For this last episode of the first series, I would like to summarize the Archive -Practice proposition by way of some observations, which will also suggest the direction for the next phase of development. The first section of the proposition was developed through constructing dialogs and relations made by my interviews with people whose work represent different practices within the Armenian contemporary art field.

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border06_thumb“Limes” is a latin word that modern historians gave to the system of Roman fortifications established all along the borders of the Empire. It physically signals limits between territories, in terms of customs as well as with defensive aims. This terminology has been revived for the creation of a typography, “Limes New Roman”, registered by the artistic cooperative Société Réaliste and published in the Icon’s part of the issue #35 of the journal Multitudes, in winter 2009.

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Twilight zoneIn this twilight episode, I would like to consider the two aspects of our collective work. This consists on the one hand, of our research over these last six weeks, in and through the Web, and on the other hand, the very physical space that will frame our project at the end of the year. While the form of the blog, defined as a short term work, led us to favor mediated connections and meetings, how do we present and represent ourselves there?

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Making Present Tense in a DialogHow to produce a discourse between art and society in our times?

This is one of the main questions of my curatorial practice.

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Pars Arts - Sepideh SaremiAs the last episode of Tactical Networks and Simulations before the mid-season break, I would like to introduce an e-mail interview I have done with Sepideh Saremi.

Saremi is the editor of Pars Arts, an English-language blog focusing on Iranian diaspora culture.

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Playing and RealityFor the last episode, I would like to introduce some different positions around the notion of “transitional phenomena” first introduced by the English psychoanalyst and clinical pedopsychiatrist, Donald Woods Winnicott. (1896-1971)

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