28 / 05 / 2011 – 05 / 06 / 2011

Curated by Marco Mancuso – Claudia D’Alonzo

Innis Town Hall – Toronto

“Phenomena” was a curatorial project commissioned by Subtle Technologies Festival – Where art and Science Meet festival in Toronto, based on two videoscreening and one lecture, researching how the art-science relationship has affected the audiovisual production in contemporary art.

The two screenings were “Hidden Worlds” curated by Marco Mancuso and “When the eye flickers” (Quando l’occhio trema)’ curated by Claudia D’Alonzo, while the lecture was “A myriad of vibrant phenomena. The hidden worlds of audiovisual art-science” led by Marco Mancuso

Critical Texts and Presentation:
“Phenomena. A journal into audiovisual art-science”

This is another chapter of Marco Mancuso’s research on audiovisual art-science which started from Bruce Sterling’s Fabrica Workshop, continued with the lecture taken at Museo della Scienza in Naples in 2009 and fixed with the curatorship at Sincronie Festival 2009 and invitations at 16th International Conference of Film Studies organized by University Roma 3 and ISEA conference in Istanbul.

Subtle Technologies is a gathering of artists, scientists, technologists, engineers and the general public. They share cross-disciplinary ideas, explore new technologies, showcase creativity and incubate the next generation of practitioners at the intersection of art, science and technology.

2011 marks the 14th year of our festival and organization. The audience and visibility have steadily grown since 1997. We are well-known in Toronto and internationally as a unique venue for bringing together cutting edge science and art. The events are attended by intellectually curious people from all parts of society—especially those with an interest in art, technology, science, engineering, architecture or design. The annual June Festival includes a symposium (3 days of interdisciplinary presentations, demos, lightning talks and panel discussions), performances, exhibitions and films, speed networking and more. Starting in 2010–2011, we began a series of year-round events, partnering with many community groups to run workshops, literary events, documentary screenings and other events throughout the year—all focused on bringing together art, science and technology.