Plastir Number 6 – 03/2007

MUSICALITY OF THE PLASTIC WORK OF VICTOR VASARELY

Frédéric ROSSILLE is a neurologist, a researcher, a composer and the PSA’s general secretary. After researches done in cognitive sciences of the music, in particular with the INA-GRM and the IRCAM and studies in several national schools of music, he has decide to be devoted to the musical composition and produced since the beginning of the Eighties many original works (parts for piano solo or orchestra, film musics, chamber musics, etc.) played in several countries, of which recently Japan. Musical plasticity, synesthesia are without doubts the essential engines which are at the origin of the original interpretation of « the alphabet of the shapes » of Victor Vasarely that he delivers us here after having given a concert to the foundation of the famous plastician in November, 2006. One knew the plastic universe of Vasarely, his strategy at the scale of the city, the prospect, the place of the man. One discovers with Frederic Rossille an other reading of the pictorial work of Vasarely: the programming of tables (prototype-departure, units form-color, etc…), their fitting, their intimate plastic, their setting spaces (kinetic art, vega, etc…) are not other than true musical partitions ! Join the blog of the musician.

“WIDENED” TERRITORIES: DISTRIBUTIONS AND TOPOLOGIES COMPLEXES OF VIRTUAL REALITY

Louis-José LESTOCART  is a literary critic (Europe, Lettres French), a critic of art and cinema (Art press, Positif, NRF, Cinémathèque) and is the person in charge for exposures at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Agora: on line expo about art on the Net). He also made studies of history and protohistoric archaeology at the Institute of Art and Archaeology of Paris carrying out for this reason excavations abroad and in France until 1990. Among these many activities, he animates the workshop 36 « To hear esthetics in its complexities » of the association MCX and is consultant for the College of France at the Laboratory of Physiology of Perception and the Action. He plunges us in this article to the heart of the virtual environment, at the same time focused, historical, theatrical and multisensorial. Thus, PLaceHolder from Brenda Laurel for example, that the author puts in parallel with the Cartesian theatre of the consciousness of Dennett. The reader drowns there, is identified with the protagonists in turn engineers, scientists and philosophers. Here is the narrator who takes the step. There, the observer observed. Both are immersed in a universe made of cognition and of representation, where the I.A. the interfaces, the emergences, the architectures play with the consciousness of the real as the virtual reader, gear down it, gives him like a new and composite thought. A thought as much piagetian or enactive as resulting from Brecht or from these « multiple drafts » able to moult in a very short time the Homo virtualis. In a forest rises from misadventures and symbols, a world of art and automatic, a quasi-chamanic presence where spirit and matter are phagocyting themselves to give rise to a new human experiment: that of « pure perception » or of the interior experiment of Uzume.

CHILDHOOD AND PLASTICITY

Mariana LACOMBE LOISEL is coordinator of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Monastery of Saint Benoit in São Paulo in Brazil, and currently makes its post-doctoral studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University Laval in Canada under the direction of Prof Thomas De Koninck. Set on sciences of education and transdisciplinarity, for which she brilliantly shown us the urgent need in Plastir n°4, she approaches here, for our greater pleasure, the close links between childhood and plasticity. We are plunged in « the genesis of the training of the thought » as in the universe of the street of São Paulo where the difficulties of the school life and of a hard world knowing sometimes misery touch our sensitivity. Mariana Lacombe gives us a precise message there: « we are not at the height of human childhood », but especially described lightness, the natural plasticity of the child, who always and everywhere triumph from the opposition to progress and from the dehumanization which threatens him.

INTER AND INTRA-SEMIOTICITY IN THE WORK OF JULES VERNE

Lionel DUPUY is a geographer at the SET laboratory (CNRS), specialized into human ecology and is responsible for the project « Arts and Culture » at the national Center of teaching documentation of Pau. He is also a writer and specialist of the work of Jules Verne. He has in particular published at “the Silver Key”: » Space & time in the work of Jules Verne: Travel to the center of the ground… and in time « (2000), » By reading again Jules Verne: a new insight to the Extraordinary Travel (2005) » and  » Jules Verne, the man and the ground. Mysterious geography of the Extraordinary Travels « (2006). He proposes to us for Plastir a very fine analysis of the semiotic space and the dialectical space time which border the writings like the most famous characters of Jules Verne. Lionel Dupuy thus will take us to the heart of the vernien account and will give us new interpretations of the four illustrations accompanying the death of Nemo in « The Mysterious Island ». At the end, it is all the mythical and initiatory dimension of this extraordinary travel which is shown through this man without name (Nemo) inhabited by de Vinci… Blog of Lionel Dupuy.

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