Fabien Zocco (Fr)

Fabien Zocco (Fr)

THREADS (création)

“In computing, threads are suites of instructions executed in parallel during the same process. The term also refers to a set of messages on a forum or an Internet discussion thread. ”

The installation shows the trace of a “performance” automatically performed by a bot – Automatic software (the term “bot” is short for “robot”) used on the Internet to perform repetitive tasks and simulate human responses – launched networks for one day during the month of September 2014. This bot has during that time sought to “make contact” with potential human correspondents by sending automated emails (more than 5000 messages sent). The email addresses of these “correspondents” were recovered by chance on the internet.

This message thread is presented during the exhibition, in the form of a text constantly rewriting. These mails were automatically drawn from texts like enigmatic haikus and question the artificial intelligence or the manipulation of language. They compose a flow both cryptic and poetic and dispersed on the net by an infiltration and dissemination strategy.

Production : Transcultures, within les Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes in Mons.

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Fabien Zocco

« Fabien Zocco explores the plastic potential of IT dematerialisation, applications and other software. Playing with infinite possibilities offered by the digital network, it contains the icons of popular digital culture and virtual aesthetics, to create architectures, shapes or futuristic stories.

He also questions “our relationship to new technologies which have invaded our daily life and our relationship to the virtual.” (Sonia Recasens, critic & curator)

His work has been featured notably in France (Le Fresnoy, FRAC Poitou Charentes, exhibition Jeune Création…), Mexico (French Institute of Latin America, Mexico), Canada (UQTR gallery, Trois-Rivières) , Poland (AIR program, Wroclaw), Belgium (Transcultures, Mons) and online (The Wrong I & II – New Biennial digital art). Fabien Zocco is currently a student at the Fresnoy National Studio of Contemporary Arts (2014-2016).


  • Manège de Sury
  • 1 Rue des Droits de L’Homme, Mons
  • 27.11 > 12.12.2015
  • 12:00 > 18:00
  • closed on Mondays