Gamerz-Festival #09

10th to 20th october 2013
Multimedia Art Festival
free entrance

M2F Créations

Paul Destieu

Marseille, France

Méditation sur la méthode (Meditation on method), data moshing, video, colour, loop, 2013

Méditation sur la méthode is a journey deep into the practice of Tai-Chi-Chuan (literally translated as « boxing shadow ») and based on a video dedicated to its learning. The work is presented as a re-edited version of the method thanks to video compression processes. The encoding of its data rate and time references are modified in order to generate corruptions of the original content and of the visual frame according to the sequence of movements executed by the martial master. Méditation sur la méthode reveals a concrete representation of the encounter between body, space and movement. Thanks to the medium of video, the work proposes to capture and visualize the mechanism of different flows in play.

Paul Destieu’s work focuses on the study of technology and its impact on our environment.
His researches are noticeably fed by the history of media. This main influence allows him to
develops calibration, synchronization processes or setup configurations as many systems in-between emergence and collapsing states.
His works trigger a strong dialogue with fields of cinema, architecture and contemporary cultures. His art production leads to the observation of relationships between progress and obsolescence, in a confrontation of media and formats through video, new media or installation works.