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1987

Big String

Installation for a performance by Fred Forest using slow scan to create a virtual thread between New York and the Abbaye de Thaon in Normandy as part of an event organised by Stéphan Baron.

Communication 

Typology: Performance

1987

Big string - Abbaye de Thaon (Cadre Manifestation Stephan Baron)

Installation for a performance by Fred Forest using slow scan to create a virtual thread between New York and the Abbaye de Thaon in Normandy as part of an event organised by Stephan Baron.

With Thomas Decraene as assistant in New York, author of the graphic documents for this action.

Thaon/NewYork took place simultaneously on 20 June 1987 in the church of Saint-Pierre de
Thaon in Normandy and at the Fashion Moda gallery in the Bronx district of NewYork.
the Cloisters in NewYork . It was a global work of art created by Stéphan Barron, who brought together many friends and international artists for the occasion.

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LONG BIOGRAPHY OF FRED FOREST

Fred Forest has a special place in contemporary art. Both by his personality and by his pioneering practices which mark his work. He is mainly known today for having used one by one most of the communication media that have appeared over the last fifty years. He is co-founder of three artistic movements: those of sociological art, the aesthetics of communication and ethics in art.

He represented France at the 12th São Paulo Biennale (Communication Prize) in 1973, at the 37th Venice Biennale in 1976 and at Documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977.

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