Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion
Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion are graduates of Higher Schools of Art of Nancy and Aix-en-Provence. From 2007, they integrate together various laboratories such as EnsadLab, where they began their collaboration. Today they are primarily concerned with issues related to new media, the new forms that they allow and the consequences they entail on our perception and behavior. Their work is particularly focused on the confrontation of analogic specifics (feeling of reality, past recording) to those of the numerical discretization (diversion and reconstruction of information, immediacy of interaction). They seek both to make traditional media dynamic, and conversely, to synthesize, through narrative devices, heterogeneous information from databases they collect on the web.
Their work has in particular received support from the François Schneider Foundation, FRAC — Collection Aquitaine, CNC/DICRéAM and SCAM. They were exhibited in France and Europe, in places such as the Centquatre in Paris, the Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence, the Solo Project Art Fair in Basel or the Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine in Geneva.
“Journey photos shared on Flickr and iconic scenes from Hollywood hits: many materials used by Émilie Brout and Maxime Marion are familiar to us. We interact with it daily on our smart phones without thinking that by doing so, it feeds hundreds of databases accessible by anyone on the Internet. Anyone? In particular programs that this artist duo created to form, from the inexhaustible resources and potentially messy indeed, fictions.”
— Géraldine Miquelot, 2012