JACQUES PERCONTE - CORPS

"Technology is no stranger to Jacques Perconte; he uses its defects as inspiration, pushing it to its limits and incorporating its margin of error into his creative practice. For Perconte, information technology is capable of providing an accurate representation of the world — not because of its capacity to capture and process the appearance of reality, but because of the chromatic vibrations that it emits, which are not merely mimetic vibrations, but can be compared to the vibrations of reality itself."

- Nicole Brenez

Born in 1974 in Grenoble (France), Jacques Perconte lives and works in Paris. He is well known as one of the pioneers of French internet art. He is among the first artists to have worked on compression codecs. Jacques made his debuts with internet and video art. His first films date back from 1995 and his first internet artworks from 1996. He frequently works with other artists, including Michel Herreria (painter), Didier Arnaudet (poet), Marc Em (musician), Hugo Verlinde (film maker), Léos Carax on HOLY MOTORS, Jean-Benoit Dunckel, Julie Rousse, Eddie Ladoire, Simonluca Laitempergher, Hélène Breschand, Jean-Jacques Birgé, Vincent Segal, Antonin-Tri Huang and Jeff Mills.

MARIE POUR MÉMOIRE

Even though his works become less and less theoretical, the relation between form and substance remains crucial. Jacques Perconte works on the forms of fiction on various medias as well as a formal research, focused on the body and the landscape.

Jacques Perconte apparently has a good knowledge of his technology, which serves him when dealing with frame and color. He tries to transform digital technology into a new media, which can be esthetically as rich as any other classical art.

LES ENFANTS DÉSACORDÉS

"As nothing in the machine is alien to Jacques Perconte, he knows how to push it beyond its limits, how to think and create with its flaws. After him, the digital machinery is not faithful to the world because it can record its appearance, but because it can perceive its vibrations (in particular its chromatic ones), which are not mimetic, but analogous to the vibrations of reality. After more than twenty films and many monographic exhibitions, he still declares : 'I don't search, I venture !' "

- Nicole Brenez

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Contents

Format: DVD / Region 0 (No Regional Code)


ISZ
(FRANCE, 2003)

Director: Jacques Perconte

  • 16:41 minutes
  • Video
  • Color
  • Sound

SNSZ
(FRANCE, 2002)

Director: Jacques Perconte

  • 29:29 minutes
  • Video
  • Color
  • Sound

UAOEN
(FRANCE, 2003)

Director: Jacques Perconte

  • 29:50  minutes
  • Video
  • Color
  • Sound



Total Running Time: 01:17:00

Booklet Text: Vincent Deville, Manon Thiery (44 pages, in French and in English)

Published ByRe:Voir Video

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