Télofossiles is an exhibition developed by Grégory Chatonsky at the end of a residency in China, which explores the contemporary technological age and the traces of it that will be kept by future generations. This work questions the memory that we will hold of the future of this digital age in which we live.
The tools available to us that increase our productivity are also the sources of incidents: what do we experience and feel when our computer's memory is brutally cleared and we lose all our data? How do we portray the destruction since September 11, 2001? What is the relationship between these dislocations and monitoring? What is the fantasy of economic crises? The network reconfigures our relationship to memory and indeed our existence. The lives of anonymous people, those who were usually forgotten by history, are filed away and saved. We no longer measure the consequences of this hypertrophy of memory. Confronted with Télofossiles, visitors to the exhibition can contemplate various prospects for our future archaeology.
Based between Paris and Montreal, the artist Grégory Chatonsky questions the notions of virtual reality, variable fictions, technological ontology, flows, and destruction by means of the digital arts. Founder of the “Incident” collective as well as the research laboratory "Norma", the artist exhibits throughout the world.