[spectre] Artmedia - Press release n°1

Annick Bureaud annickb@altern.org
Fri, 06 Sep 2002 11:27:40 +0800

Artmedia VIII - Paris

from "l'Aesthetics of Communication" to Net Art

November 29th - December 2nd 2002

International symposium organized by Mario Costa, Fred Forest & Annick Bureaud
under the umbrella of the Universita degli Studi di Salerno,
Dipartimento di Filosofia


Information at : www.olats.org


Locations :

>From November 29th to December 1st 2002 :
Centre Français du Commerce Extérieur (CFCE)
10, avenue d'Iéna
75116 Paris

Monday December 2nd 2002:
Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS)
46, rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris


The conference Artmedia VIII bases its reflection on the presupposition
that technological communication at a distance functions as a driving
force in transformations to our world. This brings us to reflect, in
particular, on the questions of anthropo-philosophy and aesthetics
raised by the current situation. It also involves pondering the
implications of this for the economy and even the organization of

At the beginning of the 1980s, "The "aesthetics of communication"
(Costa, Forest) having sensed the direction of this current change, and
its present developments, appears as one of the first attempts aiming to
provoke awareness of what was happening in order to observe all the
consequences, both aesthetic and artistic. 
The present-day existence of networks and the very diversified
phenomenology of "aesthetic" products which can be found there, raises
again, although according to different modalities, all the questions
already posed by the "aesthetics of communication", while generating new
experimentation one can still recognize as related to these

The conference proposes to "thematize" this situation, with the
participation and testimony of a great many "communications artists",
both old-timers and newcomers, and the contribution of theoreticians and
specialists engaged, in one way or another, in reflecting on, organizing
and spreading culture.


Topics & Participants :

History of an Aesthetics of Technological Communication 
Moderator: Frank Popper
With : Louise Poissant, Natan Karczmar, Fred Forest, Louis-José Lestocart

Form and Event in the Networks 
Moderator : Derrick de Kerckhove
With : Mario Costa, Mariapaola Fimiani, Edmond Couchot

“Thematizing” Space-Time as Artistic Practice 
Moderators : Roger Malina & Mario Costa
With : Samuel Bianchini, Nicolas Reeves, José Jiménez, Andreas
Broeckmann, Monika Fleischmann & Wolfgang Strauss, Karen O'Rourke,
Christophe Charles, Roberto Barbanti, Daniel Charles, 

Video Games and Hybrid Arts in the Networks 
Moderator : Louise Poissant
With : Timothée Rolin, Bruno Samper, Bruno Beusch & Tina Cassani,
Gilbertto Prado

Net Art in the Museum Context, Commercial and Institutional Circuits in
Times of Globalization
Moderator: Pierre Restany
With : Steve Dietz, Benjamin Weil
Panel and discussion with : Steve Dietz, Benjamin Weil, Jemina Rellie
and other participants to be announced

Presence at a Distance, Telepresence 
Moderator : Pierre Moeglin
With : Isabelle Rieusset-Lemarié, Eduardo Kac, Vincenzo Cuomo, Reynald
Drouhin & Jean-Paul Fourmentraux, Gregory Chatonsky, Stephan Barron, 

Networks and the Future of Writing 
Moderator : Marie-Claude Vettraino-Soulard
With : Jean-Pierre Balpe, Matteo d'Ambrosio, Eric Sadin, 

Architecture, Urban Design and Communication Technologies 
Moderator : Anne Cauquelin
With : Pierre Lévy, Luc Courchesne, Anolga Rodionoff, Maurizio
Bolognini, Olivier Auber, Mit Mitropoulos, 

Body, Cortex and Networks
Moderators: François Soulages & Edmond Couchot
With : Angelo Trimarco, Victoria Vesna, Roy Ascott, Dominique Lestel,
Roger Malina, Maurice Benayoun, Sophie Lavaud, Derrick de Kerckhove

Closing session : Cognition and Art in the Networks
Coordinator and moderator : Dominique Lestel 
With : Mario Costa, Fred Forest, Annick Bureaud, Dominique Lestel and
participants to the symposium to be announced


Organizing Institutions : 
University of Salerne, Department of philosophy
Centre Français du Commerce Extérieur - CFCE
Ecole Normale Supérieure - ENS

With the Support of :
Provincia di Salerno 
Fondazione " F.Menna ", Salerne, Italie 
Ministère de la Culture, Dicream
Revue Ligeia, Paris, CNRS

In Partnership with :
Société Française d'Esthétique 
Società Italiana di Estetica 
Université Paris XIII, Laboratoire et Formation doctorale en Sciences de
l'information et de la communication 
Université du Québec à Montréal, Groupe de recherche en arts médiatiques 
University of Toronto, McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology 
Revue d'Esthétique, Paris 
Art Press 

Annick Bureaud (annickb@altern.org)
tél/fax : 33/143 20 92 23 
mobile : 33 (0)6 86 77 65 76
IDEA online/International Directory of Electronic Arts : http://nunc.com
OLATS/Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et des Techno-Sciences : http://www.olats.org