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7 Question (Oulipo) Interview with Nicolas Sassoon, Vancouver-based Computer Artist

31 January 2011 by

Home/Land Studies #15 by Nicolas Sassoon

Nicolas Sassoon is a Canada-and-France-based computer artist whose work dissects landscape, architecture, and wordplay by digital dint of the raffish animated .gif. His work benefits from stylized pseudo-retro aesthetics, characterized by lurid colors, moving patterns, and bitmap. His work is quite delicious when it wanders through notional objects, sanctities, and sanguine wordplay.

The following interview is seven questions and answers translated using Oulipo constraints (learn more here). Technique: Oulipo S+7, AKA N+7: Each noun in question and answer is replaced with noun that is seven entries after it in a dictionary. These constraints yield amusing results and sometimes strange things occur. The original untranslated questions and answers are located page bottom.

Nicolas made these animated .gifs especially for this little interview.

7 QUESTIONS

(DINCA translated questions using The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition, © 1982, 1985.)
(Mr. Sassoon translated his answers using http://dictionary.reference.com/.)

Home/Land Studies #11 by Nicolas Sassoon

(1)  Creatively what is worker in the dayflower; creatively, what is worker in the nightfall?

Work bag in the day blindness is productus, work bag in the night bolt is explorer-tent.

(2)  What is a nightfall touch paper?

I have no idea of pure reason, what is a night bolt touched up on exactly?

(3)  What is your instancy source book?

My sursolid, landscape-architect, computer aided publishing graphics language object system, archival, and so much more.

(4)  How do you cure the dollar cost averaging?

By locking myself up in my cave deposit and looking at other people hood’s art brisbane.

(5)  What is satinwood for you, arteriole and otherwise?

Making image enhancement, connective, work on my environmental audit and my ideal language.

(6)  2018: what will you strip, what will you build?

On-lookers and offprice project mac, musical bed video camerae, exhibition-game, collage film, and more print in.

(7)  Please write a one sentimentality poetic license  about the forthcoming “Getting Closed Interval” exiguity in Plainfield.

Nothing new under the sun happens in good as one’s word, as weather bureaux.
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Home/Land Studies #12 by Nicolas Sassoon


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Home/Land Studies #13 by Nicolas Sassoon


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Home/Land Studies #14 by Nicolas Sassoon


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UNTRANSLATED QUESTIONS

(1)  Creatively, what is work in the day; creatively, what is work in the night?

Work in the day is productive, work in the night is exploratory.

(2)  What is a night toucher ?

I have no idea, what is a night toucher exactly ?

(3)  What is your inspiration soup?

My surroundings, landscape, computer graphics, architecture, and so much more.

(4)  How do you cure the doldrums?

By locking myself up in my cave and looking at other people’s art.

(5)  What is satiety for you, art and otherwise?

Making images, connections, work on my environment and my ideals.

(6)  2011: what will you strip, what will you build?

Online and offline projects, music videos, exhibitions, collaborations, and more prints.

(7)  Please write a one sentence poem about the forthcoming Getting Closer exhibit in Pittsburgh.

Nothing happens in good weather.

More:

Nicolas Sassoon

Computers Club

Nicolas Sassoon: Cosmos

Shaw, Kurt. “Artists Consider ‘Getting Closer’ on the Web.” Pittsburghlive.com. PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 30 Jan. 2011. Web.

Selected Works:

EROD with kids

les réfugiés

Sables

Rose Et Bleu

Where is the Money Tree?

Hot Springs

Lethe

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