Posts from the ‘installation’ category

Couleur Minute, 1990

Couleur minute, 1990
computer, monitor, software / ordinateur, écran, logiciel

A monochrome color is displayed on the computer screen and changes each minute.

Couleur Minute online version (revisited version)
Thanks to Matthieu Cherubini for the adaptation.
The link open a new page, use fullscreen mode for the best presentation.



Profils perdus, 1994

Profils perdus, 1994
ordinateur, générateur de petites annonces aléatoires
computer, random generator of classified ads

Profils Perdus (version originale Fr.)
(Hommes & Femmes, 18-40 ans)
Français / French

Profils Perdus (english version)
(Men & Women, 18-40 years old)
Anglais / English

Profils Perdus (Hommes seulement)
(Hommes, 18-40 ans / Men, 18-40 years old)
Français / French only

Profils Perdus (Femmes seulement)
(Femmes, 18-40 ans / Women, 18-40 years old)
Français / French only

Un grand merci à Matthieu Cherubini ( pour avoir actualisé ce travail en Html 5. Ce générateur a été réalisé à l’origine avec MacroMedia Director.
Pour répondre à certaines demandes, des variantes ont été ajoutées: Hommes ou femmes uniquement, jeunes et moins jeunes…
Vous pouvez utiliser ce travail comme écran de veille avec la fonction plein écran de votre navigateur, ainsi vous vous sentirez moins seul.
Les annonces changent automatiquement toutes les 10 secondes, vous pouvez également cliquer sur l’annonce pour la changer manuellement.

Many thanks to Matthieu Cherubini ( for making this work available in Html 5. This generator was originally realized with Macromedia Director.
Some people made requests for having customized versions: Men or Women only, young or mature people…
You can use this work like a screen saver with the fullscreen function of your browser, you will then feel less alone.
The classified ads refreshes automatically every 10 seconds , you can also click on the ad to change it manually.

English version here!

Patterns’ series

vertical pattern square grey I, 2008 - display cabinet, sundry objects – 102 x 102 x 25 cm.

vertical patterns series

vertical patterns

installations views


the matrix blog

installations views


photographic series

“(…) The impression of digital pictorial production is inevitably evoked in the large patterns installed on the floor. In this case, the transformative principle of addition, the efficient repetitive gesture of copy and paste, would be within grasp were it not for the hands-off effect of the fragile engineering of the artist’s complex installations. The three-dimensional ornament, although spread out at our feet, cannot be seen all at once. In contrast to a pattern on a surface, the spatial structure changes with every change in vantage point. Every view of the installation, every static perception reveals new contiguities and therefore new semantic relations and insights. The pattern can be animated with a single gaze although it does not move. The act of seeing is in itself indeed an act. Skull, needle, egg and nail, cookie and CD-ROM accumulate on cardboard plates, in plastic cups and on placemats in extensive repetition of the same things, becoming not a surreal but rather a trans-real scenario. Looking, we traverse mental landscapes revealed in constantly changing panoramas. (…)”

Hans Rudolf Reust in Swapping surfaces

“(…) Face aux grandes installations ornementales qui couvrent le sol, l’impression d’une production d’image numérique est inévitable et immédiate. On pourrait presque toucher du doigt le principe transformateur de l’addition, le geste rapide et répétitif du “copier/coller”, si la statique fragile des constructions complexes ne nous tenaient à distance. L’ornement tridimensionnel interdit alors, même s’il se déploie à nos pieds, la vue d’ensemble. Contrairement à un dessin sur une surface, la structure spatiale change ici selon chaque point de vue. Chaque examen visuel de l’installation, chaque vue statique, communique de nouvelles situations de proximité entre les choses et, par voie de conséquence, de nouveaux contextes significatifs et de nouvelles connaissances. Avec un seul regard englobant, le motif s’anime sans qu’il ne bouge. Le simple fait de voir devient un acte. Crâne, seringue, œuf et clou, cookie et CD-ROM s’associent sur des assiettes en carton, des gobelets en plastique et des sets de table, autant de répétitions du même qui donnent lieu à une scène moins surréelle que transréelle. En regardant, nous traversons des paysages mentaux qui s’ouvrent selon les divers points de vue. (…)”

Hans Rudolf Reust in Échanges de surfaces


raoul pictor mega painter


Great update of a digital art classic!

“With this app, you will get a pioneer work of Swiss digital art! Furthermore, it will generate an endless amount of new artworks!
Raoul Pictor, the charming fictitious painter starring this app, was first created by artist Hervé Graumann in 1993 on an Apple LC 475 computer. The pictures created by Raoul were printed on an ink jet printer. The exhibition visitors could take the prints for free or a few bucks.

This App is an update of the project, created on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the piece in association with artist Matthieu Cherubini. Raoul is still painting (and drinking and taking naps to get inspiration) and you can print his paintings, but there are also new features. The augmented reality function is tons of fun. Raoul’s paintings appear on the screen of the built in camera, so you can add them to any room you’re in, e.g. replace other pictures in a picture you take of an art show or add them to your favorite white wall at home. The photos you created with the inserted paintings can be shared with one click on the projects Flickr page.”

RD, art historian, January 2014


Raoul Pictor in the studio, 2014


“The Raoul Pictor app show”, 2014 – TMproject gallery, geneva Cyril Kerr installing a painting.


Other images of the installation of the exhibition here.
Images of the exhibition here.


Raoul Pictor mega painter Instagram feed