TILL ROESKENS: VIDEOMAPPINGS: AIDA, PALESTINE

juin 26, 2012

Quelque part, au milieu d’un entrelacs de frontières : un camp de réfugiés. Pris dans une géographie de jour en jour plus absurde, des hommes, des femmes, des enfants se battent pour leur liberté de mouvement, s’obstinent à vouloir simplement vivre leur vie. Avec courage, avec ruse, avec humour aussi. Nous ne verrons pas leurs visages. Nous ne verrons pas les lieux dont ils nous parlent. Nous serons pourtant projetés au plus proche de leur expérience intime du monde, en suivant trait à trait les cartes qu’ils dessinent pour figurer la complexité de ce qui les entoure.

Festivals (sélection) : FID Marseille (Grand Prix de la Compétition Française 2009), DocLisboa, Doc Buenos Aires, Doc/Fest Sheffield, Dox Box Damascus, Documenta Madrid, Torino Film Festival, IDFA Amsterdam, Festival du Cinéma Mediterranéen de Tétouan (Prix Spécial du Jury 2010), Jerusalem Film Festival…

Booklet with texts by Jean-Pierre Rehm, Nicolas Feodoroff and an interview with Till Roeskens.
Graphic design by Tetsuya Goto, OOO, Osaka.
Produced by Lowave (Silke Schmickl, Stéphane Gérard) and Batoutos (Nicolas Le Bras)

Release date: March 2011

DVD available from:
lowave.com/?language=EN&section=shop&display=focus&focus_ref=LOWAVE047DVD

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Reel-Unreel By Francis Alÿs | dOCUMENTA 13

juin 15, 2012

WANDERLUST

Francis Alÿs
Reel-Unreel
Kabul, Afghanistan
2011

In collaboration with Julien Devaux and Ajmal Maiwandi

Commissioned by dOCUMENTA (13)
Produced by dOCUMENTA (13) and the
artist. Special thanks to the kids of Kabul;
Goethe-Institut Afghanistan; David Zwirner.

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Exhibition: ‘Gillian Wearing’ at Whitechapel Gallery, London

juin 15, 2012

Art Blart

Exhibition dates: 28th March – 17th June 2012
Galleries 1, 8 and Victor Petitgas Gallery

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Many thankx to the Whitechapel Gallery for allowing me to publish the photographs in the posting. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.

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Gillian Wearing
Dancing in Peckham
1994
Colour video with sound
25 minutes
© the artist
Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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Gillian Wearing
Self Portrait at 17 Years Old
2003
Framed C-type print
115.5 x 92 cm
© the artist
Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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Gillian Wearing
HELP
1992-3
From the series Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say
C-type print mounted on aluminium
Dimensions variable
© the artist
Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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Gillian Wearing
I’M DESPERATE 
1992-3
From the series Signs that say what you want…

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www.soundseeker.org

juin 12, 2012

Association Concert Urbain

See on Scoop.itMachines Pensantes

Sound-seeker is a part of the NYSoundmap project of The New York Society for Acoustic Ecology (NYSAE), a New York metropolitan chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, an organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, and promoting public dialog concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments.

 

We are artists, architects, sound engineers, philosophers and designers. Our relationship to sound as a vital and key component of urban living is made manifest by our desire to create and share this map with and for friends, neighbors and fellow citizens of the city of New York. Through the NYSoundmap project, the NYSAE aims to facilitate a dialogue between people from a wide variety of communities and backgrounds – from beginners to professional sound artists and musicians
The NYSAE’s purpose is to…

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juin 12, 2012

The Funambulist

District B13 Ultimatum, directed by Patrick Alessandrin (2009)

After a photographic and an historical interpretation of what I called for this series’ purposes, Fortress Paris, this third part introduces its cinematographic (literal) adaptation of this topic. The film Banlieue 13 (District B-13) and its sequel Banlieue 13 Ultimatum materializes to the extreme, the policies of exclusion of the Parisian proletarian suburbs. In these movies, the suburbs are surrounded by a high wall which leave the inside population to its own fate in a similar way than the film Escape from New York created by John Carpenter in 1981 in which Manhattan was walled, thus imprisoning its criminal inhabitants.

In this interpretation the suburbs incarnate a perfect example of Michel Foucault’s notion of heterotopia (see previous article and the cinematographic series). It is the other space, delimited with access filters and which applies its specific rules different from…

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Kader Attia occupe les sous-sols du MAM

juin 10, 2012

EastWestWestEast

C’est dans la pénombre d’un espace au sous-sol du Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (MAM), que l’on peut découvrir l’exposition monographique de Kader Attia. Il y présente répartis dans un défilé de salles : vidéos, photographies, objets, collages, et projections.

Une installation vidéo se déploie sous  forme de diptyque, deux hommes se font face, se prêtant à un étrange rituel, inspirant et expirant à tour de rôle dans des bouteilles en plastique vides. Des photographies sous caissons lumineux révèlent des vestiges architecturaux , d’empires anciens et plus récents, en Algérie : une arche romaine isolée dans un paysage semi-désertique qui sert de cage de buts à des ados jouant au foot, ou encore une femme se tenant de dos devant une réalisation de l’architecte français Fernand Pouillon.

Une série de collages, à la manière des photomontages pratiqués lors de l’entre-deux-guerres notamment par les surréalistes ou des artistes engagés politiquement (russes et autres), mêlent sur…

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Strategy and Tactics in Public Space

juin 10, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public space, according to Hannah Arendt  (1906-1975) is a place for action, a place where democracy is exercised. Following this idea and based on the current social context (camp outs, demonstrations, the uprisings in Northern Africa, etc.) this publication, under the title Strategy and Tactics in Public Space is devoted to the analysis of the public space as a field for social action, whether peaceful or not. It tackles strategy and tactics as tools for action, their agents and their modus operandi. It also includes tactical urban design projects from all the continents


In the latest issue in the Strategy series, a+t extends its field of research to the system of tactics. Javier Mozas develops the system of tactics applied to public space offering his view of the actors involved, the modus operandi and the realms in which it takes place. Based on this view a+t has chosen 8 tactical actions which it considers to be action types, including low-cost self-building, farming the city and aspiring to utopia. Included in this issue are projects by Atelier Bow-Wow, BIG, Superflex, and Topotek1 among many others.

 

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The street is a theatre – Architecture – Domus

juin 10, 2012

Association Concert Urbain

See on Scoop.itThe Architecture of the City

At the Lina Bo Bardi-designed Teatro Oficina, we met with the company’s animator-in-chief — a Tropicalist convinced that all architecture could become a space for performance, if it allowed itself to be cannibalised by theatre.

 

via Ethel Baraona Pohl ‏@ethel_baraona

See on www.domusweb.it

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juin 10, 2012

Urban Relational LABORATORY

« La riappropriazione della città », by Ugo La Pietra [international architecture, designer and performer]. Ed. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1977

Born in Italy in 1938, the designer and architect studied at the polytechnic school in Milan. His career has been marked by experimental anthropological activities that explored the relationship between man and urban phenomenons, redifining the relationship between the individual and the environment.

More info at his web-site

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72 Hour Urban Action

juin 10, 2012

WANDERLUST

72 Hour Urban Action is the world’s first real-time architecture competition, where 10 international teams have 3 days and 3 nights to design and build projects in public space in response to local needs.

The teams design, build, sleep and party on site to generate interventions in public space within an extreme deadline, a tight budget and limited space. 72 Hour Urban Action invites professionals and residents to become active agents of change, from the bottom-up, and to leave a lasting impact on the urban landscape.

WHAT IS URBAN ACTION?

72 Hour Urban Action is an upcoming voice in the global movement of participatory tactical urbanism, or as we like to call it, Urban Action.

Urban Action is a civic design practice that involves residents, decision makers and professionals. It harnesses creative thinking and existing resources within a community to rapidly make places. Through the power of temporality and experimentation…

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juin 10, 2012

dpr-barcelona


Objects III & IX. Stasus [2011]

We have been always delighted by the breathtaking descriptions left from the mind of Georges Perec. In his book Thoughts of Sorts it can be found the piece « Notes from the Objects to Be Found on My Desk » an amazing travel through a one square meter surface in between stylographic pens, dictionaries and ashtrays. Perec also describes the way he arranges the stuff on his desk when cleaning and ordering and how everything around there has a conscious or unconscious reason to be, resulting in clear descriptions of real planning of territory.

The same perception occurs when going through the work of Stasus formed by by James A. Craig and Matt Ozga-Lawn. They are behind the Issue 32 of Pamphlet Architecture by Princeton Architectural Press [1]. This issue features the project “animate landscapes” exploring the resilience of entities understood into the frame…

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Solidarity in the streets: An interview with Judith Butler

juin 10, 2012

WANDERLUST


We are all drawn to think about what is going on, » says Butler, who has had a close eye on various protests around the world, including the current student demonstrations in Montreal. « I think the Montreal protests are very powerful; it is getting global attention and raises fundamental questions about whether students in Canada have a right to an affordable education. It has been powerful enough to cancel classes and stop business as usual. Sometimes you have to bring the machinery to a halt to make a difference. »

« Media is very important in making certain links. News made through social media can be relatively uncensored and it undercuts or contests the more dominant media representations, » explains Butler, who sees protests in one part of the world having an effect on what is happening on the other side of the world.

« I think there was a successful movement on the part…

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juin 10, 2012

citymovement

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again. The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well. Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures hung upon pegs.

Lewis Carroll

As I…

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Smart Cities for Dummies: ‘Poor’ cities can be as smart as any city; however poor cities doing lots of smart things rarely stay poor.

juin 10, 2012

Association Concert Urbain

See on Scoop.itURBANmedias

At its core a smart city is a welcoming, inclusive city, an open city. By being forthright with citizens, with clear accountability, integrity, and fair and honest measures of progress, cities get smarter. A smart city listens – and tries to give voice to everyone, and a smart city talks to other cities and is always learning. This is not a function of wealth. ‘Poor’ cities can be as smart as any city; however poor cities doing lots of smart things rarely stay poor.

 

A smart city has to be underpinned with good basic service provision. Reliable basic service provision for all is the base of the hierarchy of smart cities.

 

An important aspect of smart – or technologically advanced – cities is that as much as we shape technology, technology shapes us as well. Wired cities, cool municipal apps, open data platforms…

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Thinking Cities, Networked Society (A Documentary) – Urban Times

juin 10, 2012

Association Concert Urbain

See on Scoop.itURBANmedias

The tipping point has already occurred, over 52% of the Earth’s population now live in cities.

 

The documentary ‘Thinking Cities‘ deals with one of the most dramatic societal trends happening today: urbanization. The world population is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, with roughly 70 percent living in cities. At the same time, Information Communications Technology (ICT) is extending its reach.

These parallel trends are intersecting at a time in which the world faces serious economic, environmental, and social challenges in achieving a more sustainable development. Thinking Cities explores the challenges and opportunities of urbanization in the Networked Society.

[via: ericsson.com/networkedsociety via FastCo]

See on www.theurbn.com

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Lang & Baumann

juin 10, 2012

juin 10, 2012

juin 10, 2012

The Funambulist

Claude Cahun- I Extend My Arms (1931)

Part of what I am interested in this guest writers essays series, is the difference of narrative style between my guests’ texts. Some of them are very academic and some others, like this one, are much more personal in the way they constitute a manifesto. In this regard, I will try to write my introduction in a similar personal approach than the one chosen by Caroline Filice Smith for her essay (the 28th of the series) Briefly on Walking.
I was recently invited to tale part in my friend Sofia’s end of the semester jury in an Eastern American school of architecture, and I got implicitly yet strongly caught for what I regret to call, latent chauvinism for a comment I made, you know one of these comments in which you think that you’re being daring to talk about eroticism. Although this…

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[Fugues] Watch Dogs : l’hacktivisme urbain, chien de garde de la ville numérique

juin 10, 2012

Association Concert Urbain

See on Scoop.itMachines Pensantes

Présenté cette nuit à l’E3 (le grand raout annuel du jeu vidéo), le dernier né d’Ubisoft Montréal est une véritable petite claque, s’inscrivant de plain pied dans les enjeux contemporains de la ville numérique : de la donnée personnelle à la traçabilité intrusive des individus ; du smart grid au monitoring généralisé des infrastructures urbaines ; sans oublier la sousveillance citoyenne, réaction naturelle à cette ville intelligente aux propensions totalitaires.

See on www.pop-up-urbain.com

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Carte Sonore “CAEN”

juin 10, 2012

Association Concert Urbain

See on Scoop.itMachines Pensantes

Cette carte n’est pas faite pour localiser des lieux ou des monuments de la ville, mais pour retranscrire des ambiances sonores de différents endroits et qui par la multitude des compositions sonores donne un portrait global de la ville.
L’utilisateur expérimente la ville en cherchant les sons, en les écoutant, et en construisant son propre parcours.

[voir le « Corps émetteur » attaché !]…

See on alexiaaublet.wordpress.com

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