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Friday, March 18 – Sunday, April 3

Value of Values (VoV 2.0)

Maurice Benayoun

2021 / France

Salle Gilbert Gaillard, 2 rue Saint-Pierre, Clermont-Ferrand

Opening time:
Tuesday to Saturday from 1 pm to 7 pm
Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm

The work:

Presented for the first time in France during the festival accès)s( #21, this version of Value of Values is a chain of creation which from the Brain Factory to the blockchain, passing by the Transactional Poetry, the co-creation and the Twodiees, proposes to its visitors the possibility to give shape himself, by his thought, to the human values, by becoming a “Brain Worker” in a Factory, a factory of artistic shapes. By wearing an EEG helmet, each Brain Worker contributes to the evolution of a shape, produced by his brain waves through a field of satisfaction data given by his brain. The result is a three-dimensional model that he transmits to the next Brain Worker to propose an archipelago of shapes elaborated and validated collectively as a “collection” and a currency, exchangeable, negotiable, collectable and printable. Each one becomes then the owner of the shape which they have just given life.

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The artist:

Maurice Benayoun (aka MoBen or 莫奔) (born 29 March 1957 in Mascara, Algeria) is a French pioneer, contemporary new-media artist, curator and theorist based in Paris and Hong Kong. His work employs various media, including (and often combining) video, computer graphics, immersive virtual reality, the Internet, performance, EEG, 3D Printing, large-scale urban media art installations and interactive exhibitions. Often conceptual, Maurice Benayoun’s work constitutes a critical investigation of the mutations in the contemporary society induced by the emerging or recently adopted technologies.

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Artist portrait:


Maurice Benayoun (FRA).

In collaboration with Nicolas Mendoza (artist, Blockchain expert), Tobias Klein (artist, the threedees), and Jean-Baptiste Barrière (composer, sound design).

An interactive installation initiated by Maurice Benayoun, one of the French pioneers of contemporary digital art, Value of Values is an artistic experience that offers each visitor the possibility to create directly with his or her mind.

Co-produced by Accès)s(, VIDEOFORMES (with the support of the SCAN Fund of the DRAC and the Région Auvergne-Rhône- Alpes), le Cube, Etopia, Le Grenier à Sel.

Guest curator: Jean-Jacques Gay (Director of the Festival Accès)s( in Pau, curator, art critic and academic).


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