Artists Remake the World
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If premonitory has a meaning, this serie of works by french artist Nicolas Moulin could be its perfect illustration. Dated 2001, this photographic serie was 19 years ahead of its time. So we better follow Nicolas’ inspiration to figure out what will come next.

Nicolas Moulin, VIDERPARIS (emptying Paris), installation with videoprojection including retouched images from the streets of Paris, 2001 © ADAGP

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22 April 2020

The screen shield

As we spill ink over the lethalness of SARS-CoV-2, aka Covid-19, it may also behoove us to enumerate the casualties in individual freedoms that are amongst the pandemic’s collateral victims. Nearly half of humanity, cut off from the real world overnight, has suddenly found itself projected in a virtual enclosed room with an IP address as their only passport and a bland 800 x 600 pixel portrait to identify them. An existence that, until further notice, is now strictly digital, raising a whole host of new concerns.

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