Leaving a little bit of oneself the visitor contributes to a collective work. Many devices are interconnected: web, installations, and external projections. This allows a larger space of contribution and consultations, and different connection to the work (intimate,public,observer,creative…).
In the same time, memory wich can be consulted and work in perpetual movement, each contribution is immediately improved by its visual or sound illustration at the foreground: the size of characters or sound volume decrease bit by bit of time to disappear after a year.
The installation asks to an intimate and common experience, in the same time an immersion of visual projection and sound. Its examines the solitude of each people in its social shyness and obliges them at the thought and at the courage. It is a closed space pushing at a withdrawal on oneself so as to better express oneself. The « memory » of Reflet will be avaible for consultation on line by means of a search motor. The visitor will be able to improve its research (a country, a language, a key-word, a device…) and get a readable and/or audible list of contributions.
Reflet shows a particular place and identity and of political, social and cultural specificities.
Developpement : Ivan CHABANNAUD (Chabalab), Reno, Thierry Codyus (La Kitchen), Pierre-Julian DE LA FUENTES (La Kitchen), Remi DELARBOULAS (Otra), Maxence MERCIER (Otra), Thomas FOURMOND (Otra)
With the support of : la SCAM (Bourse art numérique), Le centre d’art contemporain de Pougues-les-eaux (Résidence, exposition), le Conseil Général de la Nièvre (Aide à la création), le Conseil Régional de Bourgogne (Soutien à lacréation expérimentale)
Projet en Israel/Palestine (2010) – On a wall
Text from Kibla 2009 :
Reflet is a group input/outputdigital work of art. At the input side,
it is created by individuals publishing textual and audio “excerpts of
life” on a fictional animated board using the keyboard, microphone,
mobile phone or other user interface.These presentations then
become part of the Reflet worldwide network system composed of
independent sub-domains hosted by various institutions (universities,
libraries, art organisations, social groups etc.) or individuals.
At the output side, this group content remains part of the animated board, available to be shown and seen in various contexts: as an immersive installation, as screening particularly adapted to a certain venue (hyper-area), as webpage, as screensaver, on a mobile phone. Yet, in contrast to the board, these publications are not deleted as new ones appear: older publications gradually become smaller in the growing organism. Each contribution, which simultaneously serves as a readable memory and a digital work of art in constant movement, is immediately evaluated by appearing in the forefront either visually or in sound, while its appearance gradually diminishes.
The main topics of Reflet are freedom of expression, the role of an individual in creating the collective totality and the intimacy as a private, yet common, shared process. While individuals contribute their personal thoughts and ideas into the Reflet system, they create a social network of a kind, in some ways reminiscent of Facebook, MySpace and last.fm, where independent sub-domains are related to other sub-domains through a multilayered relation network. Reflet will be kept online as an open-code transferable tool for computers and mobile phones, a network architecture platform with open possibilities that can be implemented by users in a creative way.