3 art news by Stefano Cagol
1 / GENT: ZOO logical
2 / SINGAPORE: Singapore Biennale
3 / TOKYO: Harajuku Influences
1 / GENT: ZOO logical
Opening: Friday August 25, 2006 at 6 pm
7 pm: DJ performance by DJ Grazzhoppas Bigband and 4 DJs will use Superflex / Animal scratch record in their bigband performance
The artists and critics:
Monika Bakke / *Stefano Cagol / Vaast Colson / Marta De Menezes /
Stefaan Dheedene / Johan Grimonprez / Katie Holten / Shih Chieh Huang /
Alon Levin / Gert Robijns / Anri Sala / David Shrigley / Superflex
Curated by Angelique Campens
More information: http://www.beeldend.be/zoo.html
2 /SINGAPORE: Singapore Biennale
*Stefano Cagol: Power Station
Public Art Project
1 - 2 September, 2006
Curated by Ong Puay Khim
Satellite event of the Singapore Biennale
Various public spaces throughout Singapore
1 Sep 06: Somerset, Shenton Way, Waterloo Street, The Substation, Padang
2 Sep 06: Little India, Chinatown, National Museum
Sense of belonging, nationalism, economy, and global village
POWER STATION takes the form of public intervention, highlighting contemporary influences, beliefs, pre/misconceptions and belonging. Power, in various forms extends its influence to our daily lives yet our notion of power and its extent of influence is often, perhaps deliberately, overlooked. The project challenges our understanding of identity in relation to authority, nation-hood and globalisation. Moving and interacting within/outside 'centres of power', be it cultural, political or financial, POWER STATION aptly questions their authority and invites reflexivity yet inevitably becoming an accomplice to these power games.
Presented by the IIC - Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Italian Cultural Institute in Singapore, this satellite project by Stefano Cagol is the only Italian presence at the Singapore Biennale 2006.
POWER STATION - Sense of belonging, nationalism, economy, and global village
ARTIST: Stefano Cagol
VENUE: Various public locations in Singapore
CURATOR: Ong Puay Khim, Ms
For updates on the project, visit http://www.powerartifice.com
ARTIST WEB SITE: http://www.stefanocagol.com
With the support of
IIC - Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Italian Cultural Institute in Singapore
Tel: (65) 6255 3073 Fax: (65) 6352 2005
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.iicsingapore.esteri.it
For more information on the Singapore Biennale 2006,
*Stefano Cagol: Harajuku Influences
Work in progress, daily updated video installations and performances
In collaboration with IIC – Italian Cultural Institute, Tokyo
September 8 – October 8, 2006
Finissage: October 5, 6 pm, 2006
IIC - Italian Cultural Institute, Tokyo, Umberto Agnelli Hall
With a presentation by Mami Kataoka (chief curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo)
Cagol will continue his research based on contemporary influences in Tokyo.
The results of his investigations will be documented in a book published by CHARTA (Milan) and released internationally in January 2007.
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3 art news by Stefano Cagol
New Multimedia - Since the late eighties, multimedia was reborn in digital media. The advent of computers that could handle a variety of media led to everything from computer games to CD-ROMs to DVDs to the Web. This also led to the advent of "media art" and "net art". This is a very big field, so just a few links to get you started.
academy.smc.edu/et12/s2005/et12_wk02_notes.html (a quick history of multimedia I wrote)
www.media.mit.edu (hub of work in digital stuff)
www.rhizome.org (media art organization)
www.interactingarts.org (media art organization)
whitney.org/artport/ (net media archive)
Experimental Music - A lot of work on alternative interfaces and authoring environments has come out of the experimental music field. For example, the MIDI and audio authoring environment MAX came from this movement. This led to experiments in other performance fields as well, especially dance, where sensors are attached to the performers to control music, lighting, video, etc.
www.ircam.fr/index-e.html (research institution)
www.steim.org/steim/ (research institution)
ccrma-www.stanford.edu (research institution)
www.troikaranch.org (digital dance company)
www.cycling74.com (music software including MAX)
www.infusionsystems.com (hardware used by many people in this field)
www.mspinky.com (software/hardware merging real turntables and computers)
Robotics - The field of robotics, especially the recent development of amateur robotics, has created a lot of tools and information for building systems with sensors and effectors. They may not have design in mind, but they are real geeks and engineers.
Whitney Artport Commissions: CODeDOC:
"A second installment of CODeDOC with eight additional artists was commissioned by Ars Electronica for the 2003 Ars Electronica Festival 'CODE -- The Language of our Time.'
CODeDOC II launched on September 6, 2003: www.aec.at/CODeDOCII."