Jacques Perconte is a French Filmmaker and new media artist born 1974 and living in Paris. His last artwork After the fire travelled all over the world. Since 1999 his films and new media projects explore the digital medium.
" As nothing in the machine is alien to Jacques Perconte, he knows how to push it beyond its limits, how to think and create with its flaws. After him, the digital machinery is not faithful to the world because it can record its apparence, but because it can perceive its vibrations (in particular its chromatic ones), which are not mimetic, but analogous to the vibrations of reality. After more than twenty films and many monographic exhibitions, he still declares : 'I don't search, I venture !' " Nicole Brenez, historian of cinema, Cinémathèque Française.
Born in 1974 in Grenoble (France), Jacques Perconte lives and works in Paris. He is well known as one of the pioneers of French internet art. He is among the first artists to have worked on compression codecs. Jacques made his debuts with internet and video art. His first films date back from 1995 and his first internet artworks from 1996. The website technart.net is the core of his work, showcasing all his activities (notes, articles, performances… the web is endless). He frequently works with other artists. Among them : Michel Herreria (painter), Didier Arnaudet (poet), Marc Em (musician), Hugo Verlinde (filmmaker)… Even though his works become less and less theoretical, the relation between form and substance remains crucial. Jacques Perconte works on the forms of fiction on various medias as well as a formal research, focused on the body and the landscape. Jacques Perconte apparently has a good knowledge of his technology, which serves him when dealing with frame and color. He tries to transform digital technology into a new media, which can be esthetically as rich as any other classical art.