Lauren Huret's (1984, France) works deal extensively with the impact of media technologies on the individual as well as society. Working in a wide range of media such as video, digital collage, performance and artist books, she deals with questions of identity in an increasingly technological world. The emotional attachment and physical dependency shown towards our means of communication are as much part of her work as the reflections on the history of new media or issues around technological developments such as artificial intelligence.
Huret often uses found footage material, which she collects from the many internet platforms, combining them with her own historical analyses and generating interesting links in the process. Astonished by the manner in which language and ideas spread into minds and become singular concepts of reality, she explores these modes of dissemination by looking into contemporary narratives that often seem like science fiction - such as artificial intelligence, global corporations or neuroscience. Again and again, she addresses our interaction with media technologies and our dependencies on the digital world, and invites critical discussion with her poetic enactments.
Huret has developed her own distinct visual language for this, which she employs to talk about our bodily and emotional constitution in a very contemporary aesthetic - using the possibilities provided by digital tools for her surprising image-discovery process.