Dreamlogs, twenty years later
Summary of the research project
Christophe Bruno’s research project at the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University (Iméra), revolves around the reactivation of an internet work he had produced in 2004: Dreamlogs. In its original form, Dreamlogs is an “idea association engine” that offers another way to navigate the internet and whose ambition was to “untangle the thread of discourse that has become tangled over time”. Almost twenty years later, the aim is to explore new relationships between, on the one hand, reticular semiotic flows, the phenomenology of perception in the age of information and networks, and, on the other hand, various fields of the exact sciences and human sciences. The Dreamlogs, in their new version, will make it possible to visualize the space-time of discourse as it emerges from these cognitive phenomena, to apprehend its topology, to map these new territories, and to put this device to the test. the “post-truth” era we have entered.
Visual artist from the net.art movement, he lives and works in Paris and Agde. His artistic practice crosses many mediums (Internet, installation, performance, drawing, sculpture, painting, video). His work offers a critical reflection on the phenomena of network and globalization in the fields of language and image. He is a laureate, with the art historian Chrystelle Desbordes, of the “Residence Hors les Murs Villa Médicis 2016” program of the Institut Français, for the Semiography #2 project, category “Digital Arts” (California). Curator of exhibitions for the Jeu de Paume virtual space in 2011 and 2012, he taught at the Avignon School of Art from 2013 to 2017, where he contributed to the development of the P.A.M.A.L. (Preservation and Art Media Archeology Lab). Since 2013, he has participated as a guest artist in the Improbable workshops, Art Thinking workshops at the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute (Centre Pompidou, Grand Palais, etc.). He has also given numerous conferences (the latest at the Collège de France or Stanford University) and published art research articles.