Paris – Santa Monica

Many images exchanges took place between Paris and the Electronic Café in Santa Monica during the 80’s.  Some were special events organised with Apple Expo where we were invited several times to do online work.  An important one was organised for Tektronix at the Grande Hall at La Villette in 1989 called « Match Graphique ».  Many of the images shown here were from that event.

Here is the description of that event as it appeared in French:

PARIS-LOS ANGELES
MATCH GRAPHIQUE

conception, coordination, organisation technique:
I.M.E.
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA EXCHANGE
Don FORESTA
Georges-Albert KISFALUDI

IME a conçu et organisé l’échange intitulé « Match Graphique », entre les Etats-Unis et la France, dans l’idée de démontrer, en direct, qu’une communication interactive multi-culturelle enrichit la création artistique et son contenu.  Pendant toute la durée de la connexion, les infographistes-vidéastes vont mettre en évidence un nouveau concept: le partage d’un même espace virtuel ainsi créé par la communication, d’autant plus tangible que celle-ci autorise, par sa vélocité, des échanges à dimension humaine.  Plus qu’un protocole unique et nécessaire de communication, l’échange provoquera l’émergence d’un langage commun.  Le véritable enjeu, visé par IME, est le développement de ce langage, afin de lui conférer la puissance qu’un vecteur de communication moderne et universel se doit d’offrir.

Logo for the Electronic Café in Santa Monica

Logo for the Electronic Café in Santa Monica

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Another image from Sherrie

Another image from Sherrie

Sherrie's image of Hollywood

Sherrie’s image of Hollywood

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Sherrie riding over Los Angeles

Sherrie riding over Los Angeles

The Paris side, G.-A. Kisfaludi, Dominique Schraen, Don Foresta & Eric Barreau

The Paris side, G.-A. Kisfaludi, Dominique Schraen, Don Foresta & Eric Barreau

Kit's image

Kit’s image

Sherrie & Kit, to be chroma-keyed

Sherrie & Kit, to be chroma-keyed

So done

So done

Kit and his BigMac

Kit and his BigMac

Image from Kit

Image from Kit

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Image by Sherrie Rabinowitz sent to Paris

Image by Sherrie Rabinowitz sent to Paris

Another image from Kit

Another image from Kit

Same image reworked by Eric Barreau in Paris

Same image reworked by Eric Barreau in Paris

Santa Monica team with Kit and Sherrie in front

Santa Monica team with Kit and Sherrie in front