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1989

Hommage à Mondrian

TECHNETTRONICA, VILLA BRUNO, NAPLES - 7 DECEMBRE 1989
The intention is to erect a screen wall onto which a structure is projected, analogously reproducing the constituent elements of the shapes and colours of Mondrian's paintings.

Communication 

Naples (IT)

1989

Hommage électronique à Mondrian, Technettronica Naples

TECHNETTRONICA, VILLA BRUNO, NAPLES - 7 DECEMBRE 1989
Texte de présentation et organisation Mario Costa.

Concept

The intention is to erect a screen wall onto which a structure will be projected, analogously reproducing the constituent elements of the shapes and colours of Mondrian's paintings. This structure will be 'made' synthetically in the video control room, without using pictorial material. Of the 15 monitors arranged frontally, only the central receiver will broadcast Antenna Vesuvio in its continuous programme. The other monitors, connected in series, simultaneously broadcast the structure created for Mondrian. A notice, displayed near the installation, informs visitors as follows: "Tribute to Mondrian: the proposed work will exist here on 7 December 1989 between 8.00 p.m. and 8.01 p.m., for 60 seconds. "
The aim of this installation is to set up a visual architectural configuration, so to speak, awaiting the information that will complete it definitively. Like a work awaiting completion, the final touch will be given, ultimately, for sixty seconds, by an external terrestrial channel. A television programme broadcast live to the entire Naples region. The cathodic work will only exist in its 'finished' form for a short time, for the duration of the transmission.

Device

  • 14 monitors, Pal, Sony
  • 1 receiver, Pal, Sony
  • 1 video recorder, U-Matic, 3/4, Pal
  • 1 parabolic antenna
  • 1 live 60-second television programme, broadcast during the news on TV Antenna Vesuvio, Torre Annunziata (NA)
  • Fred Forest l’" Estetica della comunicazione " par Mario Costa, New Art International, Paris, juillet 1990

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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