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Magali DESBAZEILLE

Visual artist, lives and works at Montreuil

Her artistic research is in the field of digital humanities, at the crossroads of social sciences, arts, literature and information technologies, as objects of study in themselves.

Between visual and living arts, Magali Desbazeille's practice questions their transversality. She intervenes in exhibition space, in urban space and also on the stage of the performing arts. For in situ artworks, she fully takes into account the function of the places and associates the users during the artistic design.

In recent years, her investigations have mainly focused on the articulation between document and art. She creates projects from a documentary collection of archives and interviews with researchers or users. This approach is a way for her to offer an artistic response to the question of access and transmission of knowledge.

Language is one of her central concerns, for its societal, intimate and poetic aspect. Her attention is focused more specifically on the impact of new technologies on written-oral languages, from Socrates to SMS, and on the major anthropological changes that these media technologies are bringing about.

"1% de 20"
"1% de 20"

Permanent installation, 2010 - 1% for arts / Conseil Général du Pas-de-Calais for the middle school Paul Duez, Leforest, Fr / Reflective letters are attached backwards. Thanks to the sun, the text is projected reversed on the ground and becomes legible. The sun reveals the text: on the southern wall, an inventory of the preoccupations of teenagers… The projection on the ground moves and makes the sun’s daily and seasonal movement tangible. / © Magali Desbazeille, Adagp Paris

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"1% de 20"
"1% de 20"

Permanent installation, 2010 - 1% for arts / Conseil Général du Pas-de-Calais for the middle school Paul Duez, Leforest, Fr / Reflective letters are attached backwards. Thanks to the sun, the text is projected reversed on the ground and becomes legible. The sun reveals the text: on the southern wall, an inventory of the preoccupations of teenagers… The projection on the ground moves and makes the sun’s daily and seasonal movement tangible. / © Magali Desbazeille, Adagp Paris

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"1% de 20"
"1% de 20"

Permanent installation, 2010 - 1% for arts / Conseil Général du Pas-de-Calais for the middle school Paul Duez, Leforest, Fr / Reflective letters are attached backwards. Thanks to the sun, the text is projected reversed on the ground and becomes legible. The sun reveals the text: on the southern wall, an inventory of the preoccupations of teenagers… The projection on the ground moves and makes the sun’s daily and seasonal movement tangible. / © Magali Desbazeille, Adagp Paris

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"L'Index des Corrélations"
"L'Index des Corrélations"

Sculpture and generative installation, 2019 - 1% for arts / Rectorate of the Academy of Lille and the DSDEN of the North, Fr / On a raised wall, in the shape of statistical curves, text and graphic elements are videoprojected on an in situ generative installation. The artwork addresses education statistics and language as a marker of eras and offers an immersion in time from the exploration of data carried out at the heart of the archives of French National Education. / © M.D, Adagp Paris

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"L'Index des Corrélations"
"L'Index des Corrélations"

Sculpture and generative installation, 2019 - 1% for arts / Rectorate of the Academy of Lille and the DSDEN of the North, Fr / On a raised wall, in the shape of statistical curves, text and graphic elements are videoprojected on an in situ generative installation. The artwork addresses education statistics and language as a marker of eras and offers an immersion in time from the exploration of data carried out at the heart of the archives of French National Education. / © M.D, Adagp Paris

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"L'Index des Corrélations"
"L'Index des Corrélations"

Sculpture and generative installation, 2019 - 1% for arts / Rectorate of the Academy of Lille and the DSDEN of the North, Fr / On a raised wall, in the shape of statistical curves, text and graphic elements are videoprojected on an in situ generative installation. The artwork addresses education statistics and language as a marker of eras and offers an immersion in time from the exploration of data carried out at the heart of the archives of French National Education. / © M.D, Adagp Paris

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"2164 ?"
"2164 ?"

Permanent installation, 2016 - 1% for arts / Commission of Paris Police Prefecture for the Livry-Gargan police station, Fr / To read the letters cut from mirrors that are backwards on the walls, it is necessary to decode them. Thanks to the sunlight, the text is projected as a reflection on the floor and becomes legible. The projection on the ground moves and makes tangible the daily and seasonal sun movement. The text evokes through 3 eras, the evolution of police names... / © M.D, Adagp Paris

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"2164 ?"
"2164 ?"

Permanent installation, 2016 - 1% for arts / Commission of Paris Police Prefecture for the Livry-Gargan police station, Fr / To read the letters cut from mirrors that are backwards on the walls, it is necessary to decode them. Thanks to the sunlight, the text is projected as a reflection on the floor and becomes legible. The projection on the ground moves and makes tangible the daily and seasonal sun movement. The text evokes through 3 eras, the evolution of police names... / © M.D, Adagp Paris

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"2164 ?"
"2164 ?"

Permanent installation, 2016 - 1% for arts / Commission of Paris Police Prefecture for the Livry-Gargan police station, Fr / To read the letters cut from mirrors that are backwards on the walls, it is necessary to decode them. Thanks to the sunlight, the text is projected as a reflection on the floor and becomes legible. The projection on the ground moves and makes tangible the daily and seasonal sun movement. The text evokes through 3 eras, the evolution of police names... / © M.D, Adagp Paris

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