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TRAVELOG

The City in the Age of Touristic Reproduction
Boris Groys
The tourist and the city dweller become identical.

Can the art world really do Hollywood better than Hollywood?
Steven Rand
The hypnotism
of technology: where is the end?

Mobile Utopia
Charles Esche
A utopian day-trip through two views of humanity 400 years apart.

FEATURE AND WRITINGS
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ONLINE
Light Type Writer
Constantin Luser


THEORY

Utopia with Lara Croft and some other monsters and Aliens
Marina Gržinić
The re-direction of desires, facts & bodies in the global world.

THE EMPIRE AND ITS UTOPIAS
Žarko Paić
How to envision utopia, and not run away from society’s real repression / depression into a ghetto or exile for fantastic outsiders?


ZERZAN VON TARZAN UND TAXIS - FASCISM OF DESIRE OR FASCISM OF OBJECTS
Zoran Roško
The rejection of human will, civilisation, & the search for what we have left.




ART WORK
TRANSMISSION
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A View Through the Red Window: on the cutting edge of the 21st Century - a critical time in the history of World Civilisation.
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti http://www.chutiwongpeti.info
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Basic Concept:
My aim is to investigate the possibilities of conceptual visual language and to develop Collaborative New Art as part of Contemporary Art/Contemporary Global Social Structure and part of the Technological Civilization we live in today. Especially, how can Contemporary Art enhance the distribution of information, profound universality in the nature of man and cross-cultural artistic and critical collaborations. The meaning of the possibilities to enrich Contemporary Art may also come into question. The main questions are: are sensations-reactions concerning Contemporary Art still meaningful today?; How can conceptual contemporary artistic ideas and processes solve global problems?; and can conceptual contemporary art reveal corrupted social values in capital cities and create a bridge between present and future generations?


Concept:
"Untitled1996" has been developed into three dimensional works depicting living space in an expanse of emptiness comprising light, sound, and colors, all of which are closely connected with time, infinite time. One can hardly fathom the intrinsic value of any particular object; with time, it has lost the value and therefore has little by little declined or changed in terms of colors, dimensions as well as the overall appearance. The shape and form are hardly recognizable, as witnessed and experienced by Claude Monet, who has the eye for different phases of each object. In his eyes, physical appearance is beyond the scope of an average human being's sight.

From the 17th century to the present, human society has viewed all that surrounds it in a purely scientific way. Come to think of it, science is not able to yield all the answers or solutions to our satisfaction. Architecture as presented in living space reveals that, in reality, what man calls "object" is merely the fusion of molecules, a form of energy. Our world is in fact two separate worlds; one is the world of substance, the other the world of energy, formed by earth, water, wind and fire. The fifth element of the world of energy is absolute emptiness. Heat, light, and electricity are examples of the instability of energy. The separation of each type of energy reveals a mere combination of different substances. An intellectual point of view labels any object as a worthless deterioration. Man once thought of Greek civilization as the peak of human culture but one day it became known to man that what he saw as a solid, geometrical structure died in deconstruction. Similarly, the modern day concept of "light" can be compared to enlightenment while an object represents darkness.

What is expected of the 21st century onward is the bringing of humans along the path towards genuine, infinite "light". "Living space" largely deals with dimension in space and silence. Time is the core element of spiritual existence. In between the world of dimensions and the world of silence stands man, whose attempt has been to put in the link between the two worlds. In the process, man relies on his subconscious, which is treated as "true perception." The outside element is the atmosphere -- the intersection of time and space. While one imagines looking back into the past, the existence of space has halted and while we are standing at the intersection of time and space, we are in the present existence.


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The installation series of "Utopia1997"
(Theme concept from Untitled)

Concept:
"Utopia 1997" has developed from the installation series "Untitled 1996" that was part of the exhibition "Tomorrow where shall we live?" organized by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito. The original concept derives from photomontage experiments with computers, which has expanded into three-dimensional work composed with architectural structures, electronic lighting control, and sound effects all of which depict living space as connected with time.

Today, the world comprises of uncertainties and ambiguities. Science and civilization are not able to yield all answers or solutions to our satisfaction. At times, knowledge may comprise of power with impact that are beyond individual's intuition and intellect. Often advances in science have challenged moral codes and ethics as well as faith and religion. When science and technology are utilized inappropriately they are seen as being a harm and a threat to humanity.

The contradictory side of utopia is full of pessimism. Man's quest to conquer distant galaxies, an endless search for territories and colonies reflect his inner instinct for power, aggrandizement, and control. The imbalance of power between those who control and those under control has contributed to disorder and dilemma.

In the era of confusion and distortion values of aesthetics and common sense have been greatly transformed. At the end of the century we are facing a crisis in the history of world civilization.


Sarawut Chutiwongpeti
Artist based in Bangkok, Thailand




CONTENTS








ART WORK
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
ONLINE
Light Type Writer
Constantin Luser
TRANSMISSION

The
Plug'n'Pray
project

Lionello Borean & Chiara Grandesso

Light Type Writer
Constantin Luser

The Digital Golem
Eric Van Hove

Good News©
Mihael Milunović

A View Through the Red Window
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti


TOPIC AREAS
SYSTEMS

SYSTEMS
 
TRANS.MISSION
 
PERSONAL
 
MECHANIZED
 
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