Michaël Borras A.K.A Systaime

Systaime is an artist troll who floods social media with animated gifs, augmented reality collages and politicized glitches. Inventor in 1999 of the “French Trash Touch”, he feeds on iconic saturations of the Internet, multiplies his accounts and identities, posts on Instagram messages gilded with sugary post-porn love, makes acidic music videos for Orties, Asia Argento and Telepopmusic, while DJing and VJing. He works his way into current affairs with his vitriolic remixes of “great men”—his “Silences” series attacks all politicians, from Trump to Putin, leaving nothing but the emptiness of their speeches. Systaime tracks tech ridicule (the bitcoin craze, which he juxtaposes with personal accomplishment speeches in “Bitcoin Abundance”, 2014) in order to “explore our collective digital unconscious”. Systaime ignores hierarchy, superposes and surimposes, confronting us with our human contradictions trapped by the great digital spider. His exhibitions use mash-ups to physically represent digital proliferation (“Systaime Work !n Progr355”, 2017). He federates a new generation through online exhibitions in his Super Art Modern Museum (SPAMM), which has an occasional physical showroom in New York (“Cupcake”, 2013), Moscow (“Spamm Of Virtualism”, 2015) , Caracas (“Dulce”, 2013), Napoly (“Philosophy”, 2019) .