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Art: Dance With Us

Source : Nasdaq Yahoo

Fred Astaire danse au rythme de l’économie américaine. Fred Astaire dances to the rhythm of the American economy.


Dance with US (2008)
Installation interactive / interactive installation
Vidéoprojecteur, écran LCD , bois, ordinateur, joggle, Director
Programmation / Software:Vadim Bernard
The scene, already employed in Possibles Bodies (2002), is connected to the American Stock Exchange in real time. Fred Astaire dances to the rhythm of the economy: the more volatile the tradings, the more fluid the movements.

Born in Paris.
Grégory Chatonsky currently resides in Montreal and Paris.
He holds a philosophy master’s from the Sorbonne and a multimedia advanced degree from the Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts in Paris. He has worked on numerous solo and group projects in France, Canada, the United States, Italy, Australia, Germany, Finland and Spain. His works have been acquired by public collectors such as the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie.
In 1994, Chatonsky founded a net.art collective, incident.net, and has produced numerous works, such as the websites of the Pompidou Centre and Villa Médicis, the graphic signature for the Musée contemporain du Val-de-Marne, and interactive fiction for Arte. He has taught at the Fresnoy (national modern art studio, France) and at UQAM’s school of visual and media art.
Chatonsky’s body of work, including interactive installations, networked and urban devices, photographs and sculptures, speaks to the relationship between technologies and affectivity, flow that define our time and attempts to create new forms of fiction.


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Article: The hard and simple maths of crisis

The hard and simple maths of crisis

By Julian Delasantellis

Apr 30, 2009
Asia Times

“Mortgage defaults are not randomly distributed events, but highly related. One borrower defaults, is foreclosed upon, then, when the house undergoes a low-priced foreclosure sale, the rest of the comparable houses in the neighborhood also lose value. These homeowners can’t refinance out of their adustable rate mortgage option resets, so they default too. A surplus of homes develops, so the homebuilding and renovation industries contract, causing job losses, which cause more defaults.”


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Article: US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

By Tom Leonard in Flint, Michigan

Published: 6:30PM BST 12 Jun 2009

“Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic “shrink to survive” proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.”


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Article: De-Dollarization: Dismantling America’s Financial-Military Empire

De-Dollarization: Dismantling America’s Financial-Military Empire
The Yekaterinburg Turning Point

By Prof. Michael Hudson

June 13, 2009

Rather than making merely cosmetic changes as some countries and perhaps the international financial organisations themselves might want, Mr. Medvedev ended his St. Petersburg speech, what we need are financial institutions of a completely new type, where particular political issues and motives, and particular countries will not dominate.


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