Crossing-views onlineThis fourth post is a part of my third episode. The interview I made with Marianna Hovhannisyan, a young curator and co-editor of this blog, questions the topic she chose as it is connected to the notion of identity and representation through online positions. By choosing this methodology Marianna proposes a definition of history, memory and archive, through taking a position of acting on it by the interviews about education and collaboration. She expresses that this process of archiving can help her to have a reflection on what is her role in the ongoing contemporary art and curatorial practice in Armenia.

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Interview with Hiwa KAs the fourth episode of Tactical Networks and Simulations I would like to introduce an audiovisual chat/interview made through Skype with Hiwa K about about his two propositions, Cooking with Mama and Estrangement, as well as music, the current social and political situation in Iraq and the use of Internet in a more general way.

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Point nodal – discussion.A small discussion with Jean-Louis Poitevin while visiting Laurent Montaron’s exhibition at the IAC Villeurbanne (France).

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 Soviet AgitArt. Restoration exhibition posterThe fourth episode introduces a project called Soviet AgitArt. Restoration which has recently been exhibited in 2008 at the BM SUMA Contemporary Art Center in Turkey, realized by two artists Samvel Baghdasaryan and Armine Hovhannisyan and curated by Beral Madra. The interview with two artists is interested in the project based on archival materials and also the different positions of involvement from two artists of different generations who are questioning the importance of the project as another model to transfer the artistic experience from the position of collaboration and education.

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 Voyage en URLThis article is about Collectif 1.0.3 and their multimedia work called Voyage en URL. Voyage en URL invites us to a mental trip, “a peregrination into the flow of our navigation”, made by software’s downloading (available for windows and mac) picking up and archiving, as a dynamic process that traces our drifts from one URL address to another. Here there are no palpable maps or territories but a poetic vibration which represents a digital portrait of our wanders in the spiderweb, as a virtual representation of a train of thought by the web.

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Cinema

Cultural diversity has become a universal concept and it is frequently used in contemporary art and culture. However, it is doubtful whether there exists the orientation of diversity in the cultural policy between mainstream and fringe. We couldn’t help considering this problem reflecting on Screen Quota System and Cinematheque Operation System in Korea.

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