The Influencers festival / Barcelona 6-7-8 july 2006

Posted by Eva_and_Franco_Mattes | Thu Jun 22nd 2006 10:08 a.m.

Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG and Bani present:

THE INFLUENCERS
Festival of media action and radical entertainment

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*July 6 7 8 - 2006*
Center of Contemporary Culture Barcelona
http://d-i-n-a.net/influencers
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with VUK COSIC, PAUL D. MILLER / DJ SPOOKY, MOLLEINDUSTRIA, IRWIN /
NEUE SLOWENISCHE KUNST, VINCENZO SPARAGNA, OSCAR BRAHIM, CHICKS ON
SPEED
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program: http://d-i-n-a.net/influencers/06/en
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Welcome to episode three of The Influencers series, the live talk show
you won't see on TV! With us tonight, we have media pranksters, star
remixers of ideas, saboteurs of academic categories and reality
agitators of every stripe.

Over the next three days, our 7 guests will present their work and
discuss it with us. They will take us into stories of collective
hallucinations that turn into reality and vice versa, like the time a
Nazi icon was used to celebrate the patron-hero of a socialist state,
or that fun time we spent bribing scientists and crushing workers so
that our junk food company would come out on top (at least in a
videogame).

And more: porn movies transformed into sequences of letters and
numbers, fake newspapers announcing the end of the Polish communist
regime and a new king Wojtyla, stolen web pages, an apologia for
copying, DIY artists who have cracked the top ten, masked insects
hanging from the billboards of corrupt presidents...

Our 7 guests will talk about the origins of their projects, their
challenges and objectives, giving us all the dirt on the strategies
that work while suggesting clues we can use to explore subterranean
affinities through different periods, disciplines and cultural
contexts. Acquisition of other identities on a mass scale and a trip
through the turbulences of information flows are our recommended
remedies to July sunburn and other nuisances.

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press office: Monica Munoz, premsa AT cccb.org / +34 933064100
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