Claire Burelli is a visual arts specialist born in Marseille, France and trained at the School of Design of the UQAM. Deeply tainted by her mediterranean heritage, her photographic and artistic work is built around the subjects of identity and memory-image. Claire Burelli exhibited in Quebc, France and the United States. She now lives and work in Montreal.
The name “H3rb1v0r3” makes allusion to the FBI’s Carnivoer program that was put in place to monitor the public’s electronic communications. H3rb1v0r3 is a utopic work and an invitation to reflect on the idea of “liberty” in our surveillance-filled, controlled and censored world. It transports the viewer to a parallel universe where the notion of surveillance mightn’t exist and “liberty” can be plainly excercised. Through the use of a glitch aesthetic that permits the arbitrary modification of any particular element within the work, Burelli attempts to coax the viewer into letting go of their idea of “what is”. In playing within this parallel universe, the viewer is separated from the real, their own perceptions of time and space, ideally allowing them to experience a “space of freedom” or some manner of meta-space.