This artist's book proposes to construct a “mental space” through a narrative—mixing ravers, science-fiction and comic strips—presented through illuminations in the style of old children's books.
UBÏQ: A Mental Odyssey, which borrows its title from Philip K. Dick's Ubïk and Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is an artistic proposition concerned with diversion, role-plays and “parallel” worlds, in a playful and interactive to-and-fro between images and text. Its results is a diffracted narrative in which the book becomes a playground as well as what's at stake in that artistic experience that unites the two protagonists.
Mathieu Briand (born 1972 in Marseilles, France, lives and works between Marseilles and Paris) embraces a domain that encompasses electronic media and music, the sciences, new technology, architecture, phenomenology and virtual space, as well as the protocols of games and rituals. the poetic, philosophical and political dimensions of communication processes. His impressive installations and mises-en-scènes were widely exhibited in prestigious Institutions such as Centre Georges Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, and Tate Modern.
Daniel Foucard is a hard-to-classify author often associated with new textualities crossed with cybernetics, mutations and schizophrenia, and whose obsession is to want to inhabit a new territory.