http://www.nomemory.org was hosted first by imaginet.fr in 1994. It was one of the first net art pieces.
Today this website done in HTML and gif is saved on a hard drive. In this gallery, you will find screenshot as documents about it.
It may be back online at www.nomemory.org on January 1st, 2017
"(...) I work mostly with media of all kinds, from video, photography, paintings, sometimes advertisement, marketing via Internet and this rebounding relationship with a reality of mediation perceived at the individual level triggers my interest, more than the one understood subjectively or in a phenomenological way, that is concomitant realities, whether collective or societal which intersect, their interactions with identity, memory, temporality, a given space. The Internet is a rather specific media because it allows strange situations as I said earlier which correspond to moments of 24hours, localized or global spaces confronted to a location and one individual experience. I certainly consider the Internet at a more symbolic level in relationship to our daily reality - I do not belong to a technological system which consists of generating new technologies to be grafted upon the Internet and thus supports the modern, progressive or positivist orders- I am only interested in the human experience brought up by this particular media. (...)"
Valéry Grancher 1994 - 2009
A minimal text study ("Memory") is showing some sentences fragments wich are combining a subject "I" to a verb. Otherwise each sentences are in a different color: These colors depend to the last or to the next sentence. The eye is able to perceive a minimal part of the infinite virtual repetition : The images are succeeding so quickly for our retinal memory, that a continuity is perceived on a emotional way at the opposite of cognitive perception. Valéry Grancher 1994Go to link
Net Art: Every animated digit from 0 to 9 of the grid were linked to a random webcam around the world. This piece was defining a kind of cybertime defined by 24H00 instant. Valéry Grancher 1995Go to link
An art installation is made with littles wax leaves. Inside there are contaminated people (by epidemic) confessions (sent on anonyme way by email). Every contaminated person who wants, will be able to send by email a confession about what it makes her getting pain from others . A hidden memory about pain like illness will be born . A wax accumulation will grow in the installation constituting a protest against all exclusions. Valéry Grancher 1995Go to link
Tell about your home life: All emails will be shown on a wall in an art installation called "Topoï". In front of this wall there is a screen where we can see this homepage . This art work will constitue an architecture wich is becoming archetypal. All messages received constitute on the global net a virtual "topoï", a screen in front of our fractals and privates topographies. Valéry Grancher 1996Go to link
"Void" Net art Observe this black square during one second. Memorize one of your strong time in your life. Look your watch, memorize the time. Now, every day, at the same time, recall this instant. To use mental space by facing a screen, to make a time based performance By all peoples who are connecting world wild to this screen, it's defining what Roland Barthes called "idiorythmie" and a kind of "paeda" Valéry Grancher 1996Go to link
The first internet paintings done from the most famous net art websites home pages that you may order online. The first post internet art piece in the world ten years before this movement appeared ! Valéry Grancher 1996 - 1997Go to link
The first blog in the world, even several years before instagram !!! I produced this piece as an online performance by posting photos as a timeline during one year 1997, 1 years and half before the first blog... 'Time Image' is an artwork based on various images classified on a chronological way. They have as a title: the place, the date and time where and when they were shot. These images are like 'post it'. A new kind of calendar made of daily topographies is appearing.Go to link