1909 100X100 2009
via Franck Ancel:
“At this time of planetary financial collapse, 100 years after the launch of the first manifesto of the avantgarde artist movement by Futurist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who wanted « to kill the moonlight », I am interrupting my website for at least 100 days. This is the only gesture that I think can resonate with the sounds of this world.
Although Marinetti’s aesthetic and not warlike contradictions have extended to digital arts, the strength of their artistic simultaneity can not be completely the same as what was stressed by Mondrian’s friend Michel Seuphor after the disaster of the Shoah.
Between my presence at the Sorbonne for the conference on 80 years of Futurism held by the « noise artist » JeanMarc Vivenza and the attacks of 9/11 in the USA, I committed myself to the analysis of the historical neoavantgarde for another future, one between « Art Life – Action ». Since the new century began, I have tried to include collaborations to delimit other modes of appearances by creating a tryptic, one that operates between «Architecture Image- Technology ».
Art schools, theaters and museums are no longer the most creative places of our present time. A parachute jump was, for example, my most beautiful experience as a performance artist. This was when I was a volunteer to « defend peace » as a member of the French airborne troops in former Yugoslavia. When war is peace, noise is silence! Nothing, no one, except a silent screen will be my only festival while we are facing disasters.
In tribute to Galileo who first observed the sky through a telescope as early as 1609. I am taking position in my hiding place, not behind 400 years of technological evolution, but only behind 100 days of silence on the network of networks. My website shows the virtual image of the unique monument designed by the architect Alberto Sartoris in tribute to Marinetti, with the permission of his heirs at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. I will reopen my website just after… « 1909-2009: from Futurist Moon to Explorer Art ».
Franck Ancel, Zerographer, Paris 20th February 2009. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Hannah Celan, Antoine Baudin (EPFL), Bertrand Lemonnier (3D image), Willy Trick (US translation).”