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The project Connect is a fax-action that will enable people at different locations around the globe to make a unique artwork in real time.
The participants must have two fax machines in each site. When the messages start to arrive, they are invited to feed that thermal paper roll (without cutting it) into the other machine, transforming the images in the process and then sending it to another site. In this way a loop is formed and the participants will build together one integrated work.
An ephemeral and interactive curve will be drawn through the artistic network of communication.
The first connect action took place the 31th May 1991 between Paris (Art-Réseaux / Université de Paris I - Centre Saint Charles) et Pittsburgh (Carnegie Mellow University - Studio for Creative Inquiry) and the participants: Gilbertto Prado, Karen O'Rourke, Christophe Le François, Claudine Romeo, Isabelle Millet and Patricia Franca (at Paris) and Artur Matuck, Maria Matuck, Rachel Allard, Jeniffer, ShowBin and Pamela (at Pittsburgh).
Other exchanges also took place the 22 and 23 November 1991 between Paris (Art-Réseaux) and São Paulo (Workshop Project Reflux - XXI Bienal de São Paulo - Centro Cultural Oswald de Andrade).
The results of this project were presented at the Art-Réseaux exhibition at the Galerie Bernanos, Paris, April, 1992; Mostra Histórias de Videoarte na UFRN/ 10 dimensões; (vídeos). Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, November 30 to December 3, 2015.