IDEOGRAPHIES OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE DUSAN BAROK
Travail de recherche sur le Mundaneum et la représentation du savoir universel. La résidence a lieu les 15 premiers jours de septembre. Barbora et Dusan Barok reviennent ensuite du 1 au 15 octobre pour animer des débats, présenter des projets artisitiques et des articles sur le résultat de leur recherches. Plus d'information à venir...
Mundaneum is an important milestone in the lineage of documentation science, spanning from the work of Melvil Dewey and Charles Cutter in the United States, through Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine in Belgium, to the post-WWII efforts of Suzanne Briet and other documentalists in France and elsewhere. In the 1950s-60s it gave way to the emergence of new fields of information retrieval and information science.
Besides its lasting discussions about classification systems and the question of what constitutes the document, the part of its legacy which gained strong resonance today is a vision of the universal catalogue of knowledge. This figure laid the foundation, before the turn of the millennium, of a company which has fundamentally changed the ways of how knowledge is produced, accessed and distributed. As Georges Perec shown in his work 'Thoughts of Sorts', things such as indexes, classifications and listings may yield different kind of power when created with an assumption that there is not only the world to be represented but also worlds made anew. Curatorial-artist residency will be completed by several public events with special local and international guests - lecturers, artists and researchers (for e.g. Markus Krajewski, Femke Snelting, Nikolaus Gansterer). Theoretical / artistic output will be published online via international database monoskop.org and Mons2015 – Cafe Europa websites.
MAR. / JEU. / VEN. 12:00 > 20:00
MER. 10:00 - 18:00
SAM. / DIM. 14:00 - 18:00