kanonmedia, ngo for new media
     
 
#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin / art following the trend? artists' voices. / save/safe
   

 

 

save / safe

a dramaturgical case study on post - human tendencies an borderlining as contemporary phenomenon

author: alexandra reill
publishing:
kanonmedia
vienna 2003

SAVE / SAFE started from the research of the
psychological state of borderlining as a
contemporary phenomenon forming an integral
part of the development of so - called
post - humanity: states - of - being related
to the impact of the focus ratio has gained
as main approach to life in industrialized nations
through capitalism, globalization and technocratism.

current economical trends do have a direct impact
on perception and self - consciousness of individual
existence.

the main figure Anna serves as a 'modern' individual
describing situative experience and personal
interpretations of emotionally perceived situations
occurring during her journey through Oceania.

using the atmosphaeric background of a journey
through Polynesia - an area of the world traditionally
relying on highly social & municipal communities still
existing on many of the geographically isolated
Polynesian islands - and juxtapositioning
such a communal form of living to the priority
of individualization reigning in 'modern' life,
SAVE / SAFE compares Anna's individual experience
to contemporary results of the scientific research
of philosophy, psychology, ethics, sociology
and new media theory regarding the
phenomenae of borderlining & post - humanity.

citations out of technical literature form
contemporary conclusions related to the
development of the 3rd industrial
revolution and reflect & mirror Anna's
individual perception.

Anna is a representative of a majority of humans
not having realized yet the subversive progressing of
so - called post - human conditioning. she still thinks
of many components of her self as personal traits of
character while they are a direct expression of
post - human existence and easily can be perceived
as symptoms of the borderline syndrom, both strongly
being enhanced through the influence of digital interactivity
through excessive strengthening of logical thinking & ratio
as a prioritary approach to life.

* The cultural container representing itself to society today
and going to reign the 21st century ... is characterized by
substitutional relations based on the central involvement
with information technology, pursued from a position of
pseudo-autism ... With the decay of inter-personal culture
and the expansion of IT-controlled substitutes of
inter-relation only one mass container is left for and
generally accepted by a borderlining majority:
the unavoidable search for the ego and for techniques
allowing the construction of identity.*

* J. Erik Mertz, in: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, 2000

Anna tells the story of a journey into the center
of her self, embedded in the story of her journey
to the other end of the world. her central theme
is the nature of ego and non - ego, the relevance
of involvement and interaction, and the meaning
of non - attachment.

** What really does authenticity of personal development
mean ? Having it worked through for so many years, it
finally emerges - this realization of a self, leading to
autonomy and self - control of authority in the framework
of a society demanding for autonomous responsibility
and respecting it. Which sense though does this authenticity
make, if with its final acquiring its inner character proves
to be fluid and transparent, if personal vanity, ego-profiling
and the exertion of authority having become a natural
option prove to be nothing but accessories of again
dependent, mechanistic existence, thus loosing
significance completely ? **

** Alexandra Reill, Anna in: SAVE / SAFE, 2002 ***

 

SAVE / SAFE: the wiki machine
an associative ground

the SAVE / SAFE machine is an open platform forming an associative ground. it is as much a reading as a writing machine creating associative perception. anyone can post his / her individual views, thus manipulating the project and the perception of the user.

as much as SAVE / SAFE can be viewed in a linear way or by individual decision it lets you use all material contained to recompose and edit it or to upload newly created content to your personally created thread
of individual meaning. express your
views on borderlining & post - humanity.

at the same time, the structure of the SAVE / SAFE machine is a direct mirror and reflection of borderlining as an expression of contemporary approaches to communication, self - understanding and identity:

today a person's ***** visualization could be overstressed by a home-made, looping movie consisting of ... imaginative photos and videos, loose compositions forming chains of association ... reeling in front of the inner eye with flattering speed, getting stopped and restarted again - a series of flat imagery, easy to be joined by other images. *****

***** J. Erik Mertz, in: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, Ferdinand Enke Verlag c/o Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 2000

a STORY is a THREAD.
a THREAD is a PLOT.
a PLOT is a STORY.
a STORY is a VIEW.

CREATE YOUR PERSONAL VIEW.

   

photo: alexandra reill

photo: alexandra reill

photo: alexandra reill

photo: alexandra reill
 
play SAVE / SAFE
 
SAVE / SAFE presented at:
--- memefest 04 / ljubljana / slo / 04
--- soho in ottakring / vienna / a / 03
--- future garden / vienna / a / 03
 
SAVE / SAFE featured by

--- google directory / arts hit page / int / 08
--- cmp3 / pl / 08
--- thaihawkey / int / 08
--- dominion web directory /arts / int / 08
--- le maroc / maroc / 08
/ --- goallet ghana and africa search engine - arts hit page / int / 08

--- directopedia - arts hit page / int / 08
--- onetskype - arts hit page / pl / 08
--- wektar - arts hit page / int / 08
--- uk online insurance / uk / 08
--- dmoz netcam - arts hit page / pl / 08
--- wo ist - arts hit page / d / 08
--- the site oueb - arts hit page / f / 08
--- katalog u zdroje - arts hit page / cz / 08
--- topsiteslists - arts hit page / int / 08
--- aaspaas - arts hit page / int / 08
--- joomlaway - arts hit page / i / 08
--- odp search engine - arts hit page / d / 08
--- laura stitch search engine - arts hit page / i / 08
--- bizmena middle east search engine - arts hit page / pl / 08
--- excite polska - arts hit page / pl / 08
--- excite italia - arts hit page / i / 08
--- excite nl - arts hit page / nl / 08
--- info grid - arts hit page / int / 08
--- find in country - arts hit page / d / 08
--- the site index / int / 08
--- arts gourt / us / 08
--- dominion web - arts hit page / int / 08
--- qmaker - arts hit page / int / 08
--- all web hunt - arts hit page / int / 08
--- nomoz - arts hit page / int / 08
--- drabiny - arts hit page / pl / 08
--- eachdir - arts hit page / int / 08
--- iltrovatore arts / i / 08
--- tele2 / nl / 08
--- porryd / int / 08
--- net translator / int / 08
--- automobiles / int / 08
--- visual arts online / int / 07
--- artmoz / int / 07
--- dmoz.farmaceutyka / poland / 07
--- alexa social software site / int / 07
--- art hit pages of all major search engines incl. msn / int / 03-07
--- spidir / int / 05
--- ezine / int / 03
--- excite / uk / 03
--- webartery / arts / int / 03
--- yahoo groups / Media and Cultural Politics and Analysis / int / 03
--- google directory / arts / int / 03
--- meta re-search / int / 03
--- fine art forum / au / us / 03
--- noema / i / 03
--- m.a.g. / san diego ca / us / 03
--- search-info.com / arts / int / 03
 --- dino online / hamburg / d / 03
--- nettime / nyc / us / 03
--- stephen's web / int / 03
announce list / vie / a / 03
--- 7-11 bulletin / us / 03
--- ip one news / a / 03
--- negotiations / es / 03
 
SAVE / SAFE: team
concept / content / visuals
alexandra reill
programming
herbert wulz
anna wulz
Wulz & Meesen OEG
graphics & imagery
alexander schloegl
thierry robert
ViennaDesign.com
 


SAVE / SAFE has been developed
with the kind support of the
Department for Cultural Affairs, Vienna /
Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien /
 
research & organization
alexandra reill
christian henner - fehr
production
kanonmedia.com
singapore / sydney / nzl
fiji / samoa /vienna
2000 - 2003
 
 
 
kanonmedia, non - profit org for new media, 12/24, richtergasse, 1070 vienna, t: ++43 - [0] - 6991 - 820 70 03
 
 
 
up