from 4/1/2017 to 7/2/2017
Caisse d’Epargne Massena / Nice / France
from 11/18/2016 to 12/30/2016
6 Place Wilson / Nice / France
from 12/11/2015 to 2/13/2016
Catherine Issert gallery / St Paul de Vence / France
Pierre DESCAMPS, Aïcha HAMU, Benjamin SABATIER, Mathieu SCHMITT, Xavier THEUNIS, Tatiana WOLSKA
Glitched is a set started in 2013. It is currently composed of two pieces composed as follows: in a smoked glass cube, which allows only very little light, is a diorama, a revival of a scene in volume, scaled. in Glitched#1, you can see a road, streetlights, trees, bushes, various urban elements and a house. (…)
The volume of the office of Catherine Issert gallery was modeled on a 3D software, then underwent alterations, following a relatively similar process as for the volumes of the “Glitched” series. Here, that glitch has been realized at a 1:1 scale, confronting the viewer’s body and surrounding works directly to the erroneous architectural volume.
A flat white area completely covers a glass plate. Some parts are then scraped with a metal chisel. In this case, it’s the snow that has been completely removed from the original landscape. This results in an image with specific vibrations, a “stroke” without stroke, paint by subtraction.
Jérôme Grivel, Charlie Chine, Alys Demeure, Julien Dutertre, Elodie Fradet, Sandra Lorenzi, Stéphanie Raimondi & Mathieu Schmitt
There are three plants, each one is connected by an electrode to an Arduino, controlling the tiny electrical changes in them. Interpreting these changes as a real desire of these plants, significantly different each time; they “choose” each a part of the exquisite corpse in a database, and once the three choices are made, it’s printed on the paper roll … ad lib.
On the wall, 6 glass paintings. They seem at first view smooth, clear, precise (// cold), but many scratches, traces of adhesive tape and scales betray the human hand that has made them. (…)
from February, 28th to April, 26th 2014 at Catherine Issert gallery
Julien Dutertre & Mathieu Schmitt / 2013
Three electrodes are planted in three different branches of the shrub. Each captures minute electrical changes occurring in the plant. The data are interpreted and translated into wishes to have more / less light in any part, the variations are significantly different according to the light intensity received by the latter and its dominant color (blue or red). Thus, it is the shrub itself that controls the intake light, following an attempt to interpret these electrical signals as self-consciousness.
from October, 12th to November,11th 2013 // Villa Caméline / NICE / FRANCE
from June,30th to October,21st 2013 // Centre d’Art de la Villa Arson / NICE
from June,27th to July,20th 2013 - Chloé Delarue, Elsa Lefebvre, Morgane Roumégoux, Vivien Roubaud, Mathieu Schmitt, Floriane Spinetta & Philip Vormwald.
from June,13th to July,10th 2013 - Larissa Fassler, Giulia Giannola, Gesa Glück, Ce Jian, Fan Jian, Folke Köbberling et Martin Kaltwasser, Eva Kotatkova, Mathieu Schmitt, Kateřina Šedá Hito Steyerl & Ma Qiusha u.v.a.
The wooden tray stands on three electric cylinders controlled by an Arduino. It interprets radio signals captured on the “Jurgenson” frequency (1485kHz) which is the frequency at which Friedrich Jurgenson has recorded most messages from deceased persons. By its own weight and according to the inclination of the plate, the arm rotates and indicates a letter, a number, (…)
35 hard drives are modified to speakers. The shape of the installation may vary. the only fact that is important is to respect the title, wich is nothing else than the description of the installation: 35 hard drives speakers playing audio recording of their own title, registration stretched the length of the exhibition. [...]
2012 -polished stainless steel, MDF framework, magnets - 100 x 100 x 100 cm
2012 - with Richard Aldrich, Gregor Hildebrandt, Sergej Jensen, Jacob Kassay, Friedrich Kunath, Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini, Sterling Ruby, Florian Schmidt, Mathieu Schmitt, Niels Trannois, Oscar Tuazon