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Oliviero Ponte Di Pino. Ateatro.it: Dieci Anni Di Webmagazine

(Italiano) Il progetto Ateatro nasce il 14_01_2001, Wikipedia nasce il 15_01_2001. In principio era il blog (alla fine degli anni '90, la parola ancora non si usava) e si chiamava www.olivieropdp.it, archivio personale di testi, frutto di oltre vent'anni di attivitˆ culturale di Oliviero Ponte di Pino - uno dei critici di punta della scena contemporanea - digitalizzati e riversati online (in pagine html statiche), poi via via arricchito di nuovi materiali d'attualitˆ.... READ MORE...

Stefano Tedesco. Radical Improvisation

The little and typical town of Casté in La Spezia's countryside, within the municipality of Ricc˜ del Golfo, after the Foce pass, counts 23 inhabitants (someone more during the summer) and was completely rebuilt and restored thanks to the European Union's funds. This summer the town has become scenario of a series of very particular initiatives divided into theatre, videos and music. It is a wonderful landscape in the Vara Valley with old houses made of squared stones and cement, 'piazoet" (i.e. balconies used to make products dry), and a single family-owned restaurant, which is difficult to abandon once sitting on the balcony with a great view on the valley rich of chestnut groves.... READ MORE...

Resistence And Constitution. Audiovisual Settings By N03!

Paolo Ranieri of N03! talks about his artistic support to interactive museums dedicated to History. From the Museo Diffuso della Resistenza (the Widespread Museum of Resistance) in Turin to the Museum of Fosdinovo (Sarzana - SP) opened on June 3rd, 2000 and the most recent Diritti al cubo/Living the Constitution (Genoa and Turin).... READ MORE...

When Archive Becomes Art. Megaloop: Thirty Years Of Tam

The Tam Teatromusica, the well-known theatrical and video-theatre Italian company, has reached thirty years of artistic activity and celebrates this achievement with a truly memorable retrospective exhibition in Padua. It was 1980 when Michael Sambin, Pierangela Allegro and Laurent Dupont combined their expertise in the field of performing arts, music and experimental video art and gave life to the company, based in Padova.... READ MORE...

How To Recycle Raee. Manuel Bozzo: Korf And Advanced Art

They are called Rifiuti di Apparecchiature Elettriche ed Elettroniche (Electronic waste), the old home and industrial TV devices, cathode ray tubes, that after having been our analogical company for many years are now part of fossil age. And with the widespread of digital technology they are bound to occupy an even larger space in disposal plants. The collective KORF suggested in La Spezia, at the Centro di Arte Contemporanea during an ex position titled Arte Avanzata, the other side of recycling: TV is not (only) rubbish. This story will be told us by one of the collective's protagonists: Manuel Bozzo.... READ MORE...

Medi/action And Mediam(bi)ent. The Nuformer Digital Media Method

Projectable surfaces in metropolis have become big buildings' facades. We already wrote on this subject in the previous Digimag issue and this time we are putting forward our interview with Rob Delfgaauw from NuFormer, a Dutch firm which has diffused worldwide the sensationalist technique of mapping and screening 3d videos on edifices thus precisely reflecting existing volumes and altering in the public the way of perceiving the static object. Performances, advertising campaigns, big public events. Their promotional video, Projections on Buildings, a video-live performance in which buildings seem to be flaking off in front of spectators or else to be filled up with colorful small balls, was everywhere on the web. NuFormer style gets popular and turns into an example for many... READ MORE...

Hypersurface And Mediafacade. Urban Screen And Nu Former

Lev Manovich once said that the deep change which is affecting culture in the era of computerized media revolution also concerns space and its representation and organization systems. Space becomes a media itself: Just like all other media - audio, video, images and text - nowadays space can be transmitted, stored and recovered in a snapshot. Space can be squeezed, re-formatted, changed into a flow, filtered, computerized, programmed and interactively managed (L. Manovich, Il linguaggio dei nuovi media)... READ MORE...

The Screen And The City.continuous City Di Marianne Weems

Marianne Weems, a theatre director of the multidisciplinary company The Builders Association continues with extraordinary coherence and strength through her acute examination of technology and communication via computers, in reference to their influence in society and their effects on social interactions.... READ MORE...

Cinematography Of The Stone Age: Woyzeck By William Kentridge

The South African artist William Kentridge is one of the most renowned contemporary visual artists and proposes a poetic view on ancient taste where art and technique come together in the original value and significance of techné: the shows are based on his original filmed animations and recalls those theatres from the beginning of the century that experimented with the rudimental techniques of luminous animation (drawings on pieces of mobile glass, projected thanks to a Magic Lantern), promoting a primitive form of optical art.... READ MORE...

Awesome Santasangre

Santasangre (Maria Carmela Milano, Luca Brinchi, Dario Salvagnini, Roberta Zanardo, Diana Arbib), the best research theater company using new technologies for sound and pictures, was born in Roma in 2001 and immediately showed they were bordering between body art, video language and mechanical / sound performances.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Futurismi Teatrali A La Spezia

(Italiano) Forse non tutti sanno che la cittˆ della Spezia ha ospitato un nutrito gruppo di artisti e di eventi futuristi: oltre all'Aereopoema marinettiano infatti la cittˆ ligure ha dato i natali al poeta, intellettuale e letterato Ettore Cozzani, formatosi culturalmente agli ideali postrisorgimentali e fondatore della rivista futurista 'L'Eroica' che ebbe vita lunga (fino al 1944) e che ospit˜ tra gli altri, testi originali di D'Annunzio e dello stesso Marinetti.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Andrea Balzola: Drammaturgia Multimediale

(Italiano) Apripista assoluto e sperimentatore in Italia in questo versante della scrittura teatrale  Andrea Balzola, teorico dei nuovi media, critico, drammaturgo e sceneggiatore. Esce in questi giorni: Una drammaturgia multimediale. Testi e immagini per un nuovo teatro per Editoria & Spettacolo, l'antologia dei suoi lavori scritti proprio per quel teatro che usa i nuovi media in un'insolita e intrigante veste editoriale costituita non solo da testi ma da un ricco intreccio di immagini, parole, dialoghi, disegni a ricordare gli allestimenti multimediali con video, animazioni, pitture, graf'e di ogni genere. Immagini dunque integrate nel testo in forma di story-board visivi e foto-documentazioni a raccontarne anche la scrittura scenica.... READ MORE...

Santarcengelo Of Theatres: Festival Is Still Alive

Santarcangelo is the venue of the most important and historic festival of research theatre, which was once just the festival of street theatre. And we were there! Also (and mainly) during this precarious edition, with no artistic director for the first time in its long history. We must report the valiant resistance of the actors of the now famous and historic 90s' generation (Teatrino clandestino, Fanny & Alexander, Motus), but also of the 80s' generation (first and foremost, Soc'etas and Le albe)... READ MORE...

Crack! Live Electronics In Palmaria

The first edition of the environmental art exhibition Genius Loci, curated by Federica Forti, was inaugurated on July 31 st at Palmaria island, in front of the town of Portovenere (Spoleto). And in this exhibition you could find the special section, entitled cRack! Live electronics, that I curated. I invited Motus, otolab, Giacomo Verde and Badsector.... READ MORE...

Genius Loci Upon Palmaria Island

On 31st July 2008 opens the first edition of Genuis Loci, environmental art exhibition managed by Federica Forti and set up on Palmaria isle. Porto Venere and Alps is a marvelous frame of this suggestive exhibition that proposes as reference point for the young contemporary (and also electronic) art.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Il Teatro Calligrafico. Le Dragon Blue Di Lepage

(Italiano) Collocata al confine tra Germania e Svizzera nella regione dell'Alsazia a una trentina di chilometri da Basilea, Mulhouse ospita all'interno della vecchia fabbrica di cotone l'enorme e suggestivo spazio polivalente La Filature nato 13 anni fa; oggi  diventata Scne Nationale ed  collocata in un distretto multilinguistico di grande interesse.... READ MORE...

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...