Tamara Laï. Silent Noise
In the 1990s, at the time when digital arts were emerging, Tamara Laï was one of the first Belgian artists to use the CD-ROM and the Web as supports to develop multimedia, interactive works which stood out through their poetic hypertext and rhizomatic narrative. Through her short, experimental road movies and subsequent, prolific video poems, she captured the experience of her journeys and encounters in the moment, reworked them with subtle special effects and shared them with these close yet distant virtual communities, whose members sometimes took part in her videos, often after chance meetings on the Web. Although her websites, cam & chat performances and videoconferences form a relatively ephemeral oeuvre and are selected regularly by international festivals, the MACS has chosen to focus on her videos, in a device that highlights the poetic blend of interwoven sensations and affects, images and sounds.