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  • The End of the World, projet de Emanuel Di Melo Pimenta, Streaming Museum, NYC, décembre 2012, document vidéo, Streaming Museum
    • The End of the World, a project by Emanuel Di Melo Pimenta, Streaming Museum, NYC, dec 2012, video document, Streaming Museum.
      A collaborative artwork by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta with 71 visual and performing artists, poets, philosophers.


Al Margolis — Aldo Roda — Ana Montez — António Cerveira Pinto — Augusto de Campos — Cid Campos — Beto Palaio — Betty Leirner — Carla della Beffa — Carlos Zíngaro — C. B. Aragão — Christophe Charles — Cildo Oliveira — Claude Ber — Cynthia Karalla — Didier Feldman — Dino Viani — Dove Bradshaw — Emanuel Pimenta — Estela Guedes — Ferruccio Maria Fatta — Francesca Arianna Fatta — Filippo Rolla — Francesco Cuoghi — Frédérique Wolf-Michaux — Godfried-Willem Raes — Irene Buarque — Isabel Nunes — Jerome Joy — João Castro Pinto — John Doing — Jon Rappoport — José Aloise Bahia — Josephine Coy — Katy Martin — Laura Pimenta — Leonel Moura — Leonello Tarabella — Lorenzo Bianda — Lucrezia De Domizio — Marcelo Buainain — Márcia Grostein — Marco Bagnoli — Marco Cardini — Maria Bonomi — Marta Alvim — Massimo Pistone — Maurizio Barbetti — Maurizio Russo — Michel Collet — Michel Kharaoubi — Miguel Ribeiro — Mônica Horta — Nuno Júdice — Paul Amlehn — Ariel Lorca — Pedro Gaspar — Renzo Tieri — Reto Rigassi — Rosemarie Castoro — Roy Ascott — Ruben Verdadeiro — Sasha Meret — Sebastian Bradt — Sérgio Vilafranca — Mauro Muszkat — Stefano Odoardi — Tamara Lai — Valentine Verhaeghe — Vanderlei Lucentini — William Anastasi

"In the last days of October, 2012, I was in New York City with my dear friend Nina Colosi - founder and curator of the Streaming Museum - when, suddenly, I had the idea to make a new project together. It should be something in a planetary scale, joining artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, poets and philosophers from all over the world. Immediately The End of the World appeared in my mind. It is possible that in the future this idea will be understood as something absurd. The truth is that the environment of a worldwide depression, repeatedly denied by various governments, of the shadows of war, of the anti-Semitism, of all kinds of prejudices, of the fact that often we have watched ignorance and superficiality elevated to the standard of "good behavior", and the hyper continuous consumption and entertainment of all kinds, created an almost mystical sensation about a possible end of the world. To this we could add the Mayan Calendar that set the 21st of December of 2012 as the fateful date of a certain type of civilization or, accordingly to the most pessimistic, of everything that is human.
Initially, the idea was to assemble all received material using stochastic principles, without any intention of content. Then I decided to also make, separately, something like an individual presentation of the works. Before I started receiving the collaborations, I composed a concert that I titled The End of the World. Operating, in some sense, like the ancient Roman god Janus, the musical piece has two parts that can be performed simultaneously or not. The first part operates several television sets with randomly selected channels. The path between the various channels follows a diagram drawn on a map of satellite and objects in orbit of planet Earth. The second part of the concert operates selections of the most popular music hits over the last ten years - between 2002 and 2012 - in many countries, like the United States, Italy, Brazil, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Russia, France, Germany and Australia among others. The path between these selections, like what happens in the first part of the piece, also follows a diagram drawn on the same map of elements floating in Earth orbit. The assembly of all material received obeyed to some principles: firstly, the alphabetical order of the authors and, then, a distribution according to the vigesimal numeral principle that characterized the formulation of the Mayan calendar. From there, random elements enabled the overlap of all materials, constituting, in its complex, a stochastic project. There is not, in the edition of all these works, any personal or intentional interference. So, it is very curious - to say the least - to observe its construction: it was made by everybody.
The End of the World starts on the 21st of December, in 2012, by the Streaming Museum in New York. Later, other developments may happen. But everything will be a surprise for all of us."
(Emanuel Melo di Pimenta)

A collaborative artwork by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta with 71 visual and performing artists, poets, philosophers

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