BIO
Artist/conceptualizer, professor (Wikipedia). 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

Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield!


Dates:
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:45 - Fri Jun 29, 2012

Location:
TORONTO, Canada

Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield!

TORONTO - (Wednesday, June 13, 2012) - Sheroes will be presenting their latest event, Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield, on Thursday, June
28th at The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West).

Dusty Springfield latest inductee to the League of Legendary Ladies What yew know abaaaht Cilla, Lulu & Sandie (Dust's three wigs).
The second last installment of the monthly, limited-run art party series — which brings together on and offline works that playfully and
peformatively explore the iconography and fan culture surrounding the League of Legendary Ladies — will be a very special Pride Toronto
variety show extravaganza celebrating Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien's secret White Heat Toronto history. (Think Dusty/Carole.)

For Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield, organizer Rea McNamara has commissioned an impressive lineup of local and international artists and performers. Inspired by the Queen of the Postmod's trouble-making perfectionist notoriety, these performances, digital animations and interactive installations will reinterpret and remix for one night only our current muse.

Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield Thursday, June 28, 2012. 10:30PM. The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West)
Contact: Rea McNamara

Performances "Walking Dusty Roads" Drag: Drag Cwene and recent Crews & Tangos Drag
Race 2012 winner Judy Virago (Sodom) will bring sparkle and lipsync vibrato alongside the Queen of the Postmod cosplay of Nancy Bocock.
Ready, Steady LIVE Soul: Sassy Soul Rock n' Roller Siânteuse of The Sphinxes, Vag Halen's Vee Stun & returning Sheroes performer Natalia will each individually perform Dusty reinterpretations that'll take you to the Top of the OBE Pops to the unrecognized depths of her "Soft
Core". League of Legendary Ladies Karaoke! Dancing! The Sheroes Quest continues with Sheroes salonnière reeraw briefly shifting the
immersive party atmosphere into karaoke machine territory with League of Legendary Ladies Karaoke, emcee extraodinaire Silk Degrees holds it
all down, and resident DJ NoLoves will be joined by guest DJ Aaron Knight (Shake A Tail) to bring the chunes.

Digital Animations

Lorna Mills curates The Collective Lesbo Consciousness, a group GIF show projected on the walls of The Beaver. The show will feature the
works of A. Bill Miller, Andrew Benson, Anthony Antonellis, Chiara Passa, Daniel Rehn, Emilie Gervais, Eva Papamargariti, Francoise
Gamma, Gaby Cepeda, Georges Jacotey, Giselle Zatonyl, Grace McEvoy, Haruko Hirukawa, Helen Adamidou, Jennifer Chan, Juan Manuel Morales,
Lorna Mills, Małgosia Woźnica, Manuel Fernández, Oz Melo, Rea McNamara, Rodell Warner, Rollin Leonard, Sally McKay, Sarah Weis, Tony Halmos & Yoshi Sodeoka.

What is Sheroes?
Sheroes is committed to doing herstory right — reinterpreting and remixing the mythic woman-power that pervades digital and actual cultures, realizing new works from ephemeral and archival artifacts.

Our last inductee into the League of Legendary Ladies will be Nina Simone on Thursday, July 26th at The Beaver. For further information regarding our upcoming events, click here.

Our closing event will be Virtual Season, an all-day & night arts & music festival on Sunday, July 29th in Toronto's Kensington Market
that will be co-presented with Whippersnapper Gallery. For more information regarding our festival, click here.

All Sheroes events are brainstormed and archived online at fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com, uniting digital communities with real-time audiences in an ongoing exploration into cultures of fandom and collaborative content creation.

Interactive Installations

"Becoming Dusty" Wig Salon: Trixie & Beever of bbj handmade pop accessories return to the Sheroic fold (they were last with us for Sheroes #9: Dolly Parton) with their unique peroxide beehive wig salon in the Beaver's patio.
Dust Fan Art Giveaway: Resident Artist Rusiko will set up an animated, sub-liminal experience that'll allow you to take your own personal
Dust away. Nail Art Bar: Our popular nail artist Smack of the Hand returns, offering Sheroes attendees PWYC Queen of the Postmods-inspired manis.


EVENT

Andrew Benson at the WAG - Widget Art Gallery!


Dates:
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:40 - Wed Jul 11, 2012

Dear friends,

I'm glad to share with you the Andrew Benson's site-specific-exhibition made just for the WAG - Widget Art Gallery, on IPhone, IPod touch and IPad. June 11 th. 'til July 11 th. 2012.

Best Regards, Chiara

About the exhibition:

"All for you forever" animates an exquisitely decorated sculptural figure against a projected backdrop that throbs and crumbles as the multi-layered shell of a figure repeatedly punches itself in the face. Andrew Benson's web-site: http://pixlpa.com

About the WAG:

The “WAG" is a mini 3-dimensional, single room gallery that fits into your pocket 'cause I've developed it 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. So, the Widget Art Gallery works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary exhibitions and as a permanent collections museum because conserves all the past exhibitions inside an online archive. 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 at: http://www.chiarapassa.it/publicart.html . Past exhibitions at:http://the-widget-art-gallery.blogspot.com/

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Chiara Passa - new media artist
chiarapassa@gmail.com
http://www.chiarapassa.it
http://www.ideasonair.net
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiara_Passa (Ita)
G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111456718123673932501/about


EVENT

Talking in string


Dates:
Mon May 28, 2012 17:45 - Tue Jul 24, 2012

Dear friends,

I'm glad to share with you my generative video installation "Talking in string", time variable.

Best regards, Chiara

"Talking in string" is a generative video installation inspired by the 'Rotor', famous Luna Park rotating carousel. "Talking in string"
develops into a cylindrical space around the audience that create the installation itself in real time by sending text messages via Twitter.
Also the not present public on site can participate as well by sending messages by their remote Internet locations. The sentences run a
recording system are displayed immediately – The texts speedily rotate around the space, changing direction, color, font, and some of them
ramble in absence of gravity - The generated phrases, dissolving and wrapping themselves around disoriented people who are watching as texts become 'strings', no longer readable. These ‘strings’ slowly disappear as light’s bundles surrounding the body of the spectators like colored trails left by comets or as if we were inside of Newton’s disk.
Video preview: http://www.chiarapassa.it/videoenglish.html Images: http://www.chiarapassa.it/talkinginstring.html

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Chiara Passa - new media artist
chiarapassa@gmail.com
http://www.chiarapassa.it
http://www.ideasonair.net
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiara_Passa (Ita)
G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111456718123673932501/about


EVENT

Flavio Doricchi at the Widget Art Gallery - May 10 th. 'til June 10 th.


Dates:
Fri May 11, 2012 18:50 - Sun Jun 10, 2012

Dear friends,

I'm glad to share with you the Flavio Doricchi's site-specific photo-exhibition at the WAG - Widget Art Gallery, for IPhone, IPod and IPad. May 10 th. 'til June 10 th. 2012.

Best Regards, Chiara

About the exhibition:

A drop! Going down, rippling, exploding, walking away… but inevitably come back!
Flavio works in Rome as photographer and engineer.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyng2002/

About the WAG:

The “WAG" is a mini 3-dimensional, single room gallery that fits into your pocket 'cause I've developed it 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. So, the Widget Art Gallery works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary exhibitions and as a permanent collection museum because conserves all the past exhibitions inside an online archive. 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 at: http://www.chiarapassa.it/publicart.html
Past exhibitions at:http://the-widget-art-gallery.blogspot.com/

Chiara Passa - new media artist
chiarapassa@gmail.com
http://www.chiarapassa.it
http://www.ideasonair.net
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiara_Passa (Ita)
G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111456718123673932501/about


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