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An Artwork on Borders and Networked Mobilities

Authored by: Luisa Paraguai , Gilbertto Prado

The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367197162
eBook ISBN: 9780429242816
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429242816-51

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Abstract

This chapter is concerned with how mobilities and networks have stimulated thinking around the nature of borders. Stemming from the concept of “overmodern mobility” (Augé 2010), we will discuss the dynamic nature of bordering, not as spatial logics, but rather as temporal dimensions, as different modes of information accesses and flows (Castells 1999) and their impacts on social dimensions of our society. Our interest is to understand borders as processes that materialize social conventions and define principles for artistic networking practices. First, we define how borders and boundaries have been shaped by global flows of people and products, as a political condition of control. Considering that movement make connections, which then define patterns and networks, we examine borders as zones of connectivity. The borders never disappear, and instead of fixed and integrated limits, we are interested in describing poetics that redesign networks and flows using recursively different scales and hierarchies.

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