Paper Cut Tales + Toonloop Workshop @ Piksel 09, Bergen, Norway

Paper Cut Tales

Alexandre Quessy
Building: Bergen Kunsthall/Landmark
Room: Landmark
Date: 20-11-2009 21:00 – 21:30

Abstract

In Paper Cut Tales, Alexandre Quessy uses paper advertising in a playful collage animation. He uses narrative structures taken from popular tales but playing against interpretative habits. This kind of appropriation art as a collage reminds of the technique of some Dadaist and situationist artists. Advertising and mass media show a fake reality and masks the degradation of human life, promoting consumerism, hence protecting capitalism.

Quessy uses ToonLoop, his custom live stop motion software in a performance where he builds a loop of images and sounds. See http://www.toonloop.com for further informations. Quessy as used it in other performances such as Motifs urbains, with Isabelle Caron. See http://alexandre.quessy.net for more on this.

About Piksel

Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with free/libre and open source technologies & art. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of FLOSS & art.

This years event - Piksel09 - continues the exploration of free/libre and open source technologies and it's myriad of expressions.

Piksel09 is done in collaboration with Gallery 3,14 and Lydgalleriet hosting this years exhibitions, Bergen Kunstmuseum hosting the presentations and panels, and Landmark hosting the evening events.

Piksel 09