“Our emotions are worth more than gold”
“Our emotions are worth more than gold”
“I explore the concept of a humanity in full mutation, gradually transforming into ‘phygital’ beings in a world where the boundary between the physical and digital domains continues to diminish. In this emerging universe, new experiences human beings create a complex web of interactions between the real and virtual worlds.”
“Our world becomes smooth and flat, the range of our emotions narrows.”
My work aims to swim against the tide, using the absurd to better highlight the absurdity
RESEARCH PROJECTS Arseneca
Project: Offer the possibility, in a single click, to a user to directly integrate an emotion in the blockchain, thus facilitating the tracking and quantification of the specific emotions sought.
Emotion Clic, designed by artist Arseneca, is an innovative concept that uniquely combines technology and human emotion. By engaging with Emotion Click, users can create emotions with a single click, connecting them to a broader digital experience.
Project: Design a human incarnation whose essence and existence are anchored and preserved in the blockchain.
“The Spinning Man” is a bold and innovative work of art by phygital artist Arseneca. This creation, representing a life-size man made of wires rising towards the sky, symbolizes the passage of time and the ephemeral nature of human existence.
Each unique painting has, instead of a heart, an electronic chip connected to an NFT which incorporates the date of the man’s death. On this date, the NFT is burned and the heart stops beating.
Project: Infuse a spiritual essence into objects, endowing them with a “soul” or of an intangible presence, in order to enrich our interaction and connection with the material world around us.
µThe artist Arseneca, in collaboration with designer Mostapha El Oulhani from Darenart, pushed the limits of innovation by designing the first “psy” sofa connected to a psychiatrist. This remarkable creation, merging art and technology, redefines the traditional concept of psychiatric therapy by integrating it into the tangible world.
Project: Design objects of ambiguity, oscillating between reality and abstraction, which coexist in a paradoxical state of simultaneous existence and non-existence, inviting deep reflection on the nature of reality and perception.
Even though cities do not exist physically, they come to life in the public imagination, generating conversations around the essence of space, boundaries and community living. In doing so, Arseneca transforms the ordinary roadside landscape into a platform for intellectual and visual exploration.
Project: Develop initiatives and experiences to raise public awareness of the fundamental importance of the right to life, highlighting the intrinsic value of each existence and recalling our collective responsibility to protect and honor this universal right.
The artist Arseneca once again pushes the limits of conceptual and social art with his most recent project, where he lists the “rights holders”. This register is then carefully deposited in a bank safe, inaccessible to the general public. The work raises difficult questions about authority, the value of human life and who holds the power to decide who has the “right” to live.
Project: Take charge of the excesses and complexities of the administrative system to transform them into a provocative work of art. The objective is to highlight absurdities and bureaucratic burdens through artistic expression, thus encouraging reflection on the need to simplify and humanize our administrative procedures.
In a provocative and unexpected work, Arseneca uses a tax audit as the base material to create an epoxy sculpture. This approach is part of a broader critique of the bureaucracy and systems of control that govern our lives. By transforming a document normally associated with anxiety, surveillance and regulation into a work of art, the artist challenges our perceptions and expectations.
Project: To honor each individual, offering them a platform to share their talents , stories or achievements, thus surpassing Andy Warhol’s famous prediction of a “fifteen hour of fame”. The objective is to value each person, recognize their uniqueness and encourage self-expression, by extending these moments of attention and recognition well beyond fifteen fleeting minutes.
Arseneca, in defiance of Andy Warhol’s famous quote that “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”, pushed his own fifteen minutes of fame to 16 minutes. This symbolic and provocative gesture reflects the artist’s perpetual quest to push the boundaries of notoriety, time and social interaction in the digital age.
Project: Design and launch the “GreenEssential”, a everyday, sustainable, eco-designed, and entirely biodegradable consumer product. Inspired by the daily needs of consumers, the GreenEssential would be designed from renewable materials, be non-toxic and have a minimal carbon footprint, while offering performance and utility equivalent to conventional products.
Arseneca, always in search of subversion and innovation, launches his latest work of conceptual art: “Don’t buy anything to receive nothing in just 15 days”. This project questions our relationship to consumption, impatience and immediacy in modern society. By proposing “nothing” as a product, the artist draws our attention to the absurdity of the cycles of rapid consumption and instant gratification to which we are accustomed.
“Le projet d’un artiste qui défie les conventions.”