Name, first nameGRASSERYear of birth1990eMailariellegrasser@gmail.comUniversityHEADField of Interest / research fieldDesign Research and ReflectionTitle of projectFake generatorAbstractPausanias, passionated by relics and mythology during the antiquity era, had already seen a small Triton preserved among the Rome marvels. He wrote that " Tanagra's Triton would really make you gasp". But this Triton seen in Tanagra was certainly a fake. Indeed it is not difficult to imagine a manufacturing one made by taxidermists, from pieces of big dried fish and human mummy.
If we compare old hoaxes with certain modern hoaxes of hypothetical or extinct creatures, it becomes clear that these artifact manufacturings can have a deeper and positive signification than a simple trickery. It allows, by this suture, to switch from common to fantasies creatures, to imagine a whole story which accompanied and give them a life.
Can the lies exceed the Human and generate mythologies or works? Can we consider that fake can generates and introduces creation?
In his book, Oscar Wild regrets the decline of the lie. Declaring that politicians and journalists do not cultivate any more the art of lie and know less and less how to lie . According to him, this knowledge should be confided to artists. This statement joins the Flusser one: for him a designer is a conspirator who sets traps. Just like magicians, they would manipulate the authenticity.TutorsAlexandra MIDAL