Jeff Guess

Born in 1965, lives in Les Lilas and works in Paris.

Jeff Guess is an artist et professor of digital media at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts Paris-Cergy. His work, be it in photography, publications, expanded cinematic forms, or software-based installations and performances, is predominantly an investigation of the conditions of possibility of the technical image and its multifarious entanglements with language and voice.

Some of his most recent exhibitions include : Streaming Egos – Digital Identities (NRW forum, Düsseldorf, 2016), A-T-T-E-N-T-I-O-N (Bienniale International Design, Saint-Étienne, 2015), (Mis)Understanding Photography - Works and Manifestos (Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2014), Média Médiums (Ygrec Gallery, Paris, 2014), Silicon Valley Contemporary (McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, 2014) et Nouvelles acquisitions, (Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, 2014).

He is also co-director of Média Médiums, a research project exploring the archeology and speculative future of a long series of technical objects, machines and devices, both implemented and hypothetical, which have as a foundational principle the transportation of information, and their relationship to a wide range of spirit and supranormal phenomena. The project has given rise to a seminar, an exhibition, 20 publications, concerts, performances, lectures and numerous other events. In 2015-16, the second phase of the project, Haunted by Algorithms, will see a bilingual book published by Les Presses du Réel, the co-organisation of a symposium at Cerisy on Media Archeology and the Ecology of Attention and a new website.

www.guess.fr
www.mediamediums.net
www.hauntedbyalgorithms.net

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