In the polish city that gave birth to the director Zbigniew Rybczynski, home to one of the most prestigious film schools in Europe, beloved by David Lynch that here directed much of his masterpiece Inland Empire, Globalne Ocieplenie / The Mediagate is an exhibition produced by Lodzki Dom Kulturi in Lodz and curated by Marco Mancuso and Claudia D’Alonzo.
Exhibited artists: Mylicon/En, Sašo Sedlaček, Jan Van Neuenen, Marc Lee, Les Liens Invisibles, Valentina Walentynovicz, Yorit Kluitman, Vít Klusák & Filip Remunda.
Catalogue texts: Michal Brzezinski, Agnieska Kulazińska, Krzysztof Siatka and from Digicult Network: Lucrezia Cipptelli, Claudia D’Alonzo, Marco Mancuso & Valentina Tanni
In the Polish city that gave birth to the director Zbigniew Rybczynski, home to one of the most prestigious film schools in Europe (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowe, Telewizyjna the Teatralna PWSFTviT), beloved by David Lynch that here directed much of his masterpiece Inland Empire, Digicult and Galeria NT / Imaginarium organized an exhibition focusing on a series of works, installations, videos, net art and software art projects, performances that reflect on the re-actualization of the relationship between digital and analog media, about the possible control they exercise on the fragile social contemporary mechanism, as well as the possibilities offered by art to detect the keys to understanding of an increasingly technologically “mediated” reality.
“Globalne Ocieplenie / The Mediagate” exhibition aims at reflecting, through the new media artworks by international artists, our constant battle between questioning and faith towards the media, without suggesting solutions, but triggering questions and doubts about our role as users.
“Globalne Ocieplenie / The Mediagate” wants to become explicit homage to the word Watergate, that has entered common parlance to describe an embarrassing and outrageous discovery, often used as a measure to test the seriousness of a sudden truth, considered to be big enough to be able to undermine any system.