Edited by one of the leading Virilio authority's, this book offers the reader a guide through Virilio's work. Using the interview form, Virilio speaks incisively and at length about a vast assortment of cultural and theoretical topics, including architecture and `speed-space', `chronopolitics', art and technoculture, modernism, postmodernism and `hypermodernism', the time of the trajectory and the `information bomb'. His thoughts on Foucault, Baudrillard, Deleuze and Guattari, the performance artist Stelarc, the Persian War and the Kosovo War, are also gathered together.
The Dark Spot of Art
CD: Your work explores the world of today, a world where telecommunications technology tends to abolish space and time. In this context of world-space, you advance the idea of a general delocalization. How would you define a delocalized art?
PV: It's clear that one of the great philosophical and political questions of the day is deconstruction, and deconstruction in a broad sense, not only that of Derrida. Myself, I would say that art may have anticipated this debate over deconstruction, long before architecture and long before the philosophical situation as it stands today.
I would like to recall that the word delocalization has the same root as the Latin verb dislocare, to dislocate; the two words ...