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Je participe à la première exposition de GifBites intitulée « Bitrates » à Shiraz, Iran. GifBites consiste à associer un court extrait sonore à un GIF.

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Un remix de la vidéo Tim and Eric – The Universe. Aussi connu comme le mème Mind=Blown.

 

La page sur le site de l’exposition consacré à ce remix : http://bitrates.gifbites.com/boillot

 

 

GIFbites
In an era of ubiquitous internet access and the extensive post-production of HD and 3D images, the animated GIF has an ironic status. Small in dimension and able to be squeezed through the slenderest of bandwidths, GIFs hark back to a World Wide Web designed for 640×480 pixel screens; a web of scrolling text, and not much else. Brought on – ironically – by their obsolescence the animated GIF has become a primary medium of communication on the contemporary net. The simplicity, freedom and openness of the medium allows even the most amateur web enthusiast to recuperate images plucked from TV, cinema, YouTube, CCTV footage, cartoons, videogames and elsewhere in their desire to communicate an idea or exclamation to the world. GIFbites is a mesmerising homage to brevity and the potential of poor, degraded images to speak beyond the apparent means of their bitrates. The results will hopefully navigate the web for many years to come, stimulating cut-and-paste conversations undefinable by Google’s search algorithms.

 

 

GIFbites is a podcast on/about/for animated GIFs. Each episode lasts no more than 15 seconds. Bitrates Shiraz Art House • Iran • May 2014 As part of Bitrates – an exhibition curated by Morehshin Allahyari and Mani Nilchiani at the Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project, Shiraz, Iran – Daniel Rourke asked 50 artists to create or curate an animated GIF with a short snippet of audio, to be looped together ad infinitum at GIFbites.com. For the opening of Bitrates a select version of this project will be displayed in the gallery, followed by a complete showcase of all the GIFs for the GIFbites exhibition, opening on June 6 in Shiraz Art House (Daralhokoomeh Project). GIFbites In an era of ubiquitous internet access and the extensive post-production of HD and 3D images, the animated GIF has an ironic status. Small in dimension and able to be squeezed through the slenderest of bandwidths, GIFs hark back to a World Wide Web designed for 640×480 pixel screens; a web of scrolling text, and not much else. Brought on – ironically – by their obsolescence the animated GIF has become a primary medium of communication on the contemporary net. The simplicity, freedom and openness of the medium allows even the most amateur web enthusiast to recuperate images plucked from TV, cinema, YouTube, CCTV footage, cartoons, videogames and elsewhere in their desire to communicate an idea or exclamation to the world. GIFbites is a mesmerising homage to brevity and the potential of poor, degraded images to speak beyond the apparent means of their bitrates. The results will hopefully navigate the web for many years to come, stimulating cut-and-paste conversations undefinable by Google’s search algorithms.

 

 

 

Featuring the work of 50 artists

Morehshin Allahyari
Mizaru + Kikazaru + Kyoungzaru
Alma Alloro
Eltons Kuns
Anthony Antonellis
Lawrence Lek
LaTurbo Avedon
Gretta Louw
Jeremy Bailey
Sam Meech
Alison Bennett
Rosa Menkman
Emma Bennett
A Bill Miller
Benjamin Berg
Lorna Mills
Hannah Black
Shay Moradi
Andrew Blanton
Nora O Murchú
Nicolas Boillot
Alex Myers
Tim Booth
Peggy Nelson
Sid Branca
David Panos
Nick Briz
Eva Papamargariti
elixirix
Holly Pester
Jennifer Chan
Antonio Roberts
Theodore Darst
Daniel Rourke
Angelina Fernandez
Alfredo Salazar-Caro
Annabel Frearson
Rafia Santana
Carla Gannis
Jon Satrom
Emilie Gervais
Erica Scourti
Shawné Michaelain Holloway
Krystal South
Nathan Jones
Arjun Ram Srivatsa
Nick Kegeyan
Linda Stupart
Jimmy Kipple Sound
Daniel Temkin