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Marta De Menezes. Bio-Art System Analysis

Marta de Menezes has been working now for a decade with biological techniques and materials as her medium, and has often done so in collaboration with scientists, and in particular, with biologists. She is a phd candidate at the University of Leiden, and the artistic director at Ectopia, an experimental art lab in Lisbon. By recently employing the tools of analysis in systems biology to the field of art practice, de Menezes is taking a reflexive and immersive approach to art research. It's one that embraces complexity and could translate into a deeper understanding about the historical development and embedded structures of art and biology related exploration... READ MORE...

Israeli Center For Digital Arts. The Middle-Eastern Side Of Art

Our journey leads us to Israel, not far from Tel Aviv, its capital city. Specifically, to Halon where the Israeli Center for Digital Art is based. It is the one and only center dedicated to digital arts and new media. The Center was founded in 2001 with the purpose to promote digital arts and other artforms in Israel. It is also focused on encouraging dialogue between artists and audience, and among (Israeli and international) artists... READ MORE...

The Transformation: Of Curating: Three Terms

The text is a revised version of an essay published on switch, an event, project, and book that archives the first three years of an artist-led project by Triona Ryan & Harald Turek in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. It began in 2008 as a ground up approach to showing contemporary works of moving images in a small town located in a rural context, a conversation between artists, audiences and artworks taking place outside of the big city and adapting to the rhythm of smaller places... READ MORE...

Enter The Void. Director’s Cut

Upon completing his studies, Gaspar NoÈ had the chance to shoot two black-and-white short films: ìTintarella di lunaî in 1985 and ìPulp amËreî†in 1987. The first simply tells the story of a woman who leaves her husband for her lover, while the second shows a man attempting to rape his wife, as he listened to the radio that rape can be an act of profound love: perhaps, it is in this exact moment that the poetics of this Argentine filmmaker was born... READ MORE...

Chiara Guidi: Mantica Festival. Pratica Vocale Molecolare

Performance, concerti, laboratori, installazioni, ascolti guidati, proiezioni. Un'affascinante staffetta di eventi scandisce il calendario di Mˆntica, festival cesenate tenutosi dal 26 novembre al 4 dicembre, che anche nell'edizione 2011 - la quarta - ha conservato intatto il suo cromosoma sonico, rilevato per˜ da un'angolazione diversa rispetto a quella adottata negli anni precedenti: l'istante che crea. ... READ MORE...

Manuel Vason. Performing With The Camera

Inscrivere in una cornice predefinita il lavoro poliedrico e in costante ridefinizione di Manuel Vason, appare un tentativo tanto arduo quanto fallimentare. Nei numerosi e diversificati progetti che questo giovane fotografo/performer può già vantare, ciò che si riscontra con evidenza  soprattutto un impulso, una tensione comune, contemporaneamente multiforme ma definita, all'azione e alla riformulazione di s e del processo creativo, che porta dritta alla realizzazione dell'opera... READ MORE...

Invideo XXI. Shifting Distances Of An In-motion Look

At nine o'clock on the morning of November 18th 2011, the lecture theatre of the European Design Institute of Milan was crammed with students. Eyes were on spectacular images; hands raised to book questions; ears pricked up to carefully listen every detail describing a rigorous, scientific and almost obsessive practice, but not less visionary. 'Lectio magistralis' by François Vogel, video-artist and French filmmaker, opened the exhibition dedicated to him during the XXI° Invideo Edition, entitled Shifting Distances (16-20 November), festival of 'video e cinema oltre' (video and cinema beyond), directed by Sandra Lischi and Romano Fattorossi.... READ MORE...

Explorations Of The Invisibles. Freedom & Power In The Electromagnetic

The exploration of this landscape is indeed what the exhibition Invisible Fields -Geographies of radio waves, proposes. Opened on 15th October 2011 at the Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona, it will run until the 4th March 2012. Curated by José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger, from the digital culture agency Lighthouse (Brighton, UK), it has been realised in collaboration with the British Council, the Bureau du Québec in Barcelona / Le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec, the LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial of Gijón and the B˜lit-Centre d'Art Contemporani of B˜lit-Girona.... 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...

Notes on Realtime Tahrir. The Revolution Will Not Be Twitted

The light in Cairo is sandy and stratiform like the beige and grey nuances of its decadent buildings along each side of the wide streets, between bridges, underpasses, and railroads. The rays of sunshine penetrating the thin vapor surface bounce on the rusty air conditioners spotting the stochastic and implacable turmoil of the square, and intensify the amber nuance of the afternoon light... READ MORE...