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SAVE / SAFE: the approach SAVE / SAFE: the automat
SAVE / SAFE installed by
a study on post - human tendencies an associative ground
--- soho in ottakring / vienna / a / 03
   
--- future garden / vienna / a / 03

SAVE / SAFE started from a research of the psychological
state of borderlining as a contemporary phenomenon
forming an integral part of the development of
so - called post - humanity: states - of - being
related to the impact of the focus ratio has gained
as main approach to life in industrialized nations
through capitalism, globalization and technocratism.

current economical trends do have a direct impact on
perception and self - consciousness of individual existence.

the main figure Anna serves as a 'modern' individual
describing situative experience and personal interpretations
of emotionally perceived situations occurring during
her journey through Oceania.

using the atmosphaeric background of a journey through
Polynesia - an area of the world traditionally relying on highly
social & municipal communities still existing on many of the
geographically isolated Polynesian islands - and juxtapositioning
such a communal form of living to the priority of individualization
reigning in 'modern' life,
SAVE / SAFE compares Anna's
individual experience to contemporary results of the
scientific research of philosophy, psychology, ethics,
sociology and new media theory regarding the
phenomenae of borderlining & post - humanity.

citations out of technical literature form contemporary
conclusions related to the development of the 3rd industrial
revolution and reflect & mirror Anna's individual perception.

Anna is a representative of a majority of humans
not having realized yet the subversive progressing of
so - called post - human conditioning. she still thinks
of many components of her self as personal traits of
character while they are a direct expression of
post - human existence and easily can be perceived
as symptoms of the borderline syndrom, both strongly
being enhanced through the influence of digital interactivity
through excessive strengthening of logical thinking & ratio
as a prioritary approach to life.

* The cultural container representing itself to society today
and going to reign the 21st century ... is characterized by
substitutional relations based on the central involvement
with information technology, pursued from a position of
pseudo-autism ... With the decay of inter-personal culture
and the expansion of IT-controlled substitutes of
inter-relation only one mass container is left for and
generally accepted by a borderlining majority:
the unavoidable search for the ego and for techniques
allowing the construction of identity.*

* J. Erik Mertz, in: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, 2000

Anna tells the story of a journey into the center of her self,
embedded in the story of her journey to the other end of the
world. her central theme is the nature of ego and non - ego,
the relevance of involvement and interaction, and the meaning
of non - attachment.

** What really does authenticity of personal development
mean ? Having it worked through for so many years, it
finally emerges - this realization of a self, leading to
autonomy and self - control of authority in the framework
of a society demanding for autonomous responsibility
and respecting it. Which sense though does this authenticity
make, if with its final acquiring its inner character proves
to be fluid and transparent, if personal vanity, ego-profiling
and the exertion of authority having become a natural
option prove to be nothing but accessories of again
dependent, mechanistic existence, thus loosing
significance completely ? **

** Alexandra Reill, Anna in: SAVE / SAFE, 2002 ***

KANONMEDIA.COM : SAVE / SAFE
MARIA MADONNA :
MADONNA
INTERVIEW.WITH : AUGUST.HIGHLAND
G.H.HOVAGIMYAN : LANGUAGE.OF.PERCEPTION
AID : ART.AFFAIRS
FORSCHUNGSKOLLEG : BIBLIOGRAFIE
DOCTOR.HUGO : TELE-SYNAESTHESIA
SCOTT.BECKER : HUMANITY
HERLANDER.ELIAS : BEYOND.SHOCK
OREA : CHANDRA.TEXT
SERGEJ.TETERIN : THREE.SPIRITS
CD : NEUE.BESCHEIDENHEIT
MARC.GARRETT : NET.THERAPIST
MAURO.CEOLIN : PETTO.DI.POLLO
C.KONRAD : FRAGMENTE
KATE.SOUTHWORTH : NOTIONS.OF.CREATIVITY
TAMARA.LAI & LOIEZ.DENIEL : VIRTUAL ADDICT
MAGMAFAKT : ÜBERN GRABEN
TINI : ON.THE.ROAD
ANNA : ANNA
TERO : ADAPTATION
NOEL : IRRTUM
DANA : THE LONGING
X : X-FILES
GOTTFRIEDE.MEIXNER : ALLES.UND.NICHTS
AREILL : EIN RE-WRITING
RODRIGO.HERNANDEZ : MEMORIA.SUAVE
HEATHER.WINTER : WILD.FEAR
MAYA2 : SOMETHING
LEWIS LACOOK : NIRVANA.ICE
Y : Y
DIVASTAR : ORCHIDS.AT.SEA
MEHMETSINAN : BEN.SENI.SEVIYORUM
LACHLAN : UNMADEBEDOFCULTURE
TRY1 : DOT.RETRY
ULY : MANMAN
LOLO : PITS.AND.LANDS
MAORI : THE.NEXT.STEP
ERD : LEBENDIGKEIT
MINNIE : LOVE. SONG
MAIO : A.WOW
SILVER_SURFER : SOMEONE...
MOHSIN : ROACHES

ASTREE.GALBIATTA : G.N.A.P.B.L.
DFGDF : FDGDFG
FATIMA.LASAY : ANOTHER.WAR.TO.SURVIVE
JOSH : CHAINSAW.KITTENS

the SAVE / SAFE machine is an open platform forming an associative ground. it is as much a reading as a writing machine creating associative perception. anyone can post his / her individual views, thus manipulating the project and the perception of the user.

as much as SAVE / SAFE can be viewed in
a linear way or by individual decision it lets you
use all material contained to recompose and
edit it or to upload newly created content to
your personally created thread of individual meaning to express your views on borderlining
as a contemporary expression of post - humanity.

at the same time, the structure of the
SAVE / SAFE machine is a direct mirror
and reflection of borderlining as an expression
of contemporary approaches to communication,
self - understanding and identity:

today a person's ***** visualization could
be overstressed by a home-made, looping
movie consisting of ... imaginative photos
and videos, loose compositions forming
chains of association ... reeling in front of
the inner eye with flattering speed, getting
stopped and restarted again - a series of
flat imagery, easy to be joined by other
images. *****

***** J. Erik Mertz, in: Borderline - weder tot noch lebendig, Ferdinand Enke Verlag c/o Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 2000

a STORY is a THREAD. a THREAD is a PLOT. a PLOT is VIEW. CREATE YOUR PERSONAL VIEW.

SAVE / SAFE featured by
--- google directory / arts / int / 03
--- fine art forum / au / us / 03
--- noema / i / 03
--- m.a.g. / san diego ca / us / 03
--- search-info.com / arts / int / 03
--- dino online / hamburg / d / 03
--- nettime / nyc / us / 03
--- 7-11 / us / 03
--- ip one news / a / 03
--- negotiations / es / 03
 
SAVE / SAFE: team
concept & content
alexandra reill
drawings & photos
alexandra reill
programming
herbert wulz
anna wulz
Wulz & Meesen OEG
visual design & imagery
alexander schloegl
thierry robert
ViennaDesign.com
 
SAVE / SAFE has been developed
with the kind support of the
Department for Cultural Affairs, Vienna /
Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien /
 
research & organization
alexandra reill
christian henner - fehr
 
production
kanonmedia.com
singapore / sydney / nzl /
fiji / western samoa /
vienna / 2000 - 2003
 
SAVE / SAFE press release
german version.doc
 
SAVE / SAFE press photo
300 dpi.tiff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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