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
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
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
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.
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.
Nicolas Maigret practice revolves around the investigation of media, using its bugs and malfunctions as starting points for intervention. It is from these imperfections that Nicolas highlights the identities of the media he analyses and tamper with, bringing up evidences of their functioning.
Ryota Kuwakubo is a Japanese artist who has been working between art and technology since the end of the '90s. His cross-disciplinary approach brought him to produce various kinds of works, which ranged from electronic devices to interactive installations.
South African-born artist Nelmarie du Preez has taken on an unusual approach to sculpture, art, film and “making”. She has blurred the boundaries between art and technology to striking effect in her current exhibition, Autonomous Times, curated by Nimrod Vardi.
Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet are contemporary artists who are innovating the gap between the physical and the digital world- spanning from the hacking and development process of a Brother machine, a project that combines technology and craft in displaying brain activity.
Laetitia Morais is a Portuguese visual artist, professor and researcher. Her solo and collaborative works mix media follow themes of observation and distance and extend from sound and image to spaces, translating ideas into events, objects and environments. The main aim is to move towards the unknown.
Although changing over time, thanks to increasingly efficient technology, the digital world and the real world have come together to contextually coexist, often creating problems. Looking at the many works by American artist Joseph Delappe you can somehow trace the evolution of this dynamic.
Storytelling is getting more immersive and participative, in the sense that audience is engaged in a more interactive way and the environment is evolving into a more complex transmedia scenario. Perfect examples of this new immersive narrative form are the most recent works of Andy Campbell
The digital universes drawn by the hand of Boris Labbè are placed in the meeting point among Steve's Reich compositions, Bosch's paintings and the evolutionist theory. With solid bases in free-hand sketching and in plastic arts, hw carries his complex imaginary in extraordinary animation films