Using the showcase as an interactive surface, Guillaume Bertrand projects the latest newspaper headlines live and offers passersby the opportunity to react to them by writing, drawing or taking photos of what they want.
Place Marulaz, Besançon (FR)
Bien Urbain 2
1 month : From 6th september to 6th october 2012
12 guest artists : Sam3 (ES), Escif (ES), Hyuro (AR), Agostino Iacurci (IT), MOMO (US), Eltono (FR), Caroline Amoros & co (FR), Guillaume Bertrand (FR), Jiem (FR), Mark Jenkins & Sandra Fernandez (US), Graffiti research lab (FR), Pascal Rueff (FR)
A sort of digital multi-instrumentalist, artist and developer, his first playground was graphic design. But curiosity leads him to manipulate the images in as many different registers as possible: print, web, video & vijing, programming and electronics for interactive installations. These gradually become the most substantial portion of his practice. He sees interactive design as an ideal balance between technical research, with a real pleasure of creation by programming, and an artistic practice directly involving the spectators. It is in order to cross new skills, to collaborate with others, to work on new projects, that he initiated with some hackers, at the end of 2012, the creation of the hacklab 3615 Señor in Besançon, in the spirit of open-source and free software communities.
P. Simon, The Glint