Site n°96



兼容的盒子计划第七十六期 bazaar compatible program #76
31°12.246'N 121°25.010'E
第九十六号陆地 Site n°96
斯帝芬斯坦纳的装置 installation by Stéphane Steiner
2014/07/01 - 2014/07/13
安顺路98号 小商品市场内26号铺 Shanghai, 98 Anshun Road, stall 26

Technology and the numerous innovations fascinate the current world, under the banner of progress for all that proves to be only a myth, are only the avatars of a principle of quasi-metaphysical nature. We discover in particular, behind appearances of an era supposed to free human beings, an ideology based on the celebration of a self-proclaimed occidental demiurge, a being that wanted to be equal to the Olympian Gods by the sole strength of reason, the supremacy of whom Ancient Greece already declared and praised. This postulate, reinforced by peremptory materialistic theories, reduced to the bare bones, and even with integral materialism, evacuated from the new thought born on the occidental compost, what we known as spirituality. The consequence of metaphysical presuppositions erecting man as a king, the subordination of nature was declared, and the principle of a planet reduced to the level of a deposit of resources to be capitalized on finally established as a standard.

Excerpt from "Towards Happy Moderation", Pierre Rabhi, 2013
Traduction © Anne Sophie Lecharme 2014

Stéphane Steiner
Shanghai, July 1st, 2014


photographies Michel Coen