I’ll be your mirror (Engheins-les-Bains)
The exhibition I’ll be your mirror was held at the Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains from April to July 2014. It is introduced by the Velvet Underground song which certain phrases are isolated and correspond to installations presented. The lyrics are interpreted not as a love story but as discourse of machine addressing the humans.
The Internet has turned everybody into an artist. Anyone can now release online a video, a song or a movie for the entire world to see. This phenomenon has deeply affected the cultural industries, apparently still struggling to adjust to this new model. Grégory Chatonsky explores the limits of this model with I’ll Be Your Mirror, his new exhibition opening next month at the Centre des Arts of Enghien-les-Bains, near Paris. The entire show is based around a single project, Capture, a set of generative machines producing autonomously the songs of a fictitious rock band, as well as its music videos, books and merchandising. The programs respond to each other and continuously create to the point that no human being can consume its entire production. Our desire for consumption is aroused but we soon realize that this quest for endless consumption has no point. Complex and sensible, Grégory Chatonsky’s exhibition will change your perception of the world we live in.
Capture ( Louise Benson, Postmatter)
Avec / With Olivier Alary, Jean-Pierre Balpe et Dominique Sirois