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<div align="center"><font face="Arial" size="+2"
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color="#FF0000"><i><b>Art CD-ROM and DVD Showcase</b></i></font></div>
<div align="center"><font face="Arial" size="+2"
color="#000000"><i><b>New titles - Fall 2004</b></i></font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">Agence TOPO is pleased to
present its new titles of digital works as part of its ART CDROM AND
DVD SHOWCASE proposing 50 Canadian and international titles created
these last years.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">This showcase is a space for
the dissemination, promotion and distribution of art CD-Roms and Dvds
that are independently created and produced. The titles are grouped
within the following categories: fiction (poetic, video, random,
illustrated), interactive or generative poetry, interactive art and
reference works.</font></div>
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Agence TOPO is a Montreal-based artist-run center dedicated to the
creation, production, dissemination and distribution of independant
multimedia art works.</font><br>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">Do not hesitate to contact us
for any special requests regarding the titles, to place an order or to
tell us your comments.</font></div>
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color="#000000"><b>http://www.AgenceTOPO.qc.ca/vitrine<br>
vitrine@agencetopo.qc.ca</b></font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>NEW TITLES
2004</b></font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><i><b>ARC OF
APPARITION</b></i></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>John Oswald, OHM
Editions/Avatar, Canada, 2004 - interactive art on dvdrom + cd
audio</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">This DVD proposes a
cinematographic approach combining the contemplative gaze we
traditionnally fix upon a painting or a photographic still, with the
dynamic responsive way we view movies. This ghostly gathering of
mutable figures is the first feature-lenght picture by John Oswald,
the infamous perpetrator of Plunderphonics.</font></div>
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<img src="cid:a05111b0cbd919eb398de@[64.229.249.34].1.1"></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><i><b>MARIE
TYRELL</b></i></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>Flick Harrison, Canada,
2004 - film and interactive dvd video<br>
</b>Marie Tyrell is a fictional activist and revolutionary on death
row. Based on a 1974 short story by DM Fraser, the film weaves mutiple
view points. Watch the narrative drama, then click the video to
interrogate the politics, authorship and production of this
DVD.</font><br>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><i><b>DUBREF Session
1</b></i></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>Dubref, Canada, 2003 -
sound poetry and spoken word magazine on dvd</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">This spoken word compilation
is made of 10 different audio performances accompagnied with 4 video
clips, coming from both French and English sides of Montreal's
upcoming spoken word scene.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><i><b>SALUT,
RIOPELLE!</b></i></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>Sophie Malouin, Tram Design
Multimedia, Canada, 2002 - book and dvdrom<br>
</b>An interactive journey guided by intuition - a game of perception
and experimentation.<i> Salut, Riopelle!</i> is also an encyclopedia
including a remarkable biography, a catalogue of 500 works, and texts
by recognized authors.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><i><b>MOMENTUM - FIN DE
SIECLE</b></i></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>Momentum, Canada, 2002 -
Multimedia theater on dvd video</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">At the turn of the century was
born an experimental theater troup called Momentum. Here are their
best moments through 16 short movies taken from archives of their
shows of their first decade (1990-2000).</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><i><b>MYSTERIES AND DESIRE :
SEARCHING THE WORLDS OF JOHN RECHY</b></i></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>Marsha Kinder and John
Rechy, Labyrinth Project, Etats-Unis, 2002 - fiction on cdrom<br>
</b>Challenging the borders between autobiography, memory, history and
fiction, this interactive memoir presents a diverse array of personal
materials by and about John Rechy, a Chicano writer from Texas, and
sets them against larger collective histories of Chicano culture and
the gay world.</font><br>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><i><b>EL TRACTOR - domUSticks
IDEOTRONs</b></i></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>El Tractor, OHM
Editions/Avatar, Canada, 2001 - cd audio/video</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000">The CD-ROM offers no less than
40 minutes of full screen videos, gathered from El Tractor's live show
: domUSticks IDEOTRONs. In a live context, El Tractor (Boris Firquet,
David Michaud and Fabrice Montal) improvises and constantly
manipulates sounds and images in order to regenerate their works in
ever changing results.</font></div>
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<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><i><b>PARIS RESEAU / PARIS
NETWORK</b></i></font></div>
<div><font face="Arial" color="#000000"><b>Karen O'Rourke, France,
2000 - interactive art on cdrom</b><br>
<i>Paris Network</i> assembles photographs, sound samples, animations
and texts to form a composite, layered image of the city.</font></div>
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Agence TOPO<br>
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Art CD-Roms showcase : new titles


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Agence TOPO's art CD-ROM and DVD-ROM showcase
New titles

Agence TOPO is pleased to present its renewed catalogue of digital
works on CD-Rom and DVD-Rom.

For each title, you will find on the web site a short description as
well as the pricing policy for individuals and institutions, as
established by their creator/producer, which includes the license
fees for public viewing and distribution. The showcase presents over
forty titles within the following categories: fiction, poetic
fiction, interactive poetry, interactive art and reference.

We also invite you to read the presentation text by Montreal artist
and curator, Elene Tremblay.

http://www.AgenceTOPO.qc.ca/vitrine/index_eng.html

Some of the new acquisitions

- Bleeding Through : Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-1986
- Tracing the Decay of Fiction (USA, 2003 and 2002)
Two interactive fictions on DVD from The Labyrinth Project, research
center on interactive narrative affiliated to the University of
Southern California. The first title combines a database detective
story with a digital city symphony. The DVD comes with a book which
contains a novella by cultural historian Norman Klein and essays on
the production. The second title, based on Pat O'Neill's film The
Decay of Fiction, is an archeological exploration of the mythical
Hotel Ambassador in Los Angeles, a vintage building now in ruins.
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_labyrinth1/eng_bleeding.html
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_labyrinth2/eng_tracing.html

- Cocktails & Appetizers
- As American as an Apple Pie , Michelle Citron (USA, 2001 and1999)
Michelle Citron explores the collective rituals of a certain America,
from the preparation of an apple pie to bitching coktail-parties.
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_citron2/eng_citron2.html
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_citron/eng_citron.html

- In My Gash
- Cyberflesh Girlmonster, Linda Dement (Australia, 1999 and 1995)
Multimedia feminist perspectives on body, flesh, desire, despair and reveng=
e.
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_dement2/eng_img.html
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_dement1/eng_cfgm.html

- Phony, Susan Schuppli (Canada, 2002)
Phony explores the history and culture of the telephone in order to
reflect on contemporary communications technologies. Based on a
multisite public art exhibition by the author, the title looks at an
ensemble of typical telephone situations on a dramatic mode.
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_phony/eng_phony.html

- Electring Ling in Canada, James K-M et Carol Sill, (Canada, 2002)
New media artists and theoriticians comment on art and digital
culture in Canada.
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_electricanada/eng_electricanada.html

- Kafka - Prague, Tom Drahos (France, 2003)
From the prolific artist Tom Drahos, who has published six other
cd-roms based on 19th-century European literary masterworks.
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_drahos/eng_kafka.html

- Phares Gamma, Jacques Dongy (France, 2002)
Liquid medias. The computer uses generative processes, based on
random, which recalls Mallarme's Coup de des, to the quantas' theory
and "chance operations" of Cage.
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_phares/eng_phares.html

We thank you for your support ,and from TOPO's team, we wish you a
happy end of year.

Agence TOPO
Vitrine / Showcase - CD-ROM / DVD-ROM
T (514) 279-8676
vitrine@agencetopo.qc.ca
http://www.AgenceTOPO.qc.ca/vitrine

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titles</title></head><body>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><b>Agence TOPO's art CD-ROM and
DVD-ROM showcase</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><b>New titles</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">&nbsp;</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Agence TOPO is pleased to present
its renewed catalogue of digital works on CD-Rom and
DVD-Rom.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">For each title, you will find on
the web site a short description as well as the pricing policy for
individuals and institutions, as established by their
creator/producer, which includes the license fees for public viewing
and distribution. The showcase presents over forty titles within the
following categories: fiction, poetic fiction, interactive poetry,
interactive art and reference.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">We also invite you to read the
presentation text by Montreal artist and curator, Elene
Tremblay.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="-1">&nbsp;<img
src="cid:a05100304bc02eb7ee152@[65.92.247.212].1.0"></font></div>
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size="-1"><b><br></b></font></div>
<div align="center"><font face="Verdana"
size="-1"><b>http://www.AgenceTOPO.qc.ca/vitrine/index_eng.html</b></font
></div>
<div align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><b>Some of the new
acquisitions</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">-<b> Bleeding Through : Layers of
Los Angeles, 1920-1986</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">-<b> Tracing the Decay of
Fiction</b> (USA, 2003 and 2002)</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Two interactive fictions on DVD
from The Labyrinth Project, research center on interactive narrative
affiliated to the University of Southern California. The first title
combines a database detective story with a digital city symphony. The
DVD comes with a book which contains a novella by cultural historian
Norman Klein and essays on the production. The second title, based on
Pat O'Neill's film<i> The Decay of Fiction</i>, is an archeological
exploration of the mythical&nbsp; Hotel Ambassador in Los Angeles, a
vintage building now in ruins.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana"
size="-1"
>http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_labyrinth1/eng_bleeding.html</font
></div>
<div><font face="Verdana"
size="-1"
>http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_labyrinth2/eng_tracing.html</font
></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">-<b> Cocktails &amp;
Appetizers</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">-<b> As American as an Apple
Pie</b> , Michelle Citron (USA, 2001 and1999)</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Michelle Citron explores the
collective rituals of a certain America, from the preparation of an
apple pie to bitching coktail-parties.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana"
size="-1"
>http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_citron2/eng_citron2.html
http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_citron/eng_citron.html</font></div
>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">-<b> In My Gash</b></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">-<b> Cyberflesh Girlmonste</b>r,
Linda Dement (Australia, 1999 and 1995)</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Multimedia feminist perspectives
on body, flesh, desire, despair and revenge.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana"
size="-1">http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_dement2/eng_img.html</fo=
nt
></div>
<div><font face="Verdana"
size="-1">http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_dement1/eng_cfgm.html</f=
ont
></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">-<b> Phony</b>, Susan Schuppli
(Canada, 2002)</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><i>Phony</i> explores the history
and culture of the telephone in order to reflect on contemporary
communications technologies. Based on a multisite public art
exhibition by the author, the title looks at an ensemble of typical
telephone situations on a dramatic mode.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana"
size="-1">http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_phony/eng_phony.html</fo=
nt
></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">-<b> Electring Ling in Canada</b>,
James K-M et Carol Sill, (Canada, 2002)</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">New media artists and
theoriticians comment on art and digital culture in
Canada.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana"
size="-1"
>http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_electricanada/eng_electricana<span
></span>da.html</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">-<b> Kafka - Prague</b>, Tom
Drahos (France, 2003)</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">From the prolific artist Tom
Drahos, who has published six other cd-roms based on 19th-century
European literary masterworks.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana"
size="-1">http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_drahos/eng_kafka.html</f=
ont
></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">-<b> Phares Gamma</b>, Jacques
Dongy (France, 2002)</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">Liquid medias. The computer uses
generative processes, based on random, which recalls Mallarme's<i>
Coup de des,</i> to the quantas' theory and &quot;chance operations&quot;
of Cage.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana"
size="-1"
>http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/vitrine/cd_phares/eng_phares.html</font></div
>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1">We thank you for your support ,and
from TOPO's team, we wish you a happy end of year.</font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div><font face="Verdana" size="-1"><br></font></div>
<div>Agence TOPO</div>
<div>Vitrine / Showcase - CD-ROM / DVD-ROM</div>
<div>T (514) 279-8676</div>
<div>vitrine@agencetopo.qc.ca</div>
<div>http://www.AgenceTOPO.qc.ca/vitrine</div>
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DISCUSSION

Web fiction CIVILITES / CIVILITIES


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CIVILITES / CIVILITIES
Agence TOPO presents a new web collective fiction with 10 Montreal artists
http://www.AgenceTopo.qc.ca/civilites

Civilities is a modular, collective fiction that brings together ten
Montreal artists from a range of disciplines and backgrounds who
offer diverse perspectives on "living together."

The invited artists explore potential spaces of confidence,
reconciliation and the cohabitation of persons, peoples and
religions. >From the rules of religious fundamentalisms to the
movements of anonymous crowds in the city, the projects examine
various aspects of social organization, cultural norms and the
collective spaces of shared practices. Working from interfaces
representing public space, that of the community and of civitas,
small stories emerge like windows onto more universal situations,
onto a certain state of the world, somber and violent indeed.

Civilites is a production of Agence TOPO, directed by Eva Quintas and
designed by Guy Asselin. The invited artists come from the fields of
visual arts, theater, audio creation, writing and performance :
Mathieu Beausejour, Pascal Contamine, Nathalie Dion, Linda Hammond,
Isabelle Hayeur, Norman Nawrocki, Lisa Ndejuru, Eva Quintas,
Jean-Sebastien Roux, Cesar Saez.

PARTICIPATE
How to live together ? Can we live together ?
You are invited to send your answers, texts, images and links that
will be integrated in the