The missing place, 2014

Thanks to Christian Merlhiot, Hirokazu Tokuyama, workers of the Ryoan-Ji. With the support of Fondation Bettancourt Schueller for Villa Kujoyama. Ryoan-ji garden in Kyoto has been an inspiration for artists such as John Cage and David Hockney. In this garden, 15 stones were arranged in such way that it is not possible to see them all at once. A stone always intervenes between our eyes and another stone. The space has been scanned for the first time in all its facets and reconstructed in 3D. A virtual camera moves indefinitely randomly. This infinitude remains utopian because the time of the observer is limited. Grégory Chatonsky (b 1971) is a French artist based in Montreal and Paris. In 1994 he founded the net-art platfromr, Incident.net. He has received awards and grants including Dicream (2014), CAC (2013), CALQ (2012), CRSH (2011), Cap Digital (2010), Arcadi (2010), & CNAP (2008). In 2013, he launched TELOFOSSILS at MOCA (Taipei), and a second version was shown in Beijing (2015). In 2014, he presented a solo exhibition, CAPTURE, at CDA (France), an accelerationist rock band; and he followed this with EXTINCT MEMORIES in 2015, about the data centers of Google (IMAL, Brussels). He has also participated in group exhibitions such as Erreur d'impression, Jeu de Paume (Paris), The Beginning of The End (Timisoara), Mois de la Photo (Montréal), Extimitat CCA (Palma), Der Untergang Doomsday (Berlin), Connect the doct (Roma), Interlife Crisis (Seatte), The Radius (Chicago), Il Pardosso Della Rupetizone (Roma), Augmented Senses (Shanghai), and the Biennale d'art contemporain (Montréal), amongst others. In addition, he has participated in a number of residencies including IMAL (2015), Unicorn (2015), Villa Kujoyama (2014), UQAM (2007), Abbaye de Fontevraud (2006), Villa Médicis hors les murs (2005), and Le Fresnoy (2004) … His work is on the relationship between existence and technology, and explores the underlying structures of everyday technology to create variable and endless fictions.