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Philippe Safire Endless Stories…2014 Multi-Media Installation


Philippe Safire’s “Endless Stories…” consists of an assemblage of colored pixels, each containing text, images, or videos. The artist alludes to a universal text by integrating Latin, Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Sanskrit characters. The piece is composed of 4 distinct parts in which Safire evokes different reading customs: left to right, up and down, right to left, down and up. Lines progressively appear, then disappear, leaving their place to new elements. Philippe Safire speaks to the saturation of images in the Information Age, and also to their hypnotic and seductive properties. The human brain is solicited from everywhere, but can never truly be receptive to the totality of messages contained in this infinite flux of information. Instead, the viewer finds herself only able to anticipate the next story.


Bio Born in 1981 in Royan, France, Phillipe Safire studied Multimedia Design at Doranco Mul- timedia in Paris and Visual Arts at the Center for the Digital Arts in Peekskill, New York. The artist creates multimedia installations, sculptures, animations, and still images. Safire pursues an aesthetic interest in digital pixel by drawing attention to pixelization, individual pixels, or other iconography related to the digital age, and juxtapose these with images from the natural world. Safire’s work was included in Curate NYC, an arts initiative organized by the New York City mayor’s office, and a video mapping and projection workshop with ITP, through the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, which included a group show at Brooklyn’s RE- VERSE Gallery. Articles about his work have


appeared in the Art Magazine Faena Sphere, and VICE Magazine + Intel’s The Creators Project.


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