Known internationally as a sound artist for his sensibility to the sounds around us, Francisco Lopez is able to present his tracks with a surrounding listening and without great sound-visual effects, but with the simple idea that: you must listen to the sound in an immersive way
From February 26th to the 28th, in Amsterdam, took place the Sonic Acts Academy, a three-day festival. The Academy is a platform organized by Sonic Acts, a festival born in the mid-Nineties as an occasion on which intersections among art, science, and technology could be shown and discussed.
Sónar +D is the international conference (running even this year in Barcelona from 16 to 18 of June) that brings together a combination of activities with a common theme: the relationship between creativity and technology, and the digital transformation of the cultural industries involved.
I met Bruce Sterling after I sent him a private message via Twitter after I had known he was hitting The Netherlands for a keynote speech at Impakt Festival in Utrecht. He replied within a few hours. A couple of days later, I was on a train with a camera and a bottle of good Barolo (for him).
Bill Vorn is a Canadian artist and academic based in Montréal. He has worked on performance, interactive installations, experimental soundtracks, soundtrack scores, and sound editing, creating components for film, video, and various other artistic projects. His works have been shown at major international media art festivals and events
Jaime del Val is a Spanish interdisciplinary artist and researcher. His art is a open dialogue between interactive dance, electro-acoustics, video, and urban interventions associated with a strong social activism. In 2013 he initiated Metabody, a multi-layered project involving artists and academics from 16 European countries
Right Here Right Now has been the first exhibition of its kind to be held at The Lowry, acting as a digital showcase led by curator Lucy Dusgate and her team. The installations and works on display combine visual arts with other fields, such as video, coding, electronics and sound engineering.
The dress was historically born as a defence of the body from the elements and, at the same time, in response to natural human instinct for aesthetics. In contemporary fashion, thanks to the evolution of art, technology and science, the relationship with weather's elements is much more complex.
My first contact with Matteo Marangoni, and with the collective he is part of, iii, occurred on the occasion of the Reading Room, a series of group readings supported by iii. In this series of events contemporary researchers, cultural theorists, philosophers, and artists are invited to share texts with the audience
Alterazioni Video is an Italian collective founded in 2004. Alterazioni Video works have been exhibited in museums and istitutions all around the world. The milanese audience will have the opportunity to see all Turbo Films in a special retrospective at Spazio Oberdan from 18th February to 4th March
Erkki Kurenniemi is a pioneer of multimedia art, a techno-utopian and enthusiastic scientist, passionate about the changes thanks to cybernetics and A.I. Kurenniemi is now beginning to receiving long-overdue international recognition thanks to the publication of the book “Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi in 2048”
Men and nature, men are nature, man or nature: these are just some of the most recurrent questions at the center of German artist Simona Koch’s research. She has developed several works and side projects that deal not just with the aforementioned themes, but also with politics, history of humankind and psychology.
On a quiet morning in The Hague, I had the pleasure of meeting Tommy de Bruijn and Sam Van ‘t Oever, also known as De Naakte Ontwerpers. Tommy and Sam are two young designers who developed a device able of creating an experience which allows to listen not only through the ears, but also through the flesh.
The European project ‘Streaming Egos’, based on an idea by the Goethe-Instituts of south-west Europe and in cooperation with the Slow Media Institut and the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, explores the risks, limits and advantages of having a digital identity which is often too far from real life
Born in the ancient city of Kyoto (Japan) in 1975, Kohei Nawa studied at the Kyoto City University of Art, and in 1998 moved to London. The symbolic art of Buddhism and Japanese Shintoism are additional Nawa’s influential inspirations that characterise several of his idiosyncratic works.
Larry Bell has consistently focused on the properties of light and its interface with surface throughout his career. Bell has installed a major Standing Wall sculpture, 6 x 6 An Improvisation comprises 36 individual glass panels, responding intuitively to the dynamics of the space.
Superconversations: Machines that Matter brings together a range of thinkers and artists concerned with the intersection of technology and immanence, questioning the logic of vitalism while developing that of mechanism. The symposium builds upon several themes from e-flux’s Supercommunity / Superconversations and forms the final instalment of a planetary series of in-person and simulcast video conversations.