Caterina Davinio
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BIO
Caterina Davinio.
Born 1957. Multimedia artist, writer, poet. Pioneer of Italian digital art and computer poetry in 1990. Her work has been exhibited in many countries in more than 300 exhibitions, seven times in the Venice Biennale and Collateral Projects (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011), where she created participative events collaborating also as curator. Other exhibitions: Biennale of Sidney (Online Venue 2008), Athens Biennial (2007), Liverpool Biennial (Independents 2006 and 2008), Biennales de Lyon (1999, and Intern. Kiosk 2007), Biennale de Paris (2004), New media Art Biennial of Merida, Hong Kong Artists' Biennial, International Poetry Festival in Medellin. For extensive list see: http://xoomer.alice.it/cprezi/caterinadav.html
Caterina Davinio was a poet and painter in the 80s; in Rome she participated in poetry and performance meetings, getting in touch with the international circuits of the avant-garde. She creates video and digital art (still and animated), digital visual poetry, photography, performance, on line events. In 1998 she was the creator of Italian Net-poetry, a development of net-art related to multi-located experimental poetry events, based on line and in real spaces. Among her publications: Color color (novel, 1998), Techno-Poetry and Virtual Reality (It - Engl., essay, 2002, with preface by Eugenio Miccini), Serial Phenomenologies (poems, 210), Il libro dell'oppio (The Book of Opium, poems, 2012), Virtual Mercury House. Planetary & Interplanetary Events (texts and documents about electronic poetry, 2012).

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DISCUSSION

Gates Call: node in NYC needed


* Apologize for our English *

Urgent:

Call for participation/collaboration by experimental
artists/partners, for a
global project previewed in Summer July-September 2003.

A new Caterina Davinio's planetary project is under construction!

This year Rome University I "La Sapienza" is celebrating its 700 years.
Among the initiatives, the Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea of
the
University (directed by Simonetta Lux), in collaboration with the Art
History Department, presents the exhibition
ArtConFusion, in
which artists will meet, who use a plurality of languages and media,
numerous art expressions are called to
interact and coexist in a common context, open to all possible
influences.

In this context the curatorial committee has accepted Caterina Davinio's
global project GATES, a planetary in progress event, which will develop
during summer (since July 4, until end of September)
contemporaneously in Rome La Sapienza Museum and in other
places/sections
decentralized in the world, involving many international artists, as it
was
with the Global Poetry Project 2002.
See the link below (referred to Global Poetry 2002) to have an idea of
what
the spirit of the project is:
http://members.xoom.virgilio.it/kareninazoom/

The "environment" in Rome is identified as space in the meddle between
art
and a
livable area, in which performances, poetry readings, lectures by
experimental artists and critics, poets, can happen.

But GATES has numerous new aspects we are going to create
together! This is the call for entries to join and participate.
A quick reply is needed urgently, because La Sapienza
University Museum has let us know very late the acceptance of the
project,
so we have only one month to organize and coordinate a complex event
that
will involve many persons who live in very far countries and cities.

The invitation to participate/collaborate is directed to the same
artists
who already collaborated in Global Poetry in 2002, but for every one
who has
ideas and is in
the spirit of the project it is possible to join. Festival teams, young
artist galleries and spaces, situations related to experimental poetry
and
performance, and also alternative spaces, are welcome!

PROGETTO GATES
GATES in Rome Museo Laboratorio dell'Universita la Sapienza
is as well:
1. an installation that has the aspect of a white gate, open in every
direction (only the frame of the door),
2. a series of performance actions/poetry
readings/lectures that happen under/in/behind/around the
door-installation,
3. a series of projections on the wall behind the door,
4. Interchange of materials with decentralized spaces of the project:
digital
video, e-mail, photos, slides, etc. will be projected.

We are looking for artists/operators/groups, who can reproduce this
installation-performance-projection ensemble in places decentralized in
the
world, which will be all part of an unique collective creation of all
involved artists.
FEEL FREE TO LIBERATE YOUR FANTASY IN CREATING A GATE and the space
around!

THE CENTRAL INSTALLATION IN ROMA
The central installation in La Sapienza University Museum in Roma:
It is a white door (only the frame of the door) in a white environment,
installed in
a way it is possible to perform all around, in front of it and behind.
The so installed door has an essential form, creates
a space rich of symbolic value bound with the concept of communication,
but
also poetic,
referred to the idea of transit, passage, opening, with computer and
telematic echoes, with possibility to
project what arrives from the decentralized spaces (video, CD ROM,
slides,
etc.) on the wall behind the door.

This installation/environment will be replicated (in real or virtual
way) in
other places in the world, contemporaneously, during summer, by all the
participating collaborators/partners we are searching with this call for
entries.
Among Rome and the decentralized spaces there will be a continuous
exchange
of materials
(videocassettes, and CD ROM, digital videos, and images, photos, e-mail,
poems).
We will realize videos and photos of what happens around or under or
through
the door in Rome (performances, lectures, projections), and we will
send it
to the locations in the world, where a similar door is reproduced.
We expect you do the same in your city. What happens very far in the
decentralized gates will be presented in
Rome in video, what happens in Rome will be projected in the
decentralized
spaces.

CONCEPT
The Gates Project is based on the concept of
decentralization/dispersion, enlargement of the real / virtual
space of action, and on the duration in time of a collaborative action
in progress that will develop during the whole summer.
Through Internet and e-mail communication will be coordinated the
decentralized initiatives and the dimension of communication will be
intrinsic to the art
event, the "real" "material" and
connective of this art project, as it was in analogue projects created
by
Caterina Davinio.

Places:
The places where you can create a decentralization of this project
could be
not
necessary a museum or a public Gallery, but every space open to the
public:
such as a private gallery, an open space, an alternative exposition
space, a
park, a theater, in the contest of a festival, of a meeting, and so on.

Time: it is relatively free: since July 4 and during summer you can
operate as you like in a sequence of dates, in an unique period or day,
during the whole summer.

Installation: it is requested to the participating artists:
1. to reproduce an installation in form of door,
2. to organize performance, meetings, poetry
readings under or around the door, or using the door as scenery, or
using
the door to perform in/around it,
3. we expect you to send to us what you
have done (as video VHS PAL, digital photos jpg, CDROM. More wanted
formats:
VHS PAL
standard and jpg files, please no MAC files), we will present what
arrives
from you in Rome,
4. we expect you to project video and jpg materials
arriving from Rome.

Involved persons: experimental artist and poets, performers, operators,
who
collaborate; the complexity of realization and organization of an event
which is
previewed during a long time in a planetary extension, needs the
involvement of more persons, so consider the possibility to involve some
organizational staffs of cultural
centers, or already planned experimental festivals. If you have an
idea, you
are welcome!

This event will be part of a book containing the best of Karenina.it
texts
and net projects. On line catalogue.

DEAD LINE: as soon as possible submit your proposal complete of:
1. addresses of the spaces where you can realize your door,
2. time (probably dates),
3. involved collaborators or organizations
4. your bio (education, exhibitions, publications, experiences)

GATES
Caterina Davinio realized since 2001 collaborative projects in the net,
using
e-mail communication and real and virtual spaces, these initiatives saw
the participation of hundreds of international experimental artists,
who
created a new way to do performance art poetry using communication as
fundamental material of art.
General statement and bio
http://members.xoom.virgilio.it/davinio/DAVINIO%20STATEMENT%20BIO.htm
See also:
NET-PERFORMANCE: PROCESSES AND VISIBLE FORMS
Recent experiences. A statement by Caterina Davinio
http://members.xoom.virgilio.it/davinio/statement%20on%20performance.htm

ARTCONFUSION is sponsored by: Trenitalia s.p.a., Apple Italia, Redbull,
American Academy in Rome, Village catering.
Curators: Maria Egizia Fiaschetti, Agnese Malatesti.
Official Patronage: Roma Municipality.
Realized in collaboration with: Art History Department of Rome
University La
Sapienza,
Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea of University Roma I La
Sapienza.
Museum Director: Simonetta Lux.

--
KARENINA.IT (poetry in phatic function) On line since 1998 - By
Jakobson,
phatic is the use of the language which has the finality to maintain
open
and operative the communication channel among the interlocutors. On the
limit between art and critic, happening and net performance,
Karenina.it is
a virtual meeting place around the theme of writing and new
technologies, in
which experiences of international artists, curators, theoreticians
converge, in a net that counts thousands of contacts in the world.
http://members.xoom.virgilio.it/kareninazoom/kareninarivista.html

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DISCUSSION

writing and net cultures, new media art/poetry


Friends, here are listed some new contributions appeared since yesterday in
Karenina.it pages, don't miss them:

Net -art e Fluxus:
- XCommunicAction Perspectives on Modern Web Literary Avant-Garde
Karenina.it seen by Enrico Gianfranchi

New media art news:
- CDROM: SALA APTA
- EXHIBITION: DIGITAL 2003 Argentina
- Chiang Mai New Media Festival - Thailand . CHIANGMAI UNIVERSITY ART
MUSEUM - FACULTY OF FINE ARTS - FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
(Artists who represent Italy in Chiang Mai are: Luigia Cardarelli, with
"Portait" (Tuscania), Caterina Davinio, with "FLUXUS TRILOGY", and "Global
Poetry" (Roma), Francesco Calandrino/Luca Pagani/Claudio Parodi, with
"Rifl-Esso (2002)" (Alcamo/Varazze/Chiavari)

- NET-PERFORMANCE: PROCESSES AND VISIBLE FORMS Recent experiences and a
statement by Caterina Davinio - Video to download

- A Intermediaridade Interpoetica Wilton Azevedo

- Sound Poetry: VER-DICT AND OBEDIENCE Dmitry BULATOV (Russia)

Experimental Poetry:
- RIVISTA: RISVOLTI Quaderni di linguaggi in movimento
- Scrittura collettiva: Compagni di strada caminando Edizioni Riccardi, a
cura di Nino Contiliano e Giorgio Moio

- POETRY AND PARTICIPATION In Memoriam Edgardo Antonio Vigo By Clemente
Padin

- THE POETIC IN(TER)VENTION By Fernando Aguiar

- Book / Performance Poetry: Poesie in azione: Eugenio Miccini e Lamberto
Pignotti visti da Paolo Guzzi

Interview:
- Digitalis II: The Spiritual in Digital Art James K-M Curator Caterina
Davinio answering an interview by Carol Sill (Vancouver, BC, Canada) audio
file

- Immagini/Images:
Patrizia Alemanno, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Marce Dalmau, Antonio Gomez,
Eugenio Miccini, and others.

- Cover: Cesar Reglero

Stay with us!

--
Karenina.it Experimental
http://members.xoom.virgilio.it/kareninazoom/kareninarivista.html

KARENINA.IT (poetry in phatic function) On line since 1998 - By Jakobson,
phatic is the use of the language which has the finality to maintain open
and operative the communication channel among the interlocutors. On the
limit between art and critic, happening and net performance, Karenina.it is
a virtual meeting place around the theme of writing and new technologies, in
which experiences of international artists, curators, theoreticians
converge, in a net that counts more than 10.000 contacts in the world.

Karenina.it is an ongoing project: artists and theorists are encouraged to
submit images, written pieces, reviews (to let us know you more, join a bio
to your submission, containing: education, exhibitions, publications,
curatorial activity), we could work together.
Would you like to extend the network by presenting our project in the
contest of exhibitons, meetings or festivals? For collaborating or to join
our techno - art / poetry / performance - network, do not hesitate in
contacting us. Karenina is you.

Production:
Davinio Art Electronics
Via Sassi 10
23900 Lecco (LC) - Italia
Tel&Fax 0039 (0)341 282712
Office & Press: clprezi@tin.it
Director: davinio@tin.it

DISCUSSION

TECHNOPOETRY FOR PEACE: the video on line!


TECHNOPOETRY FOR PEACE, 2003, curated by Caterina Davinio at the Mudima
Foundation (March 31, Milan). Now on line 4MB:
http://members.xoom.virgilio.it/davinio/TechnoPoetry%20for%20Peace.rm

Also presented (with other international videos) at Giubbe Rosse in Florence
and at Candiani Center in Mestre (Venice).

No more wars.
Caterina, Claudio, and Karenina.it Staff

DISCUSSION

Re: invitation to participate: your favorite four letter words


my favorite words: fest, play, pace (in Italian)
Caterina Davinio

> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "D. Jean Hester" <jenajunk@hotmail.com>
> > To: <list@rhizome.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 4:08 PM
> > Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: invitation to participate: your favorite four
letter
> > words
> >
> >
> > > Hey Rhizomers,
> > >
> > > I'd like to ask you to contribute/participate in my latest
> > > collaborative-participative-what-the-hell-is-it-ART-THANG. (FYI, I
have
> > > included my bio at the end of this email.)
> > >
> > > It's SO EASY: send me a list of your favorite four letter words (as
many
> > or
> > > as few as you want). Yeah, and remember, four letter doesn't have to
mean
> > > f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, although those certainly are glorious four letter
words.
> > > Hand, post, June, list, dive, chow, Oslo, poke are all perfectly
> > reasonable
> > > four letter words as well.
> > >
> > > The words will be used in a video installation planned for a
> > > music/video/art/dance-like-crazy-people event at the Hollywood
Athletic
> > Club
> > > in Los Angeles for May 17. The words will be placed in a database,
and
> > > reconfigured in odd random pairings based on an algorithm, along with
odd
> > > random pairings of video footage.
> > >
> > > Thanks, and send those words in to jenajunk@hotmail.com! I need a lot
of
> > > them...
> > >
> > > BIO: <warning: art jargon ahead>
> > > D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California,
whose
> > > work combines programming, databases, film and video to create
interactive
> > > pieces for both physical installations and online platforms. Hester
> > wishes
> > > to involve users as active, thinking, engaged
participant-collaborators in
> > > the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity
and
> > > audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no longer
a
> > > stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled
author-defined
> > > outcome, but when the users themselves are contributing/collaborating
> > > through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world
performative
> > > actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In
this
> > > scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle - the art
does
> > > not exist until it is engaged. Without a user as a contributor, it
is
> > only
> > > a potentiality - not an actuality. Her work has been shown in
numerous
> > > exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada, and
> > > Mexico, and can be seen online at www.divestudio.org.
> > >
> > > -- D. Jean Hester
> > > www.divestudio.org
> > > Interviewer: "Must an artist be a programmer to make truly original
online
> > > art?"
> > > John Simon: "Truly original? You Modernist! Whether you make art or
not,
> > > understanding programming is an amazing understanding."
> > > from "Code as Creative Writing: An Interview with John Simon"
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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DISCUSSION

interview


Dear friends,
I know many of you suffer here my written English since a couple of years or
more... Who has courage now can link to hear my voice SPEAKING (!) in
English, by answering an interview for Digitalis II exhibition (BC,
Canada):
http://meta.insinc.com/citysoup/digitalis/CATERINA_DAVINIO_interview.ram

(Let me know if my language incomprehensible at all!)

All the best!
Caterina