Virusland

Pierre Cassou-Noguès and Gwenola Wagon

Book, movies, installation

2020

Virusland does not refer to a region of the globe but to a form of life. Like the virus, it develops by contagion. It affects a large part of the planet, without making much difference between political, democratic or totalitarian regimes. Because it itself corresponds to a political structure. It has changed our gestures, our habits, and reconfigured our relationship and what we considered normal and abnormal, moral and immoral. It admits local variations. It is as if this form of life mutated by moving from one region to another.

The first episode concerns the visible and invisible of the virus, there are artificial clouds that disinfect cities.

The second episode follows drones chasing in all languages the last humans still out there.

This third episode illustrates the idea of a war against the virus. These words have spread through political speeches as a virus. But what is a war against an enemy, of which we know nothing except that it comes from a bat?

Diffusion

Excerpts from Virusland, book by Pierre Cassou-Noguès p-node.org, Antivirus Program 8 May 2020 from 4 to 5 p.m. https://soundcloud.com/nogo-voyages/pierre-cassou-nogues-et-gwenola-wagon

Credits

Pierre Cassou-Noguès and Gwenola Wagon With Marie-Bénédicte Cazeneuve With Mathieu Cloarec and Stéphane Degoutin