Territorial Phantom

Territorial Phantom

Exposio em Amsterd, no Netherlands Media Art Institute, ressalta a importncia da ocupao criativa dos espaos, da luta contra a privatizao do pblico e a necessidade de constituir novos sentidos (novas relaes materiais, afetivas, sociais, imaginrias) com os “lugares”. Uma outra forma de ver as novas constituies de territrios e lugares, como tenho insistido nesse Carnet e em meus ltimos artigos. Participam da exposio: AES+F Group (RU), Yael Bartana (IL/NL), Cao Fei (CN), Yolande Harris (UK), Marine Hugonnier (F), Karen Lancel (NL), Lucas Lenglet (NL), Raqs Media Collective (IN), State of Sabotage (SoS), Artur Zmijewski (PL)


State of Sabotage (SoS)

Compreender os territrios informacionais (e os outros) nos permite ver a dinmica atual lugares, suas formas de constituio e de permanncia, as diversas tenses de fronteiras em relao s novas experincias com as tecnologias mveis digitais e projetos em “mdia locativa”. A exposio confirma assim a importncia de se pensar a relao entre tecnologias de comunicao, espao, territrio e lugar na cultura contempornea (via Networked_Performance).

“Employing a whole mix of attitudes, viewpoints and forms, the artists in Territorial Phantom respond to occupying and possessing space. In today’s culture, based around claiming and possession, organizations, businesses and countries appropriate ever more space, by privatizing public space or bringing ‘democracy’ to countries, and where necessary eliminating opponents. Specific zones such as a city, a mountain range, or simply a piece of paper are central to the artworks in this exhibition. Territorial Phantom is about not only physical, but also virtual and symbolic spaces. Spaces can be shaped and changed in character by political, cultural or personal interventions. In addition, places are often linked to personal and collective memory. They involve boundaries, or perhaps to put it better, thresholds, which extend beyond physical barriers or time. Territorial Phantom examines the ways in which the significance of a place changes through acts, emotions, dreams and memories. Or is it perhaps only our perspective which shifts? How do we ourselves deal with space, with occupying space, and how do we define our own position in a country and in regard to various territories?”