BIO
Artist/conceptualizer and professor (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiara_Passa ita). Studies: Artistic Lyceum, Fine Arts Academy of Rome where graduated; master in new audio-visual mediums at the Faculty of Modern Literature. Lived around. At the moment I’m living and working in Rome.

My artwork combines different media as: internet-art projects, animations, interactive video-installations, digital art in public space as site-specific artworks and video-sculptures. I develop also internet-artworks as widgets, apps and web-apps for mobile platforms.

Full CV at http://www.chiarapassa.it/Artisticprofile.html Resumé: http://www.chiarapassa.it/SelectedExhibitions.html
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EVENT

Melodramz


Dates:
Fri May 11, 2012 18:50 - Thu May 31, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto art critic David Balzer gets melodramatic with the launch of his first short-fiction e-book, containing illustrations by a roster of acclaimed international artists.
April 24, 2012: Art critic David Balzer—a contributor to The Globe and Mail, The Believer and Artforum, among others—launches his first collection of short fiction, Contrivances, on Friday, May 11, at 8pm at The White House Studio Project, 277.5 Augusta Ave., in Toronto’s Kensington market. Brooklyn-based online fiction magazine and e-book imprint Joyland are the publishers—and they’ve approached the project with unconventional panache.

“This is the best-looking e-book we’ve ever seen,” says co-publisher Brian Joseph Davis, referring to the eleven different artist illustrations in the book, one for each story. Marcel Dzama, Oliver Husain, Margaux Williamson and Janet Werner are some of the artists who have contributed work.

The stories in Contrivances are dark, whimsical melodramas—influenced
by Victorian lit, Lifetime movies, fan fiction, Old Hollywood and art-world gossip.

MELODRAMZ: A Night of Contrivances is the name of the party—an inventive approach to launching an e-book "in real life." An art exhibition of work in and related to the book, co-curated by Balzer and Daniel Gallay, is on view for one night only. In the tradition of Ronald Firbank and Pedro Almodovar, literary drag queens and kings do readings throughout the night—including Regina the Gentlelady (Light Fires/Gentleman Reg). After the readings, there’s a dance party with DJs Kevin Ritchie (Big Primpin), Luis Jacob (Love Saves the Day) and reeraw (Sheroes), who curates wall-projected gif-art of classic melodramas, on view throughout the evening. Admission is $8 and includes a copy of Contrivances, downloadable through a QR-coded postcard.

Full list of exhibiting artists: Marcel Dzama (NYC), Oliver Husain (Toronto), Margaux Williamson (Toronto), Sholem Krishtalka (Toronto), Janet Werner (Montreal), Alexandra Flood (London, UK), Emily Stoddart (NYC), Derek Aubichon (Toronto), Alison Fleming (Montreal), Vanessa Rieger (Toronto).

Full list of drag performers: Regina the Gentlelady (Light Fires/Gentleman Reg), Sean O’Neill and Liz Peterson (Events in Real Time), Lauren Bride, Bojana Stancic.

Full list of gif artists: Helen Adamidou (Barcelona), Gaby Cepeda (Buenos Aires), Manuel Fernández (Madrid), Tony Halmos (Toronto), Georges Jacotey (Drama, Greece), Rollin Leonard (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), Grace McEvoy (Dublin), Sally McKay (Toronto), Rea McNamara (Toronto), Lorna Mills (Toronto), Chiara Passa (Rome), Yoshi Sodeoka (NYC) and Giselle Zatonyl (NYC).

For review-copy or interview requests, please contact: Sarah Dunn, sarah@ecwpress.com, 416-694-3348, ext. 152 David Balzer, contrivances.collection@gmail.com or
info@davidkbalzer.com, 416-735-9918

GENERAL INFORMATION:
davidkbalzer.com/contrivances
ecwpress.com/books/contrivances-epub


EVENT

APREM/Exploration(s) #1 “The Labophone”


Dates:
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:15 - Sat Apr 28, 2012

APREM/Exploration(s) #1 “The Labophone” will be held at the Fabrique de Théâtre, in Frameries (128 rue de l'Industrie) – Belgium - from
26th to 28th April 2012, from 2:30pm to 10:00pm every day.

Program: http://www.aprem-exploration1.net/programme.html

Website: http://www.aprem-exploration1.net/

APREM, standing for "Ateliers, Partage, Rencontres des Écritures en Mutation" (“Workshops, Encounters, Sharing of Mutated Scripts”) and
Exploration for… exploration, is an experimental device.

Its purpose ? Make digital, scene and visual artists, scientists, researchers, theoreticians working together, open up boundaries,
create and experiment, immediately exhibit to a public emancipated from the requirement of a show-able result. Think and act in using the
scripting tools that allow to pick up current social realities.

APREM/Exploration(s) #1 will focus on the transformations induced by the telephone since its invention: communication device, prosthesis,
IT exchange mean, the telephone has become an uncommon instrument for our new scripts. Complete program is here (in French).

Free bus transportation is organized between Brussels and Frameries. Translation between French and English will be provided on demand.

Bus reservations for the bus (compulsory) and for the three days (preferred): aprem.explorations@gmail.com or on the web site.

A co-production Le Cri and La Panacée, Contemporary Art and Culture, City of Montpellier in partnership with La Fabrique/Provincial Scene
Arts Department with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Digital Arts Commission, of the Scene Arts Centre and of Transcultures

Valérie Cordy

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Yoshi Sodeoka at the WAG - Widget Art Gallery!


Dates:
Wed Apr 11, 2012 17:05 - Fri May 11, 2012

Dear friends,

I'm glad to share with you the Yoshi Sodeoka's exhibition at the "WAG - Widget Art Gallery", for IPhone, IPod and IPad. April. 11 th. until May. 11 th. Hope you'll enjoy it.

Best Regards, Chiara

About the exhibition: "Fabric:Interference"

"A fabric of noise weaves itself through space. As it does the viewer can find beauty in the chaos of the interference pattern." sodeoka.com

About the WAG:

The “WAG” is nano virtual gallery-room I developed for IPhone, IPod Touch and I Pad. Every month, directly on your mobile, The “WAG” hosts
a solo digital art exhibition related to the dynamic site-specific contest. For IPhone and IPod touch, just copy this url http://www.chiarapassa.it/wag/mobile/ in Safari and choose: “add to home” and The WAG's icon will be saved on your IPhone. Do the same for IPad but past this other URL:
http://www.chiarapassa.it/wagipad/mobile/, or download the widget version for Mac osx dashboard at: http://www.chiarapassa.it/publicart.html Previous exhibitions at: http://the-widget-art-gallery.blogspot.com/

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Chiara Passa
chiarapassa@gmail.com
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Sheroes #8: Marianne Faithfull


Dates:
Thu Mar 22, 2012 17:10 - Sat Mar 31, 2012

Marianne Faithfull latest inductee to the “League of Legendary Ladies”
Sheroes will be presenting their latest event, Sheroes #8: Marianne Faithfull, on Thursday, March 22 at The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West).

The monthly, limited-run art party series — which brings together on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and fan culture surrounding the “League of Legendary Ladies” — will be co-headlined by U.S. Girls and Ulysses Castellanos.

For Sheroes #8: Marianne Faithfull, organizer Rea McNamara has commissioned an impressive lineup of local and international artists and performers. Inspired by the Grande Dame’s various personas — the convent-educated waif in lace, the Soho junkie aristocrat, the husky-voiced survivor — these performances, digital animations and interactive installations will reinterpret and remix for one night only our current muse.

Sheroes #8: Marianne Faithfull
Thursday, March 22, 2012. 10PM.
The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West)
Contact: Rea McNamara

http://fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com/post/19347328379/sheroes-8-marianne-faithfull-press-release


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Jacopo Vecchio at the WAG - Widget Art Gallery!


Dates:
Fri Mar 09, 2012 14:55 - Mon Apr 09, 2012

Dear friends,

The WAG - Widget Art Gallery, is pleased to shows a site-specific artwork of Jacopo Vecchio. About the artwork: "Always loved metaphysic, surrealism and non-existent spaces, in which
everybody strangely, can enter. Not assure the crow that is flying out from the IPhone it’s the same that re-enter from the window…" Jacopo
Vecchio https://www.facebook.com/Jaart.Studio

About the WAG:

The “WAG” is nano virtual gallery-room I developed for IPhone, IPod Touch and I Pad. Every month, directly on your mobile, The “WAG” hosts
a solo digital art exhibition related to the dynamic site-specific contest. For IPhone and IPod touch, just copy this url http://www.chiarapassa.it/wag/mobile/ in Safari and choose: “add to
home” and the WAG's icon will be saved on your IPhone. Do the same for IPad but paste this other URL: http://www.chiarapassa.it/wagipad/mobile/, or download the widget version for Mac osx dashboard here: http://www.chiarapassa.it/publicart.html Past exhibitions at:http://the-widget-art-gallery.blogspot.com/

Best regards, Chiara