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<nettime-ann> Turbulence Spotlight: "One Text, Many Stories" by Annette Weintraub

Turbulence Spotlight: "One Text, Many Stories -- URBAN MEMORY LOSS: a
Nightmare of Change in which Time is Inscribed in Space -or How a Text
Became a Story" by Annette Weintraub


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"One Text, Many Stories" is an exploration of reading, and of how the visual
context and process of reading influences interpretation. An original text
composed of nine short passages describes an urban space reconstituted in
memory, and is interspersed with short extracts from Michael de Certeau's
"The Practice of Everyday Life" and "The Production of Space" by Henri
Lefebre. Taken together, the passages are a construction of 'the city' as a
fluid mental map of elements that are shuffled and rearranged. Inspired by
the css Zen Garden (http://www.csszengarden.com/) use of CSS to separate
structure and appearance, each page redisplays and reconfigures the primary
text. Through this alteration, the text undergoes shifts in meaning and
narrative arc.


Annette Weintraub is a media artist whose projects embed layered narratives
within a variety of architectural constructs. Her work is an investigation
of architecture as visual language, and focuses on the dynamics of urban
space, the intrusion of media into public space and the symbolism of space.
She creates projects that integrate elements of narrative, film and
architecture within a conceptual representation of space. She is now working
with hybrid constructs of 2D and 3D in order to explore modes of spatial
representation and the subjective experience of physical space.

Weintraub's projects have been shown at venues that include: The Atlanta
Contemporary Art Center; The International Art Biennial-Buenos Aires; 5th
Salon de Arte in Cuba; File in Brazil; Video Biennal Israel; The 5th
Biennial of Media and Architecture in Graz Austria; The Whitney Biennial;
The International Center for Photography/ICP; The First Chiang Mai New Media
Art Festival; The International Film Festival Rotterdam; Thirteen/WNET TV's
Reel New York.Web; Viper in Switzerland; at SIGGRAPH and ISEA and numerous
other national and international exhibitions. Commissions include The
Rushlikon Centre for Global Dialogue, CEPA and Turbulence. She is Professor
of Art and Chair of the Art Department at The City College of New York,

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