Survey by Qualaroo

Antoine Catala

Born 1975, France, Antoine Catala is interested in the structure of language and how it creates meaning, especially reflecting on changes in information economy brought about by the Internet.

Catala’s work is a machine that employs tricks used in amusement parks and magic shows. Part tongue- in-cheek visual pun and part investigation into the concepts informed by digital technology, his piece Fantasstic shows a series of objects that perform two roles at once. They are recognisable, nameable things in their own right, and when looked at from a specific interpretive angle, their names spell out a word, as a rebus.