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In 2011-12 the San Francisco-based collective Futurefarmers staged a 10-part series of conversations and collaborations with scientists, theorist, and philosophers inspired by Charles and Ray Eames’s film, Powers of Ten (1977). PoT was an IBM sponsored documentary that visualized the relative scale and limits of the known universe, both macro and microscopic, through a sequence of magnifications by 10-to-the-x-power.

Bernard Piffaretti, No Title, 2002
2002

Bernard Piffaretti was born in 1955 in Saint-Etienne. He graduated from the school of Fine Arts of Saint-Etienne, and he now lives and works in Paris while expanding his carrier internationally.

Like On Kawara, Stanley Brouwn or Roman Opalka, Bernard Piffaretti is also a “protocol artist”. He has imposed a few restrictions on his work, resulting in a protocol set as of 1986, which the artist has followed from then on. It is called the “Piffaretti System.”

Koki Tanaka, A poem written by 5 poets at once (first attempt), 2013
2013

Koki Tanaka starts from precise situations and uses local resources to offer alternative ways to apprehend daily events.

The trauma provoked by the 2011 tsunami in Japan has confirmed his idea of creating systems enabling people to share experiences through collaborations and collective actions in the public space.

He was influenced by the work of Fischili & Weiss who were interested in the vernacular, but also by Bruce Nauman and the performative dimension of his practice.

Victor Costales & Julia Rometti, Anarquismo Mágico, 2013
2013

Julia Rometti (1975 Nice, France) and Victor Costales (1974 Minsk, Belarus) started their artistic collaboration in 2007. In the past years, their research has led them to South America, and particularly Brazil and Ecuador where Costales has also lived. During these trips, they developed a form of attention to the environment, traditions and micro histories of theses places. Their work is a composition based on their personal reading of a situation and the understanding of philosophical and anthropological debates on the relation between nature and culture.

Victor Costales & Julia Rometti, Cosmovision, 2013
2013

Julia Rometti (1975 Nice, France) and Victor Costales (1974 Minsk, Belarus) started their artistic collaboration in 2007. In the past years, their research led them to South America, and particularly Brazil and Ecuador where Costales has also lived. During these trips, they developed a form of attention to the environment and traditions and micro histories of theses places. Their work is thus a composition based on their personal reading of a situation and the understanding of philosophical and anthropological debates on the relation between nature and culture.

The Propeller Group & Superflex, FADE IN: EXT. STORAGE – CU CHI – DAY, 2010
2010

The Propeller Group was established in 2006 as a cross-disciplinary structure. Its members, Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen have initiated a multi-platform, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Los Angeles, California. The Propeller Group is able to produce large-scale works, which expose the strategies of the type of global agency their name suggests. Their use of mass media enables them to combine seemingly contradictory themes: advertising and politics, history and future, and public and private.

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