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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DISCUSSION

New Project Launch


This is the new Carlo Zanni's project:

- The Fifth Day -

http://www.the5fifthday.com

(click the 5 eagles when fully loaded - speakers ON)

Produced by
Carlo Zanni http://www.zanni.org/
Multipistes http://www.multipistes.org/
Beam Me Up http://www.beam-me.net/

"The Fifth Day" is a sequence of ten pictures showing a taxi ride, edited as a slide show on music by Kazimir Boyle. These photos, taken in Alexandria, are ever changing networked stills because linked to critical data describing the political and cultural status of Egypt. Here, Egypt works as a metaphor to investigate topical subjects for the so called "Middle East" aiming for a comparison with the audience's birth/living country. Data, retrieved from the Internet and transforming the aesthetics of the photos, can be: the Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament (photo #2), the Corruption Perceptions (CPI) (photo #4), the Literacy rates in adult female and male (ages 15 and above) (photo #7), just to name a few. "The Fifth Day" is the second installment of a trilogy inspired by the "Three Days of The Condor" by Sidney Pollack and is launched on the occasion of Multipistes and Beam Me Up in a show held at the Meneer de Wit in Amsterdam in January 2009.

PDF with more info, Hi-Res Images and Poster, available in the PRESS section (homepage, bottom menu on the right)

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A beautiful article by Giulia Simi just appeared on DigiMag #41 (Italian only, english version available from March)
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1353

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

CZ

EVENT

The Fifth Day


Dates:
Fri Feb 06, 2009 00:00 - Fri Feb 06, 2009

This is the new Carlo Zanni's project:

- The Fifth Day -

http://www.the5fifthday.com

(click the 5 eagles when fully loaded - speakers ON)

Produced by
Carlo Zanni http://www.zanni.org/
Multipistes http://www.multipistes.org/
Beam Me Up http://www.beam-me.net/

"The Fifth Day" is a sequence of ten pictures showing a taxi ride, edited as a slide show on music by Kazimir Boyle. These photos, taken in Alexandria, are ever changing networked stills because linked to critical data describing the political and cultural status of Egypt. Here, Egypt works as a metaphor to investigate topical subjects for the so called "Middle East" aiming for a comparison with the audience's birth/living country. Data, retrieved from the Internet and transforming the aesthetics of the photos, can be: the Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament (photo #2), the Corruption Perceptions (CPI) (photo #4), the Literacy rates in adult female and male (ages 15 and above) (photo #7), just to name a few. "The Fifth Day" is the second installment of a trilogy inspired by the "Three Days of The Condor" by Sidney Pollack and is launched on the occasion of Multipistes and Beam Me Up in a show held at the Meneer de Wit in Amsterdam in January 2009.

PDF with more info, Hi-Res Images and Poster, available in the PRESS section (homepage, bottom menu on the right)

image

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A beautiful article by Giulia Simi just appeared on DigiMag #41 (Italian only, english version available from March)
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1353

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

CZ


EVENT

Carlo Zanni - Solo Show at Sandroni.Rey, Los Angeles


Dates:
Sat Jan 24, 2009 00:00 - Mon Jan 19, 2009

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Carlo Zanni
My Temporary Visiting Position from the Sunset Terrace Bar
January 22 - February 18, 2009

Opening Saturday 24th 6-8pm

Sandroni Rey is pleased to present My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar, an exhibition in the Container project space by Carlo Zanni. This is Carlo Zanni’s first exhibition with Sandroni Rey, organized by Julia Fryett and Michele Thursz.
Carlo Zanni (La Spezia, 1975) is an Italian born artist living between Milan and New York. His work is focused on the intersection of computation and representation fusing old and new media to shape landscapes and portraits often confronting themes of real time/real life; fiction/information. Zanni's practice finds its minimalist roots in Sol Lewitt’s artist statement, "The idea becomes a machine that makes the art”, which he translates into a contemporary adaptation, "The idea becomes the code that renders the art.”

Shown in the Container is an archive of My Temporary Visiting Position from the Sunset Terrace Bar. Set in the city of Ahlen, Germany, the project imitates an amateur’s film of the landscape framed at sunset. The work confronts themes such as exile, migration and border control and is enhanced by a poem by the esteemed author Ghada Samman and music by Gotan Project and Gabriel Yared. While the city strip is prerecorded, the sky is captured in real time from a webcam shooting Naples, Italy at sunset. Zanni exposes a new dimension in cinematic production by the use of generative information, DATA CINEMA, using narrative structures and the use of live data feedback gathered from the Internet to create time based social consciousness experiences. The entire project may be viewed at http://www.fromthesunsetterrace.com, where visitors choose upon two ways to experience the work: a live mode, available only in a specific time frame during the sunset in Naples or browsing through the archive where a time accelerated HD version of the movie is rendered every day and archived online.

Carlo Zanni has shown worldwide in galleries and museums including: MAXXI Museum, Rome (2007, 2006); New Museum, New York (2005); Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York (2005); Chelsea Museum, New York (2004); CCA Glasgow (2003); Analix Forever Gallery, Geneve (2003, 2002); P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2001).
ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art in London held his first retrospective in October 2005 and published the book "Vitalogy".

More: http://www.zanni.org


EVENT

"THEY ALWAYS SAY THAT TIME CHANGES THINGS..."


Dates:
Thu Jan 22, 2009 00:00 - Mon Jan 19, 2009

22 January 2009

07:00pm
Hammer Museum

Screenings

"THEY ALWAYS SAY THAT TIME CHANGES THINGS..."

"They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol

This series of short films studies how time has been interpreted by experimental film artists from 1963 to the present. Featuring works by Andy Warhol, Bas Jan Ader, Jørgen Leth, Christian Marclay, Joe Diebes, Annika Larsson, Reynold Reynolds, and Carlo Zanni, the series takes the conceptual films of Andy Warhol as a point of departure, investigating the fundamental ways in which the camera can either document or manipulate real time. Warhol utilizes both of these cinematic devices in Kiss when time appears to freeze. The trajectory of contemporary artists presented engages the many ways in which the camera can communicate passage of time, whether through simply recording an event or creating a hyper-real world with new technologies.

Series of short films:

1) Andy Warhol Kiss, four minute excerpts, 16 minutes
2) Bas Jan Ader, "Broken Fall (Organic)", 1971, 1 minute, 44 seconds
3) Jørgen Leth, "The Perfect Human", 1967, 13 minutes
4) Christian Marclay, "Telephones", 1995, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
5) Joe Diebes, "Scherzo", 2008, 13 minutes
6) Annika Larsson, "Hockey", 2004, 26 minutes
7) Reynold Reynolds, "Secret Life", 2008, 10 minutes
8) Carlo Zanni, "My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar", 2007, 13 minutes Total Time: 101 minutes

Organized by: AKTIONSART Foundation
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, and the Hammer Programs Committee.


DISCUSSION

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid


Hi all,

I'm showing "My Temporary Visiting Position From The Sunset Terrace Bar"
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=e-nuKfb9PXU

at the next - Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, New
cinema and contemporary art - opening the 28th at the Pompidou. In
case you are in town please stop by to say hi.

PR: http://art-action.org/en_info.htm

My piece will be screened on Wed the 3rd of Dec. at 9pm at Cinema L'Entrepot.

Cordially,
cz

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