NETICONES

A partir des logotypes miniatures qui ont envahi notre quotidien virtuel, Systaime, en conciliant la technologie numérique et l’art ancestral de la mosaïque, recompose à plus grande échelle des portraits de célébrités contemporaines. De l’icône aux Icônes, la fractalisation de la représentation abolit la discontinuité entre forme et fond. Rendu à son iconographie, la figuration d’oeuvres majeures de l’histoire de l’art et de la culture pop rejoint par sa praxis échantillonniste le rubickubisme d’un Space Invader. Pour autant, ces Neticones, en dressant une passerelle entre religion, Pop Culture et réseaux sociaux, questionnent notre rapport haptique à l’image. Si au Moyen Âge, l’adoration se prolongeait jusqu’au touché et au baiser dévot, les icônes virtuelles apparaissent pour être cliquées ; frénétiquement. Les réseaux sociaux nouvelle religion d’amour et de partage où tout un chacun « like /aime» ce que tout un chacun « share / partage » produisent, comme d’autres pouvoirs temporels avant eux, de véritables rites avec leurs valeurs, leurs martyres, leurs cérémonies et leur support d’adoration : les neticones. L’oeuvre (work in progress) est déclinée/déclinable sur tout support : site web, livre, tirages photos, application facebook, Streetart, installation interactive.

Dans sa version “webcam”, le processus des neticone métamorphose le webaunaute en une figure archéologique. Méduse moderne, la webcaméra transforme, en prise directe, un instant furtif en un moment de cristalisation. Pierre, par pierre, l’image-temple se construit, et cette construction se fait contemplation. A l’inverse d’une érosion, d’une corruption, d’une dégradation, à l’inverse du temps donc, le processus de numérisation, ramené ici à une grammaire basique, acquière une sorte de classicisme débarrassé de toute nostalgie retro 80’s pour simplement recréer l’emoi que fut l’introduction de l’image binaire, son mystère et sa beauté mystique : faire de la figure un nombre, faire du visage une ombre, faire d’un instant, une éternité.

From logos thumbnails that have invaded our everyday virtual Systaime while combining digital technology and the ancient art of mosaic, reconstructs a larger scale portraits of contemporary celebrities. Icons to the icon, the fractal representation abolishes the discontinuity between form and content. Returned to its iconography, the representation of major works of art history and pop culture joined by his praxis échantillonniste the rubickubisme a Space Invader. However, these Neticones by compiling a bridge between religion, pop culture and social networks, haptic question our relationship to the image. If the Middle Ages, worship touched and dragged to the devout kiss, virtual icons appear to be clicked; frantically. Social networks new religion of love and sharing where everyone « like / love » that everyone « share / share » produce, like other temporal powers before them, real rituals with their values, their martyrs , their ceremonies and their support of worship: the neticones. The work (work in progress) is declined / déclinable in any medium: website, book, photo prints, facebook application, Streetart, interactive installation …

It read « webcam », the process of metamorphosis neticone webaunaute in the figure archaeological. Modern Medusa, the webcam turns in direct, a fleeting moment in a time of crystallization. Stone by stone, the image-temple was built, and this construction is contemplation. In contrast to an erosion of corruption, degradation, unlike the time, therefore, the scanning process, reduced by a basic grammar, acquire a sort of classicism stripped of any nostalgia retro 80′s to simply recreate the emotion that was the introduction of the binary image, its mystery and mystical beauty: make the figure number, to face a shadow, to a moment, an eternity.

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If, for some reason, you’ve been looking for a way to have your next Facebook profile picture be a photo mosaic made entirely of the social network’s various icons, then look no further. At Neticones.com, you can take a picture and watch the transformation happen in real-time and view the final product later through the site’s gallery. Neticones is the work of French artist Systaime (otherwise known as Michael Borras), whose blog provides little information about the project but does give a few samples of celebrity photos that have been pushed through the site.

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Using the abundance of logo thumbnails found in cyber space, Systaime brings together modern digital technologies and the ancestral art of mosaic to create portraits of contemporary celebrities. A close look at Systaime’s work reveals what appears to be a series of random objects and mismatched colors, but take a step or two back and a coherent image takes form as the fractions between logos and colors fades. What’s left for the beholder is an identifiable and unique portrait, the art of neticones in action. Above is a portrait of Marilyn Monroe made from a handful of icons and a touch of digital flare.

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E você gosta de gastar o seu tempo na internet com inutilidades ou, quem sabe, vasculhar alguns sites à procura de coisas interessantes, faça uma parada rápida no Neticones. O site é capaz de criar versões de suas fotos utilizando como “pixels” os ícones do Facebook.

Estranho? Interessante? Você quem decide. No fim das contas, a “ferramenta” do francês Michael Borras tem cativado alguns adeptos, e a galeria do site vem recebendo várias imagens criadas através do processo.

O Neticones funciona basicamente substituindo os pixels da sua imagem por ícones da rede social que tenham alguma semelhança de cor. Sendo assim, boa parte do rosto das pessoas é representada através da imagem de um presente, exibido no Facebook quando algum amigo está fazendo aniversário.

Além do mais, quem visitar o site e tirar uma foto com a sua webcam poderá assistir ao processo de transformação das imagens em um amontoado de ícones. Desse modo, você pode se divertir com as escolhas inusitadas da ferramenta. Em alguns casos, os olhos dos seus amigos serão contornados com pequenos corações e alguns outros itens do gênero.

Caso tenha gostado da ideia, você pode conferir a galeria do Neticones através do botão “Gallery” no topo da página.

 

 

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