niform

Interactive installation, 2007
Samuel Bianchini

Engineer (image recording and treatment): Adrien Mazaud
Engineer (recording, 2007 version): ExperiensS (Thomas Bouaziz and Yoan Leyris)
Technical production (2012 version): Yann Creac’h
Assistant (2007 version): Oussama Mubarak
Photography: Jérémie Giniaux-Kats
With the advice and support of Sylvie Tissot, Paul Girard and Stéphane Maguet
A CiTu, Dispothèque, Numeriscausa and Bouillants co-production, with the scientific collaboration of the Laboratoire d’Informatique pour la Mécanique et les Sciences de l’Ingénieur (LIMSI-CNRS)
This project was funded in part by the Ministry of Culture & Communication (DICRéAM program) and the City of Paris.
Thanks to Antonio Gallego, Vincent Gautier, Cyrille Henry, Christian Jacquemin, Jason Karaïndros and Julie Miguirditchian
Dedicated to Alain Declercq

 

 

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niform, Samuel Bianchini, 2007
Grandes Galeries de l’École régionale des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France, show with Antonio Gallego, from May to June, 2007.
Photographs: © Samuel Bianchini - ADAGP

 

 


niform is an interactive installation. In a large dark room, an image takes up the entire wall opposite the spectators. The image, at first still and out of focus, is composed of a group of some twenty, life-sized men. Rendering the image homogeneous is not only its blurriness, but also the uniform clothing of the line of policemen standing in riot gear. The spectators’ movements impact the coming-into-focus of the image: as they approach, and depending on the shape of their bodies, different parts of the facing image become increasingly sharper. Standing less than fifty centimeters from the image, the spectator finds himself face to face with a representative of law and order. The image does not have only one focal point or depth of field, but several at once. These, however, are localized and individualized: they vary depending on the position of the different spectators. Starting with a uniform image, each viewer reveals, with his approach, a singular human being, an individual who stands facing him.


 

 


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niform, Samuel Bianchini, 2007
Grandes Galeries de l’École régionale des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France, show with Antonio Gallego, from May to June, 2007.
Photographs: © Samuel Bianchini - ADAGP

 




niform, Samuel Bianchini, 2007
Grandes Galeries de l’École régionale des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, from May to June, 2007.
Video - 3mn10s - High band request
Images and editing: © Samuel Bianchini

 

 

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niform, Samuel Bianchini, 2007
Grandes Galeries de l’École régionale des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France, show with Antonio Gallego, from May to June, 2007.
Photographs: © Samuel Bianchini - ADAGP


 


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niform, Samuel Bianchini, 2007
Bouillants #4: Frontières, collective exhibition, Le Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, France, from April to May, 2012.
Photographs: © Samuel Bianchini - ADAGP