Lucrezia Cippitelli

Connecting La Havana, by Lucrezia Cippitelli. The new book by Digicult Editions

Digicult Editions is proud to announce the release of Connecting La Havana, the first publication from the “Making Peers” new series. Connecting La Havana is a research and educational project developed in Havana /Cuba between September 2010 and September 2011. Edited by Lucrezia Cippitelli,Connecting La Havana has been developed as a long-term research and educational program, focused on time-based and media art from a South/South perspective.... READ MORE...

Virtuality. Aesthetic Experience and Curatorial Design

Vince Dziekan is an artist, art historian, and curator who has dedicated his research and practice to explore of the concept of “Virtuality”. Specifically, Dziekan has been working on the space (intended as exhibition space and the one where artworks can be enjoyed and experienced) and influence that new digital technologies have had on its transformation and organization.... READ MORE...

Intermundo & Systema Solar: Militant Sounds, Socio-cultural Projects

In 2007 the first edition of MDE Encuentros de Medellín (the International Contemporary Art Festival of Medellín, Colombia), was opened with a band performance. A well-blended group composed by visual artists, sound experimenters, rappers and activists, who just a few months before - in 2006 - had joined their forces to work together in self-production field. This band mixes digital sounds with Afro-Colombian music tradition.... READ MORE...

Fidel Garcia’s Work. Art As A Complex System

Fidel Garcia (at that time he was still known with his Micro X nickname, by the name of the homonym precinct of the Alamar quarter where he still lives now) has paid me a visit to talk about his work. At that time he was an ISA student (Instituto Superior de Arte, maybe the best school of art in all Latin America) and made part of Tania Bruguera's Catedra Arte de Conducta, the educational project the Cuban artist carried on for almost a decade, by bringing artists, philosophers, activists and curators to Cuba in order to educate and raise a new generation of artists, grown up in the shade of the international panorama of our time.... READ MORE...

Memory And Media Archeology. Interview With Tania Aedo

(Ready)Media: Hacia una arqueología de los medios y la invención en México, DVD box recently edited by the Alameda Laboratory Art of Mexico City, revisits the history of artistic practices in the twenties of XX Century in Mexico, on the border between art, science and technological experimentation.... READ MORE...

Isea Ruhr 2010. Latin America Forum

One of the most important events within ISEA RUHR 2010 - The International Symposium on Electronic Art was maybe the Latin American Forum IV, a series of conferences and debates divided into four meetings during which historians, artists and editors discussed and tried to define the contemporary artistic trends of the continent.... READ MORE...

Digital Life Exhibition”. When Art Does Show Off

Closure moment is approaching for Digital Life,which opened in early March 2010 Pelanda activities in Rome. Recently restored, Pelanda is the part of the vast ex-slaughterhouse compound (the name itself refers to the room where animals were skinned)which in mid-February opened as space of cultural production. Wanted and organized by Zone Attive, a Roman cultural entity that has survived to Rome's political crossing from 'veltronian pax' to Alemanno's leadership in 2008, Pelanda space was inaugurated as a step further towards the recovery of the Mattatoio di Testaccio.... READ MORE...

Future Places Festival. Between Digital And Local Cultures

Future Places - Digital media and local cultures was held in Porto from the 13th to the 17th October. It is a festival, a meeting made up of a series of lectures and concerts, an exhibition, a place in which people congregate in order to discuss technology and creativity. It had two official sponsors: The University of Porto and the University of Austin, Texas.... READ MORE...

Almost Cinema 2009. Looking For The Kinematic Effect

Almost Cinema celebrate this year its fourth birthday and also this year he accompanied the Film Festival of Gent, an exhibition organized by Eva de Groote, curator of the media area at the Center for Art and Culture Vooruit. As for the last editions (I visited and described it in a critical text published exactly one year ago on http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1324) the exhibition is hosted in the wonderful art Nouveau rooms of the Vooruit center itself.... READ MORE...

The Contemporary Brazil Pass Through Its Modernity

A large exhibition dedicated to the current Brazil, distributed over the three major expositive areas in Rotterdam, ended at the close of last summer. We are talking about Brazil Contemporary, the point of arrival of a demanding research project on the visual, social and architectural culture of this country.... READ MORE...

Imaging Space: Direct Digital Symposium

As one of the five sections of the new periodical art exhibition and electronical world Direct Digital - edited by Gilberto Caleffi - the Symposium staged last Thursday 28th May in Sala Delfini della Galleria Civica di Modena suggested an analysis on the permeation of art, architecture and mass media in space planning and imaging.... READ MORE...

The Chinese Nightmare?

The Chinese Dream is book of more than 700 pages about the urbanization in China, published by the Dutch editor NAI Publishers. This project of colossal dimensions is on the shoulders of an architect Neville Mars, and a researcher Adrian Hornsby and the Dynamic City Foundation. The disproportionate growth of the agglomerations in China is at the centre of this publication... READ MORE...

Dick Raaijmakers: A Monography

Rotterdam's V2, together with Nai Publishers, recently published a monograph which presents an important in-depth examination on the Dutch composer, conceptual artist and theatre director Dick Raijmakers to the international public.... READ MORE...

Eduardo Navas: Track Me Not, Please!

Three years ago I had a long interview with Eduardo Navas about his editorial project, 'NewmediaFix', the online platform that republishes and redistributes texts and interviews from the most influential international magazines focused on art and media (between them Digicult) and which I collaborated with as editor for almost one year. I met again by email Eduardo for another interview about his last online project, 'Traceblog, launched on October 2008'... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Cimatics 2008, Non Solo Vjing

(Italiano) Nonostante la crisi economica globale e la mancanza di sostegno da parte delle istituzioni locali, anche quest'anno il festival Cimatics di Bruxelles ce l'ha fatta, ed ha concluso si pu˜ dire con successo la sua sesta edizione.... READ MORE...