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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 ONEƖ 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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CONFERENCE/LECTURE

FROM SOIOLOGICAL ART TO THE AESTHETICS OF COMMUNICATION

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) List Visual Arts Center

Cambridge, Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 6:30pm

Wiesner Building E-15 Bartos

Theatre/lower atrium level

20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA 02139

 

From Sociological Art to The Aesthetics of Communication, A lecture by Fred Forest at MIT List Visual Arts Center (*)

What has now led me to set out the basis of a new form of aesthetics, which I term Communication Aesthetics, is the gulf which I have noticed between our awareness as people involved in contemporary society, and this same society's prevailing discourse on art. I believe, in fact that the bulk of artistic production of our age, as produced in response to market forces ant their inherent network, is no longer appropriate to the deeper awareness of people or our time. This production, entirely based on a system of references which take it back to to the past, almost never constitutes a language specific to the age in which we live. This split is serious insofar as it shows to what extent economic pressure is capable of generating artistic production alien to contemporary preoccupations, and generated in an artificial manner by the " art network ".

Communication Aesthetics takes up a clear stance on this ground. Its position lies beyond the market and institutional systems. Communication Aesthetics is neither a philosophical theory of Beauty, nor a phenonology, nor an experimenta psychology of perception, nor still less an academic discourse on the Arts. Its more modest claim is an attempt to apprehend what constitutes for a given society (ours), at a given moment in history, the universe accessible to its perception. In etymological termes, the word " aesthetics " designates the understanding of that which is perceptible. There is no question of holding forth on some abstract category, but rather on attempting to understand how he world of the perceptible directly affects us as people. Even if we are not yet fully conscious of it, contemporary aesthetics is an aesthetics which springs from an awareness of communication. This is something which we must make an effort to discern, for our own universe remains one which we have been conditioned to see through millenia of acculturation... An aesthetics in the uniquely philosophical tradition is no longer sufficient for us to understand that which is perceptible today. The field must be widened. Academic doors must be battered down, the constraints of universities with their over-specialisation anc compartmentalisation must be done away with. Communication Aesthetics, the principles of which are being set out here, strives to integrate experiences drawn from philosophy, but also from the social sciences, the physical sciences, and anything else, science or otherwise, which can throw light upon its subject:
the perceptible. Today qe live in a world in which everything is closely interlinked, a world in which biological, psychological, social and environmental phenomena are interdependent. A systemic approach is called for, in order to attain the " sphere " of the perceptible. Yesterday's discursive viewpoint is no longer capable of satisfying us. What is going on at the moment, even if we cannot always see it, is the re-formulation or our concept of Reality. Through the progressive modification of our value systems, our thought systems and our perceptions, we are manifestly passing from a mechanistic view of reality to a holistic conception. The world of communication, the chain-link structure of its networks, the notion of interactivity which are particular to it, all of these lead us into other types of mental schemas. Communication Aesthetics falls in naturally in this tendency.

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