PRINT Summer 1997


without addresses

CLICK ON the projects icon on the Documenta Internet server ( and the first thing you’ll see is the page “Surfaces & Territories.” From there, it’s just another click to reach Joachim Blank and Karl Heinz Jeron’s work, without addresses—a blue street map of some nonexistent city lacking buildings, street names, or any other points of reference. Blank and Jeron are artists and programmers who have been involved for a couple of years in the construction of International City, one of the best-known and most important servers and providers in Berlin. Their site without addresses is one of the online projects developed specifically for the Internet component of Documenta under the auspices of curator Simon Lamunière. Lamunière attempted to commission projects that would explore any number of themes privileged by the Net, which he loosely grouped under the headings “Surfaces &

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