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Paris Network assembles photographs, sound samples, animations and texts to form a composite, layered image of the city, combining digitized traces of physical places and people with information garnered from individual and collective memory. As the map turns around in a spiral movement, you seem to move in, from one zone to another, toward the subject, but as you get closer, you begin to lose your bearings. In each zone, you explore the city differently. Four entrances, four ways of looking, four structural devices. You will always have, even as you move around, a fragmentary view, evoking a vast, more complete “hors-champ”, which always seems out of reach. You enter as if you were breaking in.

• Concept and Direction : Karen O’Rourke
• Text, image and sound : Karen O’Rourke
• Programming : Samuel Milliet (Arkéon), Yves Cothouit

© Karen O’Rourke, 2000
with support from the CNRS program “Archives of Creation“, UMR 8592 “Aesthetics of Contemporary Arts “

Les Editions du CERAP
Centre d’Études et de Recherches en Arts Plastiques
Université de Paris 1
ISBN : 2-950659-4-2-X

French/English version
Macintosh™ and Windows™

Price : 45 $ CAN

Posted by & filed under CD-ROM, Catalogue CD/DVD, Poésie interactive.

A journey through a living diary made up of video portraits and poetic texts through which the author reveals herself directly and unmasked. At once thought and scream, the CD-ROM PARENTHESE can only come to life through the user’s’ active exploration of images, words and sounds. PARENTHESE contains hidden words and interactive poetic games. It is up to you to discover them.

• Script and Direction : Yannick B. Gélinas
• Text and Image :Yannick B. Gélinas
• Sound Track : WetFish (Sandro Forte, James Duhamel)
• Programming : Yannick B. Gélinas (Director 8.0)

Yannick B. Gélinas, 2000
Web site :
Original French version – Windows™ only

Éditions Planète rebelle, 2000
ISBN 2-922528-13-8

Price : 25 $ CAN

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HAIJIN invites you into a world where time has taken the time to pass, and where space is as infinite as the Japanese poetic imaginary. In this virtual space it is up to you to participate or to assist in the creation of haiku, a Japanese poetic form consisting of three phrases that expresses the quintessence of the contemplation of nature.

• Direction : Boris Dionne, Yuani Fragata, Mario Lelièvre
• Texts : Hiroko Okata (Suiha) + classical japanese poets
• Images : Boris Dionne
• Sound track :Yuani Fragata, Mario Lelièvre
• Programming : Mario Lelièvre

zéro_degré, 2000
Original version – French/Japanese
Macintosh™ and Windows™

Price : 25 $ CAN

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A hypermedia tale of three fictional women — Bita, Mina and Goli — who experienced the 1979 Iranian Revolution through an exilic journey into memory and history. It combines storytelling, documentary narration, visual arts, performance and visual poetry in a highly creative and cohesively converged environment. In English and Farsi.

• Writing, Direction and Production : Gita Hashemi

• Image:
Bita Javan (art director), Alina Martiros, Iraj Rahmani, Gita Hashemi (videographers), Gita Hashemi, Bita Javan (production artists)

• Sound Track :
Gary Atkins (music composer and producer), Scott Kennedy (narration and soundscape)

• Programming : Don Sinclair

© Exisle Creation, Gita Hashemi
Web site :

English/Farsi version — Macintosh ™ and Windows™
ISBN 7 76127 13392 0

Price : 40$ CAN

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A tale of food, sex, family, and what happens after the first kiss is over. Building the story from fragments overheard, you also learn how to make an apple pie!

• Script, direction, creation: Michelle Citron
• Cinematographer: Scott Edelstein
• Video Art Direction: Irene Gustafson, Julia Zay
• Programmer: Chris Webb Young
• Music: Matthew Henning

Michelle Citron, 1999

Original English Version for Macintosh™ and Windows™

Price : 35$ CAN

This work is part of the third in a series of interactive narratives. See also : Cocktails and Appetizers (2001) and Mixed Greens (2004)

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Exposition Sauvage (Wild Exhibition) is an exhibition of images focusing on the thematic of “tools”, inspired by a definition in the 1976 Encylopædia Universalis. During the visit, you will discover twelve multimedia images the same way passersby and strollers had the chance to discover them when the works were previously exhibited in the streets of Paris.

• Direction
Xavier Cahen

• Images and animations
Xavier Cahen

• Soundtrack
L’internationale (music box) and Xavier Cahen

• Programming
Marc Bolard

Xavier Cahen, 1999
Direction des affaires culturelles de la ville de Paris
Sacem, Galerie Donguy
Original French Version/ Macintosh™ and Windows™

Sales price: 55 $ CAN