Anarchronism – Time-disrupting machines
by Anne Laforet
This exhibition proposes to approach contemporary practices through a portmanteau word, “anarchronism”, fuses with the chaos and autonomy of anarchy and anarchism. The compression of the two words allows us to comprehend artworks which are the result of compressions themselves.
From this tension between time and technology, artists create situations that wildy unplug and replug the relations between digital and analog, vernacular and retro, innovation and obsolescence, mass media and diy, home-made hardware, software and protocols.
Some artworks in the exhibition modify in their own ways the modes of operation of current layers of technologies, digital or analog : invention of long-term storage media , return to less common uses of mass media (the audio cassette to store code)
A few others propose a change of perspective : transformation of e-waste into rudimentary weapons or appearance of signs related to today’s consumer electronics…
With the artworks of Signal to Noise, Balint Bolygo, Project Singe, David Guez, Cécile Babiole and Jean-Marie Boyer, Yann Leguay, Dardex, Suzanne Treister, Flo Kaufmann.
Preview Saturday 30th April @ 5PM
with the exhibition curator Anne Laforet and many above artists.
Download the press kit, here.