Conversation au fil de l’eau

IN COLLABORATION WITH JEAN-MARIE BOYER — 2015

30.04.2016 > 09.07.2016 ESPACE MULTIMEDIA GANTNER - BOUROGNE ANARCHRONISME EXHIBITION

CURATOR : ANNE LAFORET

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

  • "Conversation au fil de l’eau", 2015

This installation comprises a system for transmitting short text messages through a local network that uses a water circuit to transport data and enables a chat for two participants simultaneously.

These messages are encoded as Morse air and water “packets” flowing in a tube. These are sucked up by a pump and sent to the receiving station to be decoded.

It goes without saying that this handcrafted and deliberately retrograde method will give rise to some errors in transmission and that these bugs are sources of twists and inspiration for participants and an integral part of the project.

With this communication device, we re-appropriate McLuhan iconic phrase : “the medium is the message”. We propose a “new” parodic and backward medium and observe its effect on the nature of the messages it conveys. This dual entity, medium (transmission process) and message (text production) is the heart of the artistic project.

"CONVERSATION AU FIL DE L'EAU" @ WRO 2015 WROCLAW POLOGNE

CREDITS

The prototype has been developped thanx to a residencyGéographies variables at Oudéis Le Vigan (Fr) in september october 2013 and et at Labomedia Orléans (Fr) in december 2014.

With the support of Dicream, Arcadi Île-de-France / Dispositif d’accompagnements, Oudeis le Vigan, Labomedia, Malaupixel, Géographies variables.

LAST SHOWS

– 30.01.2015 > 15.02.2015 Collégiale Saint Pierre le Puellier in Orleans, within festival Orléanoïde

– 13.05.2015 > 17.05.2015 at new building of Wrocław University Library Media Art Biennale WRO 2015

– 12.10.2015 > 18.10.2015 Espace Jean Roger Causssimon Tremblay-en-France Festival Nemo semaine Photophore