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esther deen on Tue, 25 Mar 2008 17:08:49 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-nl] lecture by SOCIETE REALISTE


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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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SOCIETE REALISTE - Gróf / Naudy - intelligence {AT} societerealiste.net -  
http://www.societerealiste.net
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