Article  /  BenjaminLignel   Review   CriticalThinking
Published: 08.05.2010

I would like to share with you some impressions left on me by the Grey Area symposium (1), and suggest that our community functions like a closed circuit: that the distances we travel to meet one another, exhibit and speak, as well as our promotional hyperactivity, give us the illusion of globalism and 'outreach'. There is a small epiphany at the root of this text: watching on the screen in front of us a picture of another conference room, this one in Portugal (2), and hearing around me people point and say: "Oh look that's me. And here is so-and-so!"
Is there anyone in the room apart from us?