Federica Fontana

Are we ready for a new revolution? Some reflections after Signal 2019

Comprehensively the theme of this 2019 edition of Signal, which took place from 10th to 13th of October, was the revolution: the 30th anniversary of the Czech Velvet Revolution, but also that of the present and the future, linked to the climate, social and technological changes of our time. Report and interview of Federica Fontana.... READ MORE...

Mario Savini: Arte transgenica. La vità è il medium

A cosa ci riferiamo quando parliamo di arte transgenica? In questo panorama spinoso, che più di tutti lega a doppio filo arte e scienza, filosofia e biotecnologie, questioni giuridiche e tabù ancestrali cerca di fare ordine il libro di Mario Savini “Arte transgenica: la vita è il medium”, edito nel 2018 da Pisa University Press.... READ MORE...

How would you touch an image? Interview with Lucy Hardcastle

Are we sure that we are still able to distinguish what is “real” from what is purely digital? Federica Fontana interviews Lucy Hardcastle, a 26 years old interdisciplinary designer and artist –  but she prefers to think of herself more as a digital craftsman –  who runs a studio in London specialized in creating original unique visual experiences by using CGI, digital rendering and glass blowing.... READ MORE...

“Species and Beyond”: undoing the anthropocentric vision at KIKK festival 2018

Started as a national festival – but already international in terms of the curation - KIKK has evolved into a bigger resonance event. Year after year, it has become more and more structured, configuring itself as an open and collaborative environment always trying to envision future challenges with a cross-disciplinary approach. Through Next Utopia, Invisible Narratives and Interferences, it attained its 8th edition themed Species and Beyond marking a shift in the traditional anthropocentric vision of the world.... READ MORE...

Where the laws of nature blurs: an interview with Ryoichi Kurokawa

With his latest work ad/ab Atom, Ryoichi Kurokawa is keeping challenging human senses spectrum by means of cutting-edge visual technologies and computer-generated structures. After his residency at INL he accepted to answer our questions and we have found ourselves talking about the infinitely small, the magic of nature and the delicate balance between art and technology.... READ MORE...

Not only a matter of genes: the human genome on display at MUSE

Today more than ever the hot topics of the scientific debate are able to spread into our homes from the labs of the research centers, provoking no less hot discussions. In a similar scenario, MUSE in Trento has just opened the exhibition Genoma Umano: quello che ci rende unici (Human Genome: what makes us unique) for a better understanding of our genetic heritage and its fundamental role in defining ourselves as individuals.... READ MORE...

Sensing the invisible. Interview with Afroditi Psarra

Through her fascinating and dystopic garments Afroditi Psarra has been contributing to push further body augmentation research blending folk tradition, pop culture, hand-made electronic and coding to create art, and conveying also social, biological, and environmental issues. Latest developments of her work include Cosmic Bitcasting, a tunic that enables the human body to perceive cosmic radiation and to upload all the outputs on a computer.... READ MORE...