Bouvard and Pecuchet don’t exactly die in the line of scientific duty, but they might as well. Maybe it is because they are essentially copists and not inventors. This man, who jumped off the Eiffel Tower however did die through his invention.
For Flauberts protege and friend, the writer Guy de Maupassant, the Eiffel Tower by the way was a cause of great dismay. It is said, that de Maupassant ate lunch in the tower’s restaurant every day because, as he claimed, it was the only place in Paris from which you did not have to see it!
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On our closing presentation of chapter V. hacktivist Robert Ochshorn supplemented the show with his beautiful Hyperiopa book-cyborg.
You can check the device out here:
Among the many A-B-Cs that have been done in art history, this is one we really liked:
David Weber-Krebs and Marcell Mars have finished their residency at the Lab of Theater Rampe. Last sunday they performed for more than one and a half hours their personal A-B-C. The whole video and text will be online soon.
The closing sequence of their presentation was this beautiful film from 1977 by Charles and Ray Eames Office and IBM. We wave good-bye!
The Last Futurist Exhibition of Paintings 0.10 was presented by the Dobychina Art Bureau at Marsovo Pole, Petrograd, from 19 December 1915 to 17 January 1916. and inaugurated a form of non-objective art called Suprematism. The mysterious number 0.10 refers to a figure of thought: Zero, because it was expected that after the destruction of the old world of zero could begin again, and ten, because originally wanted to participate ten artists. In fact, there were fourteen artists who had participated in the exhibition.
The A-B-C according to Mars & Weber-Krebs
April 13. 2014, 6 pm
The two researchers from Zagreb and Brussels, Marcell Mars and David Weber-Krebs, will present their own idiosyncratic encyclopedia of the world. After a research period of four weeks on systems of cataloging and archiving, computing and network theories, they will perform for exactly 130 minutes, presenting thoughts, questions, actions and found material from A to Z. The performative encyclopedia is a reaction on and an extension of Gustave Flauberts artistic encyclopedia project “Bouvard et Pecuchet” into the presence.
Das A-B-C nach Mars & Weber-Krebs
13. April, 18:00
Die beiden Forscher aus Zagreb und Brüssel, Marcell Mars und David Weber-Krebs, präsentieren ihre eigene idiosynkratische Enzyklopädie der Welt. Zum Abschluss ihrer vierwöchigen Zusammenarbeit zu den Themen Katalogisierung und Archivierung, Computing und Netzwerktheorie, werden Mars und Weber-Krebs genau 130 Minuten lang Gedanken, Fragen, Aktionen und gefundenes Material von A bis Z präsentieren. Diese performative Enzyklopädie ist Reaktion auf und Fortschreibung von Gustave Flauberts literarischer Enzyklopädie „Bouvard et Pecuchet“ von 1881.