/ Voices Le mash-up de vidéos hommage à «Charlie Hebdo» par Damien Bourniquel pour Makery. © DR

WYHIWYS 3: 36 minutes of silence for Charlie

Damien Bourniquel is an artist, glitcher, creative hacker and member of Blackboxe (hackerspace, Paris). For Makery, he created WYHIWYS (What You Hear Is What You See), referencing the famous WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), where sound becomes visual and image is made resounding.

While he concocted mash-ups picturing the glory of Arduino or the 3D printer for his first contributions, Damien chose this time a far more dramatic theme, with a collection of 36 minutes of silence posted on the video sharing websites Dailymotion and Youtube, following the attack on Charlie Hebdo on January 7th, 2015. Janson de Sailly city school (Paris, 16th arrondissement), Poitiers Grand Mosque, rugby under 11 from Equihen-Plage, prefects, children, footballers, city councils, schools, and even in Minecraft or on Second Life… men, women, children, and avatars went silent in homage to the victims of the attacks against Charlie Hebdo and the casher hypermarket at Porte de Vincennes in Paris.

Damien Bourniquel’s website

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