New media and technologies have radically changed the way we experience our daily life, increasingly modifying our creative processes. Traditional disciplines like drawing, painting and sculpture are increasingly being merged with digital and electronic techniques, allowing new aesthetic experiences and opening new possibilities of perception.
Digital Canvas on air Exhibition of Digital Art (here the preview: https://vimeo.com/161044938) curated by Vanina Saracino and broadcast on Ikono Tv, brings together a selection of outstanding international artists with more than 80 video works that explicitly employ the use of electronic and digital tools while making direct references to art history. Mounir Fatmi’s Technologia links ancient circular Arabic calligraphy and Marcel Duchamp’s rotoreliefs, the first manifestation of kinetic art produced in the context of modern and industrialized society. Eelco Brand uses both paint and digital techniques to create a hyper-real cosmos that reflects his conception of nature. Cosimo Miorelli creates a new form of storytelling with live-drawing sessions accompanied by music, executed on a tablet and recorded. Yannis Kranidiotis creates visual soundscapes by digitally re-elaborating old masterpieces. The winner of the open call Ulla Nolden, investigates movement and its rules in everyday environments, and visualizes its abstract algorithms by using an aesthetic language that she has developed in her photographic work.
Digital Canvas also features outstanding works by Joe Hamilton, Jacques Perconte, UBERMORGEN, Pierce Warnecke, Kurt Hentschläger, Claudia Hart, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Johanna Reich, Nicolas Rupcich, Richard Garet, Feng Chen, Dejan Radovanovic, Daniel Canogar, Claudia Larcher, Mateo Amaral, Ryan Whittier Hale, Chris Coleman, Laleh Mehran, Pia MYrvoLD and Philipp Artus.
In addition, Digital Canvas gives a Carte Blanche to Marco Mancuso (Founder and Director of Digicult) and to The One Minutes, a global network based in Amsterdam producing and distributing films with the duration of one single minute. Marco Mancuso presents “Hyper Reality”: how the visual contemporary apparatus is changing due to digital and science technologies, becoming – in a way – More Real than Real.
The selection features: Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand (Hydrogeny, 2010), Syntfarm (Formations, 2011), Boris Labbé (Danse Macabre, 2013), Quayola (Pleasant Places, 2015), Thomas Köner (La Barca, 2014), Thorsten Fleisch (Dromosphäre, 2010).
The One Minutes’ Carte Blanche features Laurel Backman, Sophie Penkethman, Christoph Meyer, Renee Lear, Guusje Kaayk, Dana Verbaan and Alper T.Tunga Ince and Frank ter Horst.
Digital Canvas will be broadcast exclusively on ikonoTV for 24 hours via webstream, starting on May 7th at 6PM (CET). On any SmartTV with the free ikonoTV application installed. It will premiere during the Creative Technology Week in New York, on the 28th and 29th of April.
About Ikono Tv
Founded by Elizabeth Markevitch, ikonoTV is the first television channel broadcasting art and only art 24/7 on HD. ikonoTV believes in the power of art to tell stories, and that everyone has the right to experience art. ikonoTV builds up a new collective consciousness of creativity and reinforces the idea of art as a truly universal and timeless language. ikonoTV brings to everybody’s home on-air curated exhibitions of art films. We work in close collaboration with more than 1000 international artists, over 200 collections, numerous archives, and the most important museums of the world. All productions are free from additional sound or commentary, allowing an international audience to be exposed to a completely new approach to the arts of all epochs, from antiquity to contemporary art.