The Perfectible Utopia cycle digests the absurdity of the world and stages the place of the individual in society.
Interactive video device, 2006
Le Sommeil / Adam's CAM
In a video with pronounced grain (night shot) presented like a painting, a naked woman is lying with her back to the viewer. The screen surface is touch sensitive. A sensual, erotic relationship engages with the image.
In the Net Art version, the video is presented like a webcam on the adamscam.net website.
Au sein d’une vidéo au grain prononcé (night shot) présentée telle un tableau, une femme nue est allongée dos au regardeur. La surface de l’écran est tactile. Un rapport sensuel, érotique, s’engage avec l’image.
Dans la version Net Art, la vidéo se présente telle une webcam sur le site adamscam.net.
Architectural and video installation, 2006
A 6m high tower in the center of the glazed courtyard of the Beaux-Arts de Paris. The entrance to this tower is low, so you have to bend down to enter. Inside, a pedestal over 2m stands in the center of the room and from its top is projected a video that illuminates the ceiling: the animation of a colorful pattern that resembles cell division.
Interactive installation, 2005
Towers of Babel
A text is projected onto a piece of furniture built for this purpose. I testify as a foreigner who settles in the United States, and describe my impressions and my relationship to the language.
The visitor can translate the text into the language of his choice by placing the corresponding dictionary at the location of the projection. By stacking the dictionaries, the text is translated into as many languages used.
A poetic language evolves before our eyes.
A wall of the exhibition is covered with handwritten letters. We are all used to this type of content that we try to avoid at all costs in our emails: spam.
The "spam" were copied by hand except for one detail: the purpose of these missives (to ask for money) was removed to keep only the stories served up by hackers to appease their victims. In rest of ubiquitous and tasty testimonies never stingy in melodramatic details.