vendredi 7 septembre 2007

Valéry Grancher - "Le bureau des délations" (2005)

Born in Toulon in 1967, lives and works in Paris.

Valéry Grancher works with all types of media, video, photo, painting, sometimes advertising and marketing via Internet and is interested in the mediation relation which can exist on an individual level between media and daily realities, more than subjective perceptions.

Second life is becoming not only a video game but also a duplicate of the real world’s taboos and a new surveillance tool intended to conduct legal trials for fantasies with criminal sentences which are equivalent to those given for real crimes:

A man who created an avatar of an eight-year-old girl and made her a virtual prostitute was sentenced as if he had put a real little girl on the streets (United Kingdom).

Similarly, the bright sparks who put virtual bombs in worlds devoted to major brands were sentenced as if they had organised a real bomb attack, etc.
In view of these legal precedents: are all hard core gamers serial killers?
In order to parody and reveal this situation worthy of a schizophrenic pathology, I decided to create an office in this world, so all avatars can come to officially denounce all the crimes that they have witnessed!

More than a police station, a real entity in this world will play the part of a security policy for our new French presidency!

Selected solo exhibitions :

2007 « Arts aux Poles », Nikon Europe Gallery, France.
2005 ; 2006 « The shiwiars project », Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
2006 « Internet paintings » Incognito Gallery, Paris, France.
2005 "The shiwiars project", Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.

Selected group exhibitions :

2007 : « Google art : How to hack google ?" New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
2007 : « On fait le mur » Espace d'Art Concret, donation Honegger Albers, Mouans Sartoux, France (2007)
2005 ; 2006 « Ecrans » Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
2005 « Neen », Sketch Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2002, 2004, 2005 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
2004 - 2005 « Pages jaunes », MAMCO (Museum of contemporary and modern art), Geneva, Switzerland.
2004 « En parallèle » Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.
2003 "Hasselt biennale" MUHKA Contemporary Art Musuem, Antwerp, Belgium.

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