Verbindingen / Jonctions 4

06-27/05/00 In relationship with the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, VJ4 wondered about the place of the spectacle, the definition of the actor, the author, the body, the words in this era of new technologies of distribution and production, being the webcam, the e-mail, the video...

A multimedia situation gathering performers, artists, on and off line, life and on digital formats being web cam performances, cd-roms, net based projects.

Pragmatism

The extreme conversion of visual dimensions, the abrupt concertinaing of viewpoints and the instant shortening of distances have become a daily exercise in the technosphere.

Exit the technosublime, fascination with the medium and digital megalomania. Gulliver in the eye of the Liliputians The question remains: which solutions function on our scale? What should we put in the wires? Gulliver in the eye of the Liliputians Which images-sounds-words will go through these tubes? Who should I speak to? Who am I working with? Gulliver in the eye of the Liliputians JV4 has been constructed after pragmatic reflection: how should things be done? How should we produce ourselves, how should we work together? How should technology be used, without being used by it? Gulliver in the eye of the Liliputians

Disproportionate intimacy, a miniature public Detournement and harnessing play cat and mouse The stakes of technology have familiarised us with a paradox: tools that allow us Detournement and harnessing play cat and mouse to communicate are the by-products of spy systems, the webcam becomes democratic Detournement and harnessing play cat and mouse at the same time as the network of closed-circuit cameras for shopping centres. Detournement and harnessing play cat and mouse We now have to live with this paradox.

That is to say playing with (making use of) one’s body The body makes performance explicit How should one play with (make use of) one’s body in the digital world? The body makes performance explicit What is the value of organic presence as regards the machine? The body makes performance explicit But also taming new bodies. The body makes performance explicit What is the reality of virtual bodies? How do you mourn a foetus in 3D?

Idea of the outline as a true geography Because, if they propagate words, the new media nevertheless remain stopping-off points in the indirect form Idea of the outline as a true geography Thus we can ask ourselves to what extent they modify words, Idea of the outline as a true geography And how they hawk these ideas of evaporation of identity Idea of the outline as a true geography