Cinema

Memoria Esterna: Mika Taanila’s time machine

The first solo show of Mika Taanila in Italy, at the RITA URSO Artopia Gallery in Milan. On view: the video works produced by the artist using archive materials, and which deal with issues related to technology, media obsolescence, and the archaeology of the future.... READ MORE...

Aldo Tambellini: Black Matters

“Black Matters” is the first full solo exhibition of Italian-American artist, Aldo Tambellini, who is one of the pioneers of intermedia art and experimental avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition “Black Matters” takes a journey through Tambellini’s most prolific, highly charged and diversified period (1960–1980). The exhibition explores his, paintings, and multimedia practice... READ MORE...

Blacklist #1: The militarisation of Police

Blacklist is a series of public documentary film screenings and accompaning panel sessions thematically grouped around the significant societal and environmental challenges of our time. Themes include Militarisation of Police, Automated Systems and Artificial Intelligence, Mass Surveillance, 21st Century Fascism, Over-consumption, The 6th Mass Extinction, Food Security and Climate Change.... READ MORE...

Artificial Darkness: an obscure history of Modern Art and Media

Noam Elcott, an associate professor of art history and archaeology at Columbia University, recently released this new book for MIT press: Artificial Darkness which is an original and pioneering study about artificial darkness, meaning technology controlled darkness, in other words an investigation about the role of “black screens” in shaping arts and media practices from the 19th century onwards.... READ MORE...

Sundance Film Festival 2017 and New Frontier

As the Sundance Film Festival’s groundbreaking and technology-facing New Frontier section kicks off its second decade in existence, the 2017 edition of the section includes “story worlds” in Augmented Reality headsets, projection-mapped acrobatics, a VR beauty salon producing neuroscience data via the internet of things and a host of socialized, interactive and immersively haptic VR story experiences.... READ MORE...

Biennale of Moving Images 2016

The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève announces participating artists and the new project Generations for the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement (Biennale of Moving Images) 2016. The Biennale opens to the public from the 09 November 2016, until the 29 January 2017.... READ MORE...

Bodies and Stages

The exhibition Bodies and Stages, at the Kunstverein Hannover, investigates the questions concerning the physical, the pose, and self-display, wondering if the performative and the exhibition context can change the physical identity. On show the installative and live works by Alexandra Bachzetsis, Vaginal Davis, Adam Linder and Shahryar Nashat.... READ MORE...

Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact

Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact is the first exhibition in Canada of the work of internationally renowned artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. The artworks are the result of the research trip to Alberta in 2014, and consider the nature of sound, music and voice as a way to animate the natural forms and the man-made artifacts.... READ MORE...

Malcolm Le Grice at MACBA for LOOP Barcelona 2016

Jan Lauwers, Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2014, is on show at the Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai. Embodying the concept of Total Art, Lauwers realizes multidisciplinary and melancholic artworks, where it investigated the human-nature relationship in a communicative and accessible way to all audiences.... READ MORE...

Aksioma Project Space presents: Jack and Leigh Ruby, Car Wash Incident

Upon release in 2012 they returned to the US and made Car Wash Incident, a film Jack and Leigh Ruby had been planning for several years that is the first in a series inspired by the scam portfolios from their past life. Car Wash Incident is a video installation consisting of 25-minute two-channel video loop with an eight-channel audio system.... READ MORE...

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige: I Must First Apologize…

I Must First Apologize… is the culmination of a major project by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, an exhibit featuring an extensive body of work in film, sculpture, photography, and installation looking at the history of online spam and scamming. The artists have collected and archived more than 4,000 scams, a certain kind of spam email since 1999.... READ MORE...

Culturegraphy: understanding the world through networks

Culturegraphy investigates cultural information exchange over time also known as ‘memes’. These networks can provide new insights into the rich interconnections of cultural development. The graphics represent complex relationships of movie references by combining macro views summarizing 100 years of movie influences.... READ MORE...

AL and AL: Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse

Inspired by this revolutionary concept, the artists have undertaken three multiverse journeys across space and time, travelling from the atomic scale reality of DNA into the mind of thinking machines in the future who believe Alan Turing is their creator, through to the point of no return at the edge of a black hole.... READ MORE...

Staging Film: the relation of image and space in video art

The exhibition is constructed along two main curatorial axes. The first highlights the literal act of staging through which each of the featured artists conceives and presents their video(s) within a distinct physical space. The second, a metaphorical one, emphasizes the process by which the artists present their subjects within the films themselves.... READ MORE...

Zina Saro-Wiwa: From Nollywood to the Niger Delta

Saro-Wiwa’s films began as explorations of both performance and story-telling inspired by the aesthetics and heightened dramatic narrative of Nollywood films. The artist uses constructed drama to expose the raw vulnerability involved in demonstrating love, enactments of belief and expressions of sorrow.... READ MORE...
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