Monica Ponzini

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Relational Architecture

Mexico, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's homeland, made its debut at the 52nd edition of the Venice Biennale with the artist's work exhibition. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is well-known for his big installations used by the most various media and for his custom-made interfaces. In other words this artist loves the active interaction of the public. Robot installations, computers, video projections, sensors, lights (and shadows) and sounds, these are the means used for the creation of works. His works are famous because all around the world they can temporarily change space perceptions and their relations with people living there. Or they can draw attention to important issues such as the continuous control we are subjected.... READ MORE...

We Are The…strange Media For Strange People

Stop motion, 3D, videogames, animes, 8-bit culture. With the Internet as distribution platform. The final product is We Are The Strange , an elusive and indefinite 90 minute film, where the author, M dot Strange , gathered everything that appeals to him visually, all his universe of images and styles.... READ MORE...

Automatic Update

Gli ultimi decenni hanno visto un'esplosione della tecnologia e dell'informazione con una diffusione, quantitˆ e velocitˆ mai viste prima. Questa ipertrofia tecnologico-mediatica non ha portato - e continua a portare - solo cambiamenti a livello economico e sociale, ma ha ovviamente impattato anche la comunitˆ artistica.... READ MORE...

Eric Singer, Music For Robots

LEMUR, i.e. League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots . A group of artists based in Brooklyn who design and make up musical robots, a synthesis of musical instruments and technology applied to interactivity and robotics. With their robots, LEMUR members are contributing to redefine the shape of performances by creating a completely new kind of performer.... READ MORE...

Source Code

Eyebeam, centro culturale newyorkese attivo nello sviluppo e divulgazione delle arti elettroniche, festeggia i suoi primi dieci anni di attivitˆ con una mostra intitolata, appunto, Source Code, in cui presenta una serie di artisti, programmatori e hackers che negli anni sono stati ospitati dal centro stesso. Un'esplorazione ad ampio raggio dell'impatto delle nuove tecnologie sulla creativitˆ applicata ad ogni ambito, dal video al videogioco, dalla rappresentazione di network al riciclaggio dei dati in rete... READ MORE...

Bill Viola, The Tristan Project

Love and death, light and darkness, the life circle, the path of every human being. Bill Viola keeps on exploring the great topics of existence with his controlled not narrative strongly symbolic style.... READ MORE...

Loud Objects: Circuits For Noise Music

Loud Objects are a noise music group who stretches the concepts of simplicity and minimalism to their extreme limits. Transparency is the password of the trio, who, starting literally from a tabula rasa on a slide projector, assembles and welds chips and wires live, in an evocative audiovisual crescendo.... READ MORE...

Bent Festival: Circuit Bending D’autore

Lunga vita ai vostri giocattoli elettronici! é questa la filosofia del circuit bending, ovvero l'arte di modificare gadget elettronici di ogni tipo assemblando circuiti per ottenere suoni, generare nuove interazioni, creare installazioni di ogni tipo.... READ MORE...

Joan Jonas

L'universo figurativo di Joan Jonas  un inarrestabile fluire di intrecci semantici, fatto di suggestioni e rimandi. In una continua ricerca sulle relazioni tra performance e media, l'artista crea opere complesse dove corpo, video, musica, disegni, fotografia e oggetti concorrono a creare un percorso di senso.... READ MORE...

Closed Circuit

For the first time in the Metropolitan Museum a community gives an overview of the last ten years of videoartistic productions. Closed Circuit is a gathered and concise exhibition showing at the same time a growing interest for new medias, still 'hosted' in the Fotographic section, from institutions like Met.... READ MORE...

G.r.l. And Techno Street Art

New York streets, as every metropolitan city, become more and more seat of word wars. On one hand you read the official messages from ads, on the other hand a whole range of artistic works reminding the passers-by that spaces are not and must not belong exclusively to pre-approved and uniform codes.... READ MORE...

Doug Aitken: Sleepwalkers

Tutto attorno al MoMA, ogni sera per 4 settimane, una videoinstallazione ha mostrato 5 storie particolari, ambientate in una cittˆ altrettanto particolare. Le storie svelano vita e visioni di donne e uomini interpretati da attori come Donald Sutherland e Tilda Swinton, colti in una quotidianitˆ sbiadita e ripetitiva che, all'improvviso, scivola un'esperienza quasi mistica.... READ MORE...

Blip Festival, Low-bit Art In Love

If your first love has been Pong , and not the girl or boy next door; if your childhood physical activity was taking Mario from a platform to another; if you brought your Game Boy with you to the toilet to get to the next level of Donkey Kong ; if you answered yes, the Blip Festival is for you.... READ MORE...

Jonas Mekas, Video Art Of Improvisation

Jonas Mekas says about his films that they are linear and horizontal, that there's a past and a present and it deals with mostly stolen moments from his everyday life, friends, places and discussions. There's no solution of continuity between one video and another, the only link is himself who decides to switch on the video camera following the instantaneous impetus without an exact plan and then he selects them, he establishes the possible assemblage and he defines the sequence... READ MORE...

Cory Arcangel, Re-costructing Code Art

He lives and works at Brooklyn and he is one of the most interesting digital artists in America . His works are exhibited at the Whitney Biennale, at the Guggenheim, at the MoMA and the PS1. He began with the hacking of filters for the Nintendo, continued with a version of a slow motion Tetris and with a 15 minutes video on Super Mario.... READ MORE...

13 Most Beautiful Avatars

In the balance between references at the pop culture and digressions in virtual worlds, this is the new project of the 0100101110101101.org (that is Eva and Franco Mattes) the 13 most beautiful Avatars.... READ MORE...

Jankowski, Ahtila: Psyche In Video

You need a little bit of sense of humour to face horror. This seems to be the moral lesson of the tales of ordinary craziness by two video-artists whose technique and thematic are very different. Christian Jankowski's and Eija-Liisa Ahtila's exhibitions take place in New York respectively at The Kitchen and at MoMA... READ MORE...

Cartsen Nicolai, Aesthetics of Error

It is called Xerrox, it is inspired to the photocopy process, and it is a project that explores the borders of recognizability of an information. It is the last creation of Carsten Nicolai , a.k.a. alva noto . It is a live for laptop and video, where the original sampling is reproduced and varied, disturbed to create a product that shade off its characteristics without losing completely its identity... READ MORE...