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Comparing the idea of owning an artwork to one of posting it is unrealistic, but the reason why we do both and the consequence of both actions to some extent can be more similar than we think. On an artistic level, one also commodifies and consumes the artwork in both scenarios. Just as art objects sold at auctions become commodities because they are treated as goods... READ MORE...

The Exoticization and Commodification of the Black Body

From being sold as a commodity to being used to sell commodities, the exploitation of the Black body has been the backbone of the creation of Western civilisation. Although this exploitation is painfully obvious to recognize in some instances – i.e. the Transatlantic slave trade – in other instances it is less obvious and well masked under the pretext... READ MORE...

Fabio Perletta, l’artista-sciamano. La ritualità dell’arte.

In questo momento di forte perplessità intorno alla capacità di artisti e curatori di creare nuovi eventi che possano funzionare sulle piattaforme virtuali, coinvolgendo in modo attivo e diretto il pubblico, sono stata invitata a partecipare a …mai i propri … nell’ambito di BRUMA MMXX, una performance di Fabio Perletta – straordinario artista sonoro, curatore e docente di sound design – che è stata trasmessa in diretta streaming sulla piattaforma del progetto Aequusol. Articolo di Caterina Tomeo.... READ MORE...

Sara Tirelli and the VR Pavilion at 2020 Resilienze festival

Hera Immersive Area is a space within Resilienze 2020 festival dedicated to new technologies in relation to art and scientific research and aimed at exploring environmental issues through innovation. This interview focuses on the VR Pavilion, both because of the long-lasting acquaintance and the deep esteem towards Sara Tirelli and her artistic and research path that has been going on for a very long time in Italy and internationally.... READ MORE...

Brainstorming and AI for a visionary future

On Saturday 21st of November 2020, from the Sala Fucine OGR in Turin, in live in streaming on Zoom and Youtube, 2500 under 35s met in a digital event lasting 10 hours in the form of a collective brainstorming around to the topic “Which Borders in the New World?”. The objective of the Visionary Days project-event, now in its fourth edition, is to concretize the ideas... READ MORE...

The future, despite everything: Hito Steyerl at Düsseldorf’s K21

The cornerstone of the exhibition is SocialSim, a new multimedia installation developed especially for the occasion, which explores the potential of digital technologies, simulations and AI, in relation to social upheavals, artistic creativity and pandemic conditions too. The artwork includes a focus on collective hysteria and social network, examined in the social simulation Dancing Mania.... READ MORE...

Luigi Turra, profeta del vuoto e dell’invisibile

Turra, sound artist, compositore riduzionista, elettroacustico ed esperto di musica concreta, ha presentato un nuovo lavoro che esplora l’equilibrio acustico tra il silenzio e la percezione tattile del suono, temi centrali della sua ricerca. L'opera, "Tactile.Surface" (2019), indaga in modo radicale ed alchemico l’utilizzo sia delle tecniche analogiche sia digitali per manipolare e ri-assemblare i suoni.... READ MORE...

Performing the Archive of Future Gestures. Interview with Julien Prévieux

Julien Prévieux is a multidisciplinary artist that for years has investigated the relationship between technologies and the human, employing diverse formats and languages. Many of his works escape specific language and discipline categories. They are open processes, social experiments on what the artist defines as "crisis wrecks", iconic residues of financial scandals, legal cases, traces of symbolic structures or visual codes produced by economic and political systems.... READ MORE...

Data Meditations: New rituals for new possible worlds

A lot has happened in 2020. In the pandemic world of covid19, the small HER research center, started by artists / hacktivists / researchers Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico, is changing its skin to become HER: She Loves Data: a new type of organization that interprets data as existential phenomena and uses art and design to reposition the results of research and innovation in the middle of society.... READ MORE...

An opportunity to (re)listen carefully to the world: A conversation with Chris Watson

According to Chris Watson, one of the foremost sound recordists of wildlife and of the most remote areas on Earth, lockdown has changed our sound perception and has become an extraordinary opportunity to listen to the home environment of urban areas and interact again with the surrounding nature. Interview by Caterina Tomeo.... READ MORE...