Alessandra Saviotti

Preserving memories for the future. The project “Archive for change”

Archive for Change is a project initiated by the artists and filmmakers Julie Ballands, Taryn Edmonds and Laura Maragoudaki in 2010, which had the aim to explore urban and social changes in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). The project is actively supported by the local community and its organizations, because it investigates directly the constant process of transformation of the city, taking Newcastle’s West End as a case study.... READ MORE...

The new explorers guide to Dutch digital culture, by Virtueel Platform

Virtueel Platform, part of The New Institute in Rotterdam, whose mission is to" stimulate and strengthen cultural innovation by sharing knowledge about e-culture and increasing its visibility and scope startingpoint if you want to explore and work together with innovative media art organisations in The Netherlands", published its final Guide the last December 2012.... READ MORE...

The strength of the imperceptible. Interview to Alberto Tadiello

Alberto Tadiello (1983, Montecchio Maggiore, VI) is one of the few artists who have managed to break down the wall that separates the traditional contemporary art practice and that stream related to media art, which is close to scientific and technologic experimentation and the idea of "Do It Yourself"... READ MORE...

Italian Conversations. Discovering contemporary art in Italy

By daily following this path, after visiting and analysing Rotterdam, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Copenaghen, Riga, Switzerland and Bruxelles, this year Rob e Nienke, encouraged by Nomas Foundation’s curators Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni, have published their investigation of Italy, “Fucking good Art: Italia. Issue #28, Italian Conversation – Art in the age of Berlusconi”, the result of an almost one-year-long itinerant residence.... READ MORE...

A travelling artist. Interview with Riccardo Benassi

Riccardo Benassi is an artist who can be considered halfway between a musician, a performer, a writer and a designer of experiences. His works are always the result of an intensive exchange with another individual, be it a curator, another artist or the publisher of one of his numerous publications.... READ MORE...

Mapping the electomagnetism. Detektors by Martin Howse and Shintaro Miyazaki

Detektors is an open and collaborative project which consists in devices capable of recording hidden electromagnetic emissions produced by common electronic tools such as mobile phones, laptops, cameras etc. In addition, Detektors can also capture the high frequency bands: modulation of WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM, UMTS and GPS networks, as well as any other transmission system between 100 Mhz and 5Ghz.... READ MORE...

Schwebung. When Stephan Mathieu started his own label

Schwebung is Mathieu's own label, dedicated to release solo and collaborative work on vinyl and as high-resolution files. As he said: "Although I'm feeling very previleged to work with some great labels from around the world since the mid 90s, I thought it was the right moment to do it myself".... READ MORE...

The deep of the modern. Manifesta 9 report

Given the current economical situation it is not easy to agree with the Manifesta statement, reminded by Viktor Misiano in this year publication: “the present is better than the past, and with the hope that the future would be better than the present”.... READ MORE...

The Image Of Sound. Yuri Ancarani’s Stomach

Yuri Ancarani (Ravenna, 1972) likes to define himself a visual artist/film maker. He developed his research by starting studying his territory, the land where he was born: the Riviera Romagnola. As for his music video Vicino al Cuore (2003), work that he claims to love the most, or Kras (Bora, 2011) or Carrara caves (Il Capo, 2010), he always succeeds to catch the invisible aspect that transmits to the public the meaning of those places.... READ MORE...

Francesca Grilli. Searching For The Daily Miracle

Francesca Grilli, who was born in Bologna and now lives in the Netherlands has developed her research on the human figure realizing works inspired by her personal memories which are linked to her family and her daily life. Her work recently focused on the obsessive search for the daily miracle, through the manipulation of reality and adding an unexpected variable that produces a sense of familiarity that can also be shocking. As she herself explains, the daily miracle is a minimal invisible action which often transforms reality into magic, daily actions and tasks into something fabulous.... READ MORE...