Interaction

Marianne Weems: Digital Divide And Theatre

Marianne Weems is the founder of American techno-theatre ensemble The Builders Association, specialised in theatre exhibitions exploiting the richness of interactive digital technology and panoramic screens. In 2004, they brought to RomaEuropa the multi-awarded Alladeen , winner of an Obie Award, a not so much fairy-tale story about employees in a call centre in Bangalore .... READ MORE...

La Vulnerabilita’ Video Di Tina Gonsalves

Che cosa succede quando si guarda un video? Quali cambiamenti avvengono nel corpo e nell'emotivitˆ del partecipante quando prende parte ad un'installazione interattiva? Le reazioni fisiche e psichiche del fruitore sono una componente fondamentale della vita dell'opera d'arte e diventano addirittura necessarie per la riuscita di un pezzo che racchiuda in sé tecnologia, creativitˆ ed interazione. Sull'indagine delle sensazioni, delle emozioni e della consapevolezza del corpo, che il pubblico sperimenta ed acquisisce entrando in relazione con l'opera, Tina Gonsalves (Sydney, 1972) ha basato una ricerca decennale, passando dall'uso dell'animazione, al video, fino all'interaction design.... READ MORE...

Tafkav And A Flower Called Vanda

Communication between different entities, in an age of deep anthropologic changes, is the topic on which the complex research of TAFKAV , 'The Artist Formerly Kwon As Vanda' , develops. That is a fully Italian installation which brilliantly deals with uncertain and controversial questions that still have to be discussed, thus succeeding in giving a glimpse on digital arts' next future and more.... READ MORE...

Lab (au): Meta Design. Liquid Spaces And The Cities Of Tomorrow

There are people living in cities who are careful observers of the slow changes which are taking place around them. Such people are not inclined to complaining about new telecameras controlling the access to the old town centre, about the prevailing traffic and polluted air, or the advertising billboards covering the facades of the old buildings in boulevards.... READ MORE...

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Relational Architecture

Mexico, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's homeland, made its debut at the 52nd edition of the Venice Biennale with the artist's work exhibition. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is well-known for his big installations used by the most various media and for his custom-made interfaces. In other words this artist loves the active interaction of the public. Robot installations, computers, video projections, sensors, lights (and shadows) and sounds, these are the means used for the creation of works. His works are famous because all around the world they can temporarily change space perceptions and their relations with people living there. Or they can draw attention to important issues such as the continuous control we are subjected.... READ MORE...

Todaysart 2007, The Hague International Art

The Hague , The Netherlands, is a little city with no more than 1million inhabitants and 1hour and half from Amsterdam . A grey sky as scheduled, avant-garde buildings, cycle facilities and the hundred-year-old Royal Art Academy . This Academy pays attention to anything artistic or modern. The weekend of 21 st - 22 nd September was dedicated to the Todaysart Festival. I'm coming from a couple of days in Amsterdam and the impact with the political capital of The Netherlands is completely different.... READ MORE...

Ars Electronica 2007: Goodby Privacy?

As every September, the 2007 edition of Ars Electronica took punctually place in Linz. Since 1979 the Austrian festival dedicated to digital art and new media has tried to draw the lines that link art, technology and society together. The event has surely always been an appointment that cannot be missed as well as a firm reference point in international digital culture scene.... READ MORE...

Alvarez-fernandez: Sound Amateur

Miguel Alvarez-Fernandez, young sound artist and designer ( Madrid , 1979), defines his background as a conventional one. Composition studies at the San Lorenzo de El Escorial Conservatory, composer in residence at the Madrid 'Residencia de Estudiantes' from 2002 to 2005, improvement in Germany at the Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik of Darmstadt, at the Stockhausen Stiftung of Kurten, at the Elektronische Studio-Technische Universitat of Berlin.... READ MORE...

Sonia Cillari: Body As Interface

If you are close to me , created in 2006, is requested by many. Festivals, digital art and new media exhibitions try to obtain it, though it is not always easy. Sonia Cillari , the author, says this interactive installation/performance is so unique and expensive that its duplication in order to have it in different places at the same time is not advisable l'autrice. A sensitive platform on which the visitors place themselves to become actors, performers and audience of their own actions at the same time. The actions turn into geometric shapes and lines around their bodies and movements and can be seen thanks to the huge projections on the surrounding walls.... READ MORE...

Deaf 2007: Interact Or Die

Interact or Die is the warning of the ninth edition of Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF), the international art and new media biennial organized by V2_Institute of Unstable Media which will take place in Rotterdam from 10th till 29 th April. By emphazising the unavoidable process of interaction, conditio sine qua non of human behaviour, new flexible interactive models are proposed and analyzed, with their characteristics that cannot be strictly defined, but on the contrary follow ever-changing rules of relation.... READ MORE...