Marco Mancuso

Sonic Acts Xii: A Cinematic Report

Sonic Acts took place in Amsterdam on the last weekend of February. Its focus was the 'Cinematic Experience', and I believe it to be one of the best festivals that I have attended of late. It managed to strike a stimulating balance between conferences, projections, performance and exhibitions.... READ MORE...

Dna: Dust Eye / Dust Architecture

Architecture and technology, design and digital media: a more and more daring connection that may seem outrageous because of its hybrid and audacious nature. After the two episodes dedicated to Lab(au) and Limitezero on the last issues of DIgimag, another piece has been added to this complicated mosaic, which is still far from being completed.... READ MORE...

Scanner: Intellectual Electronica

Since his debut, Scanner has been an unclassifiable artist inside of the crammed panorama of electronic creativity. Actually Robin Rimbaud is well-known in the world of electro-music, appreciated by his own spiritual father, Karlheinz Stockhausen, but he always moves in the fertile ground of contamination of new technologies and of those potentialities offered by the means of electronic expression and integrated media.... READ MORE...

Limiteazero, Infinite Limits

Digicult got the opportunity to interview Limiteazero at their beginnings in March 2005. That is to say long ago. At that time, Tiziana Gemin wrote a pretty complete article about Paolo Rigamonti and Silvio Mondino, the two Milanese designers and architects composing Limiteazero.... READ MORE...

Lab (au): Meta Design. Liquid Spaces And The Cities Of Tomorrow

There are people living in cities who are careful observers of the slow changes which are taking place around them. Such people are not inclined to complaining about new telecameras controlling the access to the old town centre, about the prevailing traffic and polluted air, or the advertising billboards covering the facades of the old buildings in boulevards.... READ MORE...

Todaysart 2007, The Hague International Art

The Hague , The Netherlands, is a little city with no more than 1million inhabitants and 1hour and half from Amsterdam . A grey sky as scheduled, avant-garde buildings, cycle facilities and the hundred-year-old Royal Art Academy . This Academy pays attention to anything artistic or modern. The weekend of 21 st - 22 nd September was dedicated to the Todaysart Festival. I'm coming from a couple of days in Amsterdam and the impact with the political capital of The Netherlands is completely different.... READ MORE...

The Truth-cinema Of Pierre Bastien

To be at a Pierre Bastien's live show is always a special event for any lover of contemporary music. And the other condition to appreciate the French multi-instrumentalist's music is to esteem a slightly poetical and joyful audiovisual dash. This is a feature of this artist so dear to Aphex Twin who has realised Bastien's production with his own Rephlex Records.... READ MORE...

Thorsten Fleisch, The Fourth Dimension In Video

Thorsten Fleisch is one of those artists that with his works, in my opinion, spontaneously gives meaning to theory, currents, opinions, discourses and discussions confusingly gathered around a specific theme, anticipating, in this, modalities and analysis often understood and shared but rarely expressed in a concrete way in a work.... READ MORE...

Struttura Organica 2007, Computing Nature

When we, in some years, will have stiffness, and maybe time, to watch behind with the right critical spirit and with knowledge instruments more and more mature and shared, I'm sure that one of the most strong thematic will be the possible relation between technology, nature and art in this systematic order. Struttura Organica 2007, video art and net art festival from 7 th to 9 th September in San Vincenzo - Livorno, is maybe the first Italian exhibition that turns the attention to these themes, through the well-known formula of festival, meetings, art works and live performance.... READ MORE...

Software Art Space. Software Art ?!?

You can bet on it. As soon as the news gets around through reference mailing-lists, word of mouth, international festivals, interviews by the most acclaimed critic or curator of the moment, infinite will be the praises raised to Software Art Space ( www.softwareartspace.com ), the second operation performed by Steven Sacks, founder of the phantomatic Bitforms gallery: digital in conception, but with a physical (micro) headquarter in New York. In that same city and neighborhood, Chelsea, in which an apparently infinite army of galleries and exhibition spaces devoted to contemporary arts seem to be struggling to be part of the quadrangle between 4th and 5th streets, determining the destinies of the international art market.... READ MORE...

Sonar 2007, A Chat…to The Rhythm Of Music

Digicult had the honor of establishing a partnership with the 2007 edition of Sonar, objectively the most widely known and populated advanced music and multimedia arts festival. The project has been carefully executed and many were the difficulties encountered by our small team, but we did it, and we can now proudly present you this double summer issue of the magazine filled with a report that is so complete and exhaustive that it can easily clear any doubts you might have left in your mind about the efefctive possibilities offered by editorial projects on the web, on both their viral capabilities and their structural dinamism.... READ MORE...

Kurt Hentschlager. Feed: Visible Space Collapse

Feed, an audiovisual performance on sensorial, spatialized, electronic experimentation produced by austrin artist Kurt Hentschlager ( for the ones that don't know him, he, together with Ulf Langheinrich, is one of the two souls of Granular Synthesis) is, at this time, a project that is unique in its genre, outside of the aesthetic and technical languages currently spoken in the contemporary world of performances and multimedia installations. There's really nothing to discuss: opinions are in total accordance among audience and critics... READ MORE...

Sonar 2007. Call For Italy? Yes!

We're all ready for Sonar 2007 . A couple of weeks ( 14th-15th-16th June ) and the Spanish weekend dedicated to the electronic music will be reality, collecting from the streets of Barcelona, from the CCCB/MACBA spaces and from the fair cathedral of Sonar by Night, a multitude of young lovers of electro sound out of control from all over the world.... READ MORE...

Vvvv, The New Born One

Inside the wide universe of software programming, more and more powerful and performing, inside a revenge never solved between Mac and Pc developers, inside the ambit of a pulse to be open source or not, it is now deafening the noise made by vvvv.... READ MORE...

Elektra, Festival Arts Numeriques

It is now at its eight edition one of the first and most important festival of the world, in the ambit of digital art and audio-visual expression: the Elektra Festival of Montreal . One of the first international festival that focalized on experimental artistic audio-video forms with a wise and clever approach able to analyze the evolution of these years on the borders between art, experimentation, technologic research and communication.... READ MORE...