NITA MOCANU

visual artist

IT WAS ALREADY THERE

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   It was already there, the human structure, when you appeared. You never got to see yourself before the structure, it already has become part of you. Everything is partitioned into accessible rectangles from the physical world to your own thoughts. Everything is interlinked in the human texture of squares.

“O, mighty, divinely delimited wisdom of walls, boundaries! It is perhaps the most magnificent of all inventions. Man ceased to be a wild animal only when he build the first wall. Men ceased to be a wild man only when we built the Green Wall, only when, by means of that wall, we isolated our perfect machine world from the irrational, ugly world of trees, birds, and animals...” Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

It was already there
video, 03:56 min
Full HD
Arad, 2016
video by Nita Mocanu
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"It was already there" video is part of the project "Network Expressions"


   Network expressions is web based installation of video ("Era deja acolo..."), text ("Etotectura") and data visualisation (OWL data visualisation software) exhibited at Kinema Ikon Series s03e06, Arad, June 2016.
   The project is both an artistic expression and an application of interdisciplinary pursuit in the fields of contemporary philosophy and semantic web. "The Ethotecture" text is a stub for further research that states the main ideas raised from the base theoretical question (using Quentin Meillassoux vocabulary) on how can the world be represented and processed from a non-correlationist perspective? Is there a precedent? What example, what model should we consider? To answer these, we first express the uncomfortable and even dangerous endeavor of directly living, sensing and comprehending the hyper-chaos. But there's someone who tried that and even created techniques on how to manage all the experience. Enter the shaman. Having the shaman as an example and model, we define the expressiveness of the world reusing the notion of Michel Foucault's "statement" to develop a non-correlationist, object-oriented world view model. Based on this model we created a semantic web ontology using OWL that it is used to annotate and represent visually (using WebVOWL software) both the text and the video.

A project by Nita Mocanu & Marius Stoica.

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