#Blue-Screen Temple, 2019
Mathieu Merlet Briand takes statistical data and thousands of photos from a web search as his raw material, which he then reworks with image manipulation algorithms that he has developed. The installation #Blue-Screen Templeis reminiscent of the blue screen that serves to indicate a crash in a computer system. By entering into the installation, the structure of which is analogous to the forms of a classical temple, we enter into an abstract reality, an immersive visual “crash” that questions our beliefs in the era of new technologies.
Mathieu Merlet Briand is a French artist, born in 1990, who lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the EnsAD in 2013. His work has been exhibited at the 7th international biennial of contemporary art in Moscow, at Kerkennah01 in Tunisia, at CACN in Nîmes in 2017, in Art Genève 2017 and at Galeristes 2018. He creates abstractions from thousands of images gleaned from the Internet.