Arts et pratiques de l’archivage numérique : collecter cataloguer cartographier

Sortie de l’ouvrage collectif /// Arts et pratiques de l’archivage numérique : collecter cataloguer cartographier sous la direction de Vincent Ciciliato. Aux éditions Presses Universitaires de Saint-Étienne, 2020. Avec les contributions de : Samuel Bianchini/ Anne-Céline Callens / Vincent Ciciliato / Philippe Colantoni / Dominique Cunin / Anne-Marie Duguet / Anne Favier / Jean-Paul Fourmentraux /Thierry Joliveau / Joanne Lalonde / Clémence Lonjon / Claire Marcadé / Oussama Mubarak / Karen O’Rourke / Mikael O’Sullivan / Laurent Pottier / Marc Veyrat / Anne Zeitz / Fabien Zocco

Vincent Ciciliato: “La mémoire numérique se caractérise par un double travail de fixation et d’impermanence. C’est cette cinétique, autour de laquelle se met en place tout dispositif d’enregistrement et de consultation numérique, qui lie les trois actes abordés dans cet ouvrage : collecter, cataloguer, cartographier. Les champs de la création artistique et de la valorisation d’archives constituent les domaines d’étude des textes rassemblés ici. L’ouvrage est structuré autour de quatre chapitres. Le premier, traite de la mémoire numérisée confrontée au principe de surveillance, ainsi qu’au risque de la perte imminente. Le second, s’interroge sur les moyens de sauvegarde des oeuvres dites « immatérielles » en proposant des stratégies d’accès propres à ces « médias variables ». Le troisième, étudie des propositions de valorisation par des outils numériques de fonds d’archives analogiques. La dernière partie, aborde plus spécifiquement des modalités de visualisation et de consultation graphiques d’archives numériques.”

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Border-Crossing with Marie Preston from Paris to Saint-Ouen

On its way north toward the Normandy coast, the Seine river loops back and forth lazily after leaving Paris. Saint-Ouen sits between the first loop and the orbital road that separates Paris and its immediate suburbs. In the seventeenth century, it was the site of market gardens where cabbages, onions, carrots, beets and leeks were grown to be sold at the Paris Halles, and a holiday resort for nobles and aristocrats. Renamed Bains-sur-Seine during the Revolution, it was an ideal place for a picnic.

In the early afternoon of December 12, 2009, I joined a group of pedestrians at the corner of the rue Francis Garnier (“explorer and naval officer”) and the Boulevard Bessières[1] to walk with artist Marie Preston from Paris to Saint-Ouen following the old railway line. The route had been drawn beforehand on a map: “Walking close to the railway line of the docks, we’ll leave Paris as we imagine walking through the tunnel under the fortifications. Then little by little we leave the transparent world of bureaucratic architecture to make our way through a silent, industrial desert until the river rises ahead.”[2]

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Article written on invitation for the Swiss architecture and design journal Pamphlet to be published by the Chair of Professor Christophe Girot at the Institute of Landscape Architecture, ETH Zurich in 2019.

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What Have We Done to The Author as Producer?

Study Day on May 31 at Aix-Marseille University organized by Anna Guilló and Clément Bodet with short presentations by Clément Bodet, Aline Caillet, Arno Gisinger, Anna Guilló, Pierre-Damien Huyghe, Karen O’Rourke, Florent Perrier and Eric Watier.  Abstracts (in French).Programme_ext_auteur_producteur_BD_final

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Contaminations numériques

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Journée d’étude Mémoire des gestes et objets de savoirs

Le 28 septembre 2017

De 9h00 à 17h30

Atrium – Niveau 1 – BU Tréfilerie

Le projet Geste technique, geste mnémotechnologique consiste en une réflexion pluridisciplinaire sur les articulations entre gestes techniques et processus de transformation de nos sociétés contemporaines. Après une première journée d’étude au Musée de la Mine en 2016, qui explorait les modalités de transmission, de détournement et de réactualisation des gestes techniques, la journée d’étude du 28 septembre 2017 propose d’étendre la réflexion aux interactions entre gestes et objets de savoirs. Nous nous intéresserons aussi bien aux gestes producteurs de savoirs et de connaissances qu’aux gestes nécessaires à la constitution des objets de savoirs matériels et immatériels. Elle aura lieu à la Bibliothèque Tréfilerie de Saint-Etienne.

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Lines Made by Walking: Producing Spaces

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My keynote speech is scheduled for May 19th at 6 pm. 7th Inter-format Symposium Along Lines, at Nida Art Colony, Lithuania.

Abstract: Space doesn’t just exist; it has been produced from a primary matter, nature, argues Henri Lefebvre. It is the result of activity – political products and strategic spaces – that implies economics and technique but goes beyond them. There is not one social space but many.

As GPS technology came of age in the mid 1990s, artists turned to walking as a symbolic form, a way to pursue architectural concerns or to explore spatial perception. By the early twenty-first century, the convergence of global networks, online databases and new tools for location-based mapping coincided with the renewal of interest in walking as an art form. Imagining the city (and the world) as a set of crisscrossing paths, practitioners of locative media embedded stories and sounds in the landscape. Instead of “colonizing space” as mapmakers are wont to do, by eliminating the traces of the practices that produced their maps, they developed techniques of spatial annotation to retrieve lost layers of meaning.

“Remaking the world” is often done in smoke-filled cafes. A more effective tactic might be called “applied pedestrianism”: the use of walking, the lines it makes and the experiences it offers, to produce new spaces. Continue reading

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Along Lines: Inter-format Symposium 2017

I have been invited to speak at the 7th Inter-format Symposium Along Lines, by Nida Art Colony on May 19- 22 2017. The symposium “will reflect on the line as a very basic visual element and medium of knowledge. In the geopolitical context, the shoreline and borders of the Curonian spit, a group of artists, philosophers, scientists, archaeologists, dancers and musicians is invited to reflect on the contemporary means/gesture of the line facing fluctuating information, ecological changes and new territories. Using the line as a symbolic/metaphoric as well as analytical instrument the symposium presents different strategies to sketch and connect the world through methods of mapping, walking, drawing, recording, performing, swimming, writing, reading or singing.” Continue reading

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Talk at Anhembi-Morumbi University

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Art, action and participation at the National Museum in Brasilia

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Frank Popper’s title Art, action and participation is the theme of the 15th International Meeting of Art and Technology (# 15.ART) in Brasilia at the Museu Nacional da República. The conference runs from  October 3 – 6, 2016. I’ll be speaking tomorrow at 8:30 am with Gilbertto Prado. The exhibition EmMeio#8.0, curated by Maria Luiza Fragoso, Tania Fraga and Suzete Venturelli, opens tomorrow and runs till October 30.

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Cart’Expé

CARTEXPE 2018-12-21 à 18.21.26Expérimentations et cartographies pluridisciplinaires

Le programme IPEM a été pour nous l’occasion d’inventer un mode de réflexion collective basée sur l’expérimentation des technologies numériques de la spatialité. Pour penser les usages possibles de ces technologies, nous avons croisé des approches d’artistes, d’ingénieurs et de chercheurs. La notion fédératrice de « plate-forme mobile » nous a permis de développer un ensemble de projets très différents les uns des autres. Pour les réaliser, nous avons acheté des équipements « mutualisables » à partager entre nous : un assortiment de petites caméras, smartphones et tablettes. Ensuite pour construire, à partir de ces projets, une recherche interdisciplinaire, nous nous sommes rencontrés quatre fois à Saint-Etienne entre avril 2015 et juin 2016. Chaque rencontre a été l’occasion de confronter nos méthodes et nos résultats, et de penser l’étape suivante. Voir la vidéo.

Experimentation and Multidisciplinary Mapping

The IPEM program was the opportunity for us to invent a mode of collective reflection based on the experimentation of digital technologies of spatiality. To imagine the possible uses of these technologies, we combined the approaches of artists, engineers and researchers in the social sciences. The unifying notion of “mobile platform” allowed us to develop a set of very different projects. To realize them, we bought equipment to share amongst us: an assortment of small cameras, sound capture devices and smartphones. Then, in order to build an interdisciplinary research project, we met four times in Saint-Etienne between April 2015 and June 2016. Each meeting was an opportunity to compare our methods and our results, before moving on to the next step. See video.

Participants

Mehdi Ayadi – Sabrina Biokou-Sellier – Julien Bonneton  – Karine Comby – Anne Damon-Guillot –  Julien Feyt –  Alexandra Goullier-Lhomme – Maria Hellström-Reimer –  Thierry Joliveau – Sylvain Jule – Serge Miguet – Jérémie Nuel – Karen O’Rourke – Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez – Marielle Toulze

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