Paulo Villela on Fri, 6 Feb 2004 00:49:24 +0100 (CET)

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Re: [nettime-lat] Viewing Axolotls ... a visual narrative, somereflections and a game

AÍ Regina !
Você não para de preduzir coisas sensacionais !
Beijokas & Parabéns, que estes Axolotls vão longe !

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From: "Regina Célia Pinto" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 4:24 PM
Subject: [nettime-lat] Viewing Axolotls ... a visual narrative, some reflections and a game

> ... a visual narrative, some reflections and a game
> by Regina Célia Pinto
> Based on:
> "There was a time when I thought a great deal about the axolotls. I went to
> see them in the aquarium at the Jardin des Plantes and stayed for hours
> watching them, observing their immobility, their faint movements. Now I am
> an axolotl.
> I got to them by chance one spring morning when Paris was spreading its
> peacock tail after a wintry Lent. I was heading down tbe boulevard
> Port-Royal, then I took Saint-Marcel and L'Hopital and saw green among all
> that grey and remembered the lions. I was friend of the lions and panthers,
> but had never gone into the dark, humid building that was the aquarium. I
> left my bike against tbe gratings and went to look at the tulips. The lions
> were sad and ugly and my panther was asleep. I decided on the aquarium,
> looked obliquely at banal fish until, unexpectedly, I hit it off with the
> axolotls. I stayed watching them for an hour and left, unable to think of
> anything else." ( from The End of the Game / Axolotl by Julio Cortazar, an
> argentinean writer).
> and
> "After 500 years of printing, 150 years of photography, a century of film
> and 50 years of television,
> reality programming has reached maturity.
> Consumers live scripted lives, while reality-creating machines predict all
> their movements.
> This phenomenon is so powerful that everyone actually has two bodies: one
> real and another fictitious (shaped by received data)."*
> How can we change the bundles of pictures that falsify reality? Is this a
> desirable "reality"?
> *BERNARDO, Gustavo. A dúvida de Flusser - filosofia e literatura. São Paulo,
> Globo, 2002.
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