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Horizon, 2015

The Web was introduced during the last century as something immaterial, "in the clouds". But the network is made of a heavy material infrastructure, cables from one continent to another and data centers that concentrate Internet data. "Horizon" is an endless traveling in photographs found on the web representing the corridors of these data centers. These images show a classical albertinian perspective. The eye moves it while remaining paradoxically immobile. Grégory Chatonsky (b 1971) is a French artist based in Montreal and Paris. In 1994 he founded the net-art platform, 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.