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English

Gaëlle Boucand

Flurry, 2008

Selected by Coline Milliard

One of Apple’s most popular screen savers, the ‘flurry’, is filmed and projected in Super 8. Gaëlle Boucand’s piece combines different types of attraction; it associates retro glam with the seduction of contemporary-verging-on-futuristic graphics. An homage to the first truly accessible film format – the one used to make so many ‘60s experimental films and family holiday souvenirs – Flurry shortcuts the linear chronology of innovation. Moving beams of digital colours pulsate with the projector’s light, infused with nostalgia as if aware of their ineluctable obsolescence. This simple juxtaposition highlights the dazzling acceleration of technological progress. One medium addresses another: your future resembles my present.

Gaëlle Boucand
Born France, 1980
Lives and works in Paris and Berlin
http://www.gaelleboucand.com

IMAGE CREDITS

Gaëlle Boucand, Flurry, 2007
16mm projector, 16mm film (loop)

Gaëlle Boucand, Flurry, 2007
16mm projector, 16mm film (loop)

Gaëlle Boucand, 500/500.000.000, 2008
Microfiche reader, microfiche (80 photographs), painted wood structure
160 x 40 x 40 cm

Gaëlle Boucand, Merkaba (This collage is made from real butterflies. After a natural death - having lived approximately 48 hours - they have been specially selected and treated. Rendering them everlasting and unalterable in all climates.), 2009
Butterfly wings, cardboard
15 x 15 x 15 cm

Gaëlle Boucand, Double tetrahedron (This collage is made from real butterflies. After a natural death - having lived approximately 48 hours - they have been specially selected and treated. Rendering them everlasting and unalterable in all climates.), 2009
Butterfly wings, cardboard
40 x 20 x 20 cm

Gaëlle Boucand, Teufelsberg, 2008
Wall collage, website displaying a 3'25'' color video
Variable dimensions

Gaëlle Boucand, Gone to Croatan, 2010
Video installation
9 DVD (about 15 minutes in loop each), multiple screens

Gaëlle Boucand, Gone to Croatan, 2010
Video installation
9 DVD (about 15 minutes in loop each), multiple screens

Français

Gaëlle Boucand

Flurry, 2008

Sélectionné par Coline Milliard

Le ‘flurry’, l’un des écrans de veille les plus populaires des ordinateurs Apple, est filmé puis projeté en Super 8. L’œuvre de Gaëlle Boucand combine les séductions, elle associe le charme du ‘retro’ avec l’attrait d’un graphisme contemporain aux allures presque futuristes. Hommage au premier format de film réellement démocratique – celui des expériences cinématographiques des années 1960 et des souvenirs de vacances en famille – Flurry court-circuite la chronologie des inventions. Les faisceaux mobiles de couleurs digitales pulsent à la lumière du projecteur ; ils se tintent de nostalgie comme d’une conscience de leur inéluctable obsolescence. Une simple juxtaposition suffit pour évoquer le vertige de l’accélération technologique. Un médium en adresse un autre : ton futur ressemble à mon présent.

Gaëlle Boucand
Née en France en 1980
Vit et travaille à Paris et à Berlin
www.gaelleboucand.com

IMAGE CREDITS

Gaëlle Boucand, Flurry, 2007
16mm projector, 16mm film (loop)

Gaëlle Boucand, Flurry, 2007
16mm projector, 16mm film (loop)

Gaëlle Boucand, 500/500.000.000, 2008
Microfiche reader, microfiche (80 photographs), painted wood structure
160 x 40 x 40 cm

Gaëlle Boucand, Merkaba (This collage is made from real butterflies. After a natural death - having lived approximately 48 hours - they have been specially selected and treated. Rendering them everlasting and unalterable in all climates.), 2009
Butterfly wings, cardboard
15 x 15 x 15 cm

Gaëlle Boucand, Double tetrahedron (This collage is made from real butterflies. After a natural death - having lived approximately 48 hours - they have been specially selected and treated. Rendering them everlasting and unalterable in all climates.), 2009
Butterfly wings, cardboard
40 x 20 x 20 cm

Gaëlle Boucand, Teufelsberg, 2008
Wall collage, website displaying a 3'25'' color video
Variable dimensions

Gaëlle Boucand, Gone to Croatan, 2010
Video installation
9 DVD (about 15 minutes in loop each), multiple screens

Gaëlle Boucand, Gone to Croatan, 2010
Video installation
9 DVD (about 15 minutes in loop each), multiple screens

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