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Media Mediums Seminar : Fabien Giraud

Seminar Haunted by Algorithms, Conversations: non-human and animal conversation

Thursday, October 27, 2016

From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Galerie Ygrec, Les Grands Voisins
82, avenue Denfert-Rochereau
75014 Paris

Metro: Denfert-Rochereau (lines 4 and 6, RER B)


As Matteo Pasquinelli recently stated, artificial intelligence is "a form of animism for the rich". For the theoretician, it is the sign of the resurgence, at the heart of our hyper-industrialized societies, of a type of relationship with the world wherein non-entities are bearers of autonomous thought. Artificial intelligence weaves together two radically different ontologies; in the first, AI is the result of a conception of the world in which thought can be dissected into a series of inert and discrete elements (only to be recomposed within a cascade of logical operators), and in the second, it gives rise to a world in which both living and inert matter, thought and death become indistinguishable (and understood uniquely as a non-decomposable totality).


Fabien Giraud was born in 1980. He presently lives and works in Paris, France. Since 2007 he has collaborated extensively with the artist and filmmaker Raphael Siboni with whom he has exhibited internationally(Palais de Tokyo – 2008, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – 2009, Santa Fe Biennial -2008, Moscow Biennial 2009, Sharjah Art Foundation – 2013, Biennale de Lyon 2015 ). Since 2014, their new and ongoing body of works entitled The Unmanned has been presented in a series of monographic shows in Luxembourg(Casino Luxembourg), Canada(Vox in Montreal) and France(Centre International d’Art et du Paysage de l’Ile de Vassiviere). In 2011 he co-founded the series of seminars and workshops entilted The Matter of Contradiction adressing questions regarding the geological concept of the Anthropocene and its consequences for the theory of art. In 2012, he co-initiated Glass Bead – a research platform and a journal – launched in 2014 through a series of events in New York and Paris.


Photo credit: Ohlone Tule Hut, CyArk 3d Scan. Work Document Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, 2016

Labex Arts-H2H

The Laboratory of Excellence in Arts and Human Mediations is part of the “Investments for the future” program since 2011. As part of this program, its members conduct research following three main lines: situations, technologies, hybridization.

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