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#2 Introduction: Fiction and Border

10.12.2017
Jean Cristofol

Introductory article and overview of issue 2 of the antiAtlas Journal, which focuses on the relationship between fiction and the border. The goal is to show how fiction, conceived as a strategy, cuts across and shapes very different approaches; whether they are the result of artistic experiments or of scientific research, they all tackle borders by being control mechanisms, political and economic operators and systems of representing space all at once.

aestheticsart–science relationshipborderfictionhegemonymediareprésentationspacesystem of visibilityterritory

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Glass Borders

10.12.2017
Johan Schimanski

The deportation of unregistered migrant Maria Amelie after the publication of her book Ulovlig norsk (2010) was a major media event in Norway. In her following book, Takk (2014), she constantly refers to windows, mirrors and camera lenses. Glass becomes a symbol of traumatic experience and configures the in/visibility of the deportation borderscape, creating a political aesthetics of the border.

aestheticsbordersborderscapesdéportationin/visibilityinternment.Literaturemigrationsnarrativesresearchtraumaunregistered migrants

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Writing as architecture: Performing reality until reality complies

10.12.2017
Raafat Majzoub

This article takes up the elements of a thesis, A Lover’s Discourse: Frictions, defended at MIT. Raafat Majzoub presents two key concepts of his work, "Active Fiction" and "Sleeping Fiction", which allow him to think of his artistic approach as a narrative strategy in the political context of the Middle East. He combines excerpts from his novel, The Perfumed Garden: An Autobiography of Another Arab World and visual fragments of fictions and performances.

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SoundBorderscapes: Lending a critical ear to the border

10.12.2017
Elena Biserna

This article explores the potential of recording, composing or investigating borders’ sonic and vocal practices to “give voice” to these contested territories as dynamic, permeable and process-based apparatuses. It suggests that listening might be a useful instrument for a critical epistemology of the border, to rethink its linear image and the dichotomy between inclusion and exclusion in performative and relational ways.

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The political arithmetic of borders: towards an enlightened form of criticism

10.12.2017
Thomas Cantens

This paper addresses the use of data and numbers in border management and proposes a criticism of the criticism against what is commonly named the datafication of borders. The current phenomenon is more a mathematization of borders, producing a particular topology of borders and using ways of computing data and numbers that are politically driven.

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International borders, between materialisation and dematerialisation

10.12.2017
Stéphane Rosière

Many states are building barriers at their borders. This article analyzes these artifacts as symbols of "teichopolitics", i. e. space partitioning policies that are noticeable in closed cities as well as at international borders. It questions the materiality of these policies that mix visible and invisible elements, combining display and discretion.

Border barriersinternational bordersmigrationsovereigntyStateteichopolitics

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Drifting Images, Liquid Traces: Disrupting the aesthetic regime of the EU’s maritime frontier

10.12.2017
Charles Heller et Lorenzo Pezzani

How do images and their used participate in the violence of borders ? How can they on the contrary be used to contest this same violence ? We explore these questions through the „left-to-die boat“ case which we have documented, in which 72 passengers were left to drift for 14 days in the Mediterranean sea despite repeated interaction with state actors.

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#1 Introduction: Science-Art Explorations at the Border

30.06.2016
Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary, Jean Cristofol and Cédric Parizot

Creating a journal is a bet. That of the Antiatlas Journal is twofold: it assumes that the web offers new ways to articulate differently text, images and various media, and that this binding can renew our approach to such complex objects as the borders...

antiatlasco-productioncritiqueexpérimentationintroductionmédiationperformativitypoliticsreflexivityresearchscience-artsubjectivitytechnology

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Border art and the borders of art

30.06.2016
Anna Guilló

By developing new esthetic approaches, Border Art has problematized our relations to space. It has also disturbed the representations of what makes art and get closer to experimental geography. What theory of contradictory realities should we elaborate, in order to understand the role played by artists in this context of social and political activism?

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Arts, sciences and exploratory procedures

30.06.2016
Jean Cristofol

The age-old question of the relationship between arts and sciences has taken on a new significance in recent years, and must be approached differently. We should analyse the different forms of scientific knowledge and the evolution of artistic practices. Photography, cinema and video had already deeply transformed art practices and their relation to science. Digital technologies have pushed forward these disruptions…

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Re-drawing the experience Art, science and migratory conditions

30.06.2016
Sarah Mekdjian and Marie Moreau

Both a paper and a cartography, Re-drawing The Experience reviews the setup of a research-creation process between an artist, a researcher and asylum seekers in Grenoble, France.

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Research, art and video games: Ethnography of an extra-disciplinary exploration

30.06.2016
Cédric Parizot and Douglas Edric Stanley

This article reviews the process of conception and development of a documentary and artistic video game: A Crossing Industry. It is elaborated by a transdisciplinary team and focuses on the functionning of the Israeli separation regime in the West Bank during the three years following the second Intifada (2007-2010).

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Assembling Samira: understanding sexual humanitarianism through experimental filmmaking

13.04.2016
Nicola Mai

"You think so because you are French!" - Samira told me (slightly) angrily when I said as a half joke that I saw no real man in front of me. She was wearing a frock and full make up while she claimed to be a real man like her father. And she was selling sex to other men ‘en travesti’ that night in Marseille.

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