Herman Mendolicchio

MIRA 2013. Among mapping, music and research

From 14th to 16th of November, the third edition of MIRA, Music and Visual Arts Festival, took place in Barcelona. Goals, ideas and ambitions of MIRA 2013 have clearly grown and matured, if compared with the previous editions.... READ MORE...

Lanfranco Aceti. Lea, Isea And Other Challenges

The 2011 calendar of Lanfranco Aceti, teacher at Sabanci University of Istanbul, visiting professor at the Goldsmiths College of London, artist and curator, is marked, above all, by two big projects: the artistic direction of the 17th edition of ISEA and the re-launching of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA).... READ MORE...

The “OVNI” Project. Video As A Critical Experience

The 2011 edition of OVNI (Observatory de V'deo no Identificat: Unidentified Video Observatory) is dedicated to the concept of dis-reality. In an age where the show business, too many times mistaken for the culture world, has risen as model of real life, where fiction and reality melt into one solution and where physic and mental solidity dissolve into a constant flow of images and appearances, in this intricate and complex mutation of reality the OVNI work shows itself as an antidote to the poison of contemporary information and communication... READ MORE...

Tv/arts/tv – Beyond The Screen! An Interview To Valentina Valentini

The combination is hot, at first sight. In the exhibition at Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona - in this beginning of autumn 2010 - we think, reflect and make questions on the convoluted and controversial relationship between Art and TV. TV / ARTS / TV is a multi-directional path that starts from the '60s and ends to the present day: works that are now part of art history and current trials of young artists / researchers straddling art and new technologies, give life to a project that provides multiple points of view concerning TV medium... READ MORE...

Loop Barcelona. Transversal Video Art

Once upon a time there was a peripheral artistic practice scarcely considered called video art. This could probably be the incipit of any dissertation on artistical practices tied to technology developments. As we know, the world of arts shares since ever a long common boundary with the world of technologies, but nowadays video art - though maintaining some innovative features - has departed from this frontier positioning itself among the artistic disciplines currently most demanded, valued and practiced.... READ MORE...

A Year Of Arts Santa Monica. An Interview To Vicenc Altaio’

The new Arts Santa M˜nica of 2010 in Barcelona began with new stimuli for creativity and discussion. Fresh with new mentalities, a new spirit and new aspirations, Arts Santa M˜nica, an old convent situated on the emblematic Rambla and just a stone's throw from the sea, now passes on to a new stage in its history, which is dedicated to interdisciplinary issues connected to art, science and communication.... READ MORE...