Carlo Zanni
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BIO
Carlo Zanni was born in La Spezia (Italy) in 1975. Since the early 2000's his practice involves the use of Internet data to create time based social consciousness experiences investigating our life. He lives far from the worldliness of the art world while showing and screening his projects in venues worldwide including: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Tent, Rotterdam; MAXXI, Rome; P.S.1, New York; Borusan Center, Istanbul; ACAF Space, Alexandria; PERFORMA 09, NY; ICA, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; Science Museum, London.
He founded "People From Mars" http://www.PeopleFromMars.org to experiment new distribution models for video art and new media projects.
http://www.zanni.org
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EVENT

FEATURE I


Dates:
Wed Nov 17, 2010 00:00 - Tue Nov 16, 2010

AKTIONSART ( http://www.aktionsart.org ) is pleased to announce the launch of Feature - a monthly exhibition series curated by Julia Fryett showcasing contemporary artists working in film, video and new media. Feature introduces a range of emerging and established artists, keeping with AKTIONSART’s mission to employ digital distribution strategies to exhibit the work of extraordinary talent in an accessible and innovative context. This collaborative public program is viewable online, on outdoor screen reminiscent of drive-in theaters, and straight to televisions via the premium streaming service MUBI.

Feature is presented both on an online cinema, MUBI Garage ( http://mubi.com/garage ), and Big Screen Project http://www.bigscreenproject.org , an outdoor cinema in midtown Manhattan. A sequence of artist interviews and educational materials will also be released in MUBI Garage Production Notes.

The first program, Feature I, presents work by artists Burt Barr, Sue de Beer, Jeremy Blake, Rainer Judd, Jillian Mayer, Michael Lee Nirenberg and Carlo Zanni.

On view are the online global premieres of Sprinkler (2010) and Dolly Shot Twice (2000) by Burt Barr; Untitled (Claire Buckingham) (2010) by Sue de Beer; Winchester Redux (2004) by Jeremy Blake; A Little Wonder (2010) by Rainer Judd; and Divorcees (2010), by Michael Lee Nirenberg.


Feature launches Friday, November 12th, 2010 on MUBI and will rotate on an ongoing basis on Big Screen Project. The first week of screening times for Big Screen Project are Wednesday, 11/17, 11:30 AM; Friday, 11/19, 9:00 AM; and Saturday, 11/20, 9:30 PM. For the most current schedule of screenings, visit the Big Screen Project calendar.

MUBI - http://www.mubi.com
MUBI is an online destination to watch, discover, and discuss independent, international, and classic cinema. At its core, MUBI is an online movie theater that makes great films from around the world easily accessible through high quality video streaming. MUBI recently launched a PlayStation Application in over 18 countries that allows anyone with a PS3 to watch MUBI films directly on their TV. MUBI Garage is a laboratory, a factory, a series of arguments and discussions and actions towards a new direction in independent filmmaking. The Garage is a call for manifestos in the form of the moving image.

THE BIG SCREEN PROJECT - http://www.bigscreenproject.org
The Big Screen Project’s outdoor digital arts and culture wall is a 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD screen located in a public plaza behind at 6th Avenue between 29th and 30th Street in New York City. The content shown is eclectic ranging from the best in the arts, cinema, and new media to sports and video gaming. The vision is to expose the general public to fresh cultural content and to raise awareness, entertain, and inspire. The screen shows a diverse schedule of daily programming organized into conceptual blocks.

For media inquiries please contact info@aktionsart.org


EVENT

COOKIE Portrait, 2002-2011 New Link


Dates:
Wed Apr 06, 2011 09:32 - Mon Apr 06, 2111

I'm sorry the link to the project in the previous announcement was wrong. Please find below the right info.
http://www.zanni.org/cookieportrait
COOKIE Portrait is a project from 2002, that after several years of sleep, has been restored and launched again in 2011.  Please enjoy.
Carlo Zanni
www.zanni.org
http://www.zanni.org/cookieportrait
COOKIE Portraits are numbered portraits I send visitors for free every
time they visit the project's homepage. This work is based on the same cookie technology
that is usually used by big commercial websites such as Amazon to monitor
the choices made by users on their websites and to present product suggestions.
With the help of this technology, my portraits record the workstation
environment settings of the connected user, sending him a very
slim text file containing information about his operative system, ports,
kind of
browser and a sentence with the explication of the project and a progressive
number. This work speculates on the role of the online market and the
possible distinctions between a man and a shopping cart.
How to get your cookie portrait:
The 2011 cookie has been set to expire in one week. So if you want to keep it follow these steps:
The easiest way to collect your cookie ( except than copying the online text
generated at the website when you visit the project homepage at http://www.zanni.org/cookieproject
) is to use Internet Explorer. It stores cookies as text files in a directory called
COOKIE under Windows.
Opera has a cookies4.dat file. With Firefox 3.0 and SeaMonkey 2.0 the cookie
information is stored in the files cookies.sqlite and permissions.sqlite.
In Firefox 2 or below and Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey 1.x, cookies are stored
in the cookies.txt file and cookie site permissions are stored in the hostperm.1
file. That SQLite file cannot be read with a normal text editor as it is
a mini database (SQLite). You can use sqlite-manager (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/sqlite-manager/)
www.zanni.org


EVENT

COOKIE Portrait by Carlo Zanni , 2002-2011 OnGoing


Dates:
Tue Apr 05, 2011 18:39 - Sun Apr 05, 2111

COOKIE Portrait is a project from 2002, that after several years of sleep, has been restored and launched again in 2011.  Please enjoy.
Carlo Zanni
www.zanni.org
http://www.zanni.org/cookieproject
COOKIE Portraits are numbered portraits I send visitors for free every
time they visit the project's homepage. This work is based on the same cookie technology
that is usually used by big commercial websites such as Amazon to monitor
the choices made by users on their websites and to present product suggestions.
With the help of this technology, my portraits record the workstation
environment settings of the connected user, sending him a very slim text file containing information about his operative system, ports, kind of
browser and a sentence with the explication of the project and a progressive
number. This work speculates on the role of the online market and the
possible distinctions between a man and a shopping cart.
How to get your cookie portrait:

The 2011 cookie has been set to expire in one week. So if you want to keep it follow these steps:
The easiest way to collect your cookie ( except than copying the online text
generated at the website when you visit the project homepage at http://www.zanni.org/cookieproject
) is to use Internet Explorer. It stores cookies as text files in a directory called
COOKIE under Windows.
Opera has a cookies4.dat file. With Firefox 3.0 and SeaMonkey 2.0 the cookie
information is stored in the files cookies.sqlite and permissions.sqlite.
In Firefox 2 or below and Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey 1.x, cookies are stored
in the cookies.txt file and cookie site permissions are stored in the hostperm.1
file. That SQLite file cannot be read with a normal text editor as it is
a mini database (SQLite). You can use sqlite-manager ("https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/sqlite-manager/")
www.zanni.org


EVENT

The Portrait of Sofia Imber - 2003, Restored


Dates:
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:44 - Mon Mar 30, 2099

The Portrait of Sofia Imber  - by Carlo Zanni,
2003 - 2011 - ongoing




This is an old work of mine from 2003 that has been restored.
Enjoy.
http://www.zanni.org/theportraitofsofiaimber/

"The Portrait of Sofia Imber" is a NewNewPortrait
"The Portrait of Sofia Imber" was created in 2003 and after several years of silence it starts again in 2011.
The "Portrait of Sofia Imber" - a Venezuelan philanthropist - is shaped like a classic 32 x 32 pixel desktop icon. You can drag and drop it around your screen. In truth each pixel forming the Sofia's face (eyes, mouth and face's shape) isn't a normal and static color but a dynamic pixel-image.
Each pixel is an image taken from an online Google image searching process. The portrait keeps querying Google choosing randomly among 5 pre-programmed queries. Each image is then resized as 1x1 pixel size and imported into the portrait. Each image, being resized, takes a specific color depending on the color percentages of the original photo (a photo filled by a lot of red can become a red pixel).
The portrait refreshes every 15 seconds displaying new face expressions due to the color scheme obtained resizing the found images. Some of them can end being filled by white pixels so giving the feeling of missing pixels, ruining the original portrait layout.
This gives the portrait a kind of new expressionist value. The "pixel-images" forming the Sofia's face are browseable. It means you can click on them exploring their content.
Behind this work from 2003, lies my interest around the concept of "sign" and "mark". It is part of a series of works for which I tried to develop a tool to draw lines and make patterns, using images, audio files and videos instead of classic colors.
http://www.zanni.org


EVENT

We can be heroes


Dates:
Sat Mar 26, 2011 18:19 - Sat Jun 25, 2011

Location:
Bourogne, France

Marco
Cadioli, Benjamin Nuel, Antonin Fourneau, Dekalko Djeff,  Martin Le
Chevallier, Cory  Arcangel, Team Chman, Kolkoz, Les Riches Douaniers, 
Molleindustria, Carlo Zanni, Yann  Duyvendak.
du 26 mars au 25 juin 2011

Tel un univers multiple, «We can be Heroes» se définit comme
une session englobant une exposition, des performances, des concerts
et des ateliers/conférences qui se constituent selon différents
rythmes, et qui montrent quelques exemples de réappropriation et
détournement de l'univers des jeux vidéo dans l'art contemporain.

A lʼère de la cyberculture et de lʼintelligence collective, le
jeu vidéo sʼimpose de plus en plus à côté des disciplines artistiques
historiquement établies. 
Son esthétique et sa manière de revisiter le
réel révèle une nouvelle «représentation formelle» et de plus en plus
d'artistes contemporains l'utilisent comme moyen d'expression pour en
faire des explorations 
plastiques participatives, qui sʼéloignent de la
simple finalité ludique et de divertissement. 
Dans les œuvres
choisies pour cette programmation le rôle du spectateur demeure
fondamental, grâce à une esthétique "participative", le spectateur a
désormais la place du protagoniste.

 
Margherita Balzerani, Commissaire de lʼexposition
Liens artistes
http://www.martinlechevallier.net/
http://www.coryarcangel.com/
http://www.palaisdetokyo.com/ (Team Chman)
http://www.molleindustria.it
http://dekalkostudio.free.fr/
http://www.internetlandscape.it (Marco Cadioli)
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