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Friday 20th and Saturday 21st, March 2009 @ Rome
The international competition RomaEuropaFAKEFactory re-lauches in Rome on March 20th and 21st with two dense days dedicated to the theme "Freedom to Remix": at the Italian Senate, at the Libreria Flexi and at the Neo Club, with a triple event crossing the borders between different spaces and contexts of the metropolis, from institutional ones to the night clubbing scene of via Libetta.
The Italian Senate, it its "ex Hotel Bologna" (via di S.Chiara 4), hosts, on March 20th, 10:00 to 14:00
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"Cultural politics and management of intellectual property in the contemporary era" (*)
a coference-debate in which the competition becomes the trigger to start up a dialogue on the meanings of art, culture and creativity, on the management of cultural politics, on the relationships between new business models and the law for what concerns copyright, patents and intellectual property, starring REFF promoters, featuring video interventions by Derrick de Kerckhove, Massimo Canevacci, Carlo Infante, with senator Vincenzo Vita summing up and drawing conclusions and perspectives.
Among the others: councillor Giulia Rodano, councillor Cecilia D'Elia, Luca Neri, casaluce/geiger synusy@cyborg, Simona Lodi, Arturo Di Corinto, Francesco Monico, Stefano Coletto, Francesco "Warbear" Macarone Palmieri, Gianluca del Gobbo, Valeria "Jemma Temp" Guarcini, Alex Giordano, Davide D'atri, Guido Scorza, Marco Scialdone, Valerio Mattioli, OtherethO, Marco Fagotti, Rosella Ongaretto, Francesco Magnocavallo.
On March 21st starting at 18:00 let's meet for a
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at the Flexy Cafè Library, in the heart of Rione Monti, for the presentation of the book "Assalto al Copyright" (Assaulting Copyright) (Edizioni Cooper), introduced by Arturo di Corinto; after that the author, Luca Neri, will meet the guests and host a meeting-debate. The evocative ex factory will be animated with the "Flight SynEp" new media art installation by OtherehtO.
Following up, starting at 23:00 and into the night,
RomaEuropaFAKEFactory Launch Party
In the invisible space of the Neo Club, Rejected invites its rejects to the continuous pirate remix of identities, playing on the ocncept of inclusion/exclusion and on musical remix, digital, human, experiential, in a series of performances, installations, live VJ sets and DJ sets.
in the Red Room:
"Empty Mirror", live performance by Global Groove, a cuple of visionary unfair artists that have been working on the idea of the noise of fragments for 20 years;
"Remixing People" by xDxD.vs.xDxD, the inventor of [A]rt is [O]pen [S]ource and creator of cyber bodies and robotic and software arts, and Kevin Pistone, historical figure of Rome's independent photohraphy scene and founder of the MyJemmaTemp workshop, e creatore di corpi cibernetici ed arte robotica e software, e Kevin Pistone, figura storica della scena fotografica indipendente romana e fondatore del workshop MyJemmaTemp, joining forces in a with an installation and a photographic set challenging each other disassembling and reassembling people's bodies.
All in the frame of ATOMIC, the new qeer party that will instantiate its imaginaries built on indie disco and obscene pop with Bebop on the controls, the exhibits and performances by Martin Dee vs Industria Indipendente.
In the Caveau:
an environmental interzone running from Zanzibar to William Burroughs, with a 4 DJ squad, 3 VJs and a videoart installation:
Opening set with the tech house by Jason K, Neo Resident and promoter of the Bootleg and Fonia parties.
Following up, a part of the history to come of the subversive Rome penetrating the world thrugh the paths of D.I.Y. , party culture and the Queer imaginaries of the Phag Off project. Warbear connects plots and configures libertarian dancefloors with a set of Incredibly Strange Techno, mashing up spoken words and vocal samples to 4-quarters narrative structures.
Then Bit\_Repeat, Rejected resident Djs, with a techno and minimal set.
The video setup is curated by LPM, the global meeting of live video performances, providing the best performers from the roster of Flyer Visual Agency.
Infidel (Phag Off, L-ektrika,Loaded, Anarchy in the Club), Nikky (Phag Off, Sick Marylin) and Aira (L-ektrika, Kitchen) will alternate at the video controls creating umoral un-pop visions.
The BEAT-ify installation will allow you to loose yourself in the extasy of the synesthesia created between berzerk generative cut-ups and the beats of the dancefloor, under the cures of the FLxER team and xDxD.vs.xDxD
Kanu, party shooter and Rejected promoter, will be the witness of the party.
And the news are not yet over.
RomaeuropaFAKEFactory adds two new sections,
100Flash, dedicated to GIF art
100Spaces, dedicated to design, architecture and landscape
Starting from March 20th, the new web site will be available: a brand new Open Source platform to manage competitions and a social network. By using it artists will be able to register their remix artworks to the literary (100Quotes), music (100Samples), video (100Cuts), LawArt (legal remix of legislative texts on copyright and patents), and to the two new sections: 100Flash and 100Spaces.
More information on the official website of the projectwww.romaeuropa.org
RomaeuropaFAKEFactory is a project by
in collaboration with
Torino Share Festival - DegradArte - Istituto per le Politiche
dell'Innovazione - BeatPick - ComputerLaw 2.0 - LPM, Flyer Communication -
PerformngMedia - FLxER - ShockArt.net
- NeRVi - Digicult - Associazione
Partito Pirata - Nephogram.net
- Les Liens Invisible - A.H.A. - Francesco
"Warbear" Macarone Palmieri - Superfluo - Deliriouniversale - My Jemma Temp
- ArtsBlog.it - CodiceBinario - PEAM - Artificialia - Biodoll - Ninja
Marketing - Arturo di Corinto - Linux-Club - Guido Vetere - The National
Cynical Network - NoemaLab - Free Hardware Foundation - Collettivo Nove -
Yesmoke - IPJustice - Rejected - casaluce/geiger synusy@cyborg - Fake -
Liber Liber - Domenico Quaranta - ESpace paRtout - creActive commUnity -
Metromorfosi - Descentro - Anomolo - Giovanni Ziccardi - Wilfied Agricola de
Cologne - Isotype - aStronza - Ramallah Underground - Uqbar - Luisa
Valeriani - SIFIR - m-node - muvideo - E32 - Leo Sorge - myMedia - Derrick
de Kerckhove - OtherethO - netBehaviour - Milano in Digitale...
(*) to attend the coference write to:email@example.com
.: Friday March 20th, 2009
REFF.erence - 10:00-14:30
conference-debate - Ex Hotel Bologna , Senato della Repubblica via di S. Chiara 4
"Freedom to Remix". Cultural politics and intellectual property management in the contemporary era: presentation of the international competition RomaEuropaFAKEFactory
[ ore 10:00 - 10:30 ]
REFF Opening: "origins of RomaEuropaFAKEFactory"
Salvatore Iaconesi (aka xDxD) Art is Open Source
[ ore 10:20 - 11:20 ]
Panel 1 "art, culture and creativity in the contemporary era"
moderator: Rossella Ongaretto
video-intervention by Massimo Canevacci
introduction: Francesco "Warbear" Macarone Palmieri
roundtable: casaluce-geiger synusi@cyborg, OtherethO, Gennaro Francione, Valerio Mattioli
[ ore 11:20 - 12:40 ]
Panel 2 "the management of the politics of culture, art and creativity"
moderator: Valeria "Jemma Temp" Guarcini
introduction: Simona Lodi
roundtable: Francesco Monico, Gianluca del Gobbo, Stefano Coletto, Arturo Di Corinto, Ass. Giulia Rodano, ass. Cecilia D'Elia
Video-intevention by Carlo Infante
[ ore 12:40 - 13:00 ] coffee break
[ ore 13:00 - 14:00 ]
Panel 3 "economic models and innovation: business and management models for contemporary intellectualproperty"
moderator: Luca Neri
introduction: Alex Giordano
roundtable: Davide D'Atri, Guido Scorza, Marco Scialdone, Marco Fagotti, Francesco Magnocavallo
[ore 14:00 - 14:15 ]
Oriana Persico (NeRVi)
video-intervention by Derrick De Kerkove
[ ore 14:15 - 14:30 ]
sen. Vincenzo Vita (vice president of the Cultural Commission of the Italian Senate)
.: Saturday March 21st, 2009
[ ore 18:00-21:00 ]
Aperitif , presentations, installations
Flexi Libreria Caffè - via Clementina 9 Roma
presentation of the book "Assalto al Copyright" (Assaulting Copyright)
introduces: Arturo di Corinto
following up, meeting and debate with Luca Neri, author of the book
video-installation "Flight SynEp" by OtherehtO
[ Ore 23:00-4:30 ]
Rejected & Neo Club present REFF.jected Launch Party
Via degli Argonauti 18 (corner with Via di Libetta)
Red Room Live:
Live: Global Groove presenting "Empty Mirror"
Djs, Perfos & Exhibit : ATOMIC - Mashing the waste (bootlegs/Mash Ups/Nu Disco) - BeBop/Martin Dee/Sabine Jay & The Atomic Kids
Media Art: "Remixing People" by xDxD + Kevin Pistone
Djs: Jason K - Phonia/Bootleg (Tech House) - WARBEAR (Incredibly Strange Techno) Bit\_repeat (Minimal Techno)
Vjs: Infidel (FLxER/LPM) Nikky (FLxER/LPM) Aira (FLxER/LPM)
Media Art: "BEAT-ify" xDxD.vs.xDxD + FLxER Team