Galeism: Normative Choreographies in the Public Space

Le Galéisme:  multimedia performance by Benjamin Efrati

Nuit Blanche Kyoto 2018, Yôkai Soho, in Exercice for Death 2, curated by Naoki Miyasaka.

Normative Choreographies in the Public Space is the first public presentation of Galeism​. In this multi-media performance, Benjamin Efrati re-appropriates pictograms found in the public space and transforms them into the very first Galeist dance choreography. Through the embodiment of the Galeist attitude toward social norms, the performer opposes traditional dualism and underlines the absence of border between presence and absence, animality and abnormality, art and non-art.

ノマディックグリッツォ

インスタレーション、パフォーマンス、AIアートなどを統合した展覧会になります。本展ではグリッドシステムをテーマに、それぞれの作家が個別のモチーフに対してアプローチし制作を行います。
世界の流動的な変化のプロセスは人の眼によって観察され、またあるいはその変化量によっては見えないものでもありえます。物質の世界における出来事は大抵、変化の規模の順番に応じて、領域の中に記載されたプロセスの観点から説明できるものです。
アジアのゲームである囲碁では、数学的なグリッドが空間を表象しています。こうした構造、抽象、そして理念によって、複雑なプロセスの広大なバリエーションの表象が可能になります。これらのプロセスに沿っていくと、あるものは戦争や戦闘、紛争、征服、犠牲といった象徴的な暴力を表象し、またあるものは接続、協定、保護といった純粋な機能的なプロセスを表象します。したがって囲碁は、あらゆるタイプの戦略的装置を表象するために用いることができます。この展示のモジュール性を表すコンセプトの中では、脱領域化はおそらくもっとも強力なものの一つだと考えられます。文化的なグローバリゼーションの中で、そしてバーチャルリアリティと物理世界のコンピューターモデリングは、徐々に世界秩序の基盤となっています。囲碁をプレイする時に使われるグリッド構造は脱領域化された宇宙の象徴となるのです。

Project page: Nomadic Grids

Event page: Nomadic Grids

Exhibition Dates:会期
2018.9.28 ~ 10.4

Hours:開館時間
Weekday 1:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM
Weekend 1:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM

Gallery:場所
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Checkmate vs Atari

Mat vs Atari is a performance by Benjamin Efrati and Fabien Fromont. It will be presented at the FRAC Normandie-Rouen on October 14 , 2018.

What is the relation between Tai Chi and Marcel Duchamp? Obviously, it is the game of go, as the antithesis of chess which have been the main obsession of Marcel Duchamp from birth to death. The macroscopic motion designed on the boards of these strategy games are regulated by fixed poses, which in animation cinema are called “in-between frames”. The choreographies from which the practice of Tai Chi is built follow the same protocol.

The myths of duchampology cover both the semantic gaps in his work and the exegesis of minute biographical shades. Duchamp is deemed worthy of the title of universal genius of the avant-gardes by many art critics. Was life really a game for  the emotionally detached artist described in the myth?

https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.efrati/videos/10156651651942329/

Gnozo – [Capitalist Alienation] \\ Debut album online!

Gnozo is a post-media performance project by Benjamin Efrati. As far as one knew, it was just another youtube channel full of japanese insanities and nice landscapes. From now on, the rules change: Gnozo is a one-man-band! Playing over 87 instruments simultaneously in each show, this unpredictable trickster just published his first EP on bandcamp: western-electricity, prehistorical electronics, turkish-hungarian style downtempo-trap-dubstep ; it has psychedelic power and ambiant explosions. Listen, and if you like, support the artist!

Video Archive exclusive: Bible of Xenoxenism in situ @ Nuit Blanche

The Bible of Xenoxenism is a multimedia installation by Benjamin Efrati & Miracle, based on the extrapolation of XenoFeminism. It was exhibited october 7th, 2017, as part of Nuit Blanche , an international art festival in Paris curated by Charlotte Laubard. The installation contained an animated short and two interactive pieces. The project extends online on a dedicated website: xenoxenism.net.

Here is a teaser, documenting the mood of the exhibition.

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XenoFragmenter: Become the Other

Thanks to Fragmenter’s engine, developed by Balazs Keszegh’s Long Title Productions,  a new tool has been created that enables its user to fragment their own identity: the XenoFragmenter, which is a collective self-portrait animating tool. This project has been developed for the Bible of XenoXenism, an interactive installation containing an animated short, an interactive sound installation and XenoFragmenter.

The Identity Fragmenter (also known as XenoFragmenter) is a program which enables the user to produce a representation of their evolutionary past. Most people carry Neanderthal DNA, which is an adaptive gene pool. XenoFragmenter lets you see yourself and invites you to set your face in front of a webcam in order to Neanderthalize you. The Sapiens mode enables fine adjustments of the face in front of the camera, and displays the faded version of the animation produced collectively in the installation.

Once you press the Neanderthalize button, you can capture the desired expression on your face: the one you want to work on. When the picture is taken, you can copy the XenoFeatures of your face and add  details, elements or accessories. If you wish to restart the drawing, you can erase your drawing; if you wish to confirm and add the drawing to the series of self-portraits made by others, confirm.

XenoFragmenter shows you three images of yourself: the one you are used to, the Neandethalized version, and your visual interpretation of that version. By fragmenting your identity between normative representation, uncanny reflection and personal interpretation, the user gets time to think about their evolutionary roots and the misinterpretation of humanity which produces the phenomenon of discrimination which can present itself, among other things, as racism or homophobia.

The test session has been held in Juranyi, Budapest (Hungary), under the vigilance of Zsuzsana Kreif and Balazs Turai.

Zsuzsana Kreif and Borbála Zétényi join TeamXenoxenism

Miracle’s next project is the Bible of Xenoxenism. For this project, some new methods of collaboration were ignited, taking contemporary art into the midsts of animation cinema production. In collaboration with Diego Verastegui and Petra Marjai, Zsuzsana Kreif and Borbála Zétényi are designing the characters and animating the protagonists of this short movie, conceived in order to be displayed as an interactive installation.

Here is a work by Borbála Zétényi, a Simpsons reinterpretation of Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights.

The Garden of Earthly Delights from Borcsa Zetenyi on Vimeo.

Here is the teaser toLimbo Limbo Travel, a short movie directed by Zsuzsana Kreif and Borbála Zétényi.

Limbo-Limbo Travel trailer from Zsuzsanna Kreif on Vimeo.