This project benefits from financial support by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (aide à la maquette du DICRéAM (09)), by the Région Languedoc Roussillon (aide à la création multimédia).
"exploring issues of transcription, interpretation, and translation.
from language to codes
from science to technology
from subjectivity to objectivity
from agreement to war
from private to public
from semiology to cryptology"
Antoni Muntadas 1995 www.adaweb.com/influx/muntadas
Winner Expanded Media Award Online/Offline Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival no 24 2011.
2-3-1 Assimil Performance / Demo with Igor Stromajer and Nicolas Frespech
Netherlands Media Art Institute
Part of the Performmikka Internettikka event curated by Petra Heck
6 Netartists will use an interface in which they share from their isolated positions scattered in space each in front of their webcam, a combined image- and soundspace of expression and responsibility, a playground, a laboratory.
The invited performers know each other via the Web. Their communication has always been mediated by machines and thus has always suffered from its weaknesses and benefited from its strength. Because they will not speak a common language their communication will be reduced to an exchange of sounds and gestures. The body, normally so absent in front of a computer, will be hyper present in this performance.
Internet streaming in the bram.org salon
Any malfunctioning will be part of the game and must be assumed, never panic.
What can we do together and why should we? What is left of communication when we don't share a common language to use while technological means create supplementary distortions? How to construct unity where there is none besides a mutual interest in art and the Internet? How, in front of an interface where you can see yourself all the time ,to be more attentive to the others than to your own actions? How to both overcome and respect our differences?
Igor wasn't understood by anyone. He understood us all.
Images of the preparation
Download the protocol.pdf of the performance
Download a selection of the reactions
Photos of the performance
Huis Clos / No Exit - On Translation is part of the Huis Clos / No Exit artistic research project by Annie Abrahams