has defined a new space based on a new temporal conept: temporalities
and times of 24:00 hours are migrating from second to second.
fluctuating, changing and migrant media defines a new temporality.
Gilles Deleuze has talked about cinema which is defining a fictitious temporality with
concepts such as' moving image ', 'time image'. But on Internet this
web media puts forward the notion of 'real-time' which represents moments
of 24:00 (collusion between now and duration, collusion between local
and global ...). In this context, for several years I have been fascinated by this fact
aesthetic dimension, and that's why I tried to define a concept such as'
Time ready made '.
The problem for me is not to compete with the swatch company 'cybertime' which is a commercial concept, but to
focus on the 'real time' aesthetic dimension and see what kind
of idiorrythmie (Roland Barthes) it would lead.
How to define 'Time ready made':
Time / Time Heat" 2001
Science Fiction is worming one's way into daily life, "Heart Time / Time Heat"
is offering a clock based on heart rhythm: no earth attraction, no
earth travel around the sun, this clock is sending you in deep universe.
Jean Marc Avrilla.
Permanent collection of Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive.
A project inspired by Roland Barthes concept 'idiorythmie' exposed during his Collège de France lectures:
Roland Barthes "Comment vivre ensemble", Cours au Collège de
France, Paris 1977. France.
-"Longitude 38" 1999 (today lost !)
Permanent collection of Cartier foundation for contemporary arts. Paris.
It was lost wby the webagency who developped the new version of tha
Cartier Foundation for contemporary arts website at the beginning of
"Webscape" is made of 100 numeric animations organized like a mosaic.
All these animations are generating organisations ( the different digit
geographical distribution) based on various randoms combinations. Every
digit animation is linked to a webcam: Finally the mosaic is linked to
over 50 webcams from all around the world. "Webscape" is dealing with
the juxtaposition of digit spaces ( various
fluxes on the different networks) and the geographical spaces revealed
by the webcams.
All of these images are transmitted on real time through internet.
In rhizome artbase, New Museum, New York, USA
-"Be safe Be free" 1997
"Be safe / Be free" is an art installation based on a mix of webcams images and video text (wich are sending truism)...
'Time Image' is an artwork based on various images classified on a chronological way. They have as a title:
the place, the date and time where and when they were shot. These
images are like 'post it'. A new kind of calendar made of daily
topographies is appearing.
Is it an acestor of the weblog from today ?
" Somewhere sometimes" is an artwork made like a message sent to one of
the Saturn moon called Titan.
This artwork is puted on the CD ROM to be flown to Titan onboard
ESA'S Huygens space probe mission called Cassini (This CD ROM is a
collection of messages and signatures). Cassini spacecraft mission left
earth bound for Saturn on October 15 1997. It would have landed on Titan on
Finally it has arrived on January 14 2005 after a 7 years journey
through solar system: 4 billion kilometers !
"Void" is a mental piece: In front of a black square, we must create a
temporary mental loop. Since my childhood, when, for the first time I
realized that I had a conscience (I was 7 years), by thinking I could
perceive myself as a thinking person. I discovered that in the mental loops, there was a time dimension called memory ...
On 1996, at the age of 29, I felt the desire to make this experience by
creating a piece dealing with a mental loop mental and memory.