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Reynald Drouhin
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artist statement
Defragmentation of the Internet by Images: With the aid of one or several 'key words': to determine the images that will be researched (mosaic modules) to recompose the image that you have submitted (the matrix)."Des frags" is a project using the resources available on the Net and to put them to a different purpose than that for which they were originally designed. For this, the project is, in appearance, very simple: using existing tools available on the web to create the final work (from/by and with the Net). 'Des frags' is the defragmentation of the Internet. A multitude of information is available on the web, and this project allows all this information to coexist together in the one final image: a matrix that will serve as a global reference point of the different elements of which it is composed. 'Des frags' is also a 'blow' (a murder for players of video games), meaning a 'hold-up' of existing images on the Net: the appropriation of a raw material present on the web and reactivation of this 'dead', archived memory into a live, ephemeral memory.