Stéphan Barron: TRAITS LINES
From 7th to 19th
september 1989, Stephan Barron and Sylvia Hansmann followed the Greenwich Meridian
by car from the English
Channel to the Mediterranean Sea andfrom Villers-sur-Mer to Castillon de la Plana.
With their car fax they
regularly sent images and texts about their trip to other faxeslocated in 8 different
(among them was Ars Electronica).
The straight line drawn
by the two artists was materialised by fax Transmissions in the8 exhibition spaces
and in the
spectators mind by imaginary lines, projections of theoriginal meridian.
Stephan Barron and
Sylvia Hansmann thus created a new representation of line, one ofthe first symbols
of humanity, a mental
representation that integrated space, time andthe human imagination. Pierre
Restany talks about the
«fractalisation of the meridian».
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