[-empyre-] Is Modernity our Antiquity: Introducing Christophe Bruno
Please welcome Christophe Bruno (FR):
Christophe Bruno lives and works in Paris. He’s been exhibited
internationally in many festivals and museums: Transmediale in
Berlin, ICC in Tokyo, Nuit Blanche de Paris, File Festival in Sao
Paulo, Modern Art Museum of the city of Paris, Tirana Biennale of
Contemporary Art, f.2004@shangai, ReJoyce Festival in Dublin, Ichim
in Paris, P0es1s.net in Berlin, Microwave Media Art Festival in Honk-
Kong, Read_Me Festival in Dortmund and Aarhus, Vidarte in Mexico City...
Part of his work uses language as a global medium but he also deals
with all kind of media resituating them in some critical context
linked to the panoptical aspects of the Web: many of his pieces
involve the idea of hijacking global symbolic forms like search
engines, news portals or the blogosphere… He was awarded with an
Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2003 for his piece The
Google Adwords Happening, in which he introduces the idea of a
“generalized semantic capitalism”.
He just had a solo show at the galerie Sollertis in Toulouse where
his WiFi-SM installation was exhibited for the first time. In this
ironic piece, he tries to get rid of the usual interfaces and deals
with the nightmare of the pain2pain. In his latest work, Human
Browser, which was presented at Transmediale 06, the technology is
even more hidden. The concept mixes mythologies of the separation man/
machine, globalization of speech and performativity.
He just started a new project, Cosmolalia, where he began to
develop a conceptual performative pseudo-mapping of the irreducible
gap between Antiquity and Postmodernity.
He divides his time between his artistic activity, teaching,
lectures and publications.
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