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1995

Cercle de minuit

In those years, Laure Adler's programme Le Cercle de minuit was a flagship programme for intellectuals and culture in France.

Communication 

Paris (FR)

1995

FRED FOREST chez Laure Adler, Émission Le cercle de minuit - Antenne 2, Paris France 2

Cercle de minuit, une émission de Laure Adler

In those years, Laure Adler's programme Le Cercle de minuit was a flagship programme for intellectuals and culture in France.

For this programme on A2, devoted in part to Fred Forest, Laure Adler brought together media specialists including Derrick de Kerckhove, Paul Virilio, and the Chairmen of A2 Hervé Bourges, TF1 and Canal + André Rousselet, as well as specialist journalists to question the media artist about his latest actions. One of them, she asked, "was the one you did in Sofia, Bulgaria, where you simply presented yourself as a candidate for the post of President of Bulgarian National TV...". An astonishing action, in which a French artist held an entire country spellbound, presenting his candidacy for the post of President of Bulgarian National TV...

It should be noted that the artist (now a professor in Hong Kong) presenting his work "The Channel Tunnel" in the same programme is Maurice Benyoun. It's worth noting that these two digital pioneers, from different generations, were both born in Mascara in Algeria at a time when Algeria was still France... and therefore their respective countries.

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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