Carlo Zanni
Since the beginning
Works in Mars Sierra Leone

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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

ITERATING MY WAY INTO OBLIVION by Carlo Zanni


Dates:
Sat Aug 14, 2010 00:00 - Sat Aug 14, 2010

ITERATING MY WAY INTO OBLIVION by Carlo Zanni

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u55PBArez3c&hd=1

July 2010 -- 9'43'' - 720p Video.
Server side code / software, Film, Net Data

A Server Side generated movie where a guy is listening to a voice reading YouTube Terms of Service.

When YouTube changes its Terms of Service, the server behind the movie gets the new text and through a text-to-speech software renders the voice over which is then imported into the filmed sequence.

The movies are always different while maintaining their narrative.

This project loosely refers to George Orwell's "Animal Farm", speculating on the relationships between creative energies and corporate policies evoking the morphing of enlightened arcana into established powers.

This work follows two previous experimental movies done in the past four years for which I coined the neologism "DATA Cinema", suggesting a new way to approach filmmaking and narrative forms at large based on the use of live Net data, to create ever changing cinematic live environments.

www.zanni.org


EVENT

Interview: Carlo Zanni's "Average Shoveler" (2004)


Dates:
Sat Jun 26, 2010 00:00 - Mon Apr 26, 2010

Interview: Carlo Zanni's "Average Shoveler" (2004)

This interview took place in April of 2010 via email and it's part on an ongoing series curated by Mathias Jansson on the milestones of Game Art.

"Average Shoveler" (2004) was one of the Rhizome Commissions 2004

http://www.gamescenes.org/2010/04/interview-carlo-zannis-average-shoeveler-2004-.html

http://www.gamescenes.org



EVENT

CARLO ZANNI : Flying False Colors


Dates:
Thu Dec 10, 2009 00:00 - Thu Dec 10, 2009

Location:
Italy

Marselleria Permanent Exhibition presents Carlo Zanni

CARLO ZANNI : Flying False Colors

Marselleria Permanent Exhibition

CARLO ZANNI: Flying False Colors

December 1 - December 23, 2009


Marselleria Permanent Exhibition
Via Paullo 12/a
Milan, IT 20135
+39.02.76394920
Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6pm
http://www.marselleria.com

Flying False Colors (The Sixth Day) is a multiplatform project that unravels and reveals the link between oil consumption, politics and environmental problems in the 30 countries supervised by the Joint Oil Data Initiative, an institution founded in 2001 to estimate how much oil is requested each month by the main consumers of black gold worldwide.

In the silence of the Marselleria Permanent Exhibition, the rustle of a flag connected to a compressor modulated by a computer provides the troubling visual and audio transposition of the continuous impoverishment of the world's oil resources. The wind is programmed to blow the flag at a specific speed and in a specific direction for a period of time in correlation to the number of barrels of oil requested by a given nation and the weather in that country's capital. When, for example, the flag waves southward for 14 seconds, it could refer to the demand for oil and weather conditions in Italy, while when it blows towards the northeast for 72 seconds it could represent China.

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DISCUSSION

Solo Show, Marsèlleria, Milano


Marselleria Permanent Exhibition presents Carlo Zanni

CARLO ZANNI : Flying False Colors

Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition

CARLO ZANNI: Flying False Colors

December 1 - December 23, 2009


Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition
Via Paullo 12/a
Milan, IT 20135
+39.02.76394920
Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6pm
http://www.marselleria.com

Flying False Colors (The Sixth Day) is a multiplatform project that unravels and reveals the link between oil consumption, politics and environmental problems in the 30 countries supervised by the Joint Oil Data Initiative, an institution founded in 2001 to estimate how much oil is requested each month by the main consumers of black gold worldwide.

In the silence of the Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition, the rustle of a flag connected to a compressor modulated by a computer provides the troubling visual and audio transposition of the continuous impoverishment of the world's oil resources. The wind is programmed to blow the flag at a specific speed and in a specific direction for a period of time in correlation to the number of barrels of oil requested by a given nation and the weather in that country's capital. When, for example, the flag waves southward for 14 seconds, it could refer to the demand for oil and weather conditions in Italy, while when it blows towards the northeast for 72 seconds it could represent China.

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