Beyond "East" and "West" through The Eternal Network: Networked Artists’ Communities as Counter-publics of Cold War Europe

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Abstract

This chapter considers how networked communities of post avant-garde artists in the Cold War period reconceptualised frontiers of mind and territory named “East” and “West”, particularly in Europe. Positioning the launch of Sputnik 1 as a paradigm shift in planetary consciousness and telecommunications, Roddy Hunter takes Robert Filliou’s 1968 conception of The Eternal Network as an emblematic post avant-garde response of working in distributed collaboration across the former East/West divide. The analyses of chosen examples will consider whether artists’ attempts to work through horizontal, distributive networks arguably constituted a “second public sphere” anticipating peer-to-peer networks of now ubiquitous globalisation.

In memory of Norbert Klassen (1941–2011)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerformance Art in the Second Public Sphere
Subtitle of host publicationEvent-based Art in Late Socialist Europe
EditorsKatalin Cseh-Varga, Adam Czirak
Place of PublicationAbingdon and New York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter1
Pages19-31
Number of pages13
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315193106
ISBN (Print)9781138723276
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventPerforming Arts in the Second Public Sphere - Literaturwerkstatt , Berlin, Germany
Duration: 9 May 201411 May 2014
http://www.2ndpublic.org/news/2014/04/conference-performing-art-in-the-second-public-sphere

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies
PublisherRoutledge

Conference

ConferencePerforming Arts in the Second Public Sphere
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period9/05/1411/05/14
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