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Dominique Moulon


YOUR NAME: Dominique Moulon

1. What was your first experience with digital art/new media? How did that experience shape your view of the world? Did it inspire you to change you

Dominique Moulon: My first experience with digital art/new media was in 1990 when I saw an exhibition called "Artifices" that was organized by
Jean-Louis Boissier. There I discovered "The Legible City" by Jeffrey Shaw
and "Je sème à tout vent" by Edmond Couchot and Michel Bret. This experience certainly contributed to my interest in researching into
digital art/new media.

2. What books are you reading now? Are they related to digital art and new media? Are any of those critical books written about new media, digital
art, art theory? If so tell us what you like about these books and what you have gained from reading them.

Dominique Moulon: I am reading "Sound Art" by Alan Licht as I have become more and more interested in sonic practices in the context of art.
Therefore, I appreciate books articulated around aesthetic questions instead of those dedicated to formal typologies.

3. Describe your personal practice. How does you art/practice relate to other works/ other people working in your field?

Dominique Moulon: I am a critic of digital art/new media art and my work consists in taking interest in the work of digital art/new media artists,
theoreticians and digital art/new media curators.

4. What do you believe are the most interesting ideas being investigated in your field? Tell us how your personal practice integrates, relates or
extends those ideas.

Dominique Moulon: Concerning digital art/new media, I'm mostly interested in ideas and concepts; especially the way artists show these ideas and
concepts in their art.

5. What are the most negative aspects of new media? If you could create great change in the field what would you do? How would you like to see new
media develop in the near future?

Dominique Moulon: Unfortunately, too much artwork today only displays the technologies they are built with. The using of new media or communication
networks is, in fact, only relevant in the field of art when they serve ideas, dreams or other societal questions.

6. In the general discourse of contemporary art as it exists today, what interests you the most? What interests you the least?

Dominique Moulon: I'm mostly interested in learning. Learning about the world, learning about the other people and myself. So, the books, artworks or exhibitions that teach me nothing are not very attractive to me.

7. If you could alter the course of ideas and practices in contemporary art what would you do. For example would you create virtual archives?
Would you set up a lottery system to fund artists? Would you start working with sociologists to expand your practice etc...

Dominique Moulon: As a matter of fact, I'm waiting for the end of this "digital art/new media" category, because it is nothing more than a ghetto. Of course, only when the principal actors of the contemporary art community will be more sensitive to digital art/new media ideas and artworks can this happen.

8. Do you have a question you'd like to ask yourself? Do you have a question you'd like to ask other people for a future e-terview?

Dominique Moulon: I wonder when museums such as MOMA in New York City or Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville Paris will be ready to host digital art/new media art in there collection.