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1986

L'eau qui coule

Creation of a complex video/television installation, a hybrid between the telephone, television and water supply networks of the city of Salerno, staging the opera in Salerno's Verdi Theatre, where Fred Forest's performance takes place.

Communication 

Salerne (IT)

Typology: Installation

1984

Performance à Salerne (Italie) - L'eau qui coule, Théâtre Verdi

As part of ARTMEDIA II, organised by Mario Costa

Creation of a complex hybrid video/television installation between the telephone, television and water supply networks of the city of Salerno, staging the opera at Salerno's Verdi Theatre, where Fred Forest's performance takes place. The regional television station Telecolore and a correspondent in New York and then another in Tokyo lent their support. What all the viewers of Telecolore see on their screens in real time, just like the people present at the performance in Salerno's Verdi Theatre, is the consequence of Forest's action, who remotely stops the water flowing from Tokyo. When the water stops, on Tokyo's orders, Forest opens a second tap to ensure the continuity of the performance.
The performance takes place in the presence of Italian critic Filiberto Menna, Derrick de Kerckhove, and of course Artmedia curator Mario Costa, who will comment on Fred Forest's performance in an interview on TELECOLORE TV.

1984 Salerno F Mena
1984 Salerno F Mena

 

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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