The Webjay cannibalises the content that he/she collects on different websites or within his/her own artistic productions presented on the internet.

The webjay deconstructs a content and makes it his/her own by rearranging it differently to generate alternative narratives . The result bears the personal hallmark of the performer, it is a unique and original creation which can distort the initial purpose of the messages.

The Web Performance is a work in progress in line with the culture of remix, of recycling, of diversions and daring associations.

The events


From 4 to 6 October 2013

Maison des Cultures
120 Rue de Belgrade, Saint Gilles Bruxelles

In the framework of the Quinzaine numérique (digital fortnight) of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels initiated by the Minister for Culture Fadila Lanaan, Transcultures propose in partnership with the culture service of the municipality of Saint-Gilles (Brussels), Transnomades 2013, a federative event about connected arts in their diversity and prolific news. Initiated in 2011 in Saint-Gilles, hybrid Transnomades events (curators: Philippe Franck, Jacques Urbanska) promote creative meeting between artists from different cultures which explore innovative and digital practices. The programming of these Transnomades-Art(s) Network(s) 2013 is closely associated to the selection of the first edition of Mobile Awards (whose the thematic is here: Arts & Networks), a serie of prizes for Belgian and foreign art projects, emerging or mature, whose the official presentation takes place Friday, October 4 at 18.00 in the Maison des Cultures of Saint-Gilles. This inauguratrice evening begins with the opening of, a didactic web art exhibition (gif, glitch... from all around the world) in the Maison du Peuple (in partnership with - Super Modern Art Museum).

In the Maison des Cultures at 19:30, Anne Rocquigny (media curator, Paris) in collaboration with James Hudson (developer, Berlin) present, in the exhibition hall, the online participative WJ-S device (Mobile Price 2013 - installation), allowing to artists – "webjockeys" – through a dedicated software, to mix internet contents in the form of web performances.

In the auditorium, the Clair Obscur cie (Fr) presents at 20:00, @2:sleepingbeauty (Mobile Price 2013 - Performance), which stages Sandra, a Sleeping Beauty in the era of Web 2.0, which shows us her body in a glass coffin with a recording of her neurological and biological data communicated via Facebook and finally an e-mix of Christophe Bailleau (Be) that mixes music contents from the Internet to his own treatments and electronic grooves (from 21.00). At the Atelier du Web of Saint-Gilles will be proposed an introductive web art selection.

Both Mobile Price 2013 – new talents are attributed to hybrid performances presented Saturday, October 5 at 20:00 at the Cultural Centre Jacques Franck: Beautiful_Touch (2nd iteration - the feeback loop) by Peter M. Friess (in collaboration with experimental musician Maurice Charles JJ) about parallel universes and D-compo 1.8 by Okus Dance company (Liège), mixing hip hop / contemporary dance, electronic music and digital images.

Sunday, October 6 from 16:00 to 18:00, welcome to the "digital tea time" at the Maison des Cultures with round table meetings and exchanges (+ bio cake) about new creative and connected practices with Anne Roquigny (WJs, Locus Sonus-Fr), Thierry Dutoit (numediart/UMons), Aurélie Ghalim (GSARA, new media & digital culture-Be), Malo Girod (Digitalarti-Paris), in partnership with the Café Numérique-Brussels.

In closing, at 18.15, a WJ-S performance brings together artists connected to this device for a live connected creation: Lucille Calmel (Brussels, Belgium), Valentine Siboni (Brussels, Belgium), James Hudson (Brussels, Belgium), Systaime (Paris, France), Eric Pajot (Paris, France), Pierre Piccon (Strasbourg, France), Ana-Maria Huluban (Cluj, Romania), Lucian Harbădă (Cluj, Romania), Yi Donghoon - Otto (Seoul, South Korea), Igor Štromajer (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Miyö Van Stenis (Guatire, Venezuela).

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