SEA-ME-WE : Of all Wired Blocks that Hold a City
Performance de Virgile Fraisse11 Feb 2017
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19h - 19h30
SEA-ME-WE shows films, installations and publications, and is divided into four sessions. "South East Asia, Middle East, Western Europe" – also a pun: "sea, me and we" – is the name of a submarine fibre-optic cable. One of its lines links Singapore and Marseille by way of Mumbai, Karachi, Alexandria, Suez, Palermo, Tunisia and Algeria. This evening, the third session, takes the form of a performance/screening. It alternates excerpts from a film with readings of texts and narratives on the history of the submarine cables linking Europe to Asia, from the early 20th century's telegraphic cables to today's fibre-optic lines, including the SEA-ME-WE cables. The selection highlights the diplomatic and postcolonial issues underlying these methods of communication.
SEA-ME-WE, chapter 2: Of all Wired Stones that Hold a City (2016, 30’), by Virgile Fraisse.
A crossing proposed by Virgile Fraisse.