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Festival @rt outsiders 2004

Maison Européenne de la Photographie
15 september - 3 october 2004

Artists, censorship and creative freedom on the net

For five years the @rt Outsiders Festival has been focusing on the relationship between contemporary art and new technologies; this year it forms part of the "Nuit Blanche" festival.
In this edition, Henry Chapier and Jean-Luc Soret throw new light on artworks that have been doomed to obscurity.
To offer artists faced with censorship maximum visibility, the Festival takes centre stage with a symbolic work by Marcel-Li Antunez Roca in the Vitrine (the streetside display window) at the MEP.


Résistance - Tantale

an interactive multimedia installation
by Antunez Roca

At the forefront of the struggle for artistic freedom, this piece takes the form of a visual and interactive dialogue. The faces of visitors are captured in real time, absorbed into the work and integrated into a baroque, fantasmagorical visual environment projected inside the exhibition space. The computer-processed images put their subjects in dangerous fictional situations, involving them in a series of tableaux that are parables of all the various forms of censorship. Like the mythical figure of Tantalus, the viewer/actor endlessly repeats the same actions, never achieving his or her goal.


@rt outsiders festival will also co-producing 3 performances by Marcel. Li Antunez Roca on 21, 22 and 23 september at Villette Emergence #2.


Public discussion

As well as presenting Marcel-Li Antunez Roca's work, @rt Outsiders assesses the limits imposed on artists throughout the world according to their chosen medium of expression.