Sylvain Sailly solo show Instructors @ bubblebyte.org

10/03/2012 - 09/04/2012

Private view
7 pm - 11 pm GMT (2 - 6pm EST / 11am – 3pm PST)

bubblebyte.org is pleased to present Instructors, a solo exhibition by French artist Sylvain Sailly.

Over the past five years, Sylvain Sailly has worked with multimedia installations that combine prints, video work, and sculptural objects. His work explores the dematerialisation of systems and procedures diffused in contemporary society, highlighting invisible processes in production which transform into the practical and meaningful. Sailly’s practice researches the notion of hidden differences between objects and their abstraction, and the way these differences elude direct investigation.

Instructors, the artist’s first solo show at bubblebyte.org, follows the research on imperceptible variations and takes the form of an on-line series of semi-autonomous 3D animations created exclusively for bubblebyte.org. The series adds to the artist’s personal web diagrams collection and functions as an extension of his site-specific and gallery work.

Codes and aesthetics of Internet video tutorials inspire the six digital happenings presented in the show as Google Sketch up files (.skp) paired with animated gifs created as an instructional tools. The work which requires the participation of the viewer in order to activate, is constituted by 3D model objects. As these schematized objects are made and unmade, their simple and even barren graphics emphasize the mechanics, deployment and assembly of their fifteen-second life-cycle. The objects’ function, its capacity to impart a use, comes to the fore, as well as the means and occasion to manipulate this function. Building and unbuilding, processing and unprocessing, the work investigates the relationship between recognition and simulative enactment.

The private view attendees will receive a downloadable artifact exclusively created by the artist.

Sylvain Sailly
born 1983, Poitiers, France
lives and works in Vancouver

Sylvain Sailly holds a BA Plastic Art at the École Européenne Supérieure de l’Image, and an MFA in Plastic Expression at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy, Cergy, France .

Sailly’s minimal and alive work focuses on the internet and its elements of production and disruption raising questions of duration and conservation. His work has been shown locally and internationally, and recently included in exhibitions as The Unspeakable Compromise of the Portable Work, Or Gallery off-site project, Vancouver, Canada, Sylvain Sailly and Nicolas Sassoon at The Fair, Vancouver, Canada both in 2011, Et si tu n'existais pas..., Galerie TinBox, Bordeaux, France, 2010, Jakarta Biennale‘09 Fluid Zones, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2009, and Portion roulante à 43° W Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, just to name a few.

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