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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Christophe Bruno - »Non-weddings«”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/non-weddings.html (retrieved 2010-16-10). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Christophe Bruno - »Non-weddings«}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/non-weddings.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2010-16-10}
Technology
Software
Christophe Bruno - January 2002
www.unbehagen.com
When you click on "Celebrate a non-wedding", a request is sent on the internet that brings back pictures randomly taken among those related to the chosen names (or words). You can of course type the names or the words you want and celebrate their non-wedding.
Non-weddings was the first artistic Google Hack for Image Search

Descriptions & Essays
Non-weddings was inspired by a drawing by Jacques Lacan in “L’instance de la lettre dans l’inconscient”, as I realized that the Internet search engines had some similarities with this presentation (cf Google Image). The drawing by Lacan was actually proposed as a replacement of Ferdinand de Saussure’s representation of the relation between the signifier and the signified. was inspired by a drawing by Jacques Lacan in “L’instance de la lettre dans l’inconscient” (Ecrits, Editions du Seuil), as I realized that the search engines on the Internet had some similarities with this presentation (see e.g. ). Exhibitions: 2006: Galerie Sollertis 2004: Media Art Net, ZKM, curated by Rudolf Frieling (ZKM) 2002: Vidarte, Mexico City, Database Desire, curated by Rudolf Frieling (ZKM) « (…) Another net based project in search of our relationship towards images as a cultural code, more humourous, yet at the same time deeply philosophical, is Christophe Bruno’s Non-weddings which makes use of the ubiquitous Google-apparatus as a search-engine. It employs this tool for a net-based dyptich that is based on the supposed dualism of two keywords that serve as a search tool. The play is, as the author states, on the linguistic set of signifier and signified, on a secondary level on the reading of this set by Jacques Lacan, and on a third level on the friction between language and a mere trace of an image that is only in some arbitrary way related to the search word. Deconstruction, here, is coined “non-wedding”, i.e. the matching of things that do not belong together. The friction is the infinite source of “jouissance”, as the French theorist says. We rejoice in the multiple shifts of meaning that occur between a preconceived notion of a term/image relation and the non-wedded results. We begin to wonder how a term can possibly be related to an image at all. » Rudolf Frieling, ZKM, for Vidarte, Mexico City
Literature
Bruno, Christophe. »Méta-capita-lisme, art et trans-Mission.« In Recherche and création, art, technologie, pédagogie, innovation, edited by Samuel Bianchini and Burozoique, 204-217. Nancy, FR: les Èditions du Parc, Ècole Nationale Supérieure d´Art de Nancy, 2009.
Bruno, Christophe. »Google et au-delà: Interview by Ariel Kyrou.« Multitudes 36 (2009).
Bruno, Christophe. »WJ-Spots1.« digital mcd: Musique et cultures digitales (May 2009).
Bruno, Christophe. »From Dada to Google.« Digimag 42 (2009).
Bruno, Christophe. »L`Abécédaire de Christophe Bruno.« Poptronics Boot-04 (August 2007).