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Fred Forest - Retrospective
Sociologic art - Aesthetic of communication
Exhibition Generative art - November, 2000
Exhibition Biennale 3000 - Sao Paulo - 2006
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1 SOCIOLOGICAL ANIMATION / FAMILY PORTRAIT 1967
2 VIDEO ACTIONS, "LA CABINE TELEPHONIQUE/LE MUR D'ARLES" 1967
3 INTERROGATION 1969
4 SPACE - MEDIA 1972
5 THE GESTURES (LES GESTES) WITH THE THEORETICAL INVOLVEMENT OF VILEM FLUSSER 1972
6 MEETING WITH FRED FOREST 1972
7 LE CAPITOLE 1972
8 ARCHEOLOGY OF THE PRESENT 1973
9 VIDEO - THIRD AGE 1973
10 XIIe BIENNIAL OF SAO PAULO 1973
11 SOCIOLOGICAL WALK IN BROOKLYN 1973
12 THE SMALL MUSEUM ABOUT OF THE CONSUMPTION 1973
13 ELECTRONIC AUTOPERCEPTION 1974
14 VIDEO-PORTRAIT OF A COLLECTOR 1974
15 RESTANY LUNCH AT "LA COUPOLE" 1974
16 TV-SHOCK-TV-EXCHANGE 1975
17 NEW MEDIA N° 1 1975
18 I EXPOSE MADAME SOLEIL, LIVE 1975
19 BIENNIAL OF THE YEARS 2000 1975
20 THE FAMILY VIDEO 1976
21 THE VIEWER'S PHOTO 1976
22 THE ARTISTIC SQUARE METER 1977
23" LIBE " WORK OF ART 1979
24 THE TERRITORY 1980
25THE STOCK MARKET OF THE IMAGINARY 1982
26 AUTOPSY OF THE POLITICAL SPEECH 1983
27 HERE AND NOW 1983
28 THE COMMUNICATING SPACE 1983
29 THE CONFERENCE OF BABEL 1983
30 ELECTRONIC BLUE : HOMAGE TO YVES KLEIN 1984
31 LEARN TO WATCH THE TELEVISION WITH YOUR RADIO 1984
32 DOCTORATE IN LETTERS AND LIBERAL ARTS 1985
33 CELEBRATION OF THE PRESENT 1985
34 GLOBAL TELEPHONIC SCULPTURE 1985
35 THE TELEPHONIC RALLY 1986
36 THE TIME OF THE ELECTRONIC WRITING 1986
37 GOLD NUMBER AND FIELD OF FREQUENCY 14 000 HERTZ 1987
38 WANTED : JULIA MARGARET CAMERON 1988
39 ZENAIDE AND CHARLOTTE AT THE ASSAULT OF THE MEDIA 1988
40 JOGGING IN THE PARK 1989
41 TELEMATICS RITUALS FOR SLEEPLESS NIGHTS 1989
42 BALLAD FOR CHANGE OF REGIME 1989
43 HOMAGE TO MONDRIAN 1989
44 THE ELECTRONIC BIBLE AND THE GULF WAR 1991
45 FRED FOREST FOR PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL BULGARIAN T.V. 1991
46 THE TELEPHONIC FAUCET 1992
47 THE GLOBAL FAUCETS 1992
48 THE WATCHTOWERS OF THE PEACE 1993
49 THEATER MOVIES RADIO TELEVISION INTERNET 1995
50 TERRITORY OF THE NETWORKS 1996
51 PARCEL NETWORK 1996
52 I STOP THE TIME 1998
53 THE MACHINE TO WORK THE TIME 1999
54 TOUCH-ME 1999
55 THE TECHNO-WEDDING 1999
56 THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD 1999
57 AN APPLE CAN HIDE ANOTHER ONEÖ 1999
58 FEAST OF INTERNET 2000 2000
59 COLOUR - NETWORK 2000
60 Webnetmusum.org http://www.webnetmuseum.org 2001
60 Bis Sorite des Territoires/offrez votre pied 2001
61 TERRITORY OF THE BODY AND NETWORK BODY http://viande.fredforest.net
2002
62 GRENOBLE IN THE CENTRE OF THE WEB http://www.fredforest.org/fete/ 2003
63 "INTERNET A LA LOUPE" http://www.fredforest.org/loupe 2004
64 MEMORY-IMAGES http://www.fredorest.org/Ina 2005
65 DIGITAL STREET CORNER 2005
66 BIENNALE DE L'AN 3000 - MAC (Musée d'Art Contemporain) de Sao Paulo 2006
67 FRED FOREST RETROSPECTIVE - SLOUGHT FOUNDATION OF PHILADELPHIE 2007
68 THE SENTINEL AT WORLD'S END - 1ST BIENNIAL OF THE END OF THE WORLD 2007
69 THE WATCH TOWERS OF THE PEACE 15 YEARS AFTER - SARAJEVO, GALERIJA 10 m2 2007
70 EXPERIMENTAL CENTER OF THE TERRITORY-SECOND LIFE/PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS 2008
71 CREATION FRED FOREST SECOND LIFE 2008
72 CORRIDA ON SECOND LIFE BY FRED FOREST 2008
73 CENTRE EXPERIMENTAL DU TERRITOIRE ON SECOND LIFE, MAC SÃO PAULO 2009
74 EXHIBITION FRED FOREST UNESP 2009

75 GHERSWHIN HOTEL AND WHITE BOX NEW YORK

2009
76 EXHIBITION/ACTION/TALK FRED FOREST ACADEMIE LIBANAISE DES BEAUX ARTS 2010
77 LAUNCHING AGAIN THE BIENNALE 3000 2010
78 THE TRADERS BALL 2010
79 EGO CYBERSTAR 2010
80 A LIFE IN ONE HUNDRED PORTRAITS 2010
81 THE COMPANY FORUMS 2011
82 FRED FOREST ART BY TELEPHONE 2011
83 EBB AND FLOW, THE INTERNET CAVE 2011
84 AN EXTENSION OF EBB AND FLOW, THE INTERNET CAVE 2011
85 SOCIOLOGICAL WALK 2011
86 L'ŒUVRE SYSTEME INVISIBLE ET M2 INVISIBLE 2011
87 FROM SOIOLOGICAL ART TO THE AESTHETICS OF COMMUNICATION 2011
88 THE INVISIBLE M2 ARTISTIQUE 2011
89 THE CONVERSATION 2011

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PARTICIPATIVE INSTALLATION IN SITU AND ONLINE

 

Ebb and Flow, the Internet cave

         

CENTRE D’ART LE LAIT ALBI  from July  1er to october 30  2011

GALERIE CHUSIFRITOS NEW YORK from August 6 to 27 2011

 

Poducer by Centre d’art le lait Albi

 

 

www.flux-et-reflux.net

 

 

In the 1970s, as a pioneer of video art, and media and network art, Fred Forest, who was born in 1933, ushered in the concept of sociological art. Then in the 1980s he initiated the concept of the aesthetics of communication. The ethical and aesthetic dimensions join together to put the human factor at the heart of his approach, especially through the involvement of different kinds of public in his works.

 

His project for Les Moulins Albigeois questions Plato’s cave in the Internet age. The shadows in Plato’s allegory are transposedin contemporary forms, by a  staged presentation of the public strolling about accompanied by their shadows, with texts and video projections operating alternately. Other shadows and participations arrive through the network of Internet connections in the world.

         

To participate, meeting on the website : http://www.flux-et-reflux.net

 

A connection kit, in the form of a minimal recording studio and a user’s manual is proposed to the 120 French Institutes throughout the world, in conjunction with the French Institute in Paris, as well as other venues, such as the Fred Forest exhibitions currently on view in New York and Sao Paulo. A twofold network is thus activated, by the physical presence of the visitors in the exhibition at Les Moulins and by the virtual presence of connected publics.

 

Fred Forest is at work on a gigantic worldwide network, whose virtual and real participants give shape to the show, connection by connection. The artist has devised his project like a screenplay whoseparticipating casts make the film by constantly renewing it. This collective work is a metaphor of a democratic dynamic. A journey like an initiatory plunge into the belly of a society hallmarked by information.

 

Manuela Manzini, associated artist, set design

Christian Valézy, associate artist, sound and image

Pierre Jean Grattenois, Designer and producer

Frederic Jean Développement

Muriel Edet Communication

Guillaume Rozan Régie

Fabrice Lapeyre  informatique

 

Curator: Jackie-Ruth Meyer

 

Moulins Albigeois – 41 rue Porta – 81000 Albi. (France)

Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 2-7 pm. Closed on Monday, Tuesday and holidays.

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