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Journey to the end of the Internet

Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud

Exposición y presntación 2007
FILE RIO, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Electronic Language International Festival
Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Centro para medios de imagen artísticos Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (Saale)
Shift, electronic arts festival, Basel, Switzerland
Monitoring, Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
Golden Cube 2007 (Awarded with Honorable Mention) for Zone*Interdite
Art Award Migros Kulturprozent for picidae
Supported Artist of the Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Halle (Saale), Germany

Exposición y presntación 2006
[plug.in] (Museo del arte de los medios, Basel), Exposición particular
Ars Electronica, Linz Austria (Awarded with Honary Mention)
FILE, Sao Paulo, Brasilien, Electronic Language International Festival
EMARE Stipendium (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange) bei der Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Zentrum für Künstlerische Bildmedien Sachen-Anhalt in Halle (Saale)

2006 Lanzamiento de Zone*Interdite

desde 2000 trabajo en Zone*Interdite

Christoph Wachter Vive en Berlín, Alemania
Mathias Jud Vive en Zúrich, Suiza


Starting with the artistic ambition of gaining our own picture of the world, we discovered certain blackouts - maskings of our perceptions. When observing military restricted areas, our attention got blurred.

“Zone*Interdite” reconstructs the terrain which our reflection has been deprived of.

The Internet project www.zone-interdite.net is a test arrangement that serves as a starting point for individual exploratory tours and as a collection point for ones own findings. In a combination of search engine and atlas, many sources result in a global military overview that overrides nation states and power blocks.

Particular areas are reconstructed as artificial virtual 3D worlds. A PC-version is freely downloadable on www.zone-interdite.net and can be personally explored as a virtual walkthrough on ones own Computer. Presently, Guantanamo Bay with its prison camps, Bagram Airbase with its secret prison as well as an Islamic training camp in Sudan are downloadable.

The power of the project lies in the disarming and lapidary view of a world of military power. Individual imagination and the joy of discovering occurs, i.e. spotting, replacing the patriotic and pacifistic duty of a knee-jerk avowal, and undermining censorship, as well as the restriction of perception.

These virtual tours enable expeditions to take place on a terrain where sovereignty no longer belongs to the national state but to each human being. Therefore, “Dispositif of Power” (power relations) can be detected right to the base of our self-imagination. By experiencing that self-censorship and heteronomy interfere with our own perception, we gain the possibility to realize what freedom and self-determination could be.


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