MACRO Testaccio, MAXXI - Rome
10 / 10 - 01 / 12 / 2013

It is the landscape with its changes and evolution which is the common denominator of this latest edition of Digital Life. Technological evolution and scientific research have given rise to an awareness of the territory in which we live (clean energy, renewable sources, eco-sustainability) and the landscape too.

As does the technological sector, also the artistic field makes use of a series of instruments to conduct research and experimentation and which are able to give us a wider vision, extending the perception of the individual to the surrounding environment. It is precisely these new instruments which permit a deeper understanding and know-how of the environment and the landscape. If, in an initial phase, the aesthetic study was associated with the analysis of the territory and often with a geo-anthropological matrix, obtained through field studies and audiovisual recordings, the research of artists immediately started to move in new directions; the use of unconventional instruments -either transformed or reinvented- has allowed us to perceive the phenomena that are under examination.

Devices such as video cameras, which can take 360° shots or self-sufficient kinetic devices are able to give us a new, completely different and mysterious idea of space/landscape.

The novelty of this edition of Digital Life 2013 Liquid Landscapes is the partnership with the artistic production centre Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, which will also be present with a selection of artists trained in the centre over the past years and active in the field of multimedia installations and video art. The artistic committee of this year’s edition includes Monique Veaute, Alain Fleischer, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Fabrizio Grifasi and Daniele Spanò.