Q U E S T I O N

Le 21 janvier 1999 infozone 20 rue des Ecouffes - Paris - 75004à 19h

Olga Kisseleva, à travers son art, explore les processusde la communication. Plus précisément, elle sintéresseaux possibilités de communication entre êtres humains.

Et alors ?, pourriez vous demander, n'est ce pas l'un des thèmesprincipaux de l'art du 20e siècle en général,depuis l'impressionnisme jusquà l'existentialisme ?
Certes, mais chaque nouvelle génération doit apporterses propres réponses à cette interrogation. A chaquenouvelle période, la problématique de l'accomplissementde la communication, ou de son absence, émerge de manièredifférente.

La génération d'Olga Kisseleva a étémarquée en particulier par deux évènementsprincipaux qui, en commun, définissent cette fin du 20esiècle. Il s'agit de la fin du communisme, suivie de ladissolution du bloc soviétique, de la disparition du GrandAutre, suivie de la naissance du chaos de la communication.
L'apparition d'Internet, dans la première moitiédes années 90, avec son utopie d'une nouvelle communication,constitue le second évènement majeur de cette findu 20e siècle: "ORDINATEURS DE TOUS LES PAYS, UNISSEZ-VOUS!"L'artiste a posé une question à des personnesde différents pays. Elle a recueilli les différentesréponses via un ordinateur et a créé desliens hypermédias entre elles. Les réponses en viennentà former un seul hypertexte. Une réponse collective,qui partirait d'un sujet collectif. Mais ce sujet collectif estcréé par l'artiste. Olga Kisseleva a tenté,en d'autres termes, de créer une unité totale, utopique,de fragments; des fragments d'esprits individuels, d'êtresindividuels, des mémoires, des langages, des coutumes,des cultures pops, et ainsi de suite. La communication de l'utopiequi en résulte a une forme typique dhypermédia decette fin du 20e siècle. Est-ce la seule forme d'unitépossible aujourd'hui ou, au moins, la forme d'unité réelleface à la nature en mosaïque des fragments qu'ellerassemble ?

............................................................Theart of Olga Kisseleva is concerned with communication. More precisely,with the possibility of communication between human beings. Sowhat, you may ask? Is not this one of the main themes of the twentiethcentury art in general, from expressionism to existentialism?Yes; but every generation has to answer this question anew, foritself -- for the possibility to have communication, as well asmis-communication, emerges in a different way in each period.In the case of Kisseleva's generation, its formation was shapedby two most amazing events, the events which, together, came todefine theend of the twentieth century.The first event, takingplace in second half of the 1980s: the end ofCommunism, the dissolutionof the Soviet block, the disappearance of the Big Other of thiscentury. The result: communication chaos. The second event, takingplace in the first half of the 1990s: Internet. New communicationutopia: "COMPUTERS OF ALL COUNTRIES, CONNECT !".Theartist asked the question of people in different countries. Sheentered the received answers into a computer and created hyperlinksbetween them.The answers came to form a single text. A collectiveanswer, which assumes a collective subject. But this collectivesubject is created by the artist. She attempted, in other words,to create a whole, a utopian unity out of fragments, the fragmentsof individual minds, individual beings, pieces of TV news, memories,languages, customs, pop culture, and so on. The resulting communicationutopia has a distinctly late twentieth form of hypertext. Maybethis is the only kind of unity possible today, or at least thekind of unity which is true to the mosaic nature of fragmentsit brings together ?
............................................................olgakisseleva artnet@cnam.fr
http://www.fraclr.org/artistes.htm


Hello,
> Introducing new work: Saguaro Follies
> (an interactive site on Archetypes).
> Waiting for some snappy submissions from you.

> Fung Lin Hall
> http://www.psn.net/~eggplant


Hello,
> Introducing new work: Saguaro Follies
> (an interactive site on Archetypes).
> Waiting for some snappy submissions from you.

> Fung Lin Hall
> http://www.psn.net/~eggplant
> Art/Entertainment site dedicated to humor, art, cinema, culture,and
> literature.
> cliquez sur "Saguaro Folies"


Bonjour, je me permet de vous (t') écrire a propos duprojet : "métaorigines".
in english at this adress : http://www.incident.net/metaorigine/

Présentation :

La photographie qui ce trouve à cette adresse :
http://www.incident.net/metaorigine/
est la première image d'une suite, série ou séquence.La proposition qui est faite au spectateur est d'en achever laconception.

"métaorigine" se veut une proposition plastiqueinteractive ; je vous demande d'inventer une suite possible àcette photographie numérique (sous forme de texte, videoou son). Pour cela vous pouvez vous servir de moi comme d'un réalisateuren soumettant votre proposition ou synopsis .

Vous pouvez m'adresser vos idées en remplissant le formulaireà cette adresse :
http://www.incident.net/metaorigine/ou en repondant à ce mail : reynald@incident.net(vous pouvez lier un fichier attaché), vous pouvez égalementm'écrire ou me téléphoner : 31 rue de Paris,94190 Villeneuve St. Georges, France ? tél : 06 86 84 4217.

En partant d'un simple concept "avant/après"comme dans les publicités comparant une opérationdu nez ou la repousse de cheveux (sur deux photos), j'essaie avecl'aide du spectateur/createur de construire, tant au niveau théoriqueque plastique, une proposition interactive.

"métaorigine" sera réalisé suivantles réponses que vous voudrez bien me soumettre et dansmes possibilitées de réalisation. Merci de votreparticipation (je vous tiendrais informé de la suite dece projet).

travail en évolution (work in progress) :
0. Prise de vue numérique avec le modèle, le vendredi11 décembre 1998.
1. Montage sur photoshop.
2. Présentation du projet " métaorigine ", dans le cadre d'une exposition organisée par ClarisseHahn : A/P/C (Atttente/Programme/Conférence) le samedi19 décembre 1998 à Infozone (Jens Gebhart), 20 ruedes écouffes, 75004 Paris.
3. Mise en ligne du projet : http://www.incident.net/metaorigine/ le vendredi18 décembre.
4. Proposition par mail ou oralement (diffusion sur différentsmédias).
5. Réalisation.
6. Re-présentation sur internet des textes, photos et vidéos.
7. Exposition dans une galerie...

merci de votre (ta) proposition.
a bientot
rd


From: David Knoebel (clkpoet@ptd.net), USA
Ted Warnell (warnell@memlane.com), Canada

You are invited to participate in an on-going project celebrating
international communication and creativity on the World Wide Web!

TinkerNet

An international Web art project by new media artists David Knoebeland Ted Warnell. The goal of the project is to create a linkedbody of works by as many participants as possible.

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T i n k e r N e t

This is an open-ended work whose nodes and branches extend inmany directions through the World Wide Web. It began in December1998 with a collaboration between Ted Warnell and David Knoebel.

The TinkerNet project involves (theoretically) an infinitenumber of artist-participants. Each artist takes an idea froma participating Web site, re-invents it on his or her own site,then invites others to do the same at their own sites. A singleparticipant may participate more than once provided a new workis created each time.

To connect here, send me an e-mail with your name, and yourwork's URL. I'll add this information to my link list. Your pieceshould include a link back to mine and a provision for links forwardto your future partners' sites.

- David Knoebel

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T E R M S

TinkerNet - think 'toy'... play with it!
Source Partner - from which your work is derived.
Partner - whose work is derived from yours.

N O T E S

You 'borrow' something, anything, e.g., color, idea, code, name,text, image, sound, or *any* concept/content from your SourcePartner. The borrowed source material becomes an influence foryour work -- you are free (and encouraged) to interpret the means/meaningof this. You create your own work and link back to your SourcePartner. You then become a Source Partner for others, i.e., yourPartner(s). David and I are using a navigation bar with our worksto link back/forward. Here is a sample:

  <      ?      YOUR NAME      >  |      |          |          |  |      |          |          Forward links your Partner(s) TinkerNet  |      |          |          page or your own 'Partner(s) Link Page'  |      |          |  |      |          Your name, as you wish. A link to your primary  |      |          home page (outside TinkerNet) is recommended  |      |  |      Optional. Can be 'About' or 'Credits' or recipes... :)  |  Required link back to your Source Partner TinkerNet page

As noted, this is just a sample, and you are free to realizeit all as required for your purpose. You can add other 'buttons'(see David) or no ? or > or more > or whatever. Your nameneedn't be a link, but should connect to *outside* the TinkerNetif it is linked.

You will have only one < Source Partner from which yourwork is derived, but can have none, one, or any number of Partnerswhose work is derived from yours.

You can participate as often as you like provided a new workis created for each participation. Obviously, you should not useyourself as a source...

If you like to work to a theme, David and I have worked withthe idea, 'how do you say thank you'. You are free to continuewith this theme, or not, as you wish.

The goal is to build a labrynth of interconnected works withparticipation by as many artists as possible -- and to have funwith it. I cordially invite you to look in, learn more, and hopeyou will join us in the TinkerNet celebration.

- Ted Warnell

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http://www.multimania.com/abrahams/thank/thank.htm
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http://www.x-arn.org/transcript/borus/tinker/merci.htm


Hello folks,

Only three days of the Srtange Case of Art remain, so if youwant to send an image, better do it by Sunday 15 November!
One hundred and six images for the Strange Case are now archivedat:
http://www.cryptic.demon.co.uk/case/artindx.html
The exhibition "opening" performance will be held on20 November, the location will be Rotterdam. As soon as I knowthe precise time and setting, I will notify you.
Thanks very much to all those who have participated so far: therehas been some tremendous work. Yesterday I received some wonderfulstuff from Ian Campbell - have a look at Day 18.
The archive will remain on-line after Sunday, in fact I am nowinterested in setting up an archive and/or links to other examplesof art in cases, historical and contemporary. One link alreadyup to the original Duchamp valise, check:
http://www.cryptic.demon.co.uk/case/artindx.html
If anyone has, or knows of further documentation of art involvingvalises, briefcases, suitcases, etc. please get in touch.
Finally, keep the art coming! For those who are unclear how toparticipate in the Strange Case of Art, please go to:
http://www.cryptic.demon.co.uk/case.html
Later,
Chris
"All that is comes from the mind"
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Chris Byrne, Kaleidoscope

http://www.cryptic.demon.co.uk/index.html

The Strange Case of Art
http://www.cryptic.demon.co.uk/case.html

Variant Magazine on the web:
http://www.cryptic.demon.co.uk/variant.html