With the title 'Cinema Beyond Cinema', the Multimedia section of Sonar 2008 wanted to offer a look on the different meanings that the word 'cinematographic' has taken on nowadays, in particular through the 'SonarMtica' exhibition with the title 'Future Past Cinema' and the 'Digital la Carte ' video interactive database.
In 2007, Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 0100101110101101.ORG) created Sinthetic Performances, a series of 'live' actions, which were led in Second Life with their avatars, making use of some classical and historical performances of contemporary art
It is already known that western societies - based on marketing, communication and advertising - often rejected some controversial and revolutionary activities that, years later, were considered very cool attitudes
Important magazines in the field, influential critics, successful artists have already talked about Nico Vascellari, pointing him out as one of the best artists of promise in the Italian creative panorama and one of the most original protagonist, destined to get on in life.
What would the Net look like today without the hackers? What would computers be today without the contribution of free software and open source? Which are the convergence areas between art and technological experimentation?
(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 Scne Nationale ed collocata in un distretto multilinguistico di grande interesse.
Brumaria is a six-monthly magazine that was founded in Madrid in 2002. It is an artists' project, a militant editorial project that reflects on the fertile boundary ground among artistic, social and political practices, with an engagé and maybe old-fashioned view, which in a period of post-post cultural and political relativism really makes a big impression.
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.
In the last years, we saw an increasing development of artistic activities in virtual worlds. At the beginning, these virtual worlds were just game-places (MMORPG)  or communication tools (chat, MOO, etc...)  , and included art as a mere peripheral issue, that was seldom supported and often refused by other users.
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.
The section of the Sónar of Barcelona dedicated to the seventh art, SónarCinema , was held for the eleventh time (the first season being held in 1998), during all the three days of the festival, from noon to 8 p.m., as usual at the Auditorium of the Centre de Cultura Contempornia de Barcelona .
In June 2008, the first season of the Node Festival was held in Modena . It is a festival dedicated to the meeting of visual arts and music, and new technologies. In the beautiful setting of the galleria civica in Modena , lectures and international live events followed one another nonstop for two days.