Software, 2015, projector, computer tower, internet connection, infinite duration
“Il ne reste plus que l’attente” (“Wait and see”) a software linked to the web and made with a video game engine (Unity 3D). Every 15 minutes this software check on Twitter the occurrence of a list of expressions. Those expressions are made of words related to the lexical field of liquidity combined with terms usually used in finance (liquid, stream, wave, flow, finance, exchange, management, market, etc.) The more those expressions have popped on Twitter, the more the sea seems agitated, on the opposite, the less the words are used, the more the sea looks quiet. This program acts like a barometer of the discurses about liquidity and finance on the Internet. This witness of the speeches which reactivate today a collective image linked to water, questions the figure of the ocean as the new paradigm of our digital society: a liquid world with many streams where everything communicate, and in which we evolve without being able to embrace all its complexity and inner mechanisms. fleuryfontaine.fr
- GALDRIC FLEURY & ANTOINE FONTAINE the Parisien artists known as fleuryfontaine question through their installations, performances and digital pictures the interactions between man and its close environment, using information technologies as their field of investigation. Their work fully participate in this history to witness the shift from modernity to algorithmic governance. The theory of knowledge, combined with that of Capital, finds expression through the metaphor of liquidity, the fantasy – shared by teenagers, engineers and preachers – of a borderless, water-tight world in constant regeneration. (Alexis Jakubowicz, 2015).
- Armand Saghri, FR
- Julien Tanay, FR
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