Pasquale Napolitano

Lanfranco Aceti: empty spaces for new heretical art views

Pasquale Napolitano in conversation with Lanfranco Aceti about the politics of art production in current economic conditions within the EU, in the light of the edition of dOCUMENTA taking place in a symbolic place of the economic crisis: Athens. The project Empty Pr(oe)mises Lanfranco Aceti is curating right now is a laboratory of forms of resistance and resilience in which contemporary art becomes method of investigation and a vehicle to create new communities.... READ MORE...

MatchPoint: the artistic research as a collaborative practice in the contemporary city

(Italiano) L'oggetto di indagine è costituito da un organismo sociale che, con la sua presenza nei quartieri popolari della città di Napoli, fa tutela attiva del suo patrimonio culturale materiale e immateriale, sia rivitalizzando e manutenendo intere aree cittadine dalla conformazione pre-moderna, sia partecipando alla definizione dell'effetto città (confronto, scambio, contaminazione).... READ MORE...

Kunstradio And Stefano Perna. A Short Guide To Becoming-bat

A short guide to becoming-bat is a radio piece focusing on sounds produced by bats, some kind of FM-creatures, able to modulate a system of echoes and resonances that define a non-visual space, within which they fulfil their bodily functions. Immersed in complete darkness, bats build an undulatory space made of signals, of frequencies and amplitudes, 'a pulsating space that constantly changes, evolves, expands and contracts. Bats inhabit a radiophonic-world.... READ MORE...

Mischer’traxler. Naturally Combined Design

Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler (Mischer'Traxler) design and develop collections of objects and conduct experimental research into design , by adopting a conceptual approach. These two designers love experimenting, analyzing and creating in a fully autonomous way, by devising concepts, systems and views, rather than single and simple products. Their works, by becoming part of a sustainable perspective of needs, ask us to pay greater attention to ethics.... READ MORE...

Web Aesthetics. Vito Campanelli And The Media Aesthetics

Vito Campanelli is a media theorist and lecturer at the University of Naples L'Orientale, Neural contributor, freelance curator and promoter of events in the domain of digital culture in collaboration withÃÆ'ƒÆ’ÃÆ'†â€™ÃÆ'ƒÂ¢ÃÆ'¢â€Ã¡Ã‚¬ÃÆ'…¡ÃÆ'ƒÆ’ÃÆ'¢â‚¬Å¡ÃÆ'ƒâ€Ã¡ÃÆ'‚ MAO - Media & Arts Office, explores network forms through the prism of aesthetics and thus presents an open invitation to transcend the inherent limitation of the current debate. Web is the medium that, more than any other, is stimulating the worldwide dissemination of ideas and behaviour and Vito Campanelli observes a few important phenomena of today, thus laying the foundations for an organic aesthetic theory of digital media.... READ MORE...

Retina.it. Sonic Universes In Random

After three years from the previous release Semeion on Hefty, the Neapolitan duo Retina.it formed by Lino Monaco and Nicola Buono, who are together since the beginning of the 90s, is back with a new album Randomicon on FlatMate / Störung Records.... READ MORE...

Manuel Lima. Mapping The Information Space

In the contemporary media scenario always more information is produced, managed and shared through digital channels, with the consequent production of a huge quantity of data which end up piling up and stratifying in the enormous container which is the Net. To trace tracks, outlines allowing to enhance - in between art and science - trends, connections or configurations within this digital chaos, is today one of the main aims of Information Visualization, and that of Manuel Lima - interaction designer, architect and researcher - is one of the most authoritative voices in the present-day research scenario on this theme. Member of the Royal Society of Arts, he was named by Creativity Magazine 'among the 50 most influential and creative minds of 2009'.... READ MORE...

More Perfect Union. The Emotional Cartography By Luke Dubois

More Perfect Union, the last work by Luke Dubois (United States, 1975), artist, scholar, musician, represeted by the Bitforms Gallery in New York (directed by Steve Sacks e Laura Blereau), one of the most influential exhibition centers in the digital art scenario, places itself as an interesting attempt to investigate the sentimental life of americans, through the digital visualization potential.... READ MORE...

Audiovisual Parameters. Paul Prudence’s “natural” Structures

Paul Prudence, real-time visual performer, works with procedural systems by exploring structures, graphic and generative potentialities of audiovisual systems. He is extraordinary, educated, intelligent, open-minded and capable of living in more worlds simultaneously, from the live-based media to the graphic art world, keeping his eyes always open wide on forms and composition rules, things that are not so easy to find in the turmoil of modern digital creativity. He is one of those hybrid figures standing on the edge of art and design who are now resorting to data visualization in order to describe, at the crossroads of art and algorithms, the storm of information surrounding us. The results are often unexpected.... READ MORE...

Order Number Two. Majakovskij And The Culture Of Machine

Vladimir Vladimirovič Majakovskij's works (1893-1930) contain traces of a new aesthetics. In some specific verses of his poems one can individuate the roots of a renewed conception of art and its relation with technique, serial production and reproducibility procedures. These matters have been immediately faced by the rising European and East-European design culture, expressed by heterogeneous experiences ranging from visual art, architecture, graphics, industry, in constant search of a balance between arts and trades, that played a key role in design.... READ MORE...

Gillo Dorfles. Aesthetics, Electronics And Textuality

Artist, designer, art critic and philosopher; Gillo Dorfles shows to be an indeed versatile figure, who binds his own name to the commitment of constantly explore and analyze aesthetic and cultural phenomena. Achieving to become interpreter and witness of the developing dialectics between artistic expressions and industrial production, Dorfles has been nurturing leading edge groups and movements, the most well-known of which are the MAC- Movimento di Arte Concreta (the Concrete Art Movement) , founded in Milan in 1948 together with Atanasio Soldati, Bruno Munari e Gianni Monnet, the aim being to promote a type of abstractionism freed from any process of mimesis - and the ADI (Industrial Design Association), the creation of which will see Dorfles himself as protagonist, 12 years later.... READ MORE...

Interferenze Festival 2010. Rurality 2.0

The Interferenze Festival which came to its fifth edition, has become during the years a laboratory where the rural territory and its features (identity, traditions and landscapes) are analyzed through contemporary expressive forms and languages and aesthetics of the new media become new forms of sharing.... READ MORE...

The Silences Of Biosphere. Neo Baroque And Aware Intimacy

Geir Jenssen, also known as Biosphere, is one of the most important figures in the field of contemporary electronic composition. Norwegian origins, from Tromsø, a town immersed in icy silence, 500 miles away from the Arctic Circle. Atypical personality, friendly and quiet, he always prefers to communicate through sound, like the sound of his records, of the many installations he designed in the last years, even of the performances.... READ MORE...

About Sonic Sculpture. Between Disciplines Categories

Watching a sound art installation requires a silent contemplation that allows to listen carefully. Sometimes it is not considered as something - as music is - going beyond the limits of a time-based expression. Many sound sculptures, as well as most visual art, have a linear sound structure (e.g. Clown Torture, one of the earliest videos by Bruce Nauman).... READ MORE...