Gregory Chatonsky


Chatonsky's body of work, including interactive installations, networked and urban devices, photographs and sculptures, speaks to the relationship between technologies and affectivity – a current that defines our time and attempts to create new forms of fiction.

Le travail de Chatonsky, tant par des installations interactives, des dispositifs en réseau et urbain, des photographies que des sculptures, interroge notre relation affective aux technologies, met en scène les flux dont notre époque est tissée et tente de créer de nouvelles formes de fiction.

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I just don’t know what to do with myself

Acrylic laser engravings. 40x40 cm N°1/1 Acrylic laser engravings reflect shadows of a fingerprint on the walls, almost invisible on the material engraving surface.     ...

Keyboard. Dislocation II

Lambda print on diasec,. 40x30 cm 61 x 91,5 cm. N°1/3 ...

Dance with me

  Interactive installation, photographies Software: Vadim Bernard * Dance with me is made of 157 videos taken from Youtube. Every video shows a young American woman interpreting the same R’n’B choregraphy. If a visitor has a MP3 player, he can connect it to the set up. The young women then start to dance on the selected music and follow exactly its rhythm and volume intensity. ...

Dance with us

  Interactive installation Software:Vadim Bernard   The scene, already employed in Possibles Bodies (2002), is connected to the American Stock Exchange in real time. Fred Astaire dances to the rhythm of the economy: the more volatile the tradings, the more fluid the movements. ...

The Forest

  Generative installation, photographies An endless travelling focused on a forest generated in OpenGL based on the occurrence of certain feelings on Internet. "The Forest" installation soon in Paris at the Kamchatka gallery. ...

Past exhibitions

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2009 Numeriscausa, Paris, FR [S] Tag Ties and affective spies, curated by D. Dragona, National Museum of contemporary art, Athens, GR [G] Enter, International festival of art and new technologies, Prague, TCH [G] New Genre Festival, curated by J.D McPerson, Living Art Space Gallery, Tulsa, USA [G] Sanlunyishu, curated by Wang Jing, Beijing, CN [G] Flußgeist, Oboro, Montreal, CA [S] Scale, curated by Jay Murphy, Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh, UK [G] ...

Hisland

  Generative installation, photographies * The visitor's fingerprint is used to create a topography. A video game engine renders the image in real time. The software covers this unique glacial space randomly until some other visitor leaves his fingerprint on. ...

Next: Circulation

  Installation online   Production: AgenceTopo / Sylvie Parent The woman: Mélissa Gagné The man: Vincent Charlebois http://incident.net/works/circulation ...

Gregory Chatonsky bio

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* Born in Paris. Grégory Chatonsky currently resides in Montreal and Paris. He holds a philosophy master’s from the Sorbonne and a multimedia advanced degree from the Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts in Paris. He has worked on numerous solo and group projects in France, Canada, the United States, Italy, Australia, Germany, Finland and Spain. His works have been acquired by public collectors such as the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie. ...