The work tries to represent space taking into account the proximity of things, the way in which the subject is lost in the network/assemblage of objects and it is transformed in turn, together with the network/assemblage it is contained in. Hence, the notion of privacy itself takes a new meaning: putting aside the privacy defined in legal terms (normative privacy), we discover the experiential, interstitial privacy, privacy defined starting rather from the well-being created by the relation with the ally-objects in our proximity – privacy as an ecology of our well being.Cristina Bogdan
This work is a sequel of Only tomorrow (video exhibited at the Biennial of Young Artists Bucharest in 2006 and at European Travellers. Art from Cluj Today at Műcsarnok Kunsthalle Budapest in 2012) and a further developement of the idea behind it. Notions like Bataille's "communication" and Deleuze/Guattari's becoming are reused and enhanced through the use of technology, allowing new forms of expression (interactivity, combinatorics, loop, choice path, randomness) all linked to the content of the video.
Only tomorrow is a reverse Only yesterday (a japanese anime published in 1991) where nostalgia is replaced by reverie and the forgotten past by the immediate future and draws inspiration from the common theme of time, change and becoming.
The work is composed of 14 interlinked videos that are accessed by user interaction. The videos are arranged and linked following this combination matrices.
A project by Nita Mocanu & Marius Stoica. Aditional voice-over by Oana Petrugan.
Network expressions is web based installation of video ("Era deja acolo..."), text ("Etotectura") and data visualisation (OWL data visualisation software) exhibited at Kinema Ikon Series s03e06, Arad, June 2016.
The project is both an artistic expression and an application of interdisciplinary pursuit in the fields of contemporary philosophy and semantic web.
"The Ethotecture" text is a stub for further research that states the main ideas raised from the base theoretical question on how can the world be represented and processed from a non-corelationist perspective (using Quentin Meillassoux vocabulary)? Is there a precedent? What example, what model should we consider? To answer these, we first express the uncomfortable and even dangerous endeavour of directly living, sensing and comprehending the hyperchaos. But there's someone who tried that and even created techniques on how to manage all the experience. Enter the shaman. Having the shaman as an example and model, we define the expressiveness of the world reusing the notion of Michel Foucault's "statement" to develop a non-corelationist, object-oriented world view model. Based on this model we created a semantic web ontology using OWL that it is used to annotate and represent visually (using WebVOWL software) both the text and the video.
A project by Nita Mocanu & Marius Stoica.
The "Expressive World Ontology" (EWO) is an semantic web specification that implements an object-oriented knowledge representation system. The theory behind EWO is based on various contemporary philosophies: poststructuralism (Deleuze and Foucault) and speculative realism. EWO aimes to be able to apply not only to world views such as contemporary philosophical anti-correlationism but also to world views such as archaic and indigenous animism.
From this perspective, etho.tk is a sandboxed channel of works and ideas by Marius Stoica and Nita Mocanu. We follow paths at the crossroads of contemporary art (video performance, installation, digital art etc.), contemporary philosophy and technology.
etho.tk is open source.