CONNECT: International Videoarts Festival

Pablo-Martín Córdoba – France

Contemporary artist living and working in Paris, France. After a first autodidact artistic experience followed by studies in Art History and Contemporary Art and Photography, Pablo-Martín Córdoba structures his work around the notions of temporality and movement. Both the latent movement in the still image and the stillness constructed from motion define a homogeneous domain where the digital image becomes a plastic material. The expansion of the spatiotemporal domain is doubled of a medial questioning which implies a free exploration of digital technologies, its possibilities and its limits. In this context, and by means of photomontages, videos and installations, the artist proposes a particular vision of reality without excluding shifts towards fiction. His work has been exhibited in Europe, America and Asia.

Postdigital Flipbook, 2019

An algorithm explores the web by indexing images showing faces. These, which account for millions, are classified by proximity of facial features using a neural network. Displayed one after another, found images produce an animation that evolves throughout the frame: anonymous people merge with old and contemporary celebrities along surprising transitions, and a meta-face seems to emerge in a new heterogeneous and disruptive space, which continues self-generating. The visual component of big data is thus transposed in a playful way in the form of an image-by-image animation, mirroring the cinematographic device at its origins.