Latencies is composed of a series of salvaged electronic devices which rest on a screen that animates and gives new life to the abandoned technologies. The artist works like an archeologist, pulling out the found items from piles of discarded materials in junkyards and recycling centers (veritable cemeteries for consumer electronics) and organizes them on screens as if they were fragile remnants of a bygone era.
The animations attempt to capture our complex and sometimes ambivalent relationship with consumer electronics. Buying the latest gadget makes us feel like sophisticated citizens of the digital age. Yet these technologies break down or are rendered obsolete at a fast pace. The decaying technologies of Latencies present themselves as contemporary still lives, insidious reminders of our own aging process and inevitable expiration date.
Issues related to memory and identity are explored in this group of artworks. As communication tools with the outside world, and as repositories for so many of our thoughts, we acquire a very intimate relationship with the technological devices present in the artworks. Haunted by their past, the artist attempts to reveal memories, both personal and collective, that seem trapped within, mementos of a time when they had fully functional lives and served us well.