Panel: Through the Roadblocks: Technology and Orality
“We cannot process your information. Your information is corrupt and needs cleansing. Erase brain?” _Mark Amerika, OK TEXTS
At a time when terabytes of information are streaming in our homes orality and hearsay (virals/social networks) become all the more relevant in the development of ideas. Comparable to Lewis Caroll’s map (Sylvie and Bruno Concluded: The Man in the Moon, 1889), our media landscape is expanding towards uselessness. Through the Roadblocks examines both the traditional in socio-political terms and technological means by which ideas come into existence and are shared. Echoing the landscapes in Songlines the mediated space becomes synonymous with creation.
- Yiannis Colakides is an AA (London) trained, practicing architect and director of Colakides & Associates (Cyprus). He is also the co-founder and co-director of NeMe, a peer reviewer at Leonardo Abstract Service (LABs), video maker and curator. His video works (some in collaboration with Helene Black) have been exhibited in arts centres and museums in various countries. He curated The Mirror Stage (Lanitis Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus) and co-curated with Helene Black So now what… (Lincoln Centre, NY, USA), Dialogues with the Machine (Sala Berlanga, Madrid, Spain), Margins of Time (Lanitis Foundation), Cor Unum (NCCA, Moscow, Russia) and coordinated In Transition Cyprus 2006 (Lanitis Foundation), In Transition Russia 2008 (NCCA, Moscow and Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia). neme.org neme-imca.org