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DIGIMAG JOURNAL 77

THE NEW ISSUE ONLINE ON 4 FEBRUARY 2018

Rave your algorithm. Interview with Renick Bell

Renick Bell is a computer musician, programmer, and teacher best-known for weaving electronic music using live code created by a generative music system he built himself to avoid frustration by the restrictive programmes available to process electronic music. He has performed in many countries and he is considered as a pioneer of the Algorave alternative music scene. Andrea Mi caught up with him ahead of the recent talk Datacracy, shared by Phase collective at Lottozero.... READ MORE...

On memory, precarity and visual methods to undermine distance. Interview with Yara Haskiel – part 2

Following some considerations on one of her two most recent long video works, Tsakalos Blues, video artist Hara Haskiel and our author Mario Margani continue their conversation dwelling on the artist's latest work: I don't write diaries I & II. In this second part they deal with technical question as the relationship between the image and the observer, audience involvement and precarity.... READ MORE...

Dreams and Nightmares in the Application of Blockchain Technology in Music Industry

The present essay considers the emergence of the so-called blockchain technology in the context of the music industry: while the emerging crowd-based infrastructures based on it offer the dream of an alternative to the exploitation of music creativity displaced by digital companies, they can however become actual nightmares, in which music will result into an increasingly integrated and automated form of financial investments.... READ MORE...

Machine Art In The Twentieth Century: interview with Andreas Broeckmann

Starting from the assumption that machine art is not an artistic genre or category, but rather a “discursive formation”, in “Machine Art in the Twentieth Century” Andreas Broeckmann examines artworks from the twentieth and early twenty-first century in the light of new technologies developments, leading to a deeper investigation about the complex and articulate human-machine engagement.... READ MORE...

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2018 Ars Electronica Festival: “Error. The Art of Imperfection”

At what point does an error become a fail, and what makes it the celebrated source of unprecedented ideas and inventions? Big Data surveillance takes preventative action upon detecting any deviation from our habitual ways, but it is precisely this imperfection that offers the greatest potential for new solutions. Ars Electronica is summoning artists, scientists, technologists worldwide to investigate how can we rethink our ambivalent relationship to technology.... READ MORE...

I was raised on the Internet

Nearly 100 works spanning on photography, painting, sculpture, film, and video, as well as emerging technologies and interactive elements, in an exhibition that focuses on how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. I Was Raised on the Internet will document a specific moment in time, beginning with 1998 and extending to the present, and focuses on the shifts that have occurred since the millennium.... READ MORE...

“In Tune With The World”: an exhibition about man’s place in the universe

In Tune with the World unveils a new selection of artists from the Foundation Louis Vuitton collection in Paris reflecting with several different mediums today’s questions about man’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie him to his surrounding environment and living world, highlighting the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects.... READ MORE...

“Purple”: an immersive video installation by John Akomfrah

Bildmuseet presents a new work by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, his most ambitious project to date. Purple is an immersive six-channel video installation addressing man's relationship to nature and to the planet. At a time when greenhouse gas emissions are at historically high levels and glaciers are melting, Purple poses the question of human responsibility.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Exchanges 2018

(Italiano) Exchanges 2018 intende essere una summa del percorso di ricerca che ha portato sul palco del Teatro Franco Parenti alcune delle personalità più interessanti e d’avanguardia nell’ambito delle contaminazioni tra generi come elettronica, jazz e post-rock. Questa terza edizione, con il ritorno in Sala Grande, è il fulcro di una nuova visione indirizzata alla sensibilità performativa e alla creazione di un dialogo ancora più diretto con la tradizione storica e culturale del Teatro, oltre che ad una nuova dimensione laboratoriale, spazio di scambio e approfondimento tra artista e spettatore, nei rinnovati spazi della Palazzina dei Bagni Misteriosi all’interno della Sala Zenitale.... READ MORE...

Rave your algorithm. Interview with Renick Bell

Renick Bell is a computer musician, programmer, and teacher best-known for weaving electronic music using live code created by a generative music system he built himself to avoid frustration by the restrictive programmes available to process electronic music. He has performed in many countries and he is considered as a pioneer of the Algorave alternative music scene. Andrea Mi caught up with him ahead of the recent talk Datacracy, shared by Phase collective at Lottozero.... READ MORE...

On memory, precarity and visual methods to undermine distance. Interview with Yara Haskiel – part 2

Following some considerations on one of her two most recent long video works, Tsakalos Blues, video artist Hara Haskiel and our author Mario Margani continue their conversation dwelling on the artist's latest work: I don't write diaries I & II. In this second part they deal with technical question as the relationship between the image and the observer, audience involvement and precarity.... READ MORE...

Nam June Paik Art Center presents the exhibition Common Front, Affectively

In Common Front, Affectively, the relations between the individual and the collective with regard to connectivity and isolation, between the affects manifested and controlled, come to the fore on the waves of a multitude of voices.The exhibition is organized and hosted by Nam June Paik Art Center, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, and curated by Hyunjeung Kim and Seong Eun Kim.... READ MORE...

REFRESH02: “ #LAYERS_Contemporary Art in the Digital Era”

The second event of REFRESH is coming, an exhibition series that wants to research Italian contemporary art and offers an update on practices that confront with the issues, languages and forms emerged with the digital turn of the last twenty years. Curated by Fabio Paris and organised by iMAL, The exhibition presents 15 contemporary Italian artists in the attempt to present their work on an international platform.... READ MORE...

“Still Life”: the second iteration of an exhibition by Rhonda Holberton

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions presents Still Life, the second iteration of an exhibition by San Francisco Bay Area based artist Rhonda Holberton at Transfer Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). As virtual environments and autonomous bots infiltrate our homes, and the omnipresent computer in our hands change the role of the body— in all areas of life and commerce, Still Life is Holberton’s attempt to rediscover the value of the biological body through labor and material transformation.... READ MORE...

Christian Marclay “Concerto Spaziale” with Okkyung Lee and Luc Müller

Curated by Bruna Roccasalva and Vincenzo de Bellis on the occasion of the 23rd edition of miart, at Museo del Novecento there will be a new performance conceived by Christian Marclay in the framework of Furla Series #01 - Time after Time, Space after Space. Using everyday objects, the artist coaxes noise out of non-musical “instruments”, focusing our attention on the real scale of sound such things produce.... READ MORE...

Artists and robots at Grand Palais in Paris

This exhibition is an opportunity to experience works of art produced with the help of increasingly sophisticated robots. Featuring works by some forty artists, it offers a gateway to an immersive and interactive digital world - an augmented body sensory experience that subverts our notions of space and time.... READ MORE...

Dreams and Nightmares in the Application of Blockchain Technology in Music Industry

The present essay considers the emergence of the so-called blockchain technology in the context of the music industry: while the emerging crowd-based infrastructures based on it offer the dream of an alternative to the exploitation of music creativity displaced by digital companies, they can however become actual nightmares, in which music will result into an increasingly integrated and automated form of financial investments.... READ MORE...