From March 2011 to September 2012, I curated three exhibitions for the Espace Virtuel du Jeu de Paume in Paris.
1) Identités précaires, with 0100101110101101.ORG, Anonymous, La Barbe, Aram Bartholl, Luther Blissett, Heath Bunting, Dick head man Records, Etoy, Iocose, Julien Levesque, Les Liens Invisibles, Michael Mandiberg, Moddr_, Mouchette, Cornelia Sollfrank, Yes Men.
2) Blow-up (co-curated with Daniele Balit), with Natasha Rosling, Jean-Baptiste Bayle, Carlo Steiner, Charlie Jeffery, Didier Courbot, Dora García, Jimpunk. Some of the artistic projects have benefited from the support of Dicréam. With the participation of resurgences.eu and wsb-agency.com.
3) Form@ts, with Vuk Ćosić, F.A.T. Lab, Magic Ring, Miltos Manetas, Rob Myers, Slub. With the collaboration of Samuel Tronçon and Chrystelle Desbordes.
Non Conservation Laws is an artistic and curatorial attempt to question temporality, emergence and obsolescence in the context of globalization and network capitalism. It deals in particular with the question of consumption in art on different time scales, from the shortests to the longests, of the lifespans of artworks, their breakdown, their disappearances, their reincarnations…
Exhibitions : nov. 2010, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin-Madrid, apr. 2009, Tabacalera, Madrid.
C. Bruno/Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin-Madrid
Imagine that the history of the world was turned upside-down and that the historical characters who left their mark in our schoolbooks, were reincarnated as… artists. What works of art would they produce?
The project was initiated in January 2004 and was reactivated in March 2010 on the occasion of the exhibition “Les paradoxes du petit monde” at galerie Ars Longa in Paris, cur. by Judith Lavagna and Cyril Verde. It was also exhibited online by Christina McPhee on Pharmakonlibrary.
Mapping the Void is a series of urban performances by Pessi Parviainen and Christophe Bruno. The performances study the relations between different physical places and the mapping of the global mediascape as we know it. [Link]
Global index of the decay of the aura of language, the Dadameter aims at measuring our distance to Dada. It was inspired by the work of the french writer Raymond Roussel.
The project is a satire about the recent transmutation of language into a global market ruled by Google et al. and uses the most up-to-date technologies of control to draw cartographies of language at large scale.
It was co-produced by the Rencontres Paris-Berlin-Madrid 2008 for contemporary art and new cinema. Concept: Christophe Bruno - programming: Valeriu Lacatusu
Oct. 6 2007: internet users worldwide took part in the Nuit Blanche organized by the Paris local council. Second Night was displayed both on Second Life and at Hôtel d’Albret, Paris.
Works by Andreas Angelidakis, Christophe Bruno, David Guez, Agnès de Cayeux, Claude Closky, Alain Della Negra, Kaori Kinoshita, Yona Friedman, Valéry Grancher, Etienne Joubert, Miltos Manetas, Second Front. Curated by Daniele Balit and Christophe Bruno.
Logo.Hallucination deals with the question of privatization of the glance in relation to collective hallucination: an image recognition software based on neural networks, continuously monitors the images circulating on the Web looking for hidden logos, and sends cease & desist mails whenever a copyright violation is detected.
The project wad conceived for the Rencontres Paris-Berlin 2006 and has received a grant from the DICREAM (Aide à la production - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - CNC). Concept: Christophe Bruno - programming: Valeriu Lacatusu
“(In)human Sciences” was made for the exhibition Neterotopia, curated by Daniele Balit and Pierre Mertens. During March 2006, my work was displayed in the advertising space of the website of the french newspaper Libération. The exhibition was also shown at physical spaces: Palais de Tokyo (Paris), NICC (Antwerp) and Careof (Milan).
A human being embodies
the World Wide Web
Human Browser is a series of Wi-Fi performances based on a Google Hack, where the usual technological interface is replaced with the oldest interface we know: the human being.
“You can only command language
by obeying it”
(G. Perec & M.Bénabou, P.A.L.F. project, OuLiPo 1964)
Dreamlogs are an idea association engine. They propose another way to surf on the Internet, by disentangling the discourses that have interlaced over time.
Blood For Sale is a Wi-Fi performance given at the ReJoyce Festival celebrating Bloomsday 100, Dublin - June 12-17, 2004
After the the guerilla-marketing campaign for WiFi-SM was launched at the Tirana Bienniale of Contemporary Art in 2003, the real product was shown for the first time at galerie Sollertis in January 2006: the WiFi-SM patch is now for real Read more…
In December 2002, I’ve sown a non-existing word on the Web.
GogolChat is a collaborative work by Jimpunk and myself.
The Web is a global text. The hypothetical character, whose speech tends towards this global text, the sum of all speeches of mankind, is called Gogol.
B-Fish was produced for the exhibition Banner Art Collective
The Google Adwords Happening: how a global happening on Google unveiled the Generalized Semantic Capitalism.
Life is an attempt to match the linearity of one’s life with the infinite dimensionality of the space of discourse. Here, Google is used as a non-local structure.
Selfportrait is at the same time a Google hack and a hack of the piece by Valéry Grancher, selfportrait, which was the starting point of the Search Art project.
Non-weddings was inspired by a drawing by Jacques Lacan in “L’instance de la lettre dans l’inconscient”, as I realized that the Internet search engines had some similarities with this presentation (cf Google Image).
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Fascinum is a Yahoo Hack. It shows in real-time the news pictures the most viewed (ranked from 1 to 10) on different national Yahoo portals. The viewer surfs at the top of the infotainment wave and experiments in a panoptic view the paradoxes of the unique thought.
Fascinum has won the @ARCO new media award 2007 at ARCO Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid
Installation n°1 on 5 is property of the Beep Collection.
My first net.art piece, Epiphanies is a conceptual Google Hack inspired by James Joyce’s definition of the epiphany. It is considered as one of the very first pieces of “Google Art”, probably the first…