Fait machine.

Fait machine. : Philipp Schaerer et Reto Steiner The Closet. Phantoms of Reality, 2020 PLA Filament Dimensions variables Photo : Pierre Schwartz    Fait machine. :  Miguel Chevalier [1959 (FR)] Bella Donna live Linnius 1 > 12 (série des Fractal Flowers), 2021 12 sculptures réalisées par impression 3D, présentées dans un meuble circulaire en medium avec éclairage LEDs et cloches en plexiglas Diamètre du socle : 2 m     Fait machine. : Pit Molling [1984 (LUX)] Mimesis I, II et III, 2021 - 2023 Impression 3D (acide polylactique, bois)  Photo : Pierre Schwartz    Fait machine. : De gauche à droite: Varvara & Mar  CircularKnitic, 2014 Machine à tricoter circulaire fait main  Faig Ahmed [1982 (AZERBAÏDJAN)] Oiling, 2012 Laine et coton - réalisé en Azerbaïdjan, à Bakou  Carte perforée et son support pour un métier jacquard  Photo :   

The exhibition

For more than twenty years, the permanent presentation of the Musée International des Arts Modestes (MIAM) in Sète has been calling for a new way of looking at the most banal things - a broom, a candy dispenser, an oil can or Eskimo wrappers, all collected and arranged by Bernard Belluc in dioramas. A counterpoint to what one would expect from MIAM and a counterpoint to Fait main, its inaugural exhibition, Fait machine opens up a new territory for these non-conformist arts: the digital.

According to Hervé Di Rosa, to whom we owe the formula "modest arts", all objects are respectable. Including those created by the machine, thus clarifies this exhibition. To prove it, the curators Margherita Balzerani and Noëlig Le Roux have called upon Miguel Chevalier, a pioneer artist in this field, who has been developing research on the materialization of the virtual for some forty years now. This one is not "in competition with the other mediums of the field of plastic arts, but in complementarity", he affirms. His piece Fenêtre mémoire hexadécimale infinie (1984) opens the course of the MIAM: with it, we symbolically enter the computer matrix, while we are about to discover pieces that are the fruit of an algorithm.

Extract from the article by Emma Noyant published in the N°105 de la revue Art Absolument. Publication date: March 17, 2023.


17/02/2023 - 12/11/2023
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