[spectre] historical document: Informatique/Culture 83

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Thu Aug 30 13:07:23 CEST 2018

Computer/Culture 83
Informatique/Culture 83

The programme booklet and programme flyer of a festival ("rencontre") on 
Computer Culture organised by the French organisation C.I.R.C.A. in 
Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, 8-31 July 1983.

Language: English and French (French part reversed, starting at the rear 
end of the booklet).

This was an important meeting of the French (and US-American) art, 
technology and science scene at the time; participants included Vilém 
Flusser, Edmond Couchot, Ted Nelson, Lilian Schwartz, Benoît Mandelbrot, 
Jean-Pierre Balpe, and many others. The programme included workshops 
e.g. by Michel Bret, Hervé Huitric, Monique Nahas, and by ALAMO. (This 
is also four months before the exhibition "ELECTRA" opened in Paris, in 
November 1983.)

A scan of the document is now available at:


(Personally, I am interested in this event because it was visited on 
10-12 July 1983 by artist and theorist Jean-Louis Boissier together with 
design theorist and curator Thierry Chaput who was preparing the 
exhibition "Les Immatériaux" at the time; in those same weeks, 
Jean-François Lyotard first joined the team at the Centre Pompidou/CCI 
that had been working, under Chaputs leadership, on the exhibition 
project since 1981; according to Boissier, "Informatique/Culture" was 
Chaput's first encounter with some of the people in the media arts scene 
who would later also participate in the "Immatériaux" exhibition. abroeck)

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