The Electronic Mirror

Creator: 
Jean-Noël Laszlo
Performer: 
Jean-Noël Laszlo
Bob Lens
Producer: 
Jean-Noël Laszlo
Bob Lens
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Courrier préparatoire à l'action, feuille A4 dactylographiée et notes manuscrites

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Courrier préparatoire à l'action, feuille A4 dactylographiée et notes manuscrites
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Jean-Noël Laszlo | trace de la performance "Le miroir éléctronique", 1995 | © Jean-Noël Laszlo - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste

Texte d'intention de Jean-Noël Laszlo et schéma du dispositif, feuille A4 dactylographiée

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Texte d'intention de Jean-Noël Laszlo et schéma du dispositif, feuille A4 dactylographiée
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Texte d'intention de Jean-Noël Laszlo et schéma du dispositif
Jean-Noël Laszlo | trace de la performance "Le miroir éléctronique", 1995 | Texte d'intention de Jean-Noël Laszlo et schéma du dispositif | © Jean-Noël Laszlo - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste

Affiche de l'événement

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Jean-Noël Laszlo | trace de la performance "Le miroir éléctronique", 1995 | © Jean-Noël Laszlo - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste

Enjeux et programme du séminaire organisé par Fred forest, recto

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Enjeux et programme du séminaire organisé par Fred forest, recto
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Jean-Noël Laszlo | trace de la performance "Le miroir éléctronique", 1995 | © Jean-Noël Laszlo - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste

Enjeux et programme du séminaire organisé par Fred forest, verso

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Enjeux et programme du séminaire organisé par Fred forest, verso
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programme du séminaire organisé par  Fred forest
Jean-Noël Laszlo | trace de la performance "Le miroir éléctronique", 1995 | programme du séminaire organisé par Fred forest | © Jean-Noël Laszlo - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste

Plaquette annonçant la performance

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Plaquette annonçant la performance
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Jean-Noël Laszlo | trace de la performance "Le miroir éléctronique", 1995 | © Jean-Noël Laszlo - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste
Description: 

Copy of the press release

The Dutch artist Bob Lens is on the initiative of the “Brême office” / “Bremen office,” network station that proposes the organization of a trilogy of intermedia exhibitions happening from February 3, 1995 to June 16, 1995 at the Cornelius Hertz Gallery in Brême.

On this occasion, the Dutch artist asked Jean-Noël Laszlo, a mail-art artist, to create a work responding to the first of three themes : the mirror (February 3-March 10, 1995).

The mirror being an object that sends out the same image it receives, Jean-Noël Laszlo imagined several “points of view” for this theme, inviting the audience to interfere with the space and time of the rebound of the image initially sent to the electronic mirror, using a device itself reflecting the exhibition’s opening and closing.

On February 3, 1995 (opening date of the exhibition in Brême), using four fax machines, two which will be installed in Nice and two in Brême (rfa), the artist will play with synchronizing the sending of an image to the electronic mirror and the rebound of the last one sent; thus the audience will be able to see firsthand the sending of a document on a fax machine and the reception on a second machine simultaneously.

On March 10, 1995 (closing date of the exhibition in Brême), Jean-Noël Laszlo will play on the possibility on intervening between the time of sending and reception of the image to and from the electronic mirror. So as to render the game more complete, the artist will transport himself to Galerie Galea (la Farlède).

This demonstration, a part of Fred Forest’s seminar “Art – nouvelles technologies – sciences” at the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis, well illustrates the fact that our sensitivity is fundamentally shaken by the advent of new technology and information overload. Furthermore, it invites the audience(s) to develop a critical awareness of our environment, which is no longer constrained by spatial limits.

Thus, Jean-Noël Laszlo shows us that the art of today does not necessarily manifest itself in tangible pieces of artwork, but as action events of communication systems constantly broadening its audience.

Jean-Noël Laszlo pendant l'action
Jean-Noël Laszlo | photographie de la performance "Le miroir éléctronique", 1995 | Jean-Noël Laszlo pendant l'action | © Jean-Noël Laszlo - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © DR | courtesy de l'artiste