Les produits logiques LopLop inc., 2001
Concept : Alain Bergeron
Research, images and text : Monique Brunet-Weinmann
Sound track : Philippe
Bézy, Martin Peach
Original software: Alain
Les produits logiques
LopLop inc, 2001
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The author, Monique Brunet-Weinmann, is an art critic and historian,
author of the trilingual book Medium: Photocopy (1987).
her researches into Impressionism and the ouevre of the painter Jean-Paul
Riopelle, at the end of the 1970s she became interested in copigraphy.
Since then she has maintained close contacts with copy artists in several
countries, as well as with students of the implications of copy-culture
and the artistic potential of new technologies.
this CDROM she offers us the fruits of her research, a vast collection
of historic visual and textual documents.
- Elements for a global history
multimedia documentary CD-ROM traces the global history of the photocopy
artform since the invention of the medium at the end of the 1940's until
now. Copigraphy contains 1298 visual documents from 85 artistes
of 18 countries and 801 text documents : historical facts, artist's statements,
reviews and critiques, etc.
quantity of visual documents and texts, as well as many symposia were
dedicated to copy art. Published on CDROM, Copigraphy, Elements
for a global history, traces and enlarges on the work of documentation
undertaken by several artists and is intended as a contribution to
the history of the artform.
first time, 1298 works and visual documents from artists from
about twenty countries, as well as 801 texts, are united and
offered on CDROM to professionals and amateurs of copy art and its
history. Most are previously unpublished or hard to find elsewhere.
They deal with the history of the medium and its works, the path followed
by each artist, critical reflections and the founding events of copy
consultation of these archives is supported by original software developed
Bergeron, Produits logiques Loplop
was founded in the 1980s by Alain Bergeron.
1985, he published the first electronic books (precursors of multimedia)
in diskette format. He was bestowed the Prix de la Pomme d'Or
(Apple France, Paris) for the best francophone graphic software.
In 1986, he was a founding member of .(The Société
for Conservation of the Present), a group of individuals working
for the symbiosis of art, technology, and archives. In 1987, he
acted as instigator and producer of the Réseau Sélavy
(That'sLife Network), a digital network linking the Philadelphia
Museum of Art with several art galleries in North America: Québec,
Montréal, London, Toronto, Baltimore and Mexico. This network
was the focus of activities surrounding the centenary festivities
commemorating the Franco-American artist Marcel Duchamp. In 1990,
he administered Le Musée Standard of.(The Société
for Conservation of the Présent), possibly the world's
first virtual museum. On its closure in 1994, it contained nearly
1000 digital works in NAPLPS(Alex) format.
1995, LopLop was incorporated and became Les produits logiques
LopLop Inc., specializing in creating and programming dedicated
LopLop has participated in the production of educational interactive
kiosks used in several public institutions, such as the Science
Museum at the Europarque in Porto, Portugal, in Montreal the Botanical
Gardens, the Biosphere, the Biodome, the ISCI Centre (interactive
science museum), the Maurice Richard Museum; the Macao Museum
in Portugal, the Mount Independence Historic Site (Orwell, Vermont,
USA), and Boston's Immigration Museum.
has also created software permitting the production of a generative
photo-novel on CDROM, and the web site of the Regroupement des
Artistes en Arts Visuels and the Société de droits
d'auteur en arts visuels (RAAV/Sodart).
Copigraphy, Elements for a global history, is the first multimedia
documentary CDROM to be published by LopLop.