LA REVOLUTION A EU LIEU A NEW YORK, BUILDING VERSION
2TRANSLATION, DANCE FLOOR VERSION
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The New York's Revolution is a real-time generated fiction of the flow of the network. A generator for text that produces an indefinite novel in the style of a book by Robbe-Grillet, "Project for a Revolution in New York" written in 1970.
Ben Said walks the streets of an American metropolis. What will be remembered is that the story that was told us was not of the account itself. Some words are associated fragments of video and sound, images are turning into "Manhattan" while walking toward Ground Zero, sounds are coming from sources of the account itself. Other words are being translated into images through Google (http://www.google.fr/imghp?). Associations of all those elements, produces a flowing narration, a narrative.
One often say that our hyper-industrialized societies are entirely visual, but with the Internet the text is dominating the image. Existing entirely because of numerical support, each image has a name for indexing, and the search engine, which access the numerical-textual data, force the image to appear only after is was sort by the title. This domination, brings about questions of a complex relation between the two modes that are always interlock, historically, but, and at the same time, creating a space, a no man's land between the alpha-numeric and the icon.Today's question is not about producing new images but it is about finding it in an existing stock