isn't a simple contraction of "Virtual
Mediterranean", name of the installation
presented in February in Palermo.
V-Med introduces the notion of media, a word
having a common root with Mediterranean and
inducing the notion of medium as an intermediary,
median, as well as the notion of the means.
Literally, the Mediterranean would be a sea
between the lands, in the middle of the lands.
The term defines the limits as well as the middle.
media in its contemporary definition includes
everything concerning the mean of communication,
an interface between a transmitter and a receiver,
but also the contents, which is communicated.
The media is thus the transmitter as much as
fact, if the sea is the means of transport,
literally trans-port, between seaports, what
media transport is information. The objection
for traditional media is that information runs
only in one direction: transmitter towards receiver,
it is the case for television, the radio, the
The interactivity brought by new media, and
in particular Internet, allow navigation in
the two directions, the receiver becomes transmitting.
The information isn't anymore a linear river;
it becomes a real sea, a media sea full of images,
sounds and memory.
It is in this sea of a new type that [ V-Med
2.0 ] proposes a diving. This utopian sea makes
it possible to reconsider time and space, to
make of New York, Paris, Palermo and Helsinki
four of the many seaports.
media in [ V-Med 2.0 ]
information navigating in [ V-Med 2.0 ] corresponds
to various types and various temporalities.
different webcams "
reactualize " the images, which precisely
represent the current time of the four cities
and two scenographies in one single object/
interactive video plays
in loop, it represents the daily cycle, the
time that goes by in a compression of time.
memory sea, in perpetual
movement feeds from snapshots taken to the video