I just don’t know what to do with myself. Grégory Chatonsky. 2007.

Interactive installation

About the installation:
* I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself is a series of devices on fingerprints. The fingerprint is an image that each of us carries on us. This is all about diverting its common use, the identification, and coming up with an unpredictable transformation. An interactive installation enables the visitor to scan his fingerprint and to see its image evolve in time. The fingerprints drift and break like icebergs on an ocean limited by the screen. Acrylic laser engravings reflect shadows of a fingerprint on the walls, almost invisible on the material engraving surface.
Programmation / Software: Stéphane Sikora

About Grégory Chatonsky: 
* Born in Paris. Grégory Chatonsky currently resides in Montreal and Paris.
He holds a philosophy master’s from the Sorbonne and a multimedia advanced degree from the Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts in Paris. He has worked on numerous solo and group projects in France, Canada, the United States, Italy, Australia, Germany, Finland and Spain. His works have been acquired by public collectors such as the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie.
In 1994, Chatonsky founded a net.art collective, incident.net, and has produced numerous works, such as the websites of the Pompidou Centre and Villa Médicis, the graphic signature for the Musée contemporain du Val-de-Marne, and interactive fiction for Arte. He has taught at the Fresnoy (national modern art studio, France) and at UQAM’s school of visual and media art.
Chatonsky’s body of work, including interactive installations, networked and urban devices, photographs and sculptures, speaks to the relationship between technologies and affectivity, flow that define our time and attempts to create new forms of fiction.

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