Valery Grancher
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'Internet image'




"Hong Kong" C-Print. Valéry Grancher 2004.



Internet image:

The digital time linked to globalization brought by media images (TV, Internet) has pushed the world in the age of infotainment:
with the explosion of the entertainment industry, a nomadism is defined by the individual mediatization. This new kind of aesthetism is bringing a feeling of emptiness and non sense made of normalized pictures.
What is image after photography ? post photography ?


-"Miniature China" 2004 - 2007
China is an explosive country which is growing so fast. Its human concentration in some cities like Hong Kong, Macau, Shen Zen, is sending us to a miniature world.

-"GPS Wandering" 2006.01
What is a wandering at Google map time ?
A wandering may be an aesthetic performance, by getting lost in an urban context or a natural context. By recording with a GPS, all point of view position perceived on a subjective way during this wandering, then recorded and scaned through Google map, this experience is getting a new dimension:
We can discover that nothing is escaping the satellite eyes like in an Orwell world, and this experience is becoming a kind of paranoïd experience.

-"Sky" 2003.02
To define 'infinite film' through non sense flash movies which are in between digital photographies and animations.

-"Legs" 2003.02
To define 'infinite film' through non sense flash movies which are in between digital photographies and animations.

-"Midday night" 1999
A landscape during a total eclipse on August 11 1999.

-"Nowhere Never!" 1998.
"Nowhere / Never" is a photo set shoot all around the world. They are showing little day life state. They are in between amateurism and a fictitious traveller personal diary. I want to make these pictures normality outrageous.

-"Image temps" 1997.
'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.



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