Prossimamente al Cinema Mexico di Milano:
DE PROXÉMICA is an interactive video-instalation that pretends to create a situation in which one can play with the relativity of time and space by means of the representation of an environment where social relations are at stake.
Andrés González Fernández y Gabriel Cruz Rivas
This year’s ZOOM – festival of digital culture will introduce distinctive art and activist projects, that scrutinize the copyright laws in the world of new media.
Starting Monday October 9th and finishing Sunday October 15th there will be a bunch of events going on in Brno: VJ performances, film screenings, lectures and discussions with interesting guests, concerts and vernisagges.
This year’s topic yields an actual subject of copyright laws and their infringements, reflected widely by the artists and activists. The main programme section named PiratZoom will introduce foreign guests: activist project BurnStation – mobile music CD burning station; Scrambled Hackz – conceptual VJ tool ironizing old and unfunctioning copyright protection in a contemporary music and video art practice.
The discussion will be unfolded in a series of meetings with artists and also with members of swedish interest group PiratByran and political party PiratPartiet, tied closely with famous torrent server Pirate Bay.
Last but not least a big number of significant projects of Vjing, czech and foreign independent digital film production and music will be introduced; visual and music experiments will take place on every day of the festival.
Brno ZOOM 2006 is concuring it’s last year, when a variety of projects and selections was introduced, eg. international video art selection of russian Machinista, BitFilm movie selection or Machinima movies.
Reuters recently opened an SL (second life) bureau and assigned it a full-time reporter > via http://secondlife.reuters.com
Machinima Festival, happening from November 4-5 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, will also be taking place in Second Life.
In the Future No One Will Be Famous
31 October 2006 – 14 January 2007
Press preview: Monday, 30 October 2006, 11.00 a.m.
Under the programmatic title Anonymous: In the Future No One Will Be Famous, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents an exhibition with works by 11 international artists who – like the curator – will remain unnamed.
In their Notes toward a Manifesto, the initiators of the exhibition proclaim: “Anonymous artists wish to wriggle the status quo into a status incognitus. Their aim is to remove the increasing barbarization of thought via short circuits and fast lanes created by the marketing of artists as brands whose works have become masterpieces in ignorance of philosophy.”
Unlike other manifestations of anonymity in the current contemporary art scene – where artists take on pseudonyms – this exhibition is unique in gathering a group of artists who have put themselves undercover for a certain period of time (vaguely stated as “until the expiration date has been reached”) ...
... Andy Warhol – whose artistic reproduction of everyday images and celebrated faces became world-famous even beyond connoisseurs of art – made the prophetic statement in 1968: In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.
Undoubtedly, this certainly approximates the truth of the devaluation of the status of fame and the assembly line production of so-called art stars. With the popularization of fame, however, comes an unwieldy hunger for fame that must be fed – a vicious circle as more and more famous people are fabricated, who, likewise, possess less and less of the “aura” of fame and, consequently, are quickly and easily replaced. Anyone who is world-famous today, thus the tautological formula, will be soon forgotten tomorrow.
CATALOGUE: “ANONYM /ANONYMOUS – In the Future No One Will Be Famous,” anonymous and Max Hollein (eds.), with a preface by Max Hollein and texts by Dominic Eichler, Stephan Heidenreich, April Elizabeth Lamm, Eckhart Nickel, and Hans Ulrich Obrist. German/English edition, 160 pages, 32 b/w illustrations, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Cologne, hardcover, linen. 19,90 € (trade: 29,80 €).
In addition, 500 blank catalogues with 160 empty pages will be published.
CURATOR: Anonymous. PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Matthias Ulrich. EXHIBITION ARCHITECTURE: Oda Pälmke, PE-P, Berlin.