Marco Mancuso

The Ecology Of Laboratorio Elettrico Popolare

He won't have it, he really doesn't like me calling him 'Master'. Peppo Lasagna is in principal a modest person, absolutely coherent in his being 'ecological' and in his relationship with the world, the environment, the technology that surrounds us. In principal, he's one of those people that does not bask in compliments or in the awareness of his own knowledge, but prefers to act, to do, to create.... READ MORE...

Exploding Cave

With a double reference both to the existentialist caves of 1950's Milan and the experimentation of Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Exploding Cave is a 2-days event that will be held in Milan on April 17 and 18, in the spaces of Cox18, structured in a series of meetings, workshops and performances that investigate the relationship and the least common denominator that ties cinema, sound, video and digital arts... READ MORE...

Alain Thibault: Elektra From Past To The Future

Hereafter we will carry on an approach analysis on Elektra 2009, with the tenth edition of the festival of the Audiovisual Art research and the New Media Art, which is the most interesting and complete in the entire North American territory. And in general one of the finest on the international scene, as well as one of the most appreciated by the artists. This should never be underestimated, in my opinion.... READ MORE...

Esther Manas & Arash Moori: Sound & Sculpture

Last month Digimag devoted a section to Domenico Quaranta, curator of one of the two parts of the section Expanded Box at Arco Madrid 2009. Among the very heterogeneous works on show, encompassing different languages and media, one in particular represents in my opinion one of the exhibition's highlights: the work Every Man and Woman is a Star, by the two artists Esther Manas and Arash Moori... READ MORE...

Carsten Stabenow: Il Suono Come Arte

Qualche numero fa, Digimag aveva avuto l'occasione di parlare, tramite Bertram Niessen, con Derek Holzter, uno dei curatori coinvolti nel progetto Tuned City. é stato questo uno degli appuntamenti pi ineteressanti della sound art Europea dell'anno; svoltosi a Berlino la scorsa estate, ha riunito una serie di teorici e artisti che hanno analizzato in maniera critica l'uso del suono all'interno dei contesti urbani mediati nei quali viviamo... READ MORE...

Indeepandance: Arrivano I Barbari!

Il villaggio barbaro di cui vorrei parlare si chiama 'Indeepandance', una faraonica produzione nell'ambito del progetto Music Across, sotto la direzione artistica di Caterina Caselli e promosso da Massimo Zanello, Assessore alle Culture, Identitˆ e Autonomie della Regione Lombardia. Un progetto multimediale (inutile suggerirvi di cogliere la terminologia, l'abuso di un linguaggio di cui non si conoscono a fondo i fonemi) diretto dal compositore Vittorio Cosma, con i videoartisti Masbedo (Nicol˜ Massazza e Jacopo Bedogni) e lo scrittore Aldo Nove che si  svolto all'interno dell'Arena Civica di Milano.... READ MORE...

Julien Maire, Leonardo And The Visual Anatomy

The bewilderment between reality and illusion, between perceptive habits and a new way of watching through the video camera. A false step that interrupts the normal rhythm of perception and let us perceive other possible re-constructions of what we see. A jocose swing between these two levels is the trace that links the work of Julien Maire, a French artist living now in Berlin who, through performances and installations, apparently very different from each other, creates moments and spaces of compression, overlap and perceptive illusion.... READ MORE...

Marc Garret & Ruth Catlow: Net Visions

Let's talk again about Marc Garret and Ruth Catlow, two people that don't need to be introduced in the context of networking and mailing list about new international media art. Marc Garret and Ruth Catlow promoted many on-line debates, through not only their channel, NetBehaviour, many art networking projects, and they've been working for ten years on their project Furtherfield.org. They already wrote an important text of reflections and theories about art, that was published on Digimag 33 - April 2008. And they promised us to be interviewed; let's see what they answered... READ MORE...