• Invisible ©Tomek Jarolim


A creation by Tomek Jarolim

From his computer studies at the IUT, Tomek Jarolim has preserved his taste for programmes and codes, that inflexible and objective computer grammar which, via the computer tool, gives no room for randomness. Until we come to Invisibles. That is, two LCD screens « hung on the wall, like two paintings » linked to two computers controlled by two programmes. Use the latter, he asks the machine to show through a loop, (a reference to human behaviour, which, when it cannot do something, tries to find another way) to show in red, green and blue on one screen (that is RGB, the three basic layers in digital imagery) which should theoretically produce white. And on the other, black and white, which it the mixture of all (in digital imagery, white is the maximum value) and void (when no pixels hit the screen). The result ? The machine is incapable of executing these so simple operations. And rapidly saturates. Thus there is a bug (in reference to the human bug, retinal persistance). On one side, the white is never completely white ; on the other, it is never really void nor completely full. And it is perhaps exactly this in-between, which is the beginning of subjectivity ; arising in a machine considered moreover as infallible. Which instead of remaining a tool, begins to create the light that attracts the spectator’s eye : then the interaction can start.

- Tomek Jarolim

Born 20.06.83 / / 2004 University of Technology Diploma in Computer engineering at the IUT in Aix-en-Provence / / 2007 Fine Art Diploma at the Fine Art School in Aix-en-Provence / / 2008-2009 inal year of Fine Art for the DNAP, Aix-en-Provence / / Graphics and internet : 2005 creation of the pernambuco, acontemporary art and pop culture internet site, Aix - 2008 creation of all the communication material for the Locomotive, contemporary dance company for children / / Set design and sound performances 2008 Shades of wight, stage design for Bruno Péré, at the Affluents festival / / Exhibitions 2006 Le manège, un délire psycho-rotatif, group installation at Arborescence 2008 Sans_titre 1.0 organisation of an art festival at the Fine Art School in Aix / / Rouge vert bleu, installations and presentation of the exhibition, Tout doit apparaître / / 2009 Invisibles, installation, exhibition in the town centre of Aix.