03 maggio, 2016

CREATURES #4 at Keck Kiosk Basel



 MACT/CACT is pleased to inform



An interactive installation by Pier Giorgio De Pinto

 Opening on Friday 6 May 2016 at 16:00


At Keck-Kiosk Basel








6/7/8 May 2016



Opening on Friday 6 May 2016 at 16:00


Interactive installation by Pier Giorgio De Pinto @ Keck-Kiosk

Klybeckstrasse 1b, Basel

Tram Nr.8 - Stop Kaserne



All social devices admitted.




How does it work?

A camera via software uses a mix of ASCII code and webcam effects, catching, encoding and decoding people in front of a screen. The installation modifies the result of the effects during the five hours of the event, thanks to the different strength of the natural light caught by the camera.

It is a funny way to take amazing selfies and to share them on social networks.



What is ASCII code?

The 'American Standard Code for Information Interchange' ASCII is a character-encoding scheme originally based on the English alphabet. ASCII codes represent text in computers, communications equipment and other devices that use text.

Most modern character-encoding schemes are based on ASCII, though they support many additional characters. The term is also used to refer to visual art in general based on text.



Who is Pier Giorgio De Pinto?

Pier Giorgio De Pinto (IT/CH) is a trans-disciplinary artist, a performer, a curator, a theorist and a media trainer.

De Pinto strongly uses new media as a thinking medium in which involves the audience, creating performative experiences and immersive environments.

De Pinto is currently studying a hybridisation practice between expanded cinema, performances, digital codes, infographics, mapping territories and human factors. The gesture of the artist removes functionality, adds significance, proposes a new sense, subverts rules, creates a new order.



Pier Giorgio De Pinto



Pier Giorgio De Pinto is currently exhibiting within DIGITALE ABSTRAKTIONEN at HeK Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel-Münchenstein.


6 April – 22 May 2016

Mon-Wed 10:00-18:00, Thu 10:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-18:00


HeK Haus der elektronischen Künste

Freilager-Platz 9

4142 Münchenstein / Basel







MACT/CACT calendar

BEHIND THE GLASS / Donato Amstutz & René Odermatt / 23 April - 3 July 2016

PERSPECTIVES 2: ARTISTS IN THE BERLA COLLECTION. / Adriana Beretta - Andrea Crociani - José Davila - Luca Frei - Alex Hanimann - Jakob Kolding - Ugo Rondinone / 23 July – 2 October 2016

COME CLOSER: EXPERIMENTING WITH A WUNDERKAMMER OF VANITIES / Dante Alighieri - AMAE - Anonymous 1500/1700/1800 - Katia Bassanini - Fiorenza Bassetti - Hachim Benohoud - Samuel Blaser - Jean Corty - Tamir David - Pier Giorgio De Pinto - Martin Disler - Ignaz Epper - Bianca Eshel Gershuni - Ivana Falconi - Uri Gershuni - Ingo Giezendanner - Francesca Guffanti - Edmond Habetian - Alex Hanimann - Juha Arvid Helminen - Lior Herchkovitz - Käthe Kollwitz - Andrea La Rocca - Erik Mittasch - Alina Mnatsakanian - Zoran Mušič - Meret Oppenheim - Gianluca Panareo - Simone Pellegrini - Apollonio Pessina - Marko Popadić - Gil Shachar - Yuval Shaul - Valter Luca Signorile - Josette Taramarcaz - Babis Venetopoulos - Mark Yashaev / 22 October 2016 – 12 February 2017

VERLEIHUNG DER NARRENKAPPE. BEING AND EXPRESSING: REFLECTING ON DEGENERATION IN CONTEMPORARY ART. LYRICISM AND BRUTALITY FOR AN UNCELEBRATED ANNIVERSARY / Vv. aa. / curated by Mario Casanova, Mattia Desogus, Carole Haensler Huguet / MACT/CACT and Museo Civico Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona / 11 March – 5 June 2017

VISUAL IMPROMPTUS. WRITING IMAGES. / Anna Choi / 24 June - 3 September 2017






MACT/CACT Switzerland enjoys the financial and cultural support of Republic and Canton of Ticino/Swisslos, Alfred Richterich Stiftung Kastanienbaum, Friends of MACT/CACT, City of Bellinzona, the Artists.