Since 1994, Version has sought to move back the limits separating genres from one another. Each new “version” of this periodic event is a chance to shed light on the links between the changes taking place in society and a specific cultural domain. In the fall of 2002, Version aimed to question architectural space.
The perception of space, either constructed or virtual, has been subjected to such changes over the past decade (especially with respect to computer tools and communications by image) that it is important to examine the modifications of conception and representation that this implies. But to achieve that, one clearly ought to be confronted physically with such spaces.
In a digital age, to visit an exhibition space is to plunge into a world with its own codes and rules, to experience directly and personally a form of structured artificial reality. Without affirming that we must objectify our relationship to reality, the Livable Image is nevertheless the opportunity to experience an immersion of the physical body and an intentional confusion of the senses, thanks to the different levels of reality that are implied.
Each of the versions has been designed to develop an oblique, “canted” approach to what the “livable image” might concretely evoke. Directly, by way of these different angles of attack the ties between habitat and images reveal their complexity. While images and architecture are definitely artificial, their mental interpretation depends on lived physical experience. I can only encourage you then to visit these projects with all your senses on alert.
Version is a hybrid concept for cutting edge cultural events.
L’Image Habitable, Versions ABCDEF, Geneva, 2002
Another Swiss Version, AR/GE Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, 2002
Version_2000, Geneva, 000
Anticipation, Version 4.0, CIC, Mamco, Geneva, 1998
version simon lamunière, attitudes, Geneva, 1998
Version 2.2, Saint-Gervais Genève, 1996
Version Box, Set of artists’ multiples, 1996, uprgraded 1997
Version 1.0, Saint-Gervais Genève, 1994