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Conférence Ministere de la culture, Automne numérique, "Les net-artistes en réseau et les nouvelles initiatives d’exposition en ligne"
Michaël Borras

(1973-01-29) 29 January 1973 (age 50)
Notable workSPAMM, Video
MovementFrench Trash Touch, Postinternet art,

Systaime (b. 29 January 1973) is a French contemporary visual artist. His given name is Michael Borras.


His name of artist Systaime, chosen in the late 1990s when he was a figurative painter,[1] is the contraction of the words "Système" and "Aime". They symbolize for the artist the love and understanding that is necessary for a data processing or political system in order to circumvent, divert or subvert it.[2]

Former art school student,[3] he is a multidisciplinary French artist and exhibition curator, activist and video jockey.[4] He experimented with painting,[1] GIFs,[5] remixes, Mash Up, blogs, books, CDs, photos, audio/video performances, music videos, TV reviews.[6] He is more particularly known as multimedia and networks artist. Systaime defines his style as "French Trash Touch", a name of his invention[7] · [8] derived from the musical movement French Touch.[1] it distributes its creations since 1999 but hopes to "get out the Web to Web" and is for example that circulate VHS in 2003 to go to meet those who do not have internet access[7] · .[8] Michaël Borras considers that the debates between the "great culture" and the "subculture" do not have to be, that there is no "difference between a painter who will spend hours on a canvas and an artist who will spend hours also on the creation of a GIF".[5]


His videos often consist of collages of images and sounds from all backgrounds : excerpts of policy interventions, home videos, animated gifs, etc.[7] In 2003, Annick Rivoire judge his work class "above average achievements on the Internet".[7] It also carries out machinima, films directed by filming inside a virtual world or a video game.[9]

Systaime created in 2011 website SuPer Modern Art Museum, a sort of virtual museum that brings together some fifty works of[10] In March 2013, the SPAMM presents "Cupcake", projected video installation in the windows of the PROJECT-ion gallery in New York.[11] In July, Systaime organizes with Miyo Van Stenis and Helena Acosta exposure SPAMM Dulce at Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas in Venezuela.[12] Two years later, in July 2015, he organized with Helena accosted and Jean Guillaume Le Roux exhibition over three days entitled "spamm of Virtualism" and submitted at the Babycastles Gallery in New York, the EKLUZ gallery in Paris and the 'Electromuseum in Moscow where the trio explores and questions the evolution of digital media such as creating materials.[13]

Since 2012, Systaime is contributor to the emission of "L'oeil de Links" broadcast on the channel Canal +.[14]

Systaime participated in the creation of music videos. He has collaborated with various artists as Charlélie Couture, Sporto Kantes, Odezenne, Orties or even Asia Argento for the music video of her title Sexodrome in 2013.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Borras, Michael (2 April 2012). "DIGITAL ART…OR BULLSHIT? Systaime renverse la question". (Interview). Interviewed by Yannick Cahuzac. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  2. ^ Bories, Pascal (1 November 2003). "Les médias, c'est moi !". Technikart. 77. ISSN 1162-8731. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  3. ^ Victor Lech (3 March 2008). "Le remix du "pauvre con" de Nicolas Sarkozy cartonne". (in French). Prisma Presse. Archived from the original on 12 April 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2016..
  4. ^ Marie Lechner (10 July 2003). "Batofar Fouilleur,". (in French). Libération. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b Abdelhak el Idrissi (20 May 2016). "GIF : art et langage moderne". (in French). France Culture. Retrieved 10 July 2016..
  6. ^ a b Le Cinéma du Ghetto (8 October 2014). "Klip Klap #10 : Sexodrome". (in French). Picturalis. Retrieved 4 July 2016..
  7. ^ a b c d Annick Rivoire (11 April 2003). "Hors Systaime". (in French). Libération. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  8. ^ a b Marie Lechner (11 April 2011). "Le Systaime attise le trash". (in French). Libération. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  9. ^ Emmanuel Forsans (6 November 2011). "Atopic Festival, les mondes virtuels font leur cinéma !". (in French). AFJV. Retrieved 4 July 2016..
  10. ^ Sophian Fanem (21 December 2011). "Spamm, le désirable". (in French). Libération. Retrieved 4 July 2016..
  11. ^ Cherise Fong (20 March 2013). "Cupcake à la sauce SPAMM en vitrine à New York". (in French). Poptronics. Retrieved 4 July 2016..
  12. ^ "El Museo de Arte Súper Moderno (S.P.A.M.M.) toma los espacios del MACCSI". (in Spanish). Arte en la Red. 23 July 2013. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016..
  13. ^ Benoit Palop (14 April 2015). "Digital Dispatches from the Super Modern Art Museum (SPAMM)". Vice Media Inc. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Systaime". (in French). CanalPlus. Retrieved 4 July 2016..

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