"Keyboard. Dislocation II." Grégory Chatonsky. 2006

Lambda print on diasec,. 40x30 cm 61 x 91,5 cm.

About Dislocation II:
Dislocation II is a series using several mediums. It portrays office furnitures in different states of decay. The dislocated furnitures are created with the same computer files that are translated by synthetic processes and fast prototyping. This series is inspired by the increasing aestheticization of destruction in the media. It questions the relation between a form and a matter. When does a destructed object become unrecognizable? How do we go from a form to a matter? By slowing down as much as possible the dislocation of the objects, the goal is to allow people to see destructions. These destructions however are so clean, perfect and simulated that they suppress the feeling of violence normally associated with destruction.

About Grégory Chatonsky:
* 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.
In 1994, Chatonsky founded a net.art collective, incident.net, and has produced numerous works, such as the websites of the Pompidou Centre and Villa Médicis, the graphic signature for the Musée contemporain du Val-de-Marne, and interactive fiction for Arte. He has taught at the Fresnoy (national modern art studio, France) and at UQAM’s school of visual and media art.
Chatonsky’s body of work, including interactive installations, networked and urban devices, photographs and sculptures, speaks to the relationship between technologies and affectivity, flow that define our time and attempts to create new forms of fiction.

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