s.100kb (*) : an age-old streaming / confronting histories
Full Video :
Live @ Piksel05
( Eleonora Oreggia, Yves Degoyon live in Bergen, for Piksel 05 )
Short Videos :
( Eleonora Oreggia, Yves Degoyon live in Tarifa, for http://www.fadaiat.net )
Starting Point :
Live @ Pixelache 2005
( Eleonora Oreggia, Naieem Mohaiemen, Yves Degoyon live in Helsinki, for Pixelache 05 )
( all these videos can be seen using Video Lan Client : http://www.videolan.org )
Material used / Credits :
Contents and Sources
's.100kb' is a project that was born from the meeting
of some nomadic people, somewhere in northern countries,
on a neutral playground, where the peace is reigning.
( for the record, that was in Helsinki, at the pixelache festival ( http://www.pixelache.org ).... )
but we were not at peace, receiving bad news from the "cultural clash" front
we were there, Naeem Mohaiemen
from disappeared in america ( http://www.disappearedinamerica.org ),
Eleonora Oreggia, audiovisual artist collaborator on streamtime
( http://www.streamtime.org ),
and Yves Degoyon, a free software dealer and hacktivist
( http://ydegoyon.free.fr, http://www.fadaiat.net ).
then, the work started, confronting the suicidal and violent visions
of occidental utilitarian civilisations
to the more human-centric
southern civilisations, and from that, it seems that, yes,
if there is a cultural clash or shock,
that's only coming from the permanent will of exploitation
of southern countries by greedy companies and governments.
also, the governements and companies on the other side are no better.
when you listen to the real people from the other side,
and not reports from corrupted journalists,
you realize they are maybe more generous than
any greedy person born here in our consumption logic.
and, that was not a romantic vision,
all the streaming documents from irak ( from streamtime.org )
and documentaries from Bengladesh ( from Naeem ) were there to prove the facts.
starting from this raw material,
we started a re-contextualisation of the history,
a sensible telling of our history,
that took the form of an audio-visual performance,
made with Pure Data ( yes, using free software mattered too ).
the main point was to make people feel that
the "cultural clash" they see on television
everyday is a lie and serves special interests...
and that we won't take it anymore.
like Steve Ignorant would have said :
'isn't the world already at peace?',
but, you have to see the irony too.. we are not naive.
Eleonora Oreggia / Naeem Mohaiemen / Yves Degoyon
(*) why the name 's.100kb'?
that describes the technical conditions
of the transmission of a low-tech video stream
that could be done from any country with free tools
( http://www.dyne.org, http://gollum.artefacte.org ).
(**) now, Naeem is far away and cannot participate in every performance,
but still, his spirit is around ( maybe, we're not alone in the dark ).
Naeem Mohaiemen :
Yves Degoyon :