“Our Errors” visuals and videos are meant to convey a certain conception of existence, one that is in perpetual motion.
Besides my philosophical writings and think tank related activities, I produce visuals and moving images that have been screened at numerous art institutions and international festivals, such as the European Media Art festival, Artropolis Chicago, and LiveBox Berlin. My videos are a patchwork of pop culture, superflat imagery (cute and shallow) and postmodern critique supported by techno and house music samples.
In Humans and their Errors (L’Homme et ses Erreurs), I argue that we can only live through an ontological error, an act of wandering, and that we can only give meaning to our errors through aesthetics. All of my personal productions, artistic collaborations and curation projects (see the semiotics of video games) have in common the idea that every thought, emotion, and expression is ultimately an error in movement.
This dynamic should not be a cause of concern but of wonder and celebration.
Contact: christophe -at- bruchansky[dot]name
- April 2016, screening of a selection of images and moving images at Open Show (Toronto, Canada).
- June 2015, screening of the Welcome to Hong Kong videos at the Under the Subway Videoart Night, Museu Valencià de la Il·lustració i la Modernitat (Valencia, Spain).
- June 2013, screening of the Welcome to Hong Kong videos at the 3rd edition of Under the Subway Videoart Night (New York, USA).
- July 2011: The Semiotics of Video Games project presented at the 3rd video games cultures conference, organised by the Inter-Disciplinary network and held at the Mansfield College (University of Oxford, UK).
- June 2011: talk about the appropriation of space given at the IXth IIAA conference on Environmental Aesthetics, University of Helsinki (Lahti, Finland).
- June 2011, screening of the “Welcome to Hong Kong – Elevation” video at the 11th edition of the Images Contre Nature festival (Marseilles, France).
- January 2011, conversation with Kati Blom on the appropriation of space, from the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture.
- September 2010, screening and presentation of the Welcome to Hong Kong project at the European Conference on Complex Systems (Lisbon, Portugal).
- September 2010, two videos made for the occasion of the Study on Verticality project were screened one day each on the subway station screens of Toronto (1.3 million daily commuters), as part of ‘The medium is the Message’ and the ‘Urban Ideas and Politics’ sections of the Toronto Urban Film Festival.
- July 2010, screening of the Study on Verticality and ‘A week off – the ordeal of scentless’ videos followed by a talk at the Temporary Arts Project space, curated by Michaela Freeman (Southend-on-Sea, UK).
- July 2010: paper on the philosophical concept of mobile capital published in the issue 232 of the “Design, Architecture, Ideas” Ottagono magazine (Italy).
- February 2010 – Heterotopia of Walt Disney World paper published in the February 2010 edition of Philosophy Now magazine.
- August 2009 – Design for Dreaming: children’s workshops and cultural exchange
- April 2009, ‘At the bus stop’ video screened at the Undeground City exhibition @ divus unit 30 – London, UK
- February 2009, ‘On the couch’ video screened at the Directors Lounge – curated by LiveBox – Berlin, Germany
- April 2008, ‘On the couch’ video screened at the Artropolis festival – ‘Around The Coyote‘ video lounge – Chicago, USA
- April 2008, screening at the Digital Media Valencia festival – curated by NewMediaFest – Valencia, Spain
- April 2008, ‘Born’ video screened at the E32 – New York, USA
- April 2008, ‘On the couch’ video screened at the Another Roadside Attraction – London, UK
- January 2007, selected for the www.rhizome.org Artbase – New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York, USA
- September 2005, screening at the Media Art Friesland festival – Friesland, the Netherlands
- April 2005, screening at the European Media Art festival – Osnabruck, Germany
- March 2005, referenced by www.shift.jp.org – Japan.
Art talks and curation
July 2016 – Moderator of the City of Dust art discussion at the occasion of an exhibition opening(London, UK).
July 2015 – Chair of the Human Zoo public art discussion(London, UK).
January 2011 – The Semiotics of Video Games art exhibition.
February 2010 – Welcome to My Place: where people film and share the places that matter to them.
August 2009 – Design for Dreaming: children’s workshops and cultural exchange
July 2009 – Dreams of Progress: video art exhibition on past and present visions of the future
These early experimental videos were mostly created between 2004 and 2008. They are hybrid productions mixing drawing, first-hand photography, acoustic environment, and writing. I regrouped them under one label, “4-8am”, referring to the hours, between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., during which I produced them: a time aside from the rest of the day, propitious to lyricism and philosophy.