23 giugno, 2016

IV Edizione de La Voce del Corpo - Biennale di Arte Contemporanea


 

IV Edizione de La Voce del Corpo

Biennale di Arte Contemporanea

STREET ART * LAND ART *

PERFORMANCE ART* PERFORMANCE BUTOH * TEATRO e DANZA

dal 25 giugno al 10 luglio 2016

nelle vie e piazze di Osnago (LC)

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La IV Edizione de La Voce del Corpo – Biennale di Arte Contemporanea – prende nuovamente forma dal 25 giugno al 10 luglio 2016 tra le vie della città di Osnago (LC) per volontà dei curatori della storica rassegna,dell'Associazione OloArt e dell'Associazione Culturale Anfiteatro.
L'evento, patrocinato da Regione Lombardia, Provincia di Lecco e Comune di Osnago, con il sostegno di Enel Sole Srl, prende avvio il 25 giugno alle Ore 21.00 presso Spazio Fabrizio De André alla presenza dell'Assessore Maria Grazia Caglio e del Sindaco, Paolo Brivio – da sempre attivi e impegnati in campo artistico e culturale.

All'inaugurazione seguiranno gli interventi dei protagonisti della Performance-Art, a seguire, un simpatico incontro con gli artisti nella formula del "dopo teatro" con un calice di vino sotto le stelle.

Numerose le candidature e le adesioni – nazionali e internazionali – di grande qualità e levatura artistica.
-Sezioni presentate : Street Art – Land Art (installazioni)- Performance Art- Performance Butoh – Teatro e Danza
-Opere e Performance Artistiche presentate 62.
Location : Spazio Fabrizio De André, Piazza della Pace, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele e le storiche ed incantevoli Villa Galimberti e Villa D'Agostino.
Il tema proposto per questa Nuova Edizione è di notevole e fondamentale importanza: Della Pace, Dell'ambiente.

Di seguito alcune parole del Sindaco di Osnago, Paolo Brivio e dell'Assessore alla Cultura, Maria Grazia Caglio: «La guerra e la violenza dilagano. E ci piombano addosso all'improvviso. Ogni giorno veniamo a sapere di guerre e atti di terrorismo, di una nuova orribile strage di innocenti, di ospedali e scuole bombardati, di torture disumane e di sistematiche violazioni dei più elementari diritti umani. Parallelamente, la terra subisce continue, silenziose aggressioni. Apparentemente inarrestabili […] Non possiamo rimanere immobili. E ci si muove, e ci si batte, anche e soprattutto con le armi dello spirito».

Questo l'invito lanciato e colto dagli artisti e dalle loro opere che potrete ammirare sui muri della città di Osnago, per le vie, le Piazze e, infine, scolpito sul corpo dei performer fino al 10 di luglio 2016. Si tratta dunque di una nuova occasione offerta dalla città e dagli organizzatori della Voce del Corpo da cui trarre profonde e urgenti riflessioni di carattere morale ed etico.

Gli Artisti:

STREET ART
Agresti Soledad, Atoche Carlos, Bartocci Giorgio, Bertoglio Nicola, Brioschi Davide, Burke Erik, Carsana Alex, De Hoogh Mira, Gerlini Laura Beatrice, Grego Jonathan, Leoni Gianbattista, Libratti Andrea, Gruppo Pittori Osnago, Mion Massimo, Passoni Enrica, Collettivo Puecher Speranza, Deco Rabiscando (Rodrigues Lima André), Rizzardi Giordano, Sevegnani Stefano, Allievi scuola di primo e secondo grado

LAND ART / INSTALLAZIONI
Bellini Giuliana, Bertacchi Carmen, Caruso Angelo, Castellucchio Silvana, Cordioli Nellì, De Meo Carlo, Facchinetti Maria Grazia, Falcioni Jean-Paul, Formenti Pietro, Freddi Bruno, Fumagalli Piera, Keyrouz Laure, Pels Francesca, Renzi&Lucia, Sala Alex, Zianni Federica.


14 giugno, 2016

From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO. International Perspectives | Yahon Chang. THE QUESTION OF BEINGS




                    
 
         
     Newsletter giugno. 2016
PDG Arte Communications is pleased to announce the second phase of the project "From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO. International Perspectives" curated by Paolo De Grandis and Claudio Crescentini which will present the participation of the Taiwanese artist Yahon Chang with the exhibition "The Question of Beings" at MACRO Testaccio – La Pelanda. Promoted by Roma Capitale - Superintendent Capitolina of Cultural Heritage and organized in collaboration with PDG Arte Communications, the project converge the art "prospects" of two cities working to help the experience of international art travel throughout the country. From precisely, Venice to the Capital. Two cities that are linked by historical and immense artistic traditions, which have been able to further enrich this heritage so as to give voice and life to contemporary art and to discover and emphasize this resource by documenting existing assets and promoting both initiatives and international connections. The research was initiated by Paolo De Grandis in 1995 with the creation of outdoor pavilions at La Biennale di Venezia and the presentation of new countries. We celebrate 112 exhibitions organized by PDG Arte Communications within the Venice Biennale, an important result which testimonies a 30 year effort that ames to call the international focus from the Venice Biennale to the MACRO of Rome, with new artistic realities which otherwise will remain limited to the context of their geographic provenience



From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO. International Perspectives
curated by Paolo De Grandis and Claudio Crescentini
promoted by Roma Capitale – Superintendent Capitolina of Cultural Heritage 
and organized in collaboration with PDG Arte Communications


presents
 
Yahon Chang
@ Rome

THE QUESTION OF BEINGS 
curated by J.J Shih e Francise Chang
organized by MOCA Taipei
iin collaboration with Contemporary Art Foundation e MDCA Foundation
 
Press Preview:
23rd June 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremony: 23rd March 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Period: 24 giugno – 28 agosto 2016
 

MACRO Testaccio – La Pelanda
Teatro Studio Uno, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4, Roma



PRESS RELEASE

From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO. International Perspectives is a new exhibition project conceived and curated by Paolo De Grandis and Claudio Crescentini. The project is devoted to the presentation of three selected international exhibitions from La Biennale di Venezia - International Art Exhibition at MACRO's spaces, as site-specific, reconstructed, and remodelled artworks.
 
Promoted by Roma Capitale – Superintendent Capitolina of Cultural Heritage and organised in collaboration with PDG Arte Communications, the project seeks to converge the art prospects of two cities that are working together to circulate the experience of international art throughout the country. Venice and the Capital, two cities that are linked by immense historical and artistic traditions, have been able to further enrich their heritage so as to give voice and life to contemporary art. Moreover, they are also discovering and emphasising this cultural resource by documenting existing assets and promoting both initiatives and international connections. The research for this project was initiated in 1995 by Paolo De Grandis, whose efforts helped introduce new countries to La Biennale di Venezia and prompted the establishment of additional outdoor pavilions. Therefore, the works will follow a path of innovation and travel from one city to the next, from one space to the other, enriching themselves with meanings and nurturing a new audience. All the while, the works will be evolving in a new context, specifically created for MACRO by the various international artists who were invited to participate.
 
From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO. International Perspectives reaches its second stage with Yahon Chang @ Roma, The Question of Beings, curated by J. J. Shih and Francise Chang. First organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei for the La Biennale di Venezia, this summer at MACRO it is presented in collaboration with Contemporary Art Foundation and MDCA Foundation.
 
On site at MACRO Testaccio - La Pelanda space with ceiling height measures at 12 meters tall, Yahon Chang will re-create the conceptual exploration of his site-specific ink painting installations, which were exhibited at The 56th International Art Exhibition at the MOCA Taipei Pavilion for the Collateral Events of la Biennale di Venezia. Chang's new works, to be exhibited at La Pelanda, will correspond with the conceptual framework suggested by its past title The Question of Beings. Furthermore, Chang will also create new works that resonate with the historical site of La Pelanda, an ex-slaughter house. Additionally, there will be three large-scale iron sculptures shipped especially from the OPEN (2015) exhibition in Venice, which will be presented along with the "ink painting" installation. The form of Chang's sculpture stems from his ink brushstrokes, together, the ink paintings and the sculptures express the transformation and representation on how a two dimensional plane transforms into a three dimensional form, and finally to the concept of a space.

 

 

 Yahon Chang In Action, 2015. Ink Painting during the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
 

In last year's Collateral Event at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Yahon Chang investigated the theme of "The Question of Beings" at the Istituto Santa Maria Della Pietà, where he created a site-specific exhibition featuring a series of new ink on paper paintings and mixed media installations that explored the conscious and subconscious natures of individuals. With this site-specific ink painting installation that filled the entirety of the exhibition space — windows, doors, ceiling, walls and floor, Chang questioned the diversity and complexity of living beings in an effort to delve into the likenesses and differences between the recesses of human and animal instinct. Chang also reflected upon his life experiences by painting meditative portraitures that resonated with his feelings of rejection, struggle, acceptance and love he had experienced in this world. These portraits of sentient beings, while offering a variety of subject matter, presented cohesion through the singularity of their compositional style. Implying a spiritual connection to the Santa Maria della Pietà church that was situated in front of the exhibition site of Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà, the paintings evoked a feeling of commemorating the past, present, and future, while simultaneously encompassing all the world's greatness and mediocrity, achievements and failures.
 
In the past few years Chang has exhibited at different venues, often creating site-specific works for them. As the scale of his exhibition expands, the challenges he must face also become greater. Since The 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Chang has started to create more large-scale, site-specific works for each exhibition in effort to resonate with the space, to connect with its historical setting, and to have more interaction and conversation with the viewers. As he ages he faces more challenges when creating site-specific works for exhibitions. This exhibition at MACRO Testaccio - La Pelanda presents him with new levels of challenges, both physically and mentally. He will create works on site for a period of 5 days, producing a body of ink on canvas painting. Each canvas will measure between 10 to 20 meters long and they will drape down from the ceiling in varying length, allowing the viewers to meander through a labyrinth of ink paintings that confront them with a multitude of countenances. These drapes of long linen canvas echo with the traditional Chinese landscape painting and evoke the likeness of cascading waterfalls. Yet, the fluidity of his brushstrokes portrays the different countenances of sentient beings in a both abstract and expressive manner, which brings to mind the metaphor of the stream of life. The multiplicity of faces will fill the centre of the exhibition space, long linen canvas will drape to the floor, creating an interactive environment that will allow the audience to enter a world akin to an "alternative Facebook." This interactive environment will invite the viewer to contemplate the nature of sentient beings, while questioning the meaning of their own identity and the meaning of life.
 
The site for MACRO Testaccio – La Pelanda was once a slaughterhouse that has been transformed into a contemporary art museum space that it is now. Yahon Chang's paintings will serve as a commemoration of the past and also propose questions concerning the meaning of life. He will paint on site to create an ink painting installation for the La Pelanda space that corresponds to the horrors and impermanence of life at the slaughterhouse. His work will also lament the holocaust and wars from the last century, bringing one to recall the painful process of human civilisation, and eminent these pain into an artistic expressions. Amongst the ink painting installation, Chang will install rust treated iron sculptures, the rust will represent its humble nature, serving as a reminder that all will decay and return to nature. It is precisely for this eroding nature that Chang chose to create his sculpture in this manner to emphasis on the transient ephemerality of life.
 
Rome was not built in one day, nor was Yahon Chang's artistic career established in a short period of time. Contrarily, he achieved his dream of becoming an artist by persevering through times of trial and hardship. "All roads lead to Rome" is a saying that befits Yahon Chang, for no matter what initial career path he took, it always led him back to art in the end. His experiences in business as well as in personal life have enriched his art with stories and emotions, all of which are reflected in his art. Wielding his powerful brush, he pours his diverse artistic expressions into his painting. This exhibition at MACRO Testaccio – La Pelanda will showcase yet another formidable manifestation of his will to express and to surpass the challenges he faces as a contemporary Chinese ink painter.
 
Written by J. J. Shih and Francise Chang

 

 Yahon Chang In Action, 2015. Ink Painting during the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
 


PRESS ENQUIRIES
 
Zètema Progetto Cultura Press Office
Patrizia Morici / T. +39 06 82 07 73 71 / M. +39 348 54 86 548 / p.morici@zetema.it
stampa.macro@comune.roma.it

 

PDG Arte Communications Press Office
T. +39 041 5264546 / pressoffice@artecommunications.com
www.artecommunications.com
 
MOCA Taipei Press Office
Yun-Jen Su 蘇雲禎 / T. + 886 2 2552 3721 / yunjen@mocataipei.org.tw

PUBLIC ENQUIRES
MACRO TESTACCIO – LA PELANDA
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13 giugno, 2016

OUT at the WAG the 2nd performance by Michael Andrews . May 19 - July 19 2016.


Dear friends & colleagues,

I'm glad to show the 2nd stage of "I don't shake robot hands", 3D fiber-artwork by Michael Andrews .

May 19 - July 19 2016, at the Widget Art Gallery http://www.chiarapassa.it/wag Web-App cross-device. It's always available the osx-dashboard version at http://www.chiarapassa.it/TheWidgetArtGallery.html Enjoy the show!

Best regards, Chiara Passa


About the SHOW

Michael Andrews is visual artist and Assistant Professor at SAIC Chicago. He is well-known for be part of the fiber art movement. His artistic research uses epic craft techniques to revamp familiar textile applications.

"I'm filling the WAG room with flirtatious bodies. Each one does a slow strip tease but instead of removing articles of clothing the bodies are erotically tuning themselves inside out. There will be five performers in total over the course of the WAG exhibition. Each one will appeal to a variety of tastes and desires. It's like a drag show for the bodiless" (Michael).


About the WAG

Due to our needs that seem to be increasingly handheld, WAG was born on 2009! The Widget Art Gallery is a mini single art gallery room fitting into people's pocket. Every month, the WAG hosts a solo digital art exhibition related to its dynamic site-specific context. So the WAG works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary exhibitions and also as museum conserving all the past shows inside an online archive that creates a permanent collection.
WAG website http://www.chiarapassa.it/TheWidgetArtGallery.html

--
Chiara Passa - media artist
chiarapassa@gmail.com
http://www.chiarapassa.it


New term about the second call to AUDIOVISUAL ARTISTS AND DEVELOPERS


ENCAC 2nd OPEN CALL TO AUDIOVISUAL ARTISTS AND DEVELOPERS

ENCAC (European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation) offers six research and/or production residencies in DISK Berlin (Berlin), humainTROPhumain (Montpellier), LABoral (L.E.V Festival, Gijón), Avatar (Quebec) and le lieu unique (Nantes).

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APR
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23
JUN
2016

 

LABoral and the nine artistic and cultural institutions that take part at the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) have launched its second open call addressed to artists/developers worldwide, which are working on all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of intermedia research on sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture. The call offers six research and/or production residencies that will take place over the period of November 2016 through May 2017 at the following locations: DISK Berlin (CTM Festival, Berlin), humainTROPhumain (Montpellier), LABoral (L.E.V Festival, Gijón), Avatar (Quebec, Canadá) and le lieu unique (Nantes).

Object

ENCAC is looking for creative and innovative artistic projects and research within the fields and at the cross-sections of sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture.

The residencies offer a chance for artists to research, conceive, produce and present new artistic works, new tools, methods, formats and perspectives for audiovisual creation. Presentation format depends on the nature of the residency, and may range from a final performance, an informal work-in-progress presentation, installation, a talk or workshop-style format, or other.

Resident artists will receive technical and artistic guidance during the development of their research and production. The support will be provided by the hosting venue and its network of collaborators. Travel and accommodation costs are also covered by each hosting institution.

Addressed to

This competition is open for artists/developers worldwide, which are working on all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of intermedia research on sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture. Each of the residencies also have particular focal points, as summarized here:

-       sound and electronic art
-       experimental audiovisual creation
-       audiovisual creation and performance: new tools, methods, formats and perspectives
-       scenic fact in relation to digital art and new technologies
-       experimental music instruments

Applications and deadline

Submitted project proposals must be original, unique, and as of yet unpublished.

While applicants are asked to select the residence they wish to apply, the curatorial committee may consider that the project is more suitable for a different venue than the one selected by the applicant.

An applicant may apply for more than one residency.

The deadline for submission is June 23th 2016, at 11:00 pm (GTM+1)

Jury
The curatorial committee will meet on 20th and 21st September 2016 and select the winning projects. More information on the curatorial committee which is comprised by a member of each of the institutions and platforms involved in the network [+]

LOCATIONS

  • Residence 1: Berlin, November 2016
    Object:
    Research and Production of Audiovisual Art
    Description: DISK Berlin is offering a chance to research, conceive, and present new tools, methods, formats, and perspectives for audiovisual creation and performance. Through its wide network of local collaborators, DISK Berlin will support the residency-holder with technical and artistic guidance. Advice may be provided by local artists, industry professionals, researchers and theorists, hackers, technological companies, and more, working within fields of sound, music, art, digital media and their cross-sections
    Venue: TBA
    Period: two weeks in November 2016 with the possibility of presentation at the CTM Festival 2017 (27th January-5th February, 2017)
    Budget (gross): 5.000 € which include a fee for the artist, production costs for the project as well as travel, accommodation and per diems. Access to technical resources and technical assistance is available and not included in the gross figure.
  • Residence 2: Montpellier, December 2016 Object: research and production residency on performative arts and digital art
    Description: The purpose of this residency is to widen the limits of the scenic fact in relation to digital art and new technologies. We are looking for projects that combine contemporary av creation techniques with scenic performance in any way: artificial intelligence based performances, real time data manipulation shows, multimedia contemporary dance, audiovisual electronic operas, performances with light, video and sound, robotic theatre, etc.
    Venue: hTh humainTROPhumain CDN Montpellier (Montpellier, France) http://www.humaintrophumain.fr/web/Period: two weeks in December 2016
    Budget (gross): 6.000 € which include a fee for the artist, production costs for the project as well as travel, accommodation and per diems. Access to technical resources and technical assistance is available and not included in the gross figure.
  • Residence 3: Gijón, January 2017
    Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art
    Description: the purpose of the residency is to produce an installation that involves building interactive interfaces or instruments. We are not only interested in sound processing and sound creation but also the manipulation and interaction with 3D environments and Audiovisual Media The installation will be exhibited at LABoral after the residence. Venue: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón, Spain)www.laboralcentrodearte.org
    Period: two weeks in January 2017
    Budget (gross): 3.520 € which include a fee for the artist, production costs for the project as well as travel and accommodation. Access to technical resources and technical assistance is available and not included in the gross figure.
  • Residence 4: Quebec, February 2017
    Object: research and production residency on sound art Description: residency for the research and creation of an artwork that involves sound and electronic art
    Venue: Avatar (Quebec, Canada) http://avatarquebec.org/en/
    Period: two weeks in February 2017
    Budget (gross): 2.000 € which include a fee for the artist, and production costs for the project. Avatar will take care of travel, accommodation and per diems. Access to technical resources and technical assistance is available and not included in the gross figure.
  • Residence 5: Gijón, April 2017
    Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art 
    Description: Production of an audiovisual piece that works with light, video and sound. Addressed to all creators interested in the evolution of multimedia creation related to audiovisual culture: performances, live audiovisual, audiovisual installations including digital sets, light architecture. The aim is to extend the limits within the world of experimental audiovisual creation applied to the context of the performance and installation. Final results will be presented at LEV festival 2017, taking place on April/May 2017. Proposals whose visual aspect enrich the objectives of the festival will be especially valued, as well as proposals with both an installative dimension and a development as an audiovisual performance.
    Venue: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón, Spain) www.laboralcentrodearte.org andwww.levfestival.com
    Period: one month in April 2017
    Budget (gross): 4.520 € which include a fee for the artist, production costs for the project as well as travel and accommodation. Access to technical resources and technical assistance is available and not included in the gross figure.
  • Residence 6: Nantes, May 2017
    Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art
    Description: Le lieu unique would like to welcome in this residency a research project on creation and/or prototyping of experimental av instruments. Fields of study could include (but are not limited to): - usage and re-appropriation of everyday objects, linking them to digital technologies - construction of digital or electronic instruments - elaboration of multimedia or « wild » design in instruments -any production questioning the links between technology and av (storage and reproduction of sounds, links between technologies and forms, modes of listening and audio creation, etc.). The main objectives of the residency are to organize a space of audio experimentation which will question, examine or expand the frontiers and limits of the av field, to create connections with other forms of artistic expression and to question their links, while promoting the usage and practice of experimental practices in av creation.
    Venue: Le Lieu Unique (Nantes, France) http://www.lelieuunique.com/
    Period: one month in May, 2017
    Budget (gross): 11.000 € which include a fee for the artist, production costs for the project, technical assistance, as well as travel, accommodation and per diems. .


Nuria Fernández
Responsable de Comunicación
Tlf. 985240094/649514469



LE COURAGE DE LA VÉRITÉ


L'Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation, Ars Industrialis et Libération



organisent une soirée de soutien et de débat à l'occasion du 4ème anniversaire de l'enfermement de Julian Assange :


QUAND ILS SONT VENUS CHERCHER ASSANGE…



LE COURAGE DE LA VÉRITÉ


Soirée introduite par le philosophe BERNARD STIEGLER (Iri, Ars Industrialis)

Conférence animée par AMAELLE GUITON (Libération)

Avec une intervention en direct de JULIAN ASSANGE

Et une performance live de PATTI SMITH


Le 19 juin 2016 à 20h15


Cette soirée s'inscrit dans un ensemble d'événements qui auront lieu le 19 juin simultanément à New York, Quito, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Belgrade, Madrid, Bruxelles et Naples, sous le titre First they came for Assange… en référence au poème de Martin Niemöller, et dénonçant - tout comme le rapport de l'ONU rendu public le 5 février 2016[1] - la situation de « détention arbitraire » de Julian Assange, enfermé dans l'Ambassade d'Equateur à Londres depuis quatre ans.


A Paris, cette soirée sera également l'occasion d'une réflexion sur ce que Michel Foucault appelait la véridiction et le courage de la vérité dont les lanceurs d'alerte - et en premier lieu Julian Assange - exposent à l'échelle planétaire les enjeux.


Interviendront Bernard Stiegler, Edgar Morin, Edwy Plenel, Hind Meddeb, Robin Renucci, Patrick Braouezec, Patrick Bouchain, Juan Branco, Denis Podalydès (en vidéo) et Yves Citton (en vidéo), qui ont souhaité témoigner de leur soutien à Julian Assange.


La soirée sera diffusée en livestream sur le site de Libération.


Vous êtes invité en Salle Cinéma 1 du Centre Pompidou à 20h15. Entrée libre, sur réservation. Nombre de places limitées. Lien de réservation : https://www.tickasso.com/e/quandilssontvenuschercherassange71



10 giugno, 2016

Volume 2 di Blanc de ta nuque

 Volume 2 di Blanc de ta nuque 

(Dot.com Press Edizioni) 

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ISOLA DEI POETI ALL’ISOLA TIBERINA (ROMA)

 ISOLA DEI POETI ALL'ISOLA TIBERINA (ROMA)

Roma 2016 - UN FIUME DI VERSI

 

MARTEDI' 14 GIUGNO 2016, ORE 19,00-21,00

ANTONELLA RIZZO               GIORGIO LINGUAGLOSSA

SERENA MAFFIA         ROSSELLA LESSER

GIADA GIORDANO       VINCENZO MASCOLO

 

MARTEDI' 21 GIUGNO 2016, ORE 19,00-21,00

ROBERTO MAGGIANI             PLINIO PERILLI

SOLIDEA VALENTE          LAURA CANCIANI

ANNA MARIA GIANNINI          DANTE CERILLI

 

MARTEDI' 28 GIUGNO 2016, ORE 19,00-21,00

15° LEOPARDI'S DAY

MARATONA DEI POETI IN OMAGGIO A LEOPARDI

 

MARTEDI' 5 LUGLIO 2016, ORE 19,00-21,00

CATERINA DAVINIO       AGOSTINO RAFF

PIETRO SCAGLIARINI         ROSA SALVIA

EDITH DZIEDUSZCKA       LORENZO POGGI

 

MARTEDI' 12 LUGLIO 2016, ORE 19,00-21,00

DANIELA CECCHINI       ELIO PECORA

FRANCO ROMANO'       ELENA MORELLI

ROBERTO PIPERNO   FRANCESCA FARINA

 

Coordinano Roberto Piperno e Francesca Farina

Servizio video-fotografico di Vincenza Salvatore


09 giugno, 2016

Invitation: a live performance of pure electronic art! 10.06.2016 Berlin


ran ancor elektron mandala

10.06.2016 h.20.30
SPEKTRUM | art science community
Bürknerstraße 12 12047 Berlin

An immersive audiovisual experience, on the intersection of science and art, creating art by hacking on technology as an artistic medium. An electron beam deflected by an electromagnetic field generates images that focuses the attention of the viewer and leads him to ecstatically dive inside "pure" sensory observation. A journey into pure light, before it enlightens the real objects. What we see is the moment in which these points of light are born.

https://vimeo.com/169258149

http://spektrumberlin.de/events/detail/auderrose-ran-ancor-doron-sadja-163.html

Ran Ancor is a Berlin-based artist dedicated to light research and video experimentation. He studied epistemology with a minor in computers, then started to work in between art and informatics. He is active in electronic AV live-set, light installations and wearable performances. Most significant elements in his works are immateriality, movement and metamorphosis, visual fluxus, fusion with sound and space. In 2001 he founded eXtraLight Advanced Visuals, focusing on the light as substance through its expression in the form of light performances, visuals and installations.

Doron Sadja is an American artist, composer, and curator whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space.  Often working with multichannel spatialized sound, smoke machines, and high intensity lights, Sadja combines pristine electronics with lush romantic synthesizers, dense noise, and immersive light projections to create hyper-emotive sonic architecture. Sadja founded Shinkoyo Records and the West Nile performance space in Brooklyn (RIP), and currently runs the Sound Portraits lecture/listening series at Spektrum.



Polytech.Science.Art INTERWEAVE



Polytech.Science.Art
INTERWEAVE
Experimental group by Tania Candiani and Anna Paukova

The Polytechnic Museum in Moscow presents the third experimental group of the Polytech.Science.Art program of 2016 season – Interweave by Tania Candiani and Anna Paukova with the support of the Embassy of Mexico in Russia.

June 15-17, 2016–The Polytechnic Museum at VDNKh will host an experimental group Interweave by artist Tania Candiani (MX) and researcher Anna Paukova (RU) within the Polytechnic Museum's Polytech.Science.Art program.

The third experimental group of the new season will be held within the parallel programme of the exhibition "5 variations of phonic circumstances and a pause" exploring the emerging language of the modern technology. The group will be focused on the issues of data transmission in the world of modern technology, and the ways of interaction within interdisciplinary teams, where people tend to use various language codes trying to discover the general idea.

Tania Candiani is the most famous and significant artist of Mexico: in 2015, she represented her country at the Venice Biennale. Her growing interest in interrelation between art and technology inspired her to create installations, mechanisms, and soundscapes. Her works can be found both in private collections and state museums like MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego), SDMA (San Diego Museum of Art), Mexican Museum (San Francisco), and Deutsche Bank. She has been a recipient of the Guggenheim Artists Fellowship, and a member of the National System of Art Creators, Mexico since 2012.

Anna Paukova, professor of the Higher School of Economics' Psychology Department, tutor and researcher, becomes the scientific advisor of the Meaning Weaving experimental group.
In 2008, she graduated a Master's program on Personality Research, Counseling and Psychotherapy. Anna is an expert in person-centered approach in communication, exploring the conditions of effective human interaction. She is interested in strategies of overcoming the barriers of communication between science, art, and society.

In 2016, all the experimental groups and public events of the Polytechnic Museum's Polytech.Science.Art program are gathered under one major topic – THE LIMITS OF UNDERSTANDABLE. The program's projects not only present a variety of efforts in the intersection of science, technology, and art, but also extend the boundaries of interdisciplinary communication, covering new knowledge areas of modern technology and exploring the frontiers of various fields of study with artistic methods. THE LIMITS OF UNDERSTANDABLE is also a title for the summary exhibition of the Polytechnic Museum's Polytech.Science.Art 2016 program: new objects and concepts created within the experimental groups and during other events over the year will meet with support to participate in the exhibition and festival Polytech.Science.Art Week.

Interweave experimental group will last for three days. This work will result in an international research project on ways and barriers of communication within cross-disciplinary groups. The public presentation of the work results will take place on the last day of the group alongside with a public talk by Tania Candiani, inviting everyone interested.

Curators, media artists, linguists, social studies researchers, psychologists, sociologists, communication experts, and computer linguistics experts, as well as anyone interested in issues of data transmission, modern communications, and media, are welcome to participate  in the Interweave experimental group.

To apply for participation in the group, please complete the registration form and send a brief motivation letter.
Participant applications accepted 8-13 June, 2016 inclusive.
The final list of participants will be announced on June 14, 2016.
Selected participants will be able to join the experimental group for free.
The number of participants is limited.
The application form is available here: https://polytech.timepad.ru/event/340007/

Participant requirements:
- Fluent English;
- Clearly stated motivation.

The experimental group Interweave is organized by the Polytechnic Museum within the program Polytech.Science.Art with the support of the Embassy of Mexico in Russian Federation.

Polytech.Science.Art program curator: Natalia Fuchs, art critic, curator at the Polytechnic Museum, new media researcher and culture manager (MA Media Art Histories, Danube University, Austria / MA Cultural Management, University of Manchester, UK).

The Polytech.Science.Art of the Polytechnic Museum
Experimental group Interweave

Venue: Polytechnic Museum at VDNKh, 119 Mira Ave, bldg. 26

June 15-17, 2016 at 14.00-20.00*
*Pre-registration is required. Participants will be selected on the competitive basis.

June 17, 2016 at 20.00
Interweave, public talk by Tania Candiani
Public presentation of the group work results
*Attendance to the public lectures is free of charge, pre-registration is required
Pre-registration: https://polytech.timepad.ru/event/340009/

See details: psa.polymus.ru

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My warmest regards from Moscow,
Natalia Fuchs / Наталья Фукс

Interdisciplinary Projects Curator / Куратор

Polytechnic Museum, Moscow, Russia
Cell: +79104320152
Email: nvfuchs@polymus.ru; nfuchs@artypical.com
Web: http://www.polymus.ru

Polytech.Science.Art: Наука.Искусство.Технологии http://psa.polymus.ru; http://www.facebook.com/polytechscienceart

Polytech.Science.Art 2015 Report https://www.academia.edu/23921411/Polytech.Science.Art_2015


SPEKTRUM Exhibition #6: States of Matter (23-26 June 2016)


SPEKTRUM Exhibition #6: STATES OF MATTER 
curated by Alfredo Ciannameo
http://tinyurl.com/statesofmatter2016 // https://www.facebook.com/events/1632834267041458
23-26 June, SPEKTRUM | art science community, Bürknerstr. 12, Berlin

The "States of Matter" exhibition seeks dimensions of meaning and beauty by unfolding nature's innermost secrets. Visual concepts such as light, color, materiality and movement are reinvented through plasma physics, fluid dynamics, low temperature crystallisation, and experiments testing the chemical origins of life. The four classical states of matter (solid, liquid, gas and plasma) are the subjects of the artworks selected for this exhibition, each redefining the interrelation between phenomenon and observer through the integration of a new artistic language within the context of a scientific experiment.

/// PROGRAM
- Thursday 23 June, 18:00: Opening
- Exhibition 24-26 June from 15:00 - 22:00 
- Saturday 25 June: 16:00 conference: lecture by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
- Sunday 26 June: 20:00 conference: talk by Chris Salter 'Alien Agency or How Do Artists Work with Responsive Matter'

/// ARTISTS
Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand [RUS/NL]
Alfredo Ciannameo & Doron Sadja [IT-US/DE]
Jean-Marc Chomaz & Laurent Karst (Labofactory) [FR]
Nicky Assmann & Joris Strijbos [NL]
Akitoshi Honda [JP/DE]
Philip Silva & Felix E. Klee [DE]
Byrke Lou [DE]

/// GAS
HYDROGENY - EVELINA DOMNITCH & DMITRY GELFAND - Nature's simplest atom and mother of all matter, hydrogen feeds the stars as well as interlaces the molecules of their biological descendants – to whom it ultimately whispers the secrets of quantum reality. Hydrogen's most prevalent earthly guise lies within the composition of water. Slight electrical perturbation splits water into hydrogen and oxygen gas, resulting in diaphanous bubble clouds slowly rising towards the liquid's surface. Emanating from an array of electrodes at the bottom of a water-filled chamber, strings and strata of hydrogen bubbles meticulously trace their emergent surroundings. A white laser sheet scans and illuminates the hydrogen bubble trajectories. Each quivering bubble-lens divides the white light into its constituent spectrum of colors, thereby inciting enhanced, prismatic depth perception. 

/// PLASMA
ALFREDO CIANNAMEO presents his plasma organ IONESIS, with the sound contribution of the artist DORON SADJA and the engineering implementation of AHMAD TALEB, for the creation of a new piece by using three multi-electrode discharge tubes, originally invented by Nikola Tesla. This instrument transforms six electronic audio channels into twelve high voltage sources, initiating an electro-sonic reaction in light plasma as a result. The focus of the work lies in investigating the discharging qualities of plasma. When an electrode discharges the electric field generated by this (electrode) interacts with other electric fields also discharging electrodes within the tube. This result visually into a complex configuration of light cells that are intertwined with one another. The conduction of light is synchronized with the sound in the space. Based on the synaesthetic relation between light and acoustics, Ionesis conjures up an immersive cosmological experience. 

/// LIQUID
JEAN-MARC CHOMAZ, LAURENT KARST & JULIE LAFAURIE-JAVORE, LABOFACTORY: EXOPLANET 
The Exoplanet installation questions the new materiality of science, which, by discovering extra solar planets, has revived the fantasy of other islands, of other us. Exoplanet is an intimate inverted cosmos inhabited by the bioluminescence of living phytoplankton Pyrocistis Noctiluca. The room is plunged into darkness; the spectator tames the night and awakens. Pale blue pulses draw a vortex, an evanescence of spirals and stripes. The sparks are produced by the oxidation of the luciferin, a protein photosynthesized during the day by the living cells. These ephemeral and erratic bursts are microperformed by the plankton interpreting a score stimulated by a spinning glass sphere. Exoplanet evokes the origins of our planet when photosynthesis in the oceans starts painting in blue the sky. Nowadays, the phytoplankton still produces the oxygen of the air by absorbing CO2. At the new moon, its bioluminescence is visible from space and traces eddies in the ocean. 
Exoplanet was made possible with the support of the fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso, the Laboratoire LaSIPS of the University Paris-Saclay and the École Polytechnique.

/// LIQUID SOLID
NICKY ASSMANN & JORIS STRIJBOS - LIQUID SOLIDis a collaborative project in which the duo researches the cinematic qualities of a freezing soap film. During their Ars BioArctica residency at the Biological Research Center in the Arctic Region of Finland (December 2014) they shot the footage of the freezing process of soap films which functions as the basis for their video installation: an eighteen-minute-long, practically unedited registration of the freezing process of soap liquid. Soap only freezes at very low temperatures, because the water remains protected by the soap acids for a very long time. Within a number of minutes, the colourful soap slowly sinks down in the film of soap, until a vacuum of a very thin layer of water remains, in which frozen crystals whirl round. Only at a very low temperature, an accelerated freezing process occurs, during which ice crystals transform into fractal-like patterns. The video is accompanied by a soundtrack composed by Assmann and Strijbos, with a mixture of soundscapes and recordings of self-made instruments which they developed in earlier collaborations. Liquid Solid was made possible with the generous support of the Creative Industries Fund NL, Gemeente Rotterdam and The Finnish Society of Bioart.

AKITOSHI HONDA - CRYSTAL STUDY is an installation which turns the non-perceivable process of crystallisation into an artistic light installation. The earth is developed in decade and is even still developing every minute, every second: we can say it is crystallisation. For a human being it is difficult to sense phenomena such as global warming in real time, because the timescale is too long and the change too small. Since long ago humans have tried to observe such intangible environmental phenomena., for example Stormglass (aka FitzRoy glass, which developed in 19th century for the weather forecast. This device reacts with chronological change from temperature, atmospheric electromagnetic noise, which changes in a long time scale that humans can't observe or feel clearly. In this project, the crystallisation process in Stromglass is translated to a human perceivable phenomenon in an aesthetic way with help with modern technology. A glass tube is filled with a special liquid which reacts with temperature, the electronic magnetic field, etc. This reaction happens on a molecular level and is impossible to observe with the human eye, but laser light makes this process visible. Light scattering and absorption is represented as a light pattern. Such phenomena are also applied in the scientific analytic method known as spectroscopy.

/// SOLID
PHILIP SILVA & FELIX E. KLEE - STM – scanning tunneling microscope – is a device with subatomic resolution. A needle, just one atom wide at its end, is moved very close to a sample. It is then scanned over the sample's surface. For determining the distance between needle and surface at each point, a tunneling current is measured, a quantum mechanical effect. The result is an image of the surface. Each spot in the image corresponds to one atom. In the context of the installation, the microscope is used as a realtime video generator. It outputs the superposition of two states. Graphite is a crystalline state of carbon with hexagonal symmetry. Superimposed on the scan of graphite is disturbance caused by the presence of observers of the measuring process. The device is very sensitive. Only when quiet it is possible to see a clear image of the crystal. For building the microscope, Philip Silva and Felix E. Klee collaborate with Luka Karoli, an electrical engineer and Ana Bulović, a biophysicist. The team's mission is to provide a cheap device for home use and trigger the nanotech maker revolution.

BYRKE LOU - CTU-ISBTM is a series of representations and clippings of the milky way. The objects are produced from glass as glass is what we usually look through in scientific processes. The qualities of glass thereby become an intrinsic feature of the technologies we develop and also of what we observe and understand as existing. When and how does a myth become a scientific fact? 

 



Call for Journal for Artistic Research


Call for Submissions: JAR Issue 12 - Winter 2016

Journal for Artistic Research

The online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research.

Call for Submissions: JAR Issue 12 – Winter 2016

The deadline for consideration is 15 July 2016


The Journal for Artistic Research is the publishing space for a growing community of artistic researchers, interested in archiving, disseminating and discussing their work. It uses the Research Catalogue, an innovative repository for the documentation of artistic research, which has over 5000 registered users.

Rethinking the traditional journal format, JAR offers its contributors a free-to-use online space where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material. Developed over the last five years, the Research Catalogue is continually being updated with new functionality and displays research practice in a manner that respects artists' modes of presentation, while incorporating web-enabled possibilities for collaboration, debate and discussion. The journal aims to promote experimental approaches to the 'writing up' of research and provide a unique 'reading' experience, while carefully fulfilling the expectations of a peer-reviewed academic journal.


JAR publishes research from artists of all disciplines, worldwide, with or without academic affiliation. The Journal is specifically interested in contributions that reflect upon and expose artistic practice as research, and welcomes submissions from artists interested in exchanging ideas and opening up the processes and methodologies that underlie their practice. 


To submit an article, contributors are required to register for an account and use the writing space to layout and expose their research. JAR provides editorial guidance and technical help with these processes.


For our guidelines on submissions visit: http://www.jar-online.net/index.php/pages/view/123


JAR works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers.
Editor in Chief: Michael Schwab

Editorial Board: Annette Arlander, Sher Doruff, Barnaby Drabble, Mika Elo, Leonella Grasso Caprioli, Yara Guasque, Julian Klein, Jen Liese, Isidro López-Aparicio and Mareli Stolp.


Submissions information: submissions@jar-online.net
For all other information: jar@jar-online.net




JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), an independent, non-profit association. You can support JAR by becoming an individual or institutional member of SAR. More information can be found on our website.
For updates on our activities, join our mailing list.

Contact: jar@jar-online.net


CAM FACTORY EXHIBITION/CALL FOR ARTISTS/INVITO AGLI ARTISTI



Sabato 18 giugno 2016 alle ore 19 la nuova mostra nella CAM Factory del museo CAM dell'artista Antonio Raucci. 
Omaggio all'artista scomparso Stelio Maria Martini.
INVITO AGLI ARTISTI
PRENOTA ANCHE TU CAM FACTORY PER LA TUA MOSTRA PERSONALE. 
Partecipa anche a "Survival", il Festival di Arte Contemporanea del Museo CAM. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7 pm. the exhibition of the artist Antonio Raucci in CAM Factory.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
BOOK CAM FACTORY FOR YOUR SOLO EXHIBITION.
Also take part in "Survival", the Contemporary Art Festival of CAM Museum.

INFO: Via Calore snc, 80026 Casoria, Napoli 
+39 081 7576167 (during office hours) or +39 3332972239 
email: camfactoryroom@gmail.com   

 raucci

CAM | Casoria Contemporary Art Museum
Via Calore snc 80026 Casoria Naples - Italy
INFO: tel/fax +39 0817576167
TWITTER: @MuseoCAMCasoria
PRESS OFFICE: +39 3349399870 Fax: +39 0817576167 cam.pr@hotmail.it


06 giugno, 2016

Open Call: PIKSEL16 :: ZERO-Level -- deadline June 30!!



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Piksel16
November 24-27 2016
Bergen, Norway

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Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working
with Free/Libre and Open Source technologies in artistic practice. It
is organized in Bergen,  Norway, and involves participants from more
than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and
software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the
aesthetics and politics of free technologies, free culture & art.

Piksel16, ZERO-level, wants to focus on the biological and social
aspects of the sea as a sustainable environment. Zero in the meaning
of: zero-emissions, zerofootprints, zero-waste, zero-energy,
zero-pollution, zero-plastic, zero-trash. Also Zero encourages
bioefficiency, bioecology, marine inheritance, sustainable maritim
transport, sea communication, civil society, water as a playground, and
civil engagement.

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open CALL for PROJECTS

For the exhibition and other parts of the program we currently seek
projects in the following categories:


1. Installations

Projects to be included in the exhibitions.
The works must be realized by the use of free and open source
technologies. For Piksel16 we specially encourage projects in the field
of DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable technologies to apply.


2. Audiovisual performance

Live art realized by the use of free software and/or open/DIY
hardware.     

3. Presentations

Innovative DIY/open hardware and audiovisual software tools or software
art released under a free/open license. (Also includes presentations of
artistic projects realized using free/open technologies.) For Piksel16
we specially encourage projects in the field of DIY BIOart and
renewable/sustainable technologies to apply.

4. Workshops

Hands on workshops utilizing free software and/or open/DIY hardware for
artistic use. For Piksel16 we specially encourage projects in the field
of DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable technologies to apply.

5. PikselSavers

Video and software art based on the screensaver format – short
audiovisual (non)narratives made for endless looping. Possible thematic
fields  includes but are not limited to: sustainable resource
allocation, renewable technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade
hardware, free content, open access, open data, DIY economy, shared
development. The works must be realized by the use of free/open source
technologies.

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!!!!!!!!!!  Deadline - june 30. 2016 !!!!!!!!!!

Please use the online submit form at:
https://piksel.no/ocs

or send documentation material - preferably as a URL to online
documentation with images/video to piksel16 (AT) piksel.no

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Piksel16 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council
Norway, PNEK and others.

more info: www.piksel.no


02 giugno, 2016

Call for submission for online exhibition at FLEFF 2016 | Interface/Landscape


The 19th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) began its yearlong exploration of Landscapes with concerts, workshops, master classes, performances, and films in March 2016. FLEFF invites submissions for its online exhibition "Interface/Landscape" and prize of USD250.

Landscapes evoke romantic notions of nature and ecology but are more frequently today are manufactured. Whether urban or suburban, manufactured landscapes are part of our environments have been engineered both to convene publics and prevent protests.

Landscapes offer a sense of security in an unstable world of recurring financial crises, wide-scale political corruption, and massive displacements of families due to wars over resources and influence. Gated communities offer temporary refuge for privileged classes. Public parks and squares offer temporary refuge for social movements. The least privileged and most vulnerable seldom appear on the horizons of awareness.

Interfaces mark boundaries between computing components and points of exchange between humans and machines. We access interfaces via hardware like touchscreens and software like apps. Interfaces are so ubiquitous and increasingly so seamless that we often forget to notice them. With the popularization of wearables, Web 3.0, and the Internet of Things, our relationships with interfaces expand from laptops and mobile devices to computers inside objects as diverse as refrigerators, automobiles, HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) systems, clothing, and shoes.

Interfaces function like banal landscapes in our everyday lives, but they do more than frame our access to data: they interpret it, thereby determining the kinds of knowledge that we produce. We ignore them when they function perfectly, and we are aware of their power when they fail. Like geopolitical borders, interfaces only produce meaning when in use.

"Interface/Landscape" seeks submissions that use digital media to investigate how interface and landscape combine in critical and imaginative inquiry. Submissions must be accessible via digital platform but can include other components, such as mobile apps for augmented reality, or documentation of other iterations/components, such as live performance and gallery installations.

Please send submissions with 150-word synopsis, and 75-word artist bio to FLEFF Digital Curator Dale Hudson (New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE) and FLEFF Assistant Digital Curator Claudia Costa Pederson (Wichita State University, USA) at fleff.digital.curators@gmail.com no later than 15 August 2016. The exhibition will launch in September.

For additional information on FLEFF, visit: www.ithaca.edu/fleff/. To see last year's online exhibition, "Iterations as Habitats," visit: www.ithaca.edu/fleff/iterations/. Projects from past editions of FLEFF appear in Thinking through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) by Dale Hudson and Patricia R. Zimmermann.
 
FLEFF: A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT