Thomas Cheneseau (pictured right) is a French artistic researcher with a passion for abstraction and who considers social media as both his found object and his blank canvas. As part of the second session , Artistic Responses to Social Media, at Unlike Us #2, Cheseneau talked about two of his visually stunning projects. First up was Facebook Feedback, an initiative that consists solely of art that he created through his Facebook profile. Videos, images and code already existing on Facebook, as well as screenshots taken from Timelines, are transformed into collages and entirely new imagery. The visual material is then reloaded on Facebook, directly into a new creative space. After stressing that post-production is kept at a very safe distance, Cheneseau notes how he utilizes different graphics and tools such as Glitch in his artistic process.
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