New-Territories is a Lab in Bkk, opened in 2012, with research in political-sciences/fiction,disruptive robotic, but architecture. Main exhibition - Venice Biennial 2018-14-12-10-08... / Chicago Biennial-Istanbul Biennial 2015 / Echigo tsumari (japan) july 2018 / including solo and group show at MAM-Tate Modern-SFMOMA-ICA-Barbican-Mori Tower-Mudam-among many others...
NewT in two Pavilions
New-Territories is present in two pavilions (Tars-Sukhumvit as exhibitor and NewT-China town as curator)
New-territories at Tars Pavilion
New-territories, the MIKA SHOW (see credits below)
101 _mythomaniaS / Disruptive identification / Daily Psycho-routine
year: 2017 location: New-Territories / Bangkok pathology: _disruptive identification prop: 1.5x1x1.5m / 300 kg Rubber Fiber Concrete / special chemistry New-T / topographic scanning sensors in real time / disruptive trajectories / multiple feed-back / heuristic approximations. duration: 5:00 / pitch:| Childish innocence & cruelty | transfer & identification | Lewis Carroll illusion as a part of the game | overlapping realities | isolated altered mind sheltered |
A little girl // plays with her toys in her room / She believes / as is customary / dolls are alive / But as the child / she is in control of this illusion / She instructs the dolls and robots / Dolls gone wild / both Pygmalion / by-passing the ‘’illusion’’ signal to control the robot scripture G-CODE / and dirt sardonically / The little girl pouts and reprimand the dolls in their hysteria // but as the game enrolled / she enter the realm of the doll house / through some kind of rabbit-hole crack // the three innocent witches could play again / an endlessnessless game
CREDITS ; from a concept by New-Territories, Francois Roche , M4 with RMIT University, 2017 / Editing / Yurgos Hussen / Actress / Mika Tamori / Scenario-Fabrication-Shooting / Gwyll Jahn / George Mollett / Guillermo Marquez Musso / Krystal Rawnson / Austynn Machado / Daniel Anderson / Troy Borg / James Morton / Madeleine Di Salvo
New-territories, Coitus Interruptus (see credits below)
101 _mythomaniaS / Self-Mutilation / Daily Psycho-routine
year: 2018 location: New-Territories / Bangkok pathology: _ Mental Castration / prop: 1x1x0.7m / 20 kg PP / topographic scanning sensors in real time / Gravity logic-illogic / disruptive trajectories / multiple feed-back / heuristic approximations. duration: 5:00 / pitch:| Frustration & Libido | ID_Ego_Super Ego in conflict | Mental emasculation | masochism contract | de-sexual temptation | the “Joy” in the missing act, missing desire, reversing the mirror stage psychoanalytic pathology.
…a man and an object, a man-object, as knick-knack on the chimney…with all his parts around, dispersed: flesh, feet, penis, libido____dismembered… as the inverse of stage of mirror, losing his unity, subversion of the masculine subject, voluntary trapped in the amnesia of desire…in a situation of re-arrangement, re-assembling…beyond frustration…an infinite possibilities of castration…caressing his eros-tanatos…condition. Educated as a predator, by western machismo routine… he is in the situation to surrender, abandoning his superb… shifting its representation…thanks to the transaction of the lady boy he abused, few years ago…to help him face his affective and sexual despair, as a casual pathology…He came initially in Bangkok to re-acquire the “legitimate” compensation of what he lost, or more precisely, what he never met, in his mishmash of pre-pubescent romanticism delusion…to…now …surrounded by his petrified semen…negotiate a subjective emasculation, escaping from previous vain agenda, from drive and suppression…to reach the un-raped grail…questioning as a white male the contours of his ID... …For a drift through his new toys / Lacan, Jacques. "The Mirror Stage…" /// Gilles Deleuze. ‘’ Empirisme et subjectivité” /// Jean Francois Lyotard “libidinal economy” /// Paul Beatrix Preciado “Pornotopia”
CREDITS ; from a concept by New-Territories, Francois Roche , M4 with RMIT University, 2018 / Actors / Tom _ Japanese Expat / Thai Lady boy / Dom / Crew RMIT / Ting Zhang / Nick Nikolovsky / Leyla Millis / Georgia Mc Cole / Cemre Bayatlier / Partner: Caitlyn Parry / New-Territories / Serge Delire / Assistant / Vong Wongkillalerd / Robotic Partner / Francois Roche / Thanks to Vivian Mitsogianni (RMIT) / Mika Tamori / & Samsara…
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New Territories (bkk) Pavilion
New-Territories will present the Last work of Mika Tamori with live Robot and an 'interlude' by Michael Honeycomb, both specially developed for BKK-Biennial :
Mika Tamori robotic artifacts 'the PSYCHOGRAPHY PLOT' & Michael Honeycomb sound interlude '∃x: x≡¬x'
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Opening 8 July 3-10 PM / Live robot - performance interlude -
These upsetting moods, blood, sperm and tears… (Ces humeurs bouleversantes, le sang, le sperme et les larmes…) Jean Genet « Querelle de Brest » 1947
... disphoria / drifting position / for artistic authorship and sexual reassignment_simulatenously / the gender shift and the bachelor machine / human substance as the last “gift” (semen) before SRS surgery / AI robotic process as a non-biological procedure to work with ambiguous matter / viscous-[dis]gusting-porn-syngamy_ simulatenously / in parallel the dismissing posture of the artist…
... who delegates to her idiot bachelor machine, a robot, substitute of own hand, perversely adding, as a stipulation for that machine’s existence, that it emancipate itself from the model and bring forth its own disruptive logic, code lines written in the conditional… and the sacrifice of the boy who dares to risk rejecting his own anatomy and undertakes his demasculinization...
The former frees himself from his own authorship to become just a go-between, a transactional operator; the latter frees himself from his “dysphoria” and discomfort by risking the loss or even sacrifice of his climax, in return for the pleasure of becoming, after so long, his inner other.
Both define themselves through a modal shift, moving through and beyond the territories where metaphors are constructed. Reformatting, rebooting their role and status in an environment often ossified by conventions, they stretch the possibles and transgress the laws of gender and genre and their binomial naturalist nomenclature: man/women, social opposition/class racism… they emancipate themselves to define a third sex that transcends expectations and reshuffles the biological deck.
This “third sex” –however you want to define it – is a political, social and cultural construct, unlike anatomical sex and in opposition to the known… It modifies discourse theories pertaining to the speaker and those who feel authorized to speak…
How can we fail to see this “anomaly,” this alterity that will always be Other, the disparate stranger, as analogous to the position/stance of the artist who has no alternative but to upend the format, the viewpoint … and queer the bourgeois structure of correct thinking and acting as we are supposed to act?
Please come to touch the symbolism lack of an imaginary object…
New-territories (bkk) LAB
A lab of research in a slum of BKK, with 7 axes robots, fragments, prototypes, movies...and the forbidden... questioning the legitimacy of "what is an author? in post capitalism, post feminist, post digital...age" It s time to corrupt and destabilize our own legitimacy to pretend...to act in art scene, specifically in a period where the "deja vu" is merchandized, privatized, as original, where attitude are spreading ego-tic propaganda... of self indulgences.... New-Territories is a Lab in Bkk, opened in 2012, with research in political-sciences/fiction,disruptive robotic, but architecture. Main exhibition - Venice Biennial 2018-14-12-10-08... / Chicago Biennial-Istanbul Biennial 2015 / Echigo tsumari (japan) july 2018 / including solo and group show at MAM-Tate Modern-SFMOMA-ICA-Barbican-Mori Tower-Mudam-among many others... New-Territories is a polymorphous architecture organization, Founded initially in 1993, it has embraced different labels, names, strategies and purposes... fronted by an androgynous avatar, trans-gender avatar, _S/he_, who authorized Francois Roche to write, talk and teach on his/her behalf, as a PS / personal secretary, an Ariadne’s wire of this ectoplasmic system and paranoiac mind.