A silent invasion of technologic mouses has begun in the parks, under the bridges, at the corners of the streets of Paris: the city with the greatest number of rats per persona (6 each inhabitant, 8 in suburbs). Each rat is a stylized mouse and each mouse is a genetically modified rat. They represent the product of a pervert contamination of nature and technology.
As their natural siblings, the real rats that eat electric cables and are almost immune to poisons, supposed to be the last living creatures of the planet, also the mouses released in Paris embody that extreme vocation to resist.
Hybridation, irony and participation are the vivid core of Gec Art's latest project. These mouses have been collected for months by using the web, thanks to lot of people that sent their mouses in exchange for the artist's posters. Dismantled technology in exchange for paper.
Once they were released in several corners of the French capital, they have been soon noticed.
Some people, fascinated by the apparently unlikely presence of technologic mouses, took some pictures; others looked for some information about their origins, while other people stole some pieces.
Gec offers an anonymous installation: an unrehearsed action, an invasion apparently meaningless, an open-invitation to interact with the installation.
The mouses have a proper history and identity that meet the premises of a vast project: by coming from different Italian areas, by being modified in a flat of Turin, then released in the French capital and finally abandoned to their fate. This project is well constructed and conceivable according to several lectures. According to the creator's purpose the aim is to create confusion, dismantle the ordinary logical sense of communication and generate discussion. Everything is expressed by the minimal and intense aesthetics that characterizes Gec's art, made of black lines, graphics and formal and structural polarity. The king of techno-rats, the only white mouse has been seen for the last time in the Louvre Museum. The plan of conquest of this army of hybrids has just begun.