Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] Next Step Publishing: introduction statement

Dear Annick,

On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 9:46 PM, Annick Bureaud <bureaud@altern.org> wrote:

> Can bodies, architectures, geographies, relationships, emotions, cities,
>> information, research processes represent proper spaces for new kinds of
>> publications?
> Tonight, it reminds me of French anthropologist and ethnographer Pierre
> Clastres (among one of his most famous book is "La Société contre l'Etat",
> Society Against the State) who wrote that the scarifications and body
> paintings were the law of the society written on the bodies of its members.
> I suppose that it is not exactly what you have in mind ;-) But, my point
> here is that the body has been a space for the publication of the common law
> before the put it into thick books that noone, except the experts, reads.
actually this is a really interesting part of the discussion.

excellent research laboratories such as Philips and their experiments on
digital tattoos to be made directly on skin (
http://www.design.philips.com/probes/projects/tattoo/index.page ) open up
really interesting areas for discussion, building on concepts and practices
that come from multiple cultures and locations and opening them up for
entirely new symbolic and communicational scenarios.

also the works of Stelarc ( http://stelarc.org/testForFlash.html ), Orlan (
http://www.orlan.net/ ) and Marcel.lì Antùnez Roca (
http://www.marceliantunez.com/ ) constantly deal with publishing content,
information, imaginaries and opportunities for expression directly on the

the body becomes a publishing platform in more than one way. Even (and that
is an incredible area for research) in the externalized parts of our
contemporary body such as mobile devices, which are becoming the places for
entirely new sensorialities.

all these artists and researchers are building new grammars, languages and
imaginaries turning the body into a new form of communication platform.

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