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Simulakrets fremrykken

I sit essay The Precession of the Simulacra henviser Baudrillard til en fortælling af Jorge Luis Borges, hvor et kort blev lavet så stort og så detaljeret, at det endte med at blive lige så stort som det territorium, det skulle forestille at repræsentere. Baudrillard bruger fortællingen til at argumentere for, at territoriet i den postmoderne epoke er holdt op med at eksistere, og kun kortet er tilbage; eller rettere, selve begreberne om kortet og territoriet er blevet umulige at skelne imellem; forskellen som engang eksisterede mellem de to, er nu blevet slettet.

Cartographie du cyberespace :
Mapping Cyberspace (engl)
Martin Dodge & Rob Kitchin
http://www.mappingcyberspace.com
Les cartes présentées dans les pages de ce dossier sont extraites pour la pupart de ce site américain, référence ultime en matière de cartographie du cyberespace.
Consulter la galerie :
http://www.mappingcyberspace.com/gallery/ Au sujet de la Recherche en CyberGéographie (en fr)
(Copyright – Martin Dodge, 2002)
Traduction française et adaptation par Nicolas Guillard – 2002
http://www.cybergeography-fr.org
Le site cité ci dessous existe également dans une version française. Dans ce corpus cartographique, on gagnera à consulter les cartes suivantes :
– Carte satellite d’Alpha World Août 2001
(Source : http://www.activeworlds.com/community/maps.asp)
http://www.nicolas-guillard.com/cybergeography-fr/atlas/muds_vw.html
– Répartition géographique des site web en France en février 2001 par Marina Dufeal
(source :
http://www.nicolas-guillard.com/cybergeography-fr/atlas/census.html)

Ressources Frontières :
Dictionnaire critique de géographie (fr)
Article “Frontière”
In Roger Brunet, Dictionnaire critique de géographie. Bordas, Paris.Dictionnaire de géopolitique (fr)
Article “Frontière”
In Dictionnaire de géopolitique, sous la direction de Yves Lacoste, Larousse, Paris, 1993.Dictionnaire des arts médiatiques (en fr)
Article “Interface” in Dictionnaire des arts médiatiques, 1996, édité en ligne par le Groupe de recherche en arts médiatiques de l’Université du Québec à Montréal :
http://www.comm.uqam.ca/~GRAM/Accueil.html TAZ, de Hakim Bey (engl)
Article sur les Zone d’Autonomie Temporaire qui date de 1991.
Présentation sur le site des éditions de l’Eclat :
http://www.lyber-eclat.net/lyber/taz.html

EFF (engl)
John Perry Barlow, “Déclaration d’indépendance du cyberespace”, 1996
http://www.eff.org/

Libération.fr (fr)
Marie Lechner, article “Le net art aux frontières du réel”, 18 octobre 2002
http://www.libe.fr/imprimer.php?Article=59856

Ressources bibiographiques : La Géopolitique d’Internet (en fr)
Le site de Solveig Godeluck, Editions de la découverte
http://www.lageopolitiquedinternet.comLes éditions de la découverte (en fr)
http://www.editionsladecouverte.frRapport “Les Ennemis d’Internet” RSF-Transfert Magazine
Un tour du monde en 59 pays des entraves à la liberté d’expression publié en coédition par Reporter sans frontières et Transfert Magazine (février 2001).
http://www.rsf.org/rsf/internet/ennemis.html
 

 

 

 

 

 

Borders—Yechhh! — fences, barriers, divisions, dividers; separators, boundaries…… ‘Something there is that doesn’t love a wall’. But, ahhhh– border crossings—transitions, transformations, growth, renovations, frontiers, development….Our hearts beat more quickly when challenged and opened up to the novel.

 

It’s all about stepping out of character into unknown climes, uncharted territory; going beyond one’s comfort zone, into something totally different. It’s abandoning the safe and easy, and about the spirit of moving on. Danger is its mooring.

 

A distinguishing border may not necessarily be a national line, physical boundary, or a separation of state at all. It might be a neighborhood, a group, or a defining decision. Or really, it might just be an attitude; even one’s own body, or thoughts that one markedly leaves behind to embrace and claim something brand new, something not yet you.

 

Bill Stamos

 

Chandler et Neumark rangent ces pratiques sous la rubrique de « distance art » ou « art à distance » pour bien souligner qu’elles ne partagent pas une dépendance aux modes de communication technologiques. En revanche, elles ont pour visée commune d’investir de façon performative l’intervalle (physique, géographique, culturel, etc.) entre l’émetteur et le récepteur de l’information. Par conséquent, elles annoncent, dans leurs programmes plutôt que leurs formes, les œuvres en réseau, les expériences en espace augmenté et le net.art des décennies suivantes.

Adam & Itso

Nikolaj Skyum Larsen

Jodi Colomer

Geobodies – Biography

Centre Pompidou zeigt Michael Blum et Ursula Biemann in Paris – Ausstellungen in kunstaspekte

Geobodies – The Maghreb Connection | 2006-2007 (U. Biemann)

Geobodies – X-Mission | 2008 (U.Biemann)

http://www.elisabethphilips-slavkoff.com/pdf/ (Bieman / Contained Mobility)

Résultats Google Recherche d’images correspondant à http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/feminist_art_base/archive/images/466.870.jpg

Borders

Welcome to Redundant Technology Initiative

TJ Géographie&Géomatique

http://mappemonde.mgm.fr/num12/internet/int06401.html

http://www.museum-lyon.org/expo_temporaires/frontieres/monde_1.php

http://www.museum-lyon.org/expo_temporaires/frontieres/premonde_0.php

http://lunettesrouges.blog.lemonde.fr/2008/03/17/tas-de-beaux-vieux-tu-sais/

http://www.generation-nt.com/bertille-bak-perrine-lievens-laureates-prix-start-2008-newswire-841131.html

*** ZONE*INTERDITE *** (Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud)

http://wi.hexagram.ca/?p=33#more-33

Jordi Colomer

by the Imaginary Border Academy (IBA)http://specialembassy.wikidot.com/skopje:about

http://www.ganzwiezuhause.de/

http://www.multiplicity.it/

borders/video

SOLEIL DE MINUIT INSTALLATION, i-n-k gallery and Sparwasser.
Fotograf Eistrup, Michelle

Housing Spirits

2002

LE SOLEIL DE MINUIT
Video installation.
By Michelle Eistrup & Marika Seidler, Housing Spirits.

4 film:
Le soleil de minuit, 15 min.
Interviews on burial ceremonies in Ouidah, Benin, 27 min.
Auditions in cotonou, Benin, 21 min.
The funeral of Madame Kapatenon, 32 min.

VISNINGER
2004 RADAR, København.
2003 WOMEN IN FILM, Kgn. & Heart Hotel, St. Ann, Jamaica, W.I.
2002     ANTIMATTER, festival of Underground short film & Video, Open Space Artist Centre, Canada & O.R.T.B The National television in Benin, West Africa.
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The video installation, Le Soleil de Minuit, seeks to illuminate the close relationship the Beninoise have with their ancestors. The installation, which premiered at i-n-k gallery in COPENHAGEN and then at Sparwasser in BERLIN, was divided into two sectors, a documentary and fractional account. The videos in the front rooms were to aid the viewer in having a deeper understanding of the symbolism, ritual, beliefs and attitudes, which exists between the living and the dead. In many places there tends to be a separation between these entities while in Benin, Africa, there is unification of these two worlds. They are real to one another and the characters partake in a daily relationship and existence with one another.
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In Benin it is said that the dead love to visit places full of great activity, and life forms. Young people who die early want to relive youth in the heart of a discothèque, where lovers hope to meet. Then there are those who want to visit the marketplace, and if you have ever seen the hot-bedded action, which takes place at such a scene, you would know the enjoyment to be found. In Nigeria, it is said that there is marketplace renown as a seat bed for the dead spirits. Relations with ancestors play an essential role in the life of their descendants, as they determine the health and welfare of the family existence, so they are placed as a priority in family activities.

They act as mediators and informants and sometimes aid in finding peaceful resolutions in times of squabbles and trouble. In general, the dead play a commonplace role in one’s daily life, and their existence is therefore essential in West African life and society.

Four films

DOCUMENTARIES

Interviews on burial rituals 45mins.

Relations with ancestors play an essential role in the life of Beninoise, as they determine the family’s health and welfare. Ancestors act as mediators, finding peaceful solutions in family controversy.

A Beninoise and Danish research group discuss the relationships between living and dead in Benin. Interviews are conducted with the following groups:Teignons of the Abadagan and Hodounou family*, these women communicate with the deceased in the family in an ancestral room located in the house’s courtyard. Dah Boya, vodoun chief explains burial rituals for Fon people in detail, especially with regards to those matters which refer to relations between men and women. An old Bokono and an aspiring Bokono , intrepreneur Simon Chadere talks on the interpretations of Fâ, the cosmological horoscope in vodoun..

The documentary style is used to educate and give an understanding of the symbolism, ritual, beliefs and attitudes existing between living and dead. An unsensational approach to vodoun belief today practiced by 60 million. people world wide.

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Funeral of Madame Kapatenon. 16 MINS.

This film shows the syncreticism of burial practices and beliefs existing within Benin today.
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DOCUMENTARY for FICTION

Auditions in Cotonou 20 min.

Inspired by stories told about the dead by our Beninoise colleagues, actors were invited to audition and tell fictive or real encounters/experiences with dead people. Some chose to tell their own experience or that of friends and relatives.

…usually dead women go to bars, transform themselves into beauties you know men are always attracted to beautiful women that dress well….

….He resettled in Ghana, after his death, found a new wife, and married in church. If the dead feel you don’t know them, they can live with you. But if they find out that you know that they have been dead for a while, they will never come back to you….

…today we tend to abandon traditions because of the church, the bible, or the Koran, but certain houses, remain faithful. Remember that it was through the bible we were colonized. If we lose our culture, we will loose the future…
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Le Soleil de Minuit 15 min.

Focuses on the relationship between the living and the dead in Benin captivated through a true story told by the main character, Eddie.

The video film starts with children playing hide and seek in the night. Two storytellers a man and a woman introduce the evening’s theme, men who chase young beautiful women in bars.

Eddie takes over to recount his own experience. At one point in his life he is always working late, and wanders around sleeplessly at night, entertaining politicians and chasing women at bars and clubs. One night, he meets an exquisite young woman in a discothèque who changes his perception of dating forever.

Borders (other)

–  “Pablo Martínez Muñiz” in between http://fragmentpolis.blogspot.com/

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