DIGITAL DIARIES / Catherine Ikam & Louis Fléri (France)
From March, 19 to April, 4 – From Tuesday to Saturday, from 02:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. – La Tôlerie
2005-2007 / Interactive digital installation by Catherine Ikam
In collaboration with Louis Fléri
“Digital Diaries” is a work on memory, on time that passes, on traces. It’s a memory that has become a place, a sort of flaked continuum made up of hybrid elements: childhood photos, mine and other childhoods, encounters some of which were recorded, others that weren’t, faces, many faces happened upon in life.
Next to these deceptive faces, there are others, those whose remains constitute the virtual landscape of Digital Diaries, faces encountered here and there, but furtive, those out of reach, elusive, far from the smooth aspect of those who have never existed…”
We have built up a database in 3D that is made up of around five hundred elements, photographs, video, texts, voices, sounds. For each element that is part of a family, a position is attributed in the 3D database. This database, in which we have the possibility of orienting ourselves, evolves and is animated by continuous movement that is generated in real time. All of these elements that make up the interactive data are rendered. When a visitor enters the installation, he or she has the possibility of modifying the course.
Création Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, 2005
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2007
Galerie Albert Benamou, Paris, 2008