Antonio Caronia

Shadows Of Videoart. The New Era Of “quite Images”

Let us randomly pick up two recent Italian events of digital art. In these days the group Alterazioni Video is presenting its last work, Violent Paintings, at the Galleria Fabio Paris in Brescia. It consists in a number of images found on the web, passed several times between the five members of the collective, each of them intervening on each image.... READ MORE...

Art, Activism, Subjectivity, Sabotage

Who said that books dealing with the proceeding of a congress are boring? First of all it depends on the congress and the speakers, secondly on the way the book is conceived. The reading of L'arte della sovversione. Multiversity: pratiche artistiche contemporanee e attivismo politico (The art of overthrow. Multiversity: artistic contemporary practices and political activism) edited by Marco Baravalle for 'Manifestolibri/Uninomade', once you get over the title -a bit over the top- it is very enjoyable because it is composed of many keen and necessary statements (not all of them of course) on a group of quite current issues, that though complicated, are fascinating for those who deal with cultural production in general, and with a political/social tone in particular.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Aha-camper: Le Trappole Del Social Networking

(Italiano) Nel mese di settembre 2008 gli iscritti alla mailing list aha (aha@ecn.org) hanno visto crescere il traffico delle mail quasi a dismisura. Da una media di 2 o 3 mail al giorno, con picchi di poche decine quando si accendeva qualche flame, si  passati quasi improvisamente a una media di 30, 40, poi 50 mail al giorno, arrivando a superare, nei giorni pi caldi, le 80 mail.... READ MORE...

Once Is Not Enough

In 2007, Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 0100101110101101.ORG) created Sinthetic Performances, a series of 'live' actions, which were led in Second Life with their avatars, making use of some classical and historical performances of contemporary art... READ MORE...

Who Is Afraid Of Janez JanŠa?

Berlin, 28th January 2008, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe . It's one past midnight. Three people wearing white windbreakers and carrying backpacks with GPS devices and a webcam turned towards their own faces, stop for a second, in silence.... READ MORE...

The Landscapes Of Technoethic Art

Italy has a peculiar characteristic that is difficult to understand for those who are not familiar with the history of our country. That is that our culture, on the whole, is distanced, always lagging behind, lacking consciousness of, and sometimes even traveling in the opposite direction of the important cultural trends that emerge across the globe.... READ MORE...