Bertram Niessen

Seaquence. Audiovisual Online Micro-cultures

Seaquence is an on-line project developed by Ryan Alexander, Gabriel Dunne and Daniel Massey during an art residency at Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA), San Francisco, a non-profit organization dedicated to building social consciousness through digital culture.... READ MORE...

Memefest: Oliver Vodeb. Critical And Radical Comunication

In a world where communication is more and more rapid and pervasive, we constantly show a deficit of interpretative tools that allow us to really understand this complexity and to interact with it. Many of the institutions traditionally delegated to the production of such tools have gradually shown their inadequacy, crystallizing in purely aesthetic logics and marrying an idea of creativity as a gesture included in itself, which is born and consequently develops independently of the rest in a sort of perfect and pure emptiness.... READ MORE...

Mark Grimes. Maker Faire Africa: The Net Doing

The last years are witnessing the rise of a new phenomenon generally defined as Makers movement. Its pillar is the network grown around Make Magazine and Maker Faire. Make Magazine is a publication born in 2006 that connects a wide range of DIY projects related with technology. Makers Faire is a meeting held around the USA aiming at the connection of backyard inventors, artists and high-tech crafters. Behind this boom is O'Reilley Media, the publisher worldwide known for its software manuals and for the support to many initiatives related to technological innovation, social entrepreneurship and high-tech startups.... READ MORE...

Open Peer-to-peer Design.massimo Menichinelli, Partecipated Future

Along with this interview with Massimo Menichinelli, my second collaboration phase with Digicult begins. After being interviewing the leading live media artists during the past years , I believe I fairly cleared my mind up on what is going on in that field , and I hope to have also supplied at least narrowly i nteresting readings, to those who bothered reading me.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Staugbold, Musica Fuori Posto

(Italiano) Staubgold  una delle etichette pi interessanti, e meno comuni, nell'ambito della musica sperimentale internazionale. In oltre dieci anni di attivitˆ ha pubblicato oltre 50 album, spaziando in una vastissima gamma di generi e atmosfere e attraversando e confondendo molti dei confini ritenuti invalicabili dai puristi della classificazione musicale.... READ MORE...

Bruce Mcclure’s Sculptural Material

I had the opportunity to attend Bruce McClure's audio-video performance twice: the first time, in Rome in 2006 at Dissonanze (where I was involved as a curator) and the second time this year at Sonic Acts in Amsterdam (where Digicult introduced Otolab's live 'Circo Ipnotico').... READ MORE...

Tuned City: The Space Acoustic

From 1st to 5th July, the first Tuned City festival is taking place in Berlin; it is one of the most important festivals dealing with the relationship between sound and space.... READ MORE...

Trok!: Free Music, In Free Spaces

In Italy , more than anywhere else, the cultural life of experimentation is related to political underground through a system that developed from the 60's. Social Centers and Squat have been locations of the (electronic and not) experimentation of the 90's, with alternate fortune.... READ MORE...

Andrea Marutti: Italian Experimental Underground

Digimag readers are probably bored by my long prologues on the reasons why I chose to interview someone. I'm unfortunately convinced, and I'm getting more and more into those convictions, that explaining the reasons behind articles is definitely one of the most important part of the article itself. Well, Some weeks ago I was at Torkiera in Milan (for those who missed it, Torkiera is one of the few spaces of the metropolis that is seriously promoting musical experimentation, among all its proposals). I was resonating with Marco Mancuso about potential interviews. Suddenly, I saw the table of Afe Records and I asked myself: Is it possible that we haven't interviewed Andrea Marutti yet, one of the most interesting key character of the experimental underground of the last ten years?. Yep, it is possible. So here I apology and remediate.... READ MORE...

Atom: Floating Audiovisual Design

Sometimes things happen, a bit by chance. It is true, though, that in some cities by chance things happen easier than somewhere else. So it may happen to go for a walk to the Tesla Culture Centre in Berlin on a Friday rainy evening, maybe feeling a bit bored, just to take a look around at the installations, not all of them interesting, and then to come across the rehearsal of one of the best performances/audiovisual installations one have seen long since.... READ MORE...

99rooms: Net Synesthesia

99rooms is an interesting web-based project that mix real ambient and virtual ambient. It is realized painting worrying figures in an old abandoned factory, then animating them so that they interact through 99rooms.... READ MORE...

Quayola: Visual Delicatessen

Davide Quagliola is among that group of sensible Italians who left their native shores to move to less sunny yet more hospitable places. Having moved from Rome to London, his work had been long associated with that of HFR Lab (a visual experimentation duo together with Chiara Horn), a project of sound and video, graphic and music on the border between installations and live performances which, also thanks to the good choice of moving to London, succeeded in creating a considerable professional connection net which probably would have been impossible to have living in Italy.... READ MORE...

Ran Slavin, Improvisation Live Cinema

In the international panorama of audiovisual performances, one of the most structuring characteristics of the projects is the high degree of control that performers want to have during the performance. Ran Slavin, musician, video-artist and multimedia artist from Israel, works in a completely different manner.... READ MORE...