Influenced by an education in information processing and an interest in language modeling, Sofian Audry works in a niche that mixes new technologies with the social and cognitive mechanisms of the human being. His works are built using complex algorithms and process data generated by ingenious interfaces. He thus diverts the achievements of his scientific training by pursuing projects whose inventiveness explores issues related to the networking of defined entities and the management of dynamics caused by the passage of data. His works take the form of interactive montages, showing a research on the transformation of devices through time and the behaviors they generate. The dialogic nature of interactivity is thwarted because the artist focuses more on the imprint left in the work by the visitor. By moving, the later creates a dynamic and makes so that images, words, networks of association accumulate in a temporal evolution. In his recent work, Sofian Audry focuses on electronic interventions, this time incorporating technological objects in the natural environment to create new kinds of interactivity. The work enters a real life dynamic and takes place in its own position, thus distracting, if not modifying the order of things.
Afbeelding: Sofian Audry
First Absence, Doi Saket, Thailand (2008)