SAVE / SAFE (2007)

save / safe

a narrative wiki on post - human tendencies

produced by kanonmedia vienna - nzl - south pacific 2000 - 2003

KANONMEDIA.COM : SAVE / SAFE MARIA MADONNA : MADONNA INTERVIEW.WITH : AUGUST.HIGHLAND G.H.HOVAGIMYAN : LANGUAGE.OF.PERCEPTION AID : ART.AFFAIRS FORSCHUNGSKOLLEG : BIBLIOGRAFIE DOCTOR.HUGO : TELE-SYNAESTHESIA SCOTT.BECKER : HUMANITY HERLANDER.ELIAS : BEYOND.SHOCK OREA : CHANDRA.TEXT SERGEJ.TETERIN : THREE.SPIRITS CD : NEUE.BESCHEIDENHEIT MARC.GARRETT : NET.THERAPIST MAURO.CEOLIN : PETTO.DI.POLLO C.KONRAD : FRAGMENTE KATE.SOUTHWORTH : NOTIONS.OF.CREATIVITY TAMARA.LAI & LOIEZ.DENIEL : VIRTUAL ADDICT MAGMAFAKT : ÜBERN GRABEN TINI : ON.THE.ROAD ANNA : ANNA TERO : ADAPTATION NOEL : IRRTUM DANA : THE LONGING X : X-FILES GOTTFRIEDE.MEIXNER : ALLES.UND.NICHTS AREILL : EIN RE-WRITING KERRRLL: ROSTIGE.RESL RODRIGO.HERNANDEZ : MEMORIA.SUAVE HEATHER.WINTER : WILD.FEAR MAYA2 : SOMETHING DIVASTAR : ORCHIDS AT SEA LEWIS LACOOK : NIRVANA.ICE DIGITSECT : RESURRECTION Y : Y DIVASTAR : ORCHIDS.AT.SEA MEHMETSINAN : BEN.SENI.SEVIYORUM LACHLAN : UNMADEBEDOFCULTURE TRY1 : DOT.RETRY BRUNO : BRUNOS.REISE PPAT : FIVE.TO.NINE ULY : MANMAN LOLO : PITS.AND.LANDS MAORI : THE.NEXT.STEP ERD : LEBENDIGKEIT MINNIE : LOVE. SONG MAIO : A.WOW SILVER_SURFER : SOMEONE... MOHSIN : ROACHES ASTREE.GALBIATTA : G.N.A.P.B.L. DFGDF : FDGDFG FATIMA.LASAY : ANOTHER.WAR.TO.SURVIVE JOSH : CHAINSAW.KITTENS

SAVE / SAFE started from the research of the psychological state of borderlining as a contemporary phenomenon forming an integral part of the development of so - called post - humanity: states - of - being related to the impact of the focus ratio has gained as main approach to life in industrialized nations through capitalism, globalization and technocratism.

current economical trends do have a direct impact on perception and self - consciousness of individual existence.

the main figure Anna serves as a 'modern' individual describing situative experience and personal interpretations of emotionally perceived situations occurring during her journey through Oceania.

using the atmosphaeric background of a journey through Polynesia - an area of the world traditionally relying on highly social & municipal communities still existing on many of the geographically isolated Polynesian islands - and juxtapositioning such a communal form of living to the priority of individualization reigning in 'modern' life, SAVE / SAFE compares Anna's individual experience to contemporary results of the scientific research of philosophy, psychology, ethics, sociology and new media theory regarding the phenomenae of borderlining & post - humanity.

citations out of technical literature form contemporary conclusions related to the development of the 3rd industrial revolution and reflect & mirror Anna's individual perception.

Anna is a representative of a majority of humans not having realized yet the subversive progressing of so - called post - human conditioning. she still thinks of many components of her self as personal traits of character while they are a direct expression of post - human existence and easily can be perceived as symptoms of the borderline syndrom, both strongly being enhanced through the influence of digital interactivity through excessive strengthening of logical thinking & ratio as a prioritary approach to life.

  • The cultural container representing itself to society today and going to reign the 21st century ... is characterized by substitutional relations based on the central involvement with information technology, pursued from a position of pseudo-autism ... With the decay of inter-personal culture and the expansion of IT-controlled substitutes of inter-relation only one mass container is left for and generally accepted by a borderlining majority: the unavoidable search for the ego and for techniques allowing the construction of identity.*

  • J. Erik Mertz, in: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, 2000

Anna tells the story of a journey into the center of her self, embedded in the story of her journey to the other end of the world. her central theme is the nature of ego and non - ego, the relevance of involvement and interaction, and the meaning of non - attachment.

What really does authenticity of personal development mean ? Having it worked through for so many years, it finally emerges - this realization of a self, leading to autonomy and self - control of authority in the framework of a society demanding for autonomous responsibility and respecting it. Which sense though does this authenticity make, if with its final acquiring its inner character proves to be fluid and transparent, if personal vanity, ego-profiling and the exertion of authority having become a natural option prove to be nothing but accessories of again dependent, mechanistic existence, thus loosing significance completely ?

Alexandra Reill, Anna in: SAVE / SAFE, 2002 *

an associative ground the SAVE / SAFE machine is an open platform forming an associative ground. it is as much a reading as a writing machine creating associative perception. anyone can post his / her individual views, thus manipulating the project and the perception of the user.

as much as SAVE / SAFE can be viewed in a linear way or by individual decision it lets you use all material contained to recompose and edit it or to upload newly created content to your personally created thread of individual meaning. express your views on borderlining & post - humanity.

at the same time, the structure of the SAVE / SAFE machine is a direct mirror and reflection of borderlining as an expression of contemporary approaches to communication, self - understanding and identity:

today a person's ** visualization could be overstressed by a home-made, looping movie consisting of ... imaginative photos and videos, loose compositions forming chains of association ... reeling in front of the inner eye with flattering speed, getting stopped and restarted again - a series of flat imagery, easy to be joined by other images. **

* J. Erik Mertz, in: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, Ferdinand Enke Verlag c/o Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 2000

a STORY is a THREAD. a THREAD is a PLOT. a PLOT is a STORY. a STORY is a VIEW.

CREATE YOUR PERSONAL VIEW.

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SAVE / SAFE: team concept / content / visuals alexandra reill programming herbert wulz anna wulz Wulz & Meesen OEG graphics & imagery alexander schloegl thierry robert ViennaDesign.com

SAVE / SAFE has been developed with the kind support of the Department for Cultural Affairs, Vienna / Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien /

research & organization alexandra reill christian henner - fehr production kanonmedia singapore / sydney / nzl fiji / samoa /vienna 2000 - 2003

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KANONMEDIA.COM : SAVE / SAFE MARIA MADONNA : MADONNA INTERVIEW.WITH : AUGUST.HIGHLAND G.H.HOVAGIMYAN : LANGUAGE.OF.PERCEPTION AID : ART.AFFAIRS FORSCHUNGSKOLLEG : BIBLIOGRAFIE DOCTOR.HUGO : TELE-SYNAESTHESIA SCOTT.BECKER : HUMANITY HERLANDER.ELIAS : BEYOND.SHOCK OREA : CHANDRA.TEXT SERGEJ.TETERIN : THREE.SPIRITS CD : NEUE.BESCHEIDENHEIT MARC.GARRETT : NET.THERAPIST MAURO.CEOLIN : PETTO.DI.POLLO C.KONRAD : FRAGMENTE KATE.SOUTHWORTH : NOTIONS.OF.CREATIVITY TAMARA.LAI & LOIEZ.DENIEL : VIRTUAL ADDICT MAGMAFAKT : ÜBERN GRABEN TINI : ON.THE.ROAD ANNA : ANNA TERO : ADAPTATION NOEL : IRRTUM DANA : THE LONGING X : X-FILES GOTTFRIEDE.MEIXNER : ALLES.UND.NICHTS AREILL : EIN RE-WRITING KERRRLL: ROSTIGE.RESL RODRIGO.HERNANDEZ : MEMORIA.SUAVE HEATHER.WINTER : WILD.FEAR MAYA2 : SOMETHING DIVASTAR : ORCHIDS AT SEA LEWIS LACOOK : NIRVANA.ICE DIGITSECT : RESURRECTION Y : Y DIVASTAR : ORCHIDS.AT.SEA MEHMETSINAN : BEN.SENI.SEVIYORUM LACHLAN : UNMADEBEDOFCULTURE TRY1 : DOT.RETRY BRUNO : BRUNOS.REISE PPAT : FIVE.TO.NINE ULY : MANMAN LOLO : PITS.AND.LANDS MAORI : THE.NEXT.STEP ERD : LEBENDIGKEIT MINNIE : LOVE. SONG MAIO : A.WOW SILVER_SURFER : SOMEONE... MOHSIN : ROACHES ASTREE.GALBIATTA : G.N.A.P.B.L. DFGDF : FDGDFG FATIMA.LASAY : ANOTHER.WAR.TO.SURVIVE JOSH : CHAINSAW.KITTENS

SAVE / SAFE started from the research of the psychological state of borderlining as a contemporary phenomenon forming an integral part of the development of so - called post - humanity: states - of - being related to the impact of the focus ratio has gained as main approach to life in industrialized nations through capitalism, globalization and technocratism.

current economical trends do have a direct impact on perception and self - consciousness of individual existence.

the main figure Anna serves as a 'modern' individual describing situative experience and personal interpretations of emotionally perceived situations occurring during her journey through Oceania.

using the atmosphaeric background of a journey through Polynesia - an area of the world traditionally relying on highly social & municipal communities still existing on many of the geographically isolated Polynesian islands - and juxtapositioning such a communal form of living to the priority of individualization reigning in 'modern' life, SAVE / SAFE compares Anna's individual experience to contemporary results of the scientific research of philosophy, psychology, ethics, sociology and new media theory regarding the phenomenae of borderlining & post - humanity.

citations out of technical literature form contemporary conclusions related to the development of the 3rd industrial revolution and reflect & mirror Anna's individual perception.

Anna is a representative of a majority of humans not having realized yet the subversive progressing of so - called post - human conditioning. she still thinks of many components of her self as personal traits of character while they are a direct expression of post - human existence and easily can be perceived as symptoms of the borderline syndrom, both strongly being enhanced through the influence of digital interactivity through excessive strengthening of logical thinking & ratio as a prioritary approach to life.

  • The cultural container representing itself to society today and going to reign the 21st century ... is characterized by substitutional relations based on the central involvement with information technology, pursued from a position of pseudo-autism ... With the decay of inter-personal culture and the expansion of IT-controlled substitutes of inter-relation only one mass container is left for and generally accepted by a borderlining majority: the unavoidable search for the ego and for techniques allowing the construction of identity.*

  • J. Erik Mertz, in: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, 2000

Anna tells the story of a journey into the center of her self, embedded in the story of her journey to the other end of the world. her central theme is the nature of ego and non - ego, the relevance of involvement and interaction, and the meaning of non - attachment.

What really does authenticity of personal development mean ? Having it worked through for so many years, it finally emerges - this realization of a self, leading to autonomy and self - control of authority in the framework of a society demanding for autonomous responsibility and respecting it. Which sense though does this authenticity make, if with its final acquiring its inner character proves to be fluid and transparent, if personal vanity, ego-profiling and the exertion of authority having become a natural option prove to be nothing but accessories of again dependent, mechanistic existence, thus loosing significance completely ?

Alexandra Reill, Anna in: SAVE / SAFE, 2002 *

SAVE / SAFE: the wiki machine an associative ground the SAVE / SAFE machine is an open platform forming an associative ground. it is as much a reading as a writing machine creating associative perception. anyone can post his / her individual views, thus manipulating the project and the perception of the user.

as much as SAVE / SAFE can be viewed in a linear way or by individual decision it lets you use all material contained to recompose and edit it or to upload newly created content to your personally created thread of individual meaning. express your views on borderlining & post - humanity.

at the same time, the structure of the SAVE / SAFE machine is a direct mirror and reflection of borderlining as an expression of contemporary approaches to communication, self - understanding and identity:

today a person's ** visualization could be overstressed by a home-made, looping movie consisting of ... imaginative photos and videos, loose compositions forming chains of association ... reeling in front of the inner eye with flattering speed, getting stopped and restarted again - a series of flat imagery, easy to be joined by other images. **

* J. Erik Mertz, in: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, Ferdinand Enke Verlag c/o Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 2000

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