[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: David Guez – CAMERA 2067

Artist Statement

Camera, Android Application (2014)

CAMERA 2067 is an image-capture device that takes photographs and sends them to a database in the cloud, where they will be hidden until the year 2067. The project engages the form of the camera as an intimate object that is at the same time a black box. Relaying transmissions between the present and the distant future, it engages the internet as a guarantor of memory and therefore history.

  • David Guez has been creating artwork related to new media and digital forms since 1994. His works question contemporary subjects and their link with new technologies. Guez deals with topics as varied as free media, psychoanalysis, time, collective uses of the internet, identity problems and loss of liberty, but his most recent projects deal with memory and time. In 2015, he launched the collective VRLAB.FR exploring art and virtual reality. His work has been presented nationally and internationally, with an upcoming exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in February 2016.

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