Démontage, détournement, dérision. La "défaite" numérique

Abstract : It seems that the «Art Numérique» (Digital Art) is taking an ever-growing place in the various contemporary artistic practices. It is however still a problem to clearly define what is actually meant by this French generic expression, as what is currently associated with «Art Numérique» still generates numerous questions. How can this trend be defined? What are its boundaries? Are there any boundaries? Does «Art Numérique» actually exist? Is it relevant to categorize specific practices and techniques as «Art Numérique»? What is the influence of these categorization on the actual definition of the Art, or inversely, what should the subject «Art Numérique» include? How can «Art Numérique» be defined? Is it new? These questions are at the root of this thesis, developed in simultaneously with numerous plastic and practical experiments aiming at «physically» questioning and challenging the digital technology. My objective is to analyze the subject of «digital art», to precisely identify its characteristics, and to open new perspectives. This research highlights the relationship between practice and theory. Can they benefit from each other? Should they be studied and developed separately, each in their own direction? This raises the question of the relevance of their segmentation, and of the term «Art Numérique». Is it significant? What is the current status of all these new technologies, which are part of our daily life, including in the artistic field? Is it possible to report on such a vast phenomenon without artificially restricting its complexity?
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Gilles Boenisch. Démontage, détournement, dérision. La "défaite" numérique. Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université de Lorraine, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012LORR0401⟩. ⟨tel-01749784⟩

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