”
workshop [ 60 minutes ]
> glitch art is deliberate manipulation of data, and data is ever evolving.
as our lives continuously get transcribed into bits, our relationship with data keeps changing;
binding closer. the ability to control the usage of data, of information,
is in the interest of anyone who has pieces of themselves stored somewhere.
short film [ 8 minutes ]
> Super Lune is an application that combines the waves of love to those of the stars.
If the love is real, the connection will glitch. To satisfy the obstinate requests of her boyfriend, Iris downloads the app. She connects to John Love, and starts playing the game. Where will this choice take them ?
> Today's digital signatures, such as compression artifacts, are seen as faults. The race to new and better video codecs avoiding visually lossy content is raging through a commercial enterprise of standards.
The development of an impressionist glitch art form is a reaction to the constant evolution of these codecs, aiming to draw attention towards obfuscated information of failure through the destruction of detail found in artifact beauty.
> I've always found it fascinating the way colors interact with each other in broken digital video files.
There is something extremely plastic about it, but if not for the glitch, the pixels would still be constrained in a unique and expected continuity. The hereby disruptions cause the colors to melt within each other in motion, evolving like independent pigments.