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Digital Street Corner - cyber happening


Dates:
Tue Nov 29, 2005 00:00 - Tue Nov 29, 2005

DIGITAL STREET CORNER" FRED FOREST

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2005

Is it possible to surf around in cyberspace and hang out on the
street corner at same time (global + local = glocal)? French artist
Fred Forest will show us how at a world premiere event that will take
place November 30-December 4 in the prestigious context of Art Basel
Miami Beach 2005. Forest invites the Internet users of the world to
meet him down in the street outside the Bass Museum of Art in Miami
Beach for a memorable cyber-happening. There's no need to reserve a
plane ticket because the setting will actually be a "corner" of
virtual reality, specially created with the help of a new open source
peer-to-peer software program developed by Joachin Keller Gonzalez of
France Telecom R&D. On the dates indicated, Forest aims to make art
history by creating a unique real-time digital work of art with the
help of online participants near and far. This work will consummate
the official (esthetic and economic) recognition of a new model of
art whose content and format bear no comparison to those of the past,
an art for the wired societies of the information
age.

Forest is no neophyte in the field of new media. He is widely
recognized as a pioneer of video art in Europe and co-founded two
major avant-garde movements with a focus on interactive media
hybrids, Sociological Art and the Esthetics of Communication. In
reference to his hacker-like tactics, Vilem Flusser called him "the
artist who pokes holes in the media." Forest is also a Net Art
pioneer. He won the City of Locarno Grand Prize at the Locarno
Festival of Electronic Art in 1995 for his work "From Casablanca to
Locarno." People are still talking about his virtual
reality-enhanced "Cyber-marriage," which took place live online in
1999 (his best man was none other than the "father of the Internet,"
Vinton Cerf).

The "DIGITAL STREET CORNER" Web site, http://www.fredforest.com, will
open on November 20, 2005 in order to give members of the public a
chance to upload their free "ticket" to Miami Beach and carve out
their very own niche in cyberspace. Don't miss your chance to strut
your stuff in Miami Beach in the company of your new digital
friends. A wealthy art collector from the world of high finance has
already paid a fortune to be the first in line!

On November 30, 2005, a special cyber-happening is scheduled to take
place at "THE DIGITAL STREET CORNER" between 9 PM and 11 PM (local
time). Forest himself will be the DJ, at the commands of his four
computers, his console, and his turntable. To participate in the
happening, visit http://www.fredforest.com

Everything that happens at "THE DIGITAL STREET CORNER" will be
projected live onto the exterior walls of the Bass Museum in Miami
Beach throughout the four-day duration of the event. And the
festivities of the cyber-happening will be webcasted live for
millions to see on the "DIGITAL STREET CORNER" Web site. Don't miss
your chance to meet and party with people from around the world on
this virtual street corner, located for a short time only in "real"
space at 2121 Park Avenue in Miami Beach.
Project Sponsors:France Telecom, Bass Museum, Cartier Foundation for
Contemporary Art, Cultural Service of the French Embassy in New York,
French Consulate General in Miami, webnetmuseum.org

Contact: forest@unice.fr tel: 33 6 12 29 47 69 tel : 33 (0) 1 45 86 26 64
http://www.fredforest.org/book

http://www.webnetmuseum.org/php-news_en/show_news.php

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EL ARTISTA FRANCES FRED FOREST INVITA A LOS INTERNAUTAS DE TODO EL
MUNDO A PARTICIPAR A UN INOLVIDABLE CYBER-HAPPENING.

The Digital Street Corner
http://www.fredforest.com
Art Basel Miami Beach 2005

INAGURACION EL 30 DE NOVIEMBRE, DE 9 PM A 11 PM HORA LOCAL. FOREST EN
PERSONA ACTIVARA SU OBRA VIRTUAL DESDE UN PUESTO FRENTE AL BASS
MUSEUM - 2121 PARK AVENUE, MIAMI BEACH. LA IMAGEN SERA PROYECTADA
SOBRE LA PARED EXTERIOR DEL MUSEO Y TRANSMITIDA POR WEB CAM AL MUNDO
ENTERO.
NO PIERDAS LA OPORTUNIDAD DE DESCUBRIR UN NUEVO ESPACIO VIRTUAL* EN
COMPANIA DEL ARTISTA Y SER PARTE DE LA OBRA.

LOCAL + GLOBAL = GLOCAL. LA ACCION SE LLEVARA A CABO SIMULTANEAMENTE
EN LA CALLE Y EN EL WEB, 24/24 HASTA EL 4 DE DICIEMBRE.!

* SOLIPSIS, UN SOFTWARE REVOLUCIONARIO Y GRATUITO, PERMITE ENTRAR EN
UN ESPACIO VIRTUAL Y CONVERSAR CON INTERNAUTAS DE TODO EL MUNDO.

sobre el artisa:
http://www.fredforest.org/book/index_en.htm
press@webnetmuseum.org


EVENT

Digital Street Corner


Dates:
Wed Nov 30, 2005 00:00 - Tue Nov 29, 2005

DIGITAL STREET CORNER" FRED FOREST

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2005

Is it possible to surf around in cyberspace and hang out on the
street corner at same time (global + local = glocal)? French artist
Fred Forest will show us how at a world premiere event that will take
place November 30-December 4 in the prestigious context of Art Basel
Miami Beach 2005. Forest invites the Internet users of the world to
meet him down in the street outside the Bass Museum of Art in Miami
Beach for a memorable cyber-happening. There's no need to reserve a
plane ticket because the setting will actually be a "corner" of
virtual reality, specially created with the help of a new open source
peer-to-peer software program developed by Joachin Keller Gonzalez of
France Telecom R&D. On the dates indicated, Forest aims to make art
history by creating a unique real-time digital work of art with the
help of online participants near and far. This work will consummate
the official (esthetic and economic) recognition of a new model of
art whose content and format bear no comparison to those of the past,
an art for the wired societies of the information
age.

Forest is no neophyte in the field of new media. He is widely
recognized as a pioneer of video art in Europe and co-founded two
major avant-garde movements with a focus on interactive media
hybrids, Sociological Art and the Esthetics of Communication. In
reference to his hacker-like tactics, Vilem Flusser called him "the
artist who pokes holes in the media." Forest is also a Net Art
pioneer. He won the City of Locarno Grand Prize at the Locarno
Festival of Electronic Art in 1995 for his work "From Casablanca to
Locarno." People are still talking about his virtual
reality-enhanced "Cyber-marriage," which took place live online in
1999 (his best man was none other than the "father of the Internet,"
Vinton Cerf).

The "DIGITAL STREET CORNER" Web site, http://www.fredforest.com, will
open on November 20, 2005 in order to give members of the public a
chance to upload their free "ticket" to Miami Beach and carve out
their very own niche in cyberspace. Don't miss your chance to strut
your stuff in Miami Beach in the company of your new digital
friends. A wealthy art collector from the world of high finance has
already paid a fortune to be the first in line!

On November 30, 2005, a special cyber-happening is scheduled to take
place at "THE DIGITAL STREET CORNER" between 9 PM and 11 PM (local
time). Forest himself will be the DJ, at the commands of his four
computers, his console, and his turntable. To participate in the
happening, visit http://www.fredforest.com

Everything that happens at "THE DIGITAL STREET CORNER" will be
projected live onto the exterior walls of the Bass Museum in Miami
Beach throughout the four-day duration of the event. And the
festivities of the cyber-happening will be webcasted live for
millions to see on the "DIGITAL STREET CORNER" Web site. Don't miss
your chance to meet and party with people from around the world on
this virtual street corner, located for a short time only in "real"
space at 2121 Park Avenue in Miami Beach.
Project Sponsors:France Telecom, Bass Museum, Cartier Foundation for
Contemporary Art, Cultural Service of the French Embassy in New York,
French Consulate General in Miami, webnetmuseum.org

Contact: forest@unice.fr tel: 33 6 12 29 47 69 tel : 33 (0) 1 45 86 26 64
http://www.fredforest.org/book

http://www.webnetmuseum.org/php-news_en/show_news.php

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

EL ARTISTA FRANCES FRED FOREST INVITA A LOS INTERNAUTAS DE TODO EL
MUNDO A PARTICIPAR A UN INOLVIDABLE CYBER-HAPPENING.

The Digital Street Corner
http://www.fredforest.com
Art Basel Miami Beach 2005

INAGURACION EL 30 DE NOVIEMBRE, DE 9 PM A 11 PM HORA LOCAL. FOREST EN
PERSONA ACTIVARA SU OBRA VIRTUAL DESDE UN PUESTO FRENTE AL BASS
MUSEUM - 2121 PARK AVENUE, MIAMI BEACH. LA IMAGEN SERA PROYECTADA
SOBRE LA PARED EXTERIOR DEL MUSEO Y TRANSMITIDA POR WEB CAM AL MUNDO
ENTERO.
NO PIERDAS LA OPORTUNIDAD DE DESCUBRIR UN NUEVO ESPACIO VIRTUAL* EN
COMPANIA DEL ARTISTA Y SER PARTE DE LA OBRA.

LOCAL + GLOBAL = GLOCAL. LA ACCION SE LLEVARA A CABO SIMULTANEAMENTE
EN LA CALLE Y EN EL WEB, 24/24 HASTA EL 4 DE DICIEMBRE.!

* SOLIPSIS, UN SOFTWARE REVOLUCIONARIO Y GRATUITO, PERMITE ENTRAR EN
UN ESPACIO VIRTUAL Y CONVERSAR CON INTERNAUTAS DE TODO EL MUNDO.

sobre el artisa:
http://www.fredforest.org/book/index_en.htm
press@webnetmuseum.org