DDoS, Distributed Denial of Service attack, Place de la Bastille



The artist presents an installation made of 10.000 printed cobbles, showing Google Street View pictures of the Place de la Bastille.

This work reproduces the DDoS hacking technique, which consists in saturating or slowing down a website by simultaneously attacking a large number of interconnected identical programmes, in an obvious analogy with the French Revolution. 

DDoS, Distributed Denial of Service attack, Place de la Bastille, Jean-Benoit Lallemant & Richard Louvet, Biennale of Digital Imagination 2018 © Pierre Gondard

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Jean-Benoit Lallemant & Richard Louvet (FRA)

Born in Melun in 1981, Jean-Benoît Lallemant now lives and works in Paris, after a childhood spent in the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil. By applying cartographic technology and military imaging devices in a critical way, and by striving to rework symbols of power, Jean-Benoît Lallemant’s works put governance strategies under the microscope.

Richard Louvet was born in 1979 and lives and works in Rennes. His work as an artist mainly involves photography, which he sees as a domain of artistic exchange and social experiences.

Credits & mentions

Printed on Invercote G 260 g/m2
Produced by Iggesund Paperboard Shaping, Imprimerie des Hauts de Vilaine

Thanks to Kevin Lafaye, software designer