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THE PREVIOUS INSTALLATION: 1 ACTE /  2 PIECES
UN FAUTEUIL APARTENANT AU THEATRE DE BEYROUTH, AIN EL MRAISSÉ BEYROUTH, A ÉTÉ COUPÉ EN DEUX DANS LA VITRINE DU THÉATRE DURANT LE FESTIVAL SHAMS [7 - 27 MARS 2001]. IL EST INSTALLÉ DANS LA MAGNANERIE DE FRAYKEH [FESTIVAL FRAYKEH, 21 JUIN - 1 JUILLET 2001] EN PRÉSENCE DE SES SPECTATEURS, QUI DEVIENNENT LES NOUVEAUX ACTEURS.
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LE LIVRE - lire les feuillets
A SEAT BELONGING TO THE THEATRE DE BEYROUTH, AIN EL MRAISSÉ BEIRUT, WAS CUT IN TWO PIECES IN THE THEATRE'S VITRINE DURING THE SHAMS FESTIVAL [MARCH 7 - 27, 2001]. IT IS INSTALLED IN THE FRAYKEH SILK FACTORY [FRAYKEH FESTIVAL, JUNE 21 JULY 1] WITH ITS SPECTATORS, ALSO BECOMING THE NEW ACTORS.
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THE BOOK - read the leaflets
Jean Baudrillard - Disneyworld Company 
"(...) But the Disney enterprise goes beyond the imaginary. Disney, the precursor, the grand initiator of the imaginary as virtual reality, is now in the process of capturing all the real world to integrate it into its synthetic universe, in the form of a vast "reality show" where reality itself becomes a spectacle [vient se donner en spectacle], where the real becomes a theme park. The transfusion of the real is like a blood transfusion, except that here it is a transfusion of real blood into the exsanguine universe of virtuality. After the prostitution of the imaginary, here is now the hallucination of the real in its ideal and simplified version. 
(...) But we are no longer in a society of spectacle, which itself has become a spectacular concept. It is no longer the contagion of spectacle that alters reality, but rather the contagion of virtuality that erases the spectacle. Disneyland still belonged to the order of the spectacle and of folklore, with its effects of entertainment [distraction] and distanciation [distance]. Disney World and its tentacular extension is a generalized metastasis, a cloning of the world and of our mental universe, not in the imaginary but in a viral and virtual mode. We are no longer alienated and passive spectators but interactive extras [figurants interactifs]; we are the meek lyophilized members of this huge "reality show." It is no longer a spectacular logic of alienation but a spectral logic of disincarnation; no longer a fantastic logic of diversion, but a corpuscular logic of transfusion and transubstantiation of all our cells; an enterprise of radical deterrence of the world from the inside and no longer from outside, similar to the quasi-nostalgic universe of capitalistic reality today. Being an extra [figurant] in virtual reality is no longer being an actor or a spectator. It is to be out of the scene [hors-scene], to be obscene. (...) " 
This is a translation of Jean Baudrillard's "Disneyworld Company", published on March 4, 1996 in the Parisian newspaper, Liberation. translated by Francois Debrix. click here to read the complete text.
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