virtual vs real

one of the performances/demonstrations that were part of friday night SL showdown is the work of coreographer and media artist Johannes Birringer (please, see Alien Nation Company, and Interaktionslabor) who showed a fragment of his latest work “Ukiyo” (“movable world” a short description of the networked performance can be found […]

experiments in SL

to interact with this environment in new ways or to draw parallels and connections between the virtual world and the so called real world.   two interventions were performed in SL were performed on Friday night: Alan Sondheim’s  “Mess” really tried to literally “subvert” the order of SL by inundating it […]

Subtle Technologies Start Tomorrow (June 12-14)

The theme for the 12th Subtle Technologies Festival is “Networks”. this year’s  theme is “Networks”. think of this topic in the broadest posssible way: internet networks, collaborative networks, social networks, biological networks, network models of spread and dissemination, the network as a metaphor, the net, the grid….etc…. like last year […]

Friday June 4, 2010: Challenging sustainability: indigenous challenges and assumed notions.

When we in the Western world think about sustainability, we usually deal with  consumption and waste. we tend to focus on ways to reduce such consumption and yet, maintain our own privileges and comfortable lives (which prompt even more consumption …and waste). We end up in a never ending circle […]

Offf Lisbon 08 | Tickets

OFFF TICKETS Un festival che celebra la cultura della creazione post-digitale non poteva non distinguersi anche per le modalità di acquisto dei “biglietti” (nonché di accesso), se così possono definirsi quelli acquisiti attraverso transazione telematica. Offf sceglie la via della dematerializzazione (forse per una non dichiarata ispirazione ambientalista?). I biglietti erano difatti […]

Offf Lisbon 08 | Formula

Offf Formula Più di 100 artisti, 2500 visitatori, conferenze, presentazioni, workshop, installazioni, proiezioni, concerti, spazi ricreativi… Offf 2008 riconferma la “formula” dimostratasi vincente nelle edizioni precedenti: la strutturazione degli spazi della LX Factory ha permesso di ricreare gli 8 caratteristici ambienti/punti d’incontro1 del Festival, ognuno dei quali avente una specifica funzione: […]

holography

its use is rare if one excepts the slightly moving tiny image on credit cards. The objects displayed are sometimes dubious (lots of scary images, monsters). however, holography remains as fascinating as complex. Michael Page has been producing and studying holography at OCAD, U of T and in his studio […]

Convergences

By providing rare examples of experimental films, Bruce Elder showed how light can be manipulated to create radically different results and how it can be interpreted and filtered through the personal experience  of the artist. Light is primal, experiential and outside of language, almost a sacred energy, something that takes  […]

saturday afternoon -light narratives: “northern lights”

maybe an odd association, Jason Baerg’s northern lights,  Jayanne English outreach pictures of the sky and Nada Boustany visualization of cell death have a lot to share after all: they both try to interpret and reconstruct narratives originating from the sight and the impression of light. they meet under the […]

Synchresis

“…In 2008, where each year parcels of the Antarctic Ozone hole move over the southern part of Australia, our relationship with the visible and the invisible electromagnetic soup in which we live becomes much more complex.” By invoking the notion of Synchresis, Melinda Rakham illustrates how, in Australia maybe more […]