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News & Agenda December 2017
Némo Biennale
Les Faits du hasard - Le CENTQUATRE, Paris (F)
9 December 2017
until 4 March 2018
Le CENTQUATRE, Paris (F)

Matters of chance: Intentional artistic accidents and poetic re-reading of a technological society seen in the digital age are at the heart of the next central exhibition of the international Némo Biennial of digital art at Le CENTQUATRE: Les Faits du hasard.
A way for Man to resume control over the machine?

The exhibition Les Faits du hasard includes a.o. installations by DAVID BOWEN and LAWRENCE MALSTAF

David Bowen
Tele-present wind
9 December 2017
until 4 March 2018
Les Faits du hasard
Le CENTQUATRE, Paris (F)

tele-present wind consists of a series of 42 x/y tilting mechanical devices connected to thin dried plant stalks installed in a gallery and a dried plant stalk connected to an accelerometer installed outdoors. When the wind blows it causes the stalk outside to sway. The accelerometer detects this movement transmitting the motion to the grouping of devices in the gallery. Therefore the stalks in the gallery space move in real-time and in unison based on the movement of the wind outside.

David Bowen

David Bowen, tele-present wind, 2011
Lawrence Malstaf
Conversations 02012
9 December 2017
until 4 March 2018
Les Faits du hasard
Le CENTQUATRE, Paris (F)

Conversations 02012 - A couple of vibrating chairs are slowly moving and turning randomly through the space. They seem to search and reject each other with soft humming sounds. When a visitor passes by or sits down, the chairs hesitate and then carefully try out different patterns. The patterns are not designed; it is a self-organizing system where new compositions and new behavior arises spontaneously through the duration of the installation.

Lawrence Malstaf

Lawrence Malstaf, Conversations 02012
David Bowen
tele-present water
Aesthetics of change
15 December 2017
until 15 April 2018
MAK, Vienna (AT)

tele-present water draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected and updated from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy station 51003. The wave intensity and frequency collected from the buoy is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure, resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant unknown location.

David Bowen
MAK

Lawrence Malstaf
Shrink 01995
FILE Festival Brasilia
CCBB, Brasilia (BR)

until 9 December 2017

The theme Electronic Art in the Disruptive Age was chosen specifically for FILE Festival’s first edition in Brasilia. It presents innovative works which are arranged in four different groups – or aspects – which represent new behaviors in the contemporary world: Experiential Body, Kinetic Body, Virtual Body, and Playful Body.

Shrink 01995 
Lawrence Malstaf
FILE Brasilia

Lawrence Malstaf, Shrink 01995
Jacques Charlier
Une Rétrospective
La Panacée, Montpellier (F)

until 14 January 2018

Solo-exhibition 
Jacques Charlier - Une Rétrospective 
curated by Nicolas Bourriaud.
The Belgian artist Jacques Charlier is one of the pioneers of European conceptual art in which he has integrated humor and comics, but also a professional life and rock - he has released several post-punk albums at the end of the 1970s. Starting from a critical sociology of the art world, Jacques Charlier evolved into a complex and unclassifiable art that evokes the spirit of Francis Picabia while anticipating the American art of the 1990s and especially Mike Kelley.
His work sheds a decisive light on the relations between Europe and the United States in the 1960s, before continuing with total eccentricity in relation to the art of his time.
This is the first retrospective of the artist in France.

La Panacée

Jacques Charlier, Peinture Magnétique, 1993
David Bowen
INFRARED DRAWING DEVICE
DRAWN FROM A SCORE
Beall Center for Art + Technology - Los Angeles (USA)

until 3 February 2018

infrared drawing device by David Bowen uses four infrared sensors to detect people as they move in front of it. The sensors are programmed to move a drawing arm in real time creating a charcoal drawing based on a participants' movements.

Beall Center for Art + Technology

David Bowen, infrared drawing device, 2003
David Bowen
5twigs & 24 leaves
Stream Capture
16 January 2018
until 4 March 2018
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery, Minneapolis (USA)

5twigs consists of 5 found twigs that were three dimensionally scanned and then printed in translucent plastic. Each original twig was then mounted in opposition to its artificial counterpart.
24 leaves uses muscle wire to make each leaf subtly bend in unison when the viewer pushes a toggle switch.

David Bowen
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery

David Bowen, 5twigs, 2017
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