Monica Ponzini

Videostories And Videogames. Federico Solmi And His Douche Bag City

Game Over. If Federico Solmi's work was characterized by an ironic destruction of myths and (anti)heroes, and the violence of his narration faded into laughter, with his latest exhibit, From Uterus to Grave with no Happy Ending, and video installation Douche Bag City, his satire becomes more bitter and deals with a highly topical theme - as always-- and with a very personal style.... READ MORE...

Sputink Observatory

Ideas are energy. Your brain is a satellite. Your mind is out there.' These are the basis of The Sputnik Observatory, an ambitious documentation project and representation of contemporary culture. Sputnik- literally 'fellow traveler'- was born from the idea that all the knowledge and arguments are in some way connected to each other, that the 'six degrees of separation', connecting all human beings on earth, are applicable also to their mental elaborations, and that also the most radical concepts, considered as marginal, are fertile matter of investigation and can contribute in a critical way to our cultural landscape.... READ MORE...

Raster Noton Shopping Style

Experimentation. Carsten Nicolai's (aka alva noto) artistic production, (one of the few artists in the digital art who does not need any presentation) has always been characterized by an element of constant research: thinking about sound frequencies and visuals, digital and minimal aesthetics, where noise and glitch are bound to mathematics and geometric shapes, has gone through an evolution that made him one of the most important, long-established and famous artists in the international electronic scene.... READ MORE...

Visual Music Marathon

The idea that music and moving images were somehow connected dates back to Newton . But it is especially starting from the 1900s, and with experimental cinema, video and digital arts in the latest decades, that Visual Music (that is rendering music through images, mainly abstract ones), has developed considerably.... READ MORE...

You Tube And The Accidental Videoart

YouTube has radically changed not only the way we look at video, but also the role of the audience and the language of video. No longer a mere spectator for the images created by the Author, Youtube users are increasingly involved in the making of unique and peculiar videos, unexpected 'viral' trends that generate in turn new influences - and all shared on the Web.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Cory Arcangel: Adult Contemporary

(Italiano) Cory Arcangel  cresciuto. O per lo meno, cos" suggerisce il titolo della sua ultima personale alla Team Gallery di New York. In Adult Contemporary l'artista espone i suoi ultimi 'divertissments', ripercorrendo suggestioni artistiche, manipolando e reinterpretando la tecnologia che ha segnato gli ultimi decenni - da quella paradossalmente ormai obsoleta a quella ancora in uso, ma forse destinata a diventare tale nel giro di pochi anni... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Jonathan Harris: Sentimenti E Software Art

(Italiano) Software art e sentimenti, Polaroid e information technology: i lavori di Jonathan Harris esplorano il mondo interiore degli uomini attraverso software, siti web, interfacce grafiche e fotografie, sempre alla ricerca di nuove modalitˆ d'espressione.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Doug Aitken: Il Mistero Della Vibrazione

(Italiano) Lo spazio naturale e quello costruito dall'uomo, lo straniamento del soggetto che abita - o occupa momentaneamente - questi spazi, il pulsare e lo scorrere della vita, il ritmo della musica. Gli elementi cari a Doug Aitken si ritrovano nella sua ultima videoinstallazione a 3 canali presentata alla 303 Gallery di New York, ma con un velo di mistero irrisolto.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Mission Accomplished: Any Deck!

(Italiano) Che cosa pu˜ diventare una campagna presidenziale negli Stati Uniti nell'epoca di Internet e dei new media? Il duello mediatico Obama-McCain  ormai riflesso a livello globale. I siti internet dei candidati sono diventati i canali preferenziali per trasmettere informazioni e video promozionali in tempo reale (per non parlare delle raccolte stellari di fondi).... READ MORE...

Rob Kennedy: Hapless, Helpless And Hopeless

There are several essential requirements for Rob Kennedy works, Scottish artist fascinated by language problems; for example separating 'sound/image' signifier from its immediate meaning, sectioning and assembling minimum unity to search for unexpected associations or unpredictable semantic locations.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) The Griefers: Sabotando Second Life

(Italiano) Guerriglia digitale organizzata, sabotaggio virtuale, o, peggio, terrorismo della Rete. é come viene definito il fenomeno dei griefers, letteralmente coloro che vanno online con il solo intento di creare grief, dolore, dispiacere, agli altri utenti della Rete.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Federico Solmi: Videoicone E Superstars

(Italiano) irriverenti, surreali, sessualmente espliciti. I video e i quadri di Federico Solmi sono come lui: esuberanti, chiassosi e ironici. L'ultimo (anti)eroe partorito dall'instancabile fantasia dell'artista bolognese trapiantato a New York  nientemeno che un Papa futuristico, sesso-dipendente, che si libra in volo a mo' di Superman sopra al Vaticano, e che una volta finito all'Inferno si lancia in una carneficina in stile Doom . Prima di lui, era toccato a King Kong e a Rocco Siffredi, scatenati in deliri di onnipotenza finiti miseramente con la morte di entrambi.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Diva: Digital Video Art Fair

(Italiano) A fine marzo, a New York  tempo di fiere. Accanto all'Armory Show, ci sono diversi progetti paralleli che presentano settori particolari della produzione artistica. DiVA - Digital & Video Art Fair  uno di questi, con un programma ricco di incontri, ma soprattutto con un singolare spazio espositivo: le strade di Chelsea.... READ MORE...

Christina Ray: Open Source Territories

Christina Ray lives in Brooklyn, New York. She's an artist and a curator focusing her efforts on psychogeography, the creative investigation of physical and psychological spaces inside the cities, she founded Glowlab, an initiative which produces art linked to the fruition and interpretation of urban spaces, as well as the Conflux Festival.... READ MORE...

Graffiti Research Lab: Writers As Hackers As Artists

Real and virtual spaces, cities and new media. These are the domains of confrontation of the new semantic clashes, made of massified and pre-digested messages on one hand, and free circulation, manipulation and expression of ideas on the other. The main characters are big companies, buying ads spaces to spark the consumerism at the basis of their economies, versus individuals, sometimes gathered in little independent groups, using new technologies for realising and using expressions means and the net to communicate and join in.... READ MORE...

Florian Thalhofer And The Korsakow System

If Shakespeare considered the world a theatre, Florian Thalhofer believes the world is a hyperlink system. That is how he represents it, film after film, shooting landscapes, stories and revelations which are 'assembled' with his original software, the Korsakow System .... READ MORE...