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[Nettime-nl] SOCIETE REALISTE::: lecture:: 25 March: Amsterdam.
Jean-Baptiste Naudy on Sat, 22 Mar 2008 09:39:39 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-nl] SOCIETE REALISTE::: lecture:: 25 March: Amsterdam.


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*SPECULUMS FOR SPECULATIONS*
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a lecture (in English),
by Société Réaliste,
Tuesday 25 MAR, 20:00,
at Maison Descartes,
Vijzelgracht 2A, Amsterdam
www.maisondescartes.com


In *Speculums for speculations*, Société Réaliste, using etymological
resources, produces an interbred research around two lexemes: *speculum* and
*speculation*. The archaic latin verb *specere*, meaning to look, has
developped three derivative terms, currently dissociated:
    * spectacle;
    * speculum, *mirror* in latin, or in the contemporary medical lexicon, a
*tool for examining cavities*;
    * speculation, theoretical as well as financial.
By comparing, melting and instrumentalzing these terms, Société Réaliste
yields a reading prism for contemporary art forms and positions its own
reseraches in a double perpective: the progress towards a "speculative" as
well as "specular" knowledge construction.


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