Searching for rue Simon-Crubellier


A site specific performative multi-media experiment/exploration of myth and map making, of bodies, space and the many modalities of old and new media. The work documents the artists' search/research for fictional site in Paris inspired by the work of Perec. The artists imposed on themselves a set of rules. The primary rule was that when they asked for directions to rue Simon-Crubellier, they were obliged to follow those directions. According to the artists: "Searching for rue Simon-Crubellier is a process-based, interdisciplinary and conceptual work. It is an actual search for an imaginary place -- exploring actual and imagined relations to place. In searching for rue Simon-Crubellier, the work poses the question: is it possible to bring something that does not exist into existence by searching for it?".
Gillian Fuller
Artist Statement
Searching for rue Simon-Crubellier is a video/sound installation, which is part of a cross media project that also includes the Internet site The 4th Floor. The project was begun in Paris in 2004 while doing a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts. The work takes as a point of departure the experience of being Australians in Paris and reading George Perec's book Life a User's Manual. In this book Perec creates a puzzle of a novel set in a building located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris at number 11 rue Simon-Crubellier.
Excerpt from artists' website


Miranda, Maria
Neumark, Norie




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Multimedia installation




Out-of-sync, Miranda, Maria, and Neumark, Norie, “Searching for rue Simon-Crubellier,” ADELTA, accessed December 7, 2021,

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