grand central online guestbook installation by thibault brevet

 

 

 

swiss artist thibault brevet has developed ‘grand central’ – an experimental social exploration through the combined mediums of art and machine as part of his graduation project at the ECAL university of art and design in lausanne. the work is a physical device that responds to a public online platform – a website where people are able to contribute personalized messages and text at their own discretion. a specially programmed apparatus is then able to reproduce this content through a plotting device that physically writes – with markers – on reams of paper left from newspaper offset printing. the work gathers and broadcasts the collective dialogue of an audience – from thoughts and wishes to music lyrics and poems – the work captures the colorful and diverse social spectrum of contemporary culture.

 

 

a video demonstrating the device

grand central online guestbook installation by thibault brevet the apparatus broadcasts various messages contributed by people online

grand central online guestbook installation by thibault brevet the artist created a book documenting the project

grand central online guestbook installation by thibault brevet the work captures the colorful and diverse social spectrum of contemporary culture

grand central online guestbook installation by thibault brevet a specially programmed apparatus reproduces content submitted online through a plotting device that physically writes with markers

grand central online guestbook installation by thibault brevet the machine broadcasts such material ranging from people’s thoughts and wishes to music lyrics and poems

grand central online guestbook installation by thibault brevet the device was specially programmed for the experiment

grand central online guestbook installation by thibault brevet the work combines art and machine

grand central online guestbook installation by thibault brevet the front and back cover of the documented project