Interviews

On memory, precarity and visual methods to undermine distance. Interview with Yara Haskiel – part 2

Following some considerations on one of her two most recent long video works, Tsakalos Blues, video artist Hara Haskiel and our author Mario Margani continue their conversation dwelling on the artist's latest work: I don't write diaries I & II. In this second part they deal with technical question as the relationship between the image and the observer, audience involvement and precarity.... READ MORE...

Machine Art In The Twentieth Century: interview with Andreas Broeckmann

Starting from the assumption that machine art is not an artistic genre or category, but rather a “discursive formation”, in “Machine Art in the Twentieth Century” Andreas Broeckmann examines artworks from the twentieth and early twenty-first century in the light of new technologies developments, leading to a deeper investigation about the complex and articulate human-machine engagement.... READ MORE...

Human-data interaction in the age of Industry 4.0 – part 2

In exploring the influence that the 4.0 Industry technologies have in redefining the relationship between man and machine, a key issue to be analysed is constituted by the relationship between the individual and data. The main tool that is used to reason around the data is visualization. Through his visual research, Kim Albrecht transforms data and numbers into images to understand the world, using visual and graphical elements to create knowledge.... READ MORE...

La Digestion. Interview with William Basinski and Phonurgia

The second edition of La Digestion - musica ascoltata raramente is coming, a festival dedicated to research music, result of the collaboration between the cultural association Phonurgia, E-M Arts, the Morra Foundation and the Hermann Nitsch Museum in Naples. Concerts, workshops, and immersive listening moments will turn the city into a centre for debate on digital and performing arts.... READ MORE...

Fulldomes and Vjs. Interview with Pedro Zaz

In the last decade, immersive environments presented in domes have been more often than ever places for experimental audiovisual works by sound and visual artists continuing to explore the possibilities of the projected surfaces and resonances of sound. Pedro Zaz has been working both solo and in different AV groups, and with his main project United VJs, ratifyed the return to the domes as spaces for art making.... READ MORE...

Human-data interaction in the age of Industry 4.0 – part 1

In exploring the influence that the 4.0 Industry technologies have in redefining the relationship between man and machine, a key issue to be analysed is constituted by the relationship between the individual and data. The main tool that is used to reason around the data is visualization. Through his visual research, Kim Albrecht transforms data and numbers into images to understand the world, using visual and graphical elements to create knowledge.... READ MORE...

Sensing the invisible. Interview with Afroditi Psarra

Through her fascinating and dystopic garments Afroditi Psarra has been contributing to push further body augmentation research blending folk tradition, pop culture, hand-made electronic and coding to create art, and conveying also social, biological, and environmental issues. Latest developments of her work include Cosmic Bitcasting, a tunic that enables the human body to perceive cosmic radiation and to upload all the outputs on a computer.... READ MORE...

Kengo Kuma: “Time Flows, and So Should The Architect”. The new Time-Space-Existence video

Produced by PLANE—SITE, the video has been commissioned by the GAA Foundation and funded by the ECC in the run-up to the Time-Space-Existence exhibition during La Biennale di Venezia Architettura, this new short video features one of Japan’s most significant living architects Kengo Kuma, meditating on how a financial crash became an opportunity for learning.... READ MORE...

Instrumentarium. Interview with Jean-François Laporte

The composer Jean-François Laporte assembles simple objects to transform them into real musical instruments, sometimes controlled by electronic devices. With their strong installation presence these artifacts are linked not only to the musical world but also to the performing arts and theatre, in a perfect balance on the line that connects the concepts of object, artifact and instrument.... READ MORE...