Hors Cadre

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Samuel Bianchini is an artist and associate professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs—Paris (EnsAD) / PSL Research University Paris. Supporting the principle of an “operational aesthetic,” he works on the relationship between the most forward-looking technological “dispositifs”, modes of representation, new forms of aesthetic experiences, and sociopolitical organizations, often in collaboration with scientists and natural science and engineering research laboratories. Read more



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A frame is hung on a wall. It is empty and sober: no content, no background, without moulding or any other ornament. But from time to time, it moves subtly, twists on itself. Occasionally, its movements are more abrupt, even violent, as if it was undergoing motor discharges, involuntary, such as those at work in hysterics. The frame is like a body, revealing impulses that can’t be controled, contained or framed. Yet, these are expressed through the frame’s own movements rather than by any kind of representation it could contain.

Hors Cadre is a co-creation of Samuel Bianchini et Didier Bouchon.


Developed and prototyped in the context of the research project “Behavioral Objects” by the Reflective Interaction team at EnsadLab with the support of the Labex Arts-H2H and the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation and its Chair for Innovation & Expertise.

Hardware realization: Adrien Bonnerot and Ely Bessis
Software realization: Didier Bouchon

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Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 100 x 7 x 100 cm

Samuel Bianchini






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