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We have an appointment with an an-

Objectified body,(The) alyst of social psychology regard-


ing the actual metropolitan life. (On

F lorian Liber’s body representations are April 30, 2004, “Le Devoir”, Montreal)
primitives with ritual energy. Layering ***
color near color, he paints suddenly, empty- Flori(a)n Liber is a visual and media artist.
ing his emotions and feelings onto canvas. He He completed his master degree in Media
leaves graphic marks, drips of paint, scratch- Communication at University of Montreal.
es and scribbles as evidence of the physical
act of painting. Contemporary subjects are
C onsequently, Liber’s praxis tests the lim-
its of an aesthetic theory of performance
that rests upon the exclusion of any “ma-
chinelike technicity.” The “body” in this case
is not the represented body (e.g. the figure
of the dancer in Liber’s digital video “perfor-
mance,” Human Body Dismemberment), but
the transcoded body, the body inscribed in
and by a metamorphic algorithm (“le code
plastique et gestuel”). It is a programmatic
apparatus, or what, in French, may be de-
scribed as an écriture au corps: a body of
writing and an embodied writing. And it is
in accordance with a technics of writing, of
inscription and circumscription, but equally
of gesture, that Liber’s quasi-analytic “dis-
memberment” brings into question what
Derrida has termed the “inherited, ossified,
simplified opposition between technē and
physis” – that is to say, between technology
and nature, the organic, the auto-mobile
and self-sufficient. In turn, this questioning
implies a further examination of the opposi-
tion between the whole and the fragment,
the living body and the dead, already ren-
explored using the raw emotion of archaic dered ambivalent in Plato’s treatment of the
processes to create a sense of uniqueness. body as sōma. Echoing Artaud’s conception
of a corps sans organs and Victor Tausk’s

Y ou will discover an original artist, machine à influencer, Liber’s experiment in


continuously opened to the external performative dismemberment deconstructs
world, who has multiplied his artistic ex- the human/non-human dichotomy and
periments. Florian LIBER is an artist of Eu- treats the “body” as a discursive, informat-
ropean tradition which was formed in the ic topology which does not point towards
field of the Viennese contemporary and a “post” human condition but rather to a
modern art. Its artistic works were exposed “prosthesis at the origin” of the human as
to Japan, Italy, France, Canada… beside PI- such. In this way we are presented with what
CASSO, MIRO, APPEL, RIOPELLE (Sam Bo- amounts to an attempt at an “enactment”
renstein, curator, Montréal) – see “Mon- of a critique. (in Towards A New Aes-
treal Hour/ Visual Arts” Sept-Oct 2004. thetics, by Louis Armand and Brian Rose-
http://www.hour.ca/visualarts/venue.aspx?iIDSalle=538 bury, ISSN 0862-8424, December 2006).
VISION URBAINE/ NONCHALANCE DE SALOME 2004
VISION URBAINE/ NONCHALANCE DE SALOME 2004
Nonchalance de Salomé, acrylique sur toile, Florian LIBER
Ce tableau a été exposé à Montréal, en septembre 2004

Winner and Personality, Art and Culture 2005


work in progress

Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir, Montréal 2006


Street Painting Performance NBTN, Montréal 2006
CLONING STRATA. ULTIMATE BODY
ATAVISM

T he contrasting binarism between ulti-


mate disembodiment on the one hand
and the return to the fleshy body on the other
coincides with the dichotomous boundary be-
tween technology and biology accelerating the
emergence of unprecedented entities. (L.Parisi)

“I am defining corporealization as the inter-


actions of humans and nonhumans in the dis-
tributed, heterogenous work processes of tech-
noscience. The nonhumans are both those made
by humans, for example, machines and other
tools, and those occurring independantly of hu-
man manufacture. The work processes result in
specific material-semiotic bodies--or natural-
technical objects of knowledge and practice--
such as cells, molecules, genes, organisms, vi-
ruses, ecosystems, and the like. . . . The bodies
are perfectly ‘real.’ and nothing about corpore-
alization is ‘merely’ fiction. But corporealization
is tropic and historically specific at every layer
of its tissues .”(E. Thacker, Bioinformatic Corpo-
realizations )

Florian LIBER, University of Montreal


M.Sc. in Media Communication

http://www.clonestrata.blogspot.com

Drawing and New Technology Art, Montreal 2006


Paysages Éphémères 2007, Montreal - Finaliste 2006
Démembrement du corps humain 2.1
proposé par : Florin Liber
http://www.mont-royal.net/concours_photos.
php?module=5&page=156
Paysages
Éphémères 2007,
volet concours
Maison de la
Culture
Côte-des-Neiges
sculpture
tions de peinture et de
Vernissages & exposi-

ALTERNANCE art center, Montreal 2006


http://www.alternance-art.com/fr/?FlorianLiber
URBAN INTERVENTION in LOWER
MANHATTAN

International Conference, New York 2006


http://www.humanitiesandtechnology.org/HTA%202006%20Conference/program.html
http://dezmembrare.skyrock.com/
HUMAN BODY DISMEMBERMENT, HTA New York 2006
INSTALLATION PROJECTION, VIRTUALLY DANCING
http://www.legrandparcours.com/freepage.php?page=31
Le grand parcours - peinture en direct/ live painting
http://www.voir.ca/artsvisuels/fichespectacle.aspx?iIDSpectacle=74036&iIDRepresentation=150291
SALOME GODDESS, painting opening ALTERNANCE art
center 2006-2007
TOWARDS A NEW AESTHETICS, Prague & Amsterdam 2007
http://litteraria.ff.cuni.cz/journals/extracts/16.32_intro.pdf
GUERRIERS DU SOLEIL, art primitif - vernissage de peinture
2007, ValCamonica Italie
E-mail:
Florian LIBER artcontemporain@fido.ca
Painter, visual & new chicmetropolitan@yahoo.com
media artist
ADDRESS:
a r t c o n t e m p o r a i n 206-3380,Édouard-
MONTREAL, MMVII M.Sc. in Media Commu- Montpetit blv.
Montréal, Québec
nication H3T 1K5, CANADA
Montreal 2004-2007
P: 1 (514) 731-6551