31 October - 14 December 2008
EMILIE BROUT AND MAXIME MARION
Emilie Brout studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art of Nancy, where she worked on networks and social interactions, making use of collective traces through video- or typography-based interpersonal devices, before focusing more specifically on digital interpersonal devices. Maxime Marion is mainly interested in the questions raised by the new media, e.g., the connections between generativity and semantics, interactivity design, algorithmic cinema, identity and social hacking, and viral strategies on the internet. A graduate of Nancy's Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art, he is currently working on localized media along with the social upheavals generated by the internet.
The Road between Us proposes a fictional itinerary that uses the proliferation of geolocalized images on Flickr. The program created by the artists constructs true/false routes from the position of images in space. From an initial image randomly selected on the globe, the program looks for the photo that is nearest to it and so on. The virtual route can then be viewed on Google Earth.