Konkret

Konkrete – is a project that melts private space with external space. Confronting the unpredictable nature of the loto machine wich mixes the numbers in a perpetual-infinite circular motion, with the solid concrete nature of the external shell. The image projected on the surface reflects in real time what happens on the deep inner layers of the consciousness. Concrete is a composite material composed of coarse granular materials embedded in a hard matrix wich forms a solid object. This project attempts to explore what really goes on the inside, by juxtaposing the cold impenetrable surface, with the soft and unstable nature of subconscious.

2014
Concret cube: 30x30x30 cm
Projector,
Standart pallet,
Camera,
Mapping software,
Lotto toy machine
Batteries.

Eternal Flame

The flickering of this flame is eternal.
This project explores random chance–the unknown and unpredictable element that causes an event to result in a certain way rather than another, spoken of as a real force. The pyramid is conceived in a way to serve as a “pure random” generator. It is like a minimalistic multidimensional totem–once activated it has a life of its own–generating different layers of sensorial events ranging from air vibrations(sound) to virtual ripples(white circles). The relation between random chance and radioactive materials is symbiotic. Utilising uranium glass is a deliberate choice for this project, as the visitors are confronted
with an unknown force–which has no smell, no sound, and no visible direct effect on them thus it provokes incertitude and angst. Those are the same effects random chance provokes. Eternal Flame makes visible forces that are otherwise invisible.

pyramid: 1m x 20cm x 5cm
diameter of circles: variable
Uranium glass, UV Leds, Wood, aluminium, plastic, plexiglass, geiger tube, electric
wires, custom electronic circuits, switches, custom software, modified flashlight,
sound system, video projector.
2013

atomic mushroom by Alexis Rigidor.

Random Paints Chance

 

lecture of “random paints chance” book, on a street chosen by the random protocol,
Toulouse, France.

Random Paints Chance is a book writen by a random sentence generator.
Only the two words: “random” and “chance” where placed in the software and all the rest is writen by chance.
The software picks random words from a database and compiles them in sentences.
The color of the cover and the tittle is also generated by random.

The unknown and unpredictable element that causes an event to result in a certain way rather than another, spoken of as a real force.

Printed book (format poche, 70 p), site web, video, photos
size variable
2013

Shaking hands and fake smiles to high heels and thick ties

Toutes les dimanches, surtout les premiers du mois.
Une mise en scène montée et jouée par nous même
Des espaces presque vides, parfois moitiés pleins
Pour faire penser, dialoguer, amuser
et se faire chier ensemble joyeusement!

2013
Size: 8.40m x 1m
Paper, black adhesive tape, printed t-shirts

The Dictator is dead

Synopsis:

On April 11, 1985, Enver Hoxha died. He was the leader of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania for 40 years. The news about his death brought forth scenes of mass hysteria. Fragments of interviews filmed by TVSH (Albanian national television) on the day of his death are used as audio background. The Dictator is Dead portrays K and L who were part of the generation that endured the communist period. Their gestures trace the duplicity of the people against oppression. A mixture of doubt
- incertitude – happiness and fear all combined into a glacial stance.

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The dictator is dead (2012), reconstruit le 11 avril 1985, le jour du décès d’Enver
Hoxha , le leader communiste albanais. Il était le dirigeant de la < populaire d’Albanie>> pendant 40 ans. La nouvelle sur sa mort a pris les dimensiones
d’une hystérie collective… au moins jusqu’á la fin du régime communiste. Des fragments
d’interviews filmé par le T.V.SH (television national Albanais) le jour du décès
d’Enver Hoxha sont utilisés comme support sonore.
K et L, (les deux personnages de la vidéo) font partie de la génération qui ont enduré
toute la période communiste.
Leur geste retrace la duplicité du peuple face á l’oppression.

video 3″ HD Color 2013
First screened in Traverse Video 2013

Art Millionnaire

The cards have been distributed until now in:

Albania,Ecuador, Estonia, France, Spain, Israel, United Kingdom,

How does it work?

The game is very simple, just scratch the grey box to see immediately if you have won

an original Artwork.
If you find the Artist’s signature the Artwork is original.
If under the grey box you find the text: “Pas de chance” the Artwork is not original.
The scratch-able game cards are randomly distributed.
A part is distributed hand-to-hand
A part is placed inside glass bottles and thrown in the ocean/sea
A part is atached to helium ballons and released in random places
There is one winner every 100 cards produced.
Even the Artist himself doesn’t know which cards are original works (winners)
You can add a marker on the map (if you find/were given a card)
The winners will be displayed in red, all the others in grey

Extraordinary events do not always require extraordinary causes. Given enough time,

they can happen by chance.

Leonard Mlodinow

1. Random chance

In “Meritocracy”, you can become rich and famous if you work really hard.
This creates the illusion that every individual is on the same level and can escalate

social ranks very easily.
The problem is that “meritocracy” doesn’t make an exception to the rules of random

chance.
In this system if i work very hard but i can’t achieve anything means that the fault is

only mine.
* Taking the example of “Monarchy” – Sébastien Bohler (neurobiologist) suggested that

we find comfort in this type of government because the random chance is very present.

It is not “my” merit if i was born a king, or a servant.
(my parents meeting in a particular time frame/place, the one spermatozoid that made it

till the egg…)

2. The value of an Artwork

Contemporary living Artist’s sell their works millions of euros.I have posed the

following questions:
What defines the value of an Artwork?-Is it the materials used to produce it?
-Is it the name of the Artist that produced, or just conceived it?
-Is it the idea behind the work?
-Does the uniqueness and rarity of the work define its value?
-Is it the combination of all these factors?
Is it randomness/chance that a particular artwork got in the market that was in need of

that kind of Art?

3. Defining an original Artwork

-Is the uniqueness and rarity of the “idea” that defines the real value of the work?
-Does the Artist’s signature or stamp decides what is to be considered original?

I pose questions, and i’m not particularly interested in answers.

For full info on the project please head over: www.artmillionnaire.com

2012 – to present
Size variable
black ink, paper, scratchable material, hydrogen ballons, glass bottles.

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Artmillionnaire @ Artkontakt

2012

As part of a performance at Artkontakt festival artmillionnaire was distributed via

glass bottles thrown directly in the Ionian sea near Ali Pasha castle Porto Paleromo

Albania.

For full info on the project please head over: www.artmillionnaire.com

Sound volume

This project reflects my interest in transforming Sound into a real physical object.
The completed objects where left on the same places they where recorded.
Under each object is placed a QR code, which when scanned sends the visitors to the
site when they can hear the sound.
The shape and size of each object is defined only by the sound itself (the frequency and amplitude)

To hear the sounds and for the map:

http://ivitopp.com/soundvolume/1
http://ivitopp.com/soundvolume/2
http://ivitopp.com/soundvolume/3
http://ivitopp.com/soundvolume/4
http://ivitopp.com/soundvolume/5
http://ivitopp.com/soundvolume/6

2012
Size variable
sound recorder, gps tracker, 3D scripted plugins, 3D printed plastic.

le negatif book

Contributors:
Alexey Alexeev, April-lea Hutchinson, Aris Kamarotos, Aurélien Sergent, Burak Aktekin,
Camil Tulcan, Chris Mettraux, Christian Sorrentino, Darius Kuzmickas, Dennis Khomenkov,
Egidijus Tutkus, Eylul Aslan, Fatih Alkan, Hugh O’Conor, Ines Armandon, James La
Mantia, Jolipunk, Kamila Kulik, Kirill Mo, Kristina Borhes, Mark Daniel, Martin Greffe,
Matt Rowe, Michael Wilson, Nicolas Loiseau, Paulina Jeziorska, Phantom der Lust, Reuben
Wu, Sasha Krasnov, Sasha Kurmaz, Silke Seybold, Steven -l-l-l- Monteau, Thierry Clech,
William James Broadhurst, Gözde öney, Alin Ciortea, Sergey Sarakhanov, Andrew Kaiser,
Jim Hair, Milosz Wozaczynski, Yann Bhogal, Semen Mitchenko.

2011

8.26“ x 11.69” (A4), perfect binding
70 pages, Full color print.

get it here

Money is the new food

In the beginning food was the reason.
People used every hour of the day to find it.
Everyone was happy eating and sharing.
Some used to steal, some borrowed.

In The middle money was the reason.
People used every hour of the day to find it.
Not everyone was happy, no one shared.

In the end food returned as the only reason.
People used fair amount of the day to find it.
Everyone was happy eating and sharing.
Some still used to steal, some still borrowed.

Food was the new money…

2012
Size variable
fruits, “money”, RC photographic paper, paper

Le visiteur

Une identité, un faux, mais réelle. La saturation des médias, la publicité, les
couleurs et les formes dures – la perfection plastique. Poussé avec force dans ma vie
quotidienne, planté dans mon esprit l’idée d’abandonner les formes définies et formes
claire. La poursuite de l’ambiguïté, quelques pixels, des formes simples – opter pour
un minimalisme du millénaire du numérique que nous vivons. Le visiteur une entité
simple formé que par quelques pixels – quelques papier – visite des lieux rencontrer
des gens curieux sur le chemin.
Je traduis dans mon propre langage cette idee du corps traverse par la virtualite.
An Identity, a fake, but real. The saturation of media, publicity, colors and hard
shapes – the plastic perfection, pushed with force into my everyday life, planted into
my mind the idea to abandon clear defined shapes and forms. The pursuit of ambiguity,
few pixels, simple forms – opt for a minimalism of the virtual millenium we are living.
Le visiteur – The visitor a simple mind entity formed only by few pixels – few paper
lines – touristing simple places – meeting curious people on the way.

The process:
Real – Digital (virtual) – Real – Analog – Digital (virtual)

All photos Credit: Jola.L

2011
65x50x35cm
3D scanned image, paper, glace photo paper