Pre Internet Art: Art and Minitel in France in the 80’s. A Fragmented History
Venue:Stockholm School of Economics, Soros Audium
In 2012, France deactivated the Minitel communication system that the country invented and set up in the 80s. Since the very begining, the Minitel has been the territory of art projects and art experiments, among which some were presented at Les Immatériaux exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in 1985. So far, no real historical research and documentation about those projects has been done. In this paper/presentation, as a point of departure, I shall draw a first map.
Annick Bureaud is an independent art critic, curator and event organiser, researcher and teacher in art and technosciences. She is the director of Leonardo/Olats (www.olats.org), European sister organisation to Leonardo/Isast (www.leonardo.info). She is a co-founding member of the Collectif Nunc.