MULTIMEDIA EXPERIMENT / INSTALLATION
DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT, PARIS
work is an early example of the artist’s lifelong interest
in alternative media network hybrids and long-distance agency.
Working in teams with information provided via closed-circuit
television and by telephone correspondents, 5 groups of people
are each asked to come up with a fictional narrative involving
individuals who happen to find themselves together in a compartment
of “Le Capitole,” the Paris-Toulouse express train
that is about to leave the station in Paris. To complete their
work they must link their narratives to stories reported in
the morning newspapers and contend with the artist’s
provocative voice-over interventions on closed-circuit television,
and ultimately act out their narratives.