The Funambulist

DMZ is a comic book that I discovered in my research for references for the NY Commune Project. It constitutes a quite literal precedent indeed. Written by Brian Wood and drawn...

Beginning of the transcript… It all started two weeks before the declaration of the Commune. Thousands of us invaded the incomplete structures of the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. We...

François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters, La fièvre d’Urbicande, Casterman, 1985. First of all, I would like to apologize for the lack of consistence in the rhythm of the recent publication of...

Excerpt from Le Processus by Marc-Antoine Mathieu (Delcourt 1993) Following the three last articles in which I was preparing my reference texts in addition of those that I have been already...

(1) Excerpt from Le Processus by Marc-Antoine Mathieu (Delcourt 1993) This article is the last one in order to list and archive my references for the talk I gave this morning...

Excerpt from Bilal, Enki. 32 Décembre. Paris: Les Humanoïdes Associés, 2002. – And that, what is it? What are we walking on? – Canvas. White canvas… The walls and the ceiling...

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam by Carl Boese & Paul Wegener (1920) A short article today, in order to link four narratives (coming from science fiction or not)...

Teaser poster for Michel Gondry’s upcoming adaptation of Ubik (Heath Killen) In an obsessive sense of categorization, one might divide science fiction in few types. The machinist fascination would be tutored...

L’Origine by Marc-Antoine Mathieu (Delcourt, 1991) This article is the first one of a short series I will do about the worlds dramatized by science fiction which gives me the opportunity...

Factory Fifteen (see previous post) just released their new film that they shot during Liam Young and Kate Davies’ Unknown Fields 2011 in Chernobyl (Ukraine) and Baikonur (Kazakhstan). Gamma is a...

Future Ruins by Michelle Lord (inspired by JGB) While cleaning-up my digital archives yesterday I “ran into” a letter I wrote to James Graham Ballard two and half years ago, then...

I have been recently commissioned to write a short article for the first issue of Studio Magazine entitled [from] CRISIS [to] and I was happy to write the text that follows...

I already wrote a more developed article about the 29 minute masterpiece, La Jetée, less than a year ago; nevertheless, I wanted to point out the existence of a very beautiful...

picture: first surveillance drone experimentation in JFK Airport (August 2011) Since the Technological Security Act of 2012, drones are everywhere. Their implementation in the public space was fairly easy as most...

First of all, I would like to say that this article is not an indictment against the three “new” episodes (I, II & III) of Star Wars; on the contrary of...

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The third chapter of this guest writers essays series comes from a regular of The Funambulist, Martin Byrne (see previous articles 1, 2, 3 & 4 or see below the essay)...

picture: The Battersea Experiment by Dan Tassell Factory Fifteen is a new video artists/architects collective that can be recognized as the children of Nic Clear as the professor of the Unit...

picture extracted from V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (Vertigo) The subject of this article, science-fiction as an inventor of dilemmas is directly inspired by the reading of a very interesting...

Serge Brussolo is a French science-fiction writer whose masterpieces has been mainly written in the 1980’s. As far as I know he has never been translated into English and although I...

Raja Shehadeh is a Palestinian lawyer who lives in Ramallah and has been working all his carrier on issues of Palestinian land expropriated by the Israeli colonizing power. I met him...

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