Capture is an ironic solution to the crisis of industrial cultures. For years, the music industry continues to stage its disappearance, because the Internet users illegally download mp3 files and share on social networks. Capture is such a productive fictitious rock band, that nobody can consume everything. It produces new music, words, images, videos and derived products every hour. Every new file is automatically translated into other forms. If an mp3 file is downloaded once, it is erased from the server and therefore, it is the ‘consumer’ who becomes the only possible broadcaster. In submerging the consumption by generative technologies, Capture reverses the consumerism ideology and the relation between desire and objects. By being very productive, Capture even exceeds the possibility of being listened to.
Grégory Chatonsky is a French artist based in Montreal and Paris. He is the founder of Incident.net, a netart platform, in 1994. He has received awards and grants including Dicream (2014), CAC (2013), CALQ (2012), CRSH (2011), Cap Digital (2010), Arcadi (2010), CNAP (2008). In 2013, he launched TELOFOSSILS at Museum of contemporary art (Taipei). A second version was showed in Beijing (2015). In 2014, his solo exhibition CAPTURE at CDA (Enghein-les-bains), is about a surproductive netrock band. In 2015, EXTINCT MEMORIES was showed at IMAL (Brussels). He has participated in group exhibitions such as Erreur d’impression, Jeu de Paume (Paris), The Beginning of The End (Timisoara), Mois de la Photo (Montréal), Extimitat (Palma), Der Untergang – Doomsday (Berlin), Connect the doct and see the unseen (Roma), Interlife Crisis (Seatte), The Radius (Chicago), Il Pardosso Della Rupetizone (Roma), Augmented Senses (Shanghai), Biennale d’art contemporain (Montréal), etc. A number of residencies such as IMAL (2015), Unicorn (2015), Villa Kujoyama (2014), UQAM (2007), Abbaye de Fontevraud (2006), Le Fresnoy (2004).
He works on the relationship between existence and technology. He explores the underlying structures of everyday technology to create variable and endless fictions.