Marco Mancuso
Since 2005
redazione@digicult.it
Works in Milan Italy

BIO
Marco Mancuso is a critic and curator in the field of Digital Technologies applied to Arts, Design and Contemporary Culture. Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Digicult and Digimag Journal (part of The Leonardo Affiliate Program), he teaches “Multimedia Arts Theory” at MAIND Interaction Design Master at SUPSI in Lugano, "Web 2.0 & Media Art Management" at NABA Academy in Milan, “Digital Publishing for the Arts” at Academy of Fine Art in Bergamo and is visiting professor at Transmedia-Postgraduate Program in Arts+Media+Design in Brussels.

With the Digicult Agency he curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions, round-tables, meetings and events including Mixed Media (Milan, 2006), Screen Music (Florence, 2006-2007), Otolab ‘op7’ (Bergamo, 2008), Graffiti Research Lab (Rome, 2008), Sincronie Festival (Milan, 2008-2009), Thorsten Fleisch Retrospective (Milan, 2009), The Mediagate (Lodz, 2010), he presented his screenings and productions at art and cultural events, including Dissonanze (Rome, 2006), Cimatics (Brussels, 2008), Strp (Eindhoven, 2008), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam, 2009), Nemo (Paris, 2009), Elektra (Montreal, 2010), Subtle Technologies (Toronto, 2011) and lectured - among others - at Market for Digital Arts/Elektra (Montreal 2008), Fabrica Workshops (Treviso, 2009), Laptop’r’s (Madrid, 2010), Subtle Technologies (Toronto, 2011) and Isea (Istanbul, 2012).

A short list of festivals and partners he has worked with from 2005 as curator or consultant inludes the following events: Elektra, Forum d’Avignon, Sonic Acts, Sonar, Transmedia, STRP, Todaysart, Fabrica, SUPSI, Direct Digital Exhibition, Laptops’R’Us, IUAV University, Share Festival, Otolab, Kernel, Traffic Gallery, Open World Forum, FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Muv Festival, Cimatics, Audiovisiva Festival, Virtueel Platform, Toolkit, Musiques & Cultures Digitales, SEA Aeroporti Milano, CYLAND, Smart Urban Stage, Mixed Media, Festival della Creatività, Optronica Festival, Enzimi, NABA, Celeste Prize, IED, Les Rencontres Audiovisuelles, Elita, Galeria NT/Imaginarium, Sincronie, Subtle Technologies, Connecting Cultures, Signal, Creativity Day, Tecarteco, Dissonanze, Illustrative, Zero1 Biennal...

Marco Mancuso has been expertising from years on wider subjects like open communication, social networking and digital publishing and is now studying new economical Internet models for art and culture: with the project “Fracty: Trasformazioni Affini”, he theorized an online platform creating open and p2p professional links between investors, public and private, from the scientific-technological field, professionals and students in the field of technologies applied to art, design and contemporary culture. He recently developed the “Digicult Editions” open-publishing online service.

Lecturing internationally and writing critical texts for media art publications and catalogues, articles, interviews and essays for Digicult, Marco Mancuso curated for MCD-Musiques et Cultures Digitales the publication “The Open Future” - Issue 63 in 2012 and the carde-blanche “Art Industries” - Issue 74 in 2014. He was included in the publication Cultural Blogging in Europe by LabForCulture.org in 2010.
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DIGIMAG 63 - APRIL 2011 /// INTERNATIONAL ISSUE ONLINE


Dates:
Fri Apr 22, 2011 13:00 - Fri Apr 22, 2011

Digicult   presents:
     
   
    Digimag 63 - April 2011
    http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/
   
    The archive section, past articles and   issues:
    http://www.digicult.it/en/Archive/
   
    The updated list of authors and   critics
    www.digicult.it/en/credits
   
   
    "...I would say that every advanced art and art   form has a tendency towards “enlightenment”, since to be understood and   appreciated it needs an “enlightened” or at least open minded audience, with a   willingness to reflect upon one’s own systems of understanding, of how we   perceive and decode the world. I doubt that this makes me a “political” artist   in the sense we normally use to consider that notion. But hopefully I’m a   political artist in the way Theodor Adorno would describe it....I would say that   I am influenced by new technologies, and formats, however ex negativo: These   forms are not just new and “innocent”, but were designed to replace analog film   – and analog film as a medium of fine art cannot be replaced by digital   technologies since the materiality of the two media are completely different and   have nothing to do with one another. I decided to make work that illustrates and   celebrates the qualities of analog film which cannot be replaced by non-analog   media".
 
Peter   Tscherkassky, from "Peter Tscherkassky. Audiovisuals from a darkroom", by Marco   Mancuso

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    [INTERVIEWS]:
   
    PETER TSCHERKASSKY. AUDIOVISUALS FROM A   DARKROOM
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2034
    by Marco   Mancuso
   
    A MORE PERFECT UNION. THE   EMOTIONAL CARTOGRAPHY BY LUKE DUBOIS
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2037
    by Pasquale   Napolitano
   
    PAOLO CIRIO. WHEN STEALING   BECOMES ART
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2039
    by Tatiana   Bazzichelli
   
    THE DIGITAL GREGOR   SAMSA. INTERVIEW WITH PATRICK   SORIN
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2047
    by Alexandra   Purcaru
   
    MULTISENSORY SPACE. INTERVIEW WITH SONIA CILLARI
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2045
    by Barbara   Sansone
   
    NET ART AT   EXHIBITION CENTERS. MARTA PONSA AND THE 'JEU DE PAUME'   CASE
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2042
    by Giulia   Simi
   
    AIM, FIRE, POETRY! JASON NELSON AND THE NEW LITERATURE
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2046
    by Mathias   Jansson
   
    FIDEL GARCIA'S   WORK. ART AS A COMPLEX   SYSTEM
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2043
    by Lucrezia   Cippitelli
   
    PAPER RESISTANCE: GRAPHIC (R)EXISTENCE
    http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2035
    by Claudio   Musso
   
    ALFREDO COSTA MONTEIRO. EPHEMERAL   MATTER & UNSTABLE PROCEDURES
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2038
    by Barbara   Sansone
   
    FRANCESCA GRILLI. SEARCHING FOR THE DAILY MIRACLE
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2044
by Alessandra Salviotti
     
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    [ESSAYS]:
   
    REVEALING INTERSTITIAL   SPACES. PART 1
    http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2040
    by Dr.   Eugenia Fratzeskou
   
    THE TIME AND THE NET.   MORPHOGENESIS OF A CURRENT   RELATIONSHIP
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2041
    by Emanuele   Andreoli
   
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    [REPORTS]:
   
    TRACING EXPERIENCES. DESIGN'S FICTION: THE "MADE UP"   EXHIBITION
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2036
    by Mattia   Casalegno
   
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    [COVER]:   Peter Tscherkassky, Coming Attractions (2010)
   
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    From 2005, Digicult has being an online/offline cultural and editorial   platform which focuses on the impact of new technologies and sciences on art,   design, culture and contemporary society. Founded and directed by Marco Mancuso,   is now based on the active participation of quite 50 professional people, who   represent a wide international Network of journalists, curators, artists,   theorists, practioneers and critics. Digicult is also the editor of the monthly   magazine Digimag, which focuses on some cultural, productive and artistic issues   like: internet & networks, hacking & hacktivism, video art &   experimental cinema, sound art & electrinic music, audiovideo and live   media, design & architecture, art & science, new media & social   media, software art  & generative art, performing art & interactive   dance, with a strong critic and deep journalistic approach. Digicult produces an   electronic music and audiovisual podcast, Digipod, linked to the world of   netlabels and independent audiovisual productions online, and also has its own   international newsletter service Diginews. Digicult is actually working with the   art agency Digimade as curator/promoter of some Italian audiovisual artists and   designers, presenting their work within festivals, galleries, exhibitions,   events and cultural centers in Europe and worldwide.Finally, Digicult works as   media partner for festivals, exhibitions & events,
    developing special   curatorial projects, writing texts for catalogues, organizing workshops and   seminars, joining lectures in academies and universities
   
    . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   
    [DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT   COMMITEE]:
   
    Marco Mancuso (Digicult project Director and Teacher at New   Academy of Fine Arts / Naba of Milan) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (International   Doctorship in Audiovisual Studies, University of Udine) ; Bertram Niessen   (Researcher at Sociology Department of Statale University of Milan - Bicocca) ;   Lucrezia Cippitelli (Phd at Sapienza University of Rome and Teacher at Academy   of Fine arts of L'Aquila)
   
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    [EDITORIAL BOARD AND TRANSLATIONS]:
   
    Giovanni Damiola (Technical   Consultancy) ; Luca Restifo (Programming) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (Press Office) ;   Riccardo Vescovo (Graphic Design) ; Bertram Niessen (Social Networking) ; Laurea   Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM di Milano (Website   Translating) ; Lara Freschi - Francesca Lattanzi - Stefano Avola - Andrea   Cariello (Magazine Translating)
   
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    [ADVISORY BOARD]:
   
    An international advisory board for   Digicult will be announced soon...
   
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . . .
   
    [AUTHORS]:
   
    Tatiana Bazzichelli ; Bertram Niessen ;   Teresa De Feo ; Luigi Ghezzi ; Giulia Baldi; Domenico Quaranta ; Massimo   Schiavoni ; Monica Ponzini ; Annamaria Monteverdi; Valentina Tanni ; Lucrezia   Cippitelli ; Claudia D'Alonzo; Barbara Sansone ; Giulia Simi ; Silvia Scaravaggi   ; Alessio Galbiati ; Antonio Caronia ; Loretta Borrelli ; Carla Langella ;   Francesco Bertocco ; Silvia Casini ; Jeremy Levine ; Serena Cangiano ; Micha   Cardenas ; Mark Hencock , Pasquale Napolitano ; Simona Fiore ; Zoe Romano ;   Enrico Pitozzi ; Eugenia Fratzeskou ; Mattia Casalegno ; Robin Peckam ; Sabina
    Barcucci ; Silvia Bertolotti ; Simone Broglia ; Claudia Maina ; Elena   Biserna ; Maria Chatzichristodoulou ; Felipe Zuniga ; Mathias Jannson ; Neva Pedrazzini ; Alexandra Purcaru ; Lorenzo Taiuti ; Pia Bolognesi ; Julianne   Pierce ; Thomas Schielke ;  Emanuele Andreoli ; Alessandra   Salviotti


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Digimag 62 - March 2011 - The most read articles


Dates:
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:36 - Wed Apr 06, 2011

Waiting for the International Aprile Issue publication of DigiMag...
 
DIGIMAG 62 - MARCH 2011
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/

Constellations and Fragments: the sound of Stephan Mathieu
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2010
The last two works by the german sound artist Stephan Mathieu – A Static Place and Remain– follow instead this latest process. For both of them, Mathieu made use of published compositions of heterogeneous nature: a collection of 78 rpm vinyls of some of the first audio recordings dating back to the 20’s and the score of an installation by Janek Schaefer, Extended Play.Mathieu is not new to reprocessing, tecnique used since a long time to create set ups with instruments and analogical devices connected to hardwares working in real time, but in the last few years his passion for the first discographic recordings, the old instruments, the environmental sounds and the obsolete communication devices, has taken him to experiment new solutions also concerning contemporary compositions.
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Seaquence: audiovisual online micro-cultures
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2006
Seaquence is an on-line project developed by Ryan Alexander, Gabriel Dunne and Daniel Massey during an art residency at Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA),San Francisco, a non-profit organization dedicated to building social consciousness through digital culture. It is a platform that, through a biological metaphor, allows the online user to build sequencers visualized as micro-organisms, whose form changes according to the audio processing parameters. Assembled in virtual Petri dish cultures, sequencers are synchronized with each other creating simple but very evocative rhythmic compositions. Seaquence is a work of digital art that offers its users the opportunity to experience a free and fun synthesis and sequencing, learning changes on the audiovidual flow produced by some basic parameters (such as waveforms and duration).
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Memory and Media archeology. Interview with Tania Aedo
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2015

(Ready)Media: Hacia una arqueología de los medios y la invención en México, DVD box recently edited by the Alameda Laboratory Art of Mexico City, revisits the history of artistic practices in the twenties of XX Century in Mexico, on the border between art, science and technologicalexperimentation. The DVD box is an unprecedented work of research and diffusion, carried out by a team of researchers, artists
and curators, which throws light on a part of never historicized
Modernism. A work that in North America would likely be realized by
wealthy departments of some rich Ivy League's Universities, with a
comparative approach towards the study on Modernism, but in this case it has been carried out in a militant (and scientific at the same time), laboratorial way, by a group of actors playing personally in the
context.


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DIGIMAG 62 - MARCH 2011 - INTERNATIONAL ISSUE ONLINE


Dates:
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:57 - Tue Mar 22, 2011

Digicult presents:
Digimag 62 - March 2011
http://www.digicult.it/digimag
The archive section, past articles and issues:
http://www.digicult.it/en/Archive/
The updated list of authors and critics
www.digicult.it/en/credits
"...The Dis-reality is a reality that dis-realizes us as people, communities, landscapes, contexts, cities. Do we have to call it reality even when it dis-realizes us? It is rather a dis-reality. Moreover, this is a reality we clearly recognize as something built by the great powers of image and communication, creative imagination and industry of culture. People must understand that just as such dis-reality unites us on one hand as goods, consumers, labels, on the other it divides us as labels, names, races, ideologies and different traditions.This dis-reality is then both physical (it can materialize in a frontier, on a wall, within a fence or building, and even in the destruction of a building) and metaphysical (such as virtuality, where the use of dis-reality is effective - for it requires a very strong materiality, like for instance time spending - but at the same time has not a physicalness of its own)..."
Toni Serra, from "The OVNI project. Video as a critical experience" - by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio
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[INTERVIEWS]:
COSTELLATIONS AND FRAGMENTS. THE SOUND BY STEPHAN MATHIEU
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2010
by Pia Bolognesi
SEAQUENCE. AUDIOVISUAL ONLINE MICRO-CULTURES
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2006
by Bertram Niessen
BETWEEN BODIES. THE BODILY SOUNDS BY NINA WAISMAN
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2012
by Felipe Zuniga
MEMORY AND MEDIA ARCHEOLOGY. INTERVIEW WITH TANIA AEDO
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2015
by Lucrezia Cippitelli
ULRICH VOGL. HARMONY AND WORLDS IN BALANCE
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2009
by Silvia Scaravaggi
THE "OVNI" PROJECT. VIDEO AS A CRITICAL EXPERIENCE
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2019
by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio
URBAN TRANSCRIPTS 2010. OVER THE SKIN OF THE CITY
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2007
by Dr. Eugenia Fratzeskou
YAO DAJUIN: CCA. THE HANGZHOU SCHOOL OF INTERMEDIA ART
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2016
by Robin Peckham
THAT MEASURE OF LIGHT. CONVERSATION WITH UGO PITOZZI
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2017
by Enrico Pitozzi
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[THEORIES]:
REALITIES:UNITED FEATURING. LIGHT AS GAZES CONVEYOR
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2008
by Silvia Bianchi
NO BORDERS STRUGGLES. THE ELECTRONIC DISTURBANCE THEATRE 2.0
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2011
by Micha Cardenas
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[REPORTS]:
TRANSEMEDIALE 11. HACK:ABILITY AND IDENTITY
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2014
by Emanuele Andreoli
TRANSMEDIALE AWARDS. INTELLIGENT BACTERIA
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2013
by Loretta Borrrelli
VIDEOZOOM JAPAN. RE-FRAMING THE DAILY
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2018
by Lorenzo Taiuti
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[COVER]: Stephan Mathieu
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From 2005, Digicult has being an online/offline cultural and editorial platform which focuses on the impact of new technologies and sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society. Founded and directed by Marco Mancuso, is now based on the active participation of quite 50 professional people, who represent a wide international Network of journalists, curators, artists, theorists, practioneers and critics. Digicult is also the editor of the monthly magazine Digimag, which focuses on some cultural, productive and artistic issues like: internet & networks, hacking & hacktivism, video art & experimental cinema, sound art & electrinic music, audiovideo and live media, design & architecture, art & science, new media & social media, software art  & generative art, performing art & interactive dance, with a strong critic and deep journalistic approach. Digicult produces an electronic music and audiovisual podcast, Digipod, linked to the world of netlabels and independent audiovisual productions online, and also has its own international newsletter service Diginews. Digicult is actually working with the art agency Digimade as curator/promoter of some Italian audiovisual artists and designers, presenting their work within festivals, galleries, exhibitions, events and cultural centers in Europe and worldwide.Finally, Digicult works as media partner for festivals, exhibitions & events, developing special curatorial projects, writing texts for catalogues, organizing workshops and seminars, joining lectures in academies and universities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT COMMITEE]:
Marco Mancuso (Digicult project Director and Teacher at New Academy of Fine Arts / Naba of Milan) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (International Doctorship in Audiovisual Studies, University of Udine) ; Bertram Niessen (Researcher at Sociology Department of Statale University of Milan - Bicocca) ; Lucrezia Cippitelli (Phd at Sapienza University of Rome and Teacher at Academy of Fine arts of L'Aquila)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[EDITORIAL BOARD AND TRANSLATIONS]:
Giovanni Damiola (Technical Consultancy) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (Press Office) ; Riccardo Vescovo (Graphic Design) ; Bertram Niessen (Social Networking) ; Laurea Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM di Milano (Website Translations) ; Lara Freschi - Francesca Lattanzi - Stefano Avola - Andrea Cariello (Magazine Translations)
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[ADVISORY BOARD]:
An international advisory board for Digicult will be announced soon...
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[AUTHORS]:
Tatiana Bazzichelli ; Bertram Niessen ; Teresa De Feo ; Luigi Ghezzi ; Giulia Baldi; Domenico Quaranta ; Massimo Schiavoni ; Monica Ponzini ; Annamaria Monteverdi; Valentina Tanni ; Lucrezia Cippitelli ; Claudia D'Alonzo; Barbara Sansone ; Giulia Simi ; Silvia Scaravaggi ; Alessio Galbiati ; Antonio Caronia ; Loretta Borrelli ; Carla Langella ; Francesco Bertocco ; Silvia Casini ; Jeremy Levine ; Serena Cangiano ; Micha Cardenas , Mark Hencock , Pasquale Napolitano ; Simona Fiore ; Zoe Romano ; Enrico Pitozzi ; Eugenia Fratzeskou ; Mattia Casalegno ; Robin Peckam ; Sabina Barcucci ; Silvia Bertolotti ; Simone Broglia ; Claudia Maina ; Elena Biserna ; Maria Chatzichristodoulou ; Felipe Zuniga ; Mathias Jannson ; Neva Pedrazzini ; Alexandra Purcaru ; Lorenzo Taiuti ; Pia Bolognesi ; Julianne Pierce ; Thomas Schielke ;  Emanuele Andreoli


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Digimag 61 - February 2011


Dates:
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:02 - Tue Feb 22, 2011

Digicult presents:
Digimag 61 - February 2011
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/
The Digicult Archive: past issues, articles and interviews
http://www.digicult.it/en/Archive/
The Digicult Board:
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/board.asp
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"...There's some kind of an exploration of the beauty of nature. Even of course on a very primitive level compared to the nature itself. It's more about associations and abstraction than about rebuilding something. Maybe similar to an abstract painting of the nature. The association, the process happening in each single brain, the individual activations are somehow completing the pieces on individual levels. I try to develop very simple mechanical systems which allow or which let grow complex behavior in sound or motion. Simple mechanical elements which allow a somehow "living" behavior, generating and degenerating patterns, textures and forms. In some pieces each single element can do this on its own, in some other pieces this happens through the mass, the multiplication and the interlocking of many small sounds and
movements..."
Zimoun, from "Zimoun & Lerraum. Sound organisms in evolution" - by Marco Mancuso
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[INTERVIEWS]:
ZIMOUN LERRAUM. SOUND ORGANISMS IN EVOLUTION
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1983
by Marco Mancuso
AUDIOVISUAL PARAMETERS. PAUL PRUDENCE'S "NATURAL" STRUCTURES
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1979
by Pasquale Napolitano
DYNDY.NET: THE FUTURE OF MONEY. FOR A NEW DEMOCRATIC
ECONOMY
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1984
by Zoe Romano
THE FINE ART OF GLITCHES. CHEATS AND ERRORS
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1989
by Mathias Jansson
VAGHE STELLE. SYNTHS, STARS, MEMORIES
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1982
by Giulia Baldi
THE PERTURBING IMAGE. INTERVIEW WITH FRANCESCA FINI
http:/www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1991
by Alessio Galbiati
OLIVIERO PONTE DI PINO. ATEATRO.IT: DIECI ANNI DI WEBMAGAZINE
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1974
di Annamaria Monteverdi
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[THEORIES]:
NEW PLANNING PROTOCOLS. FROM DESIGN TO SCIENCE TRANSITIONS
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1980
by Carla Langella
"TRACING" INFRA-SPACES. COMPLICATED BEGINNINGS & ELLIPTICAL ENDS
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1985
by Eugenia Fratzeskou
MEDIA FACADES. WHEN BUILDINGS START TO TWITTER
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1981
by Thomas Schielke
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[REPORTS]:
MOVE: CHOREOGRAPHING YOU. ART & DANCE EXHIBITION
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1988
by Maria Chatzichristodoluou
RE-FOCUSSING THE LENS. NEW MEDIA AND FILM FESTIVAL
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1990
by Julianne Pierce
DEF INDIA & CHANDERIYAAN. DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1987
by Neva Pedrazzini
KIM ASENDORF. CENSORED CENSORED CHINESE NEWS
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1986
by Mark Hancock
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[ATTACHMENT]:
BINNENLAND | kONTEXTBEZOGENE SCHRIFTPROBEN NR
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/allegato.html
[COVER]:
Zimoun - 97 polysiloxane hoses 3.0mm, compressed air
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[THE PROJECT]:
From 2005, Digicult has being an online/offline cultural and editorial platform which focuses on the impact of new technologies and sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society. Founded and directed by Marco Mancuso, is now based on the active participation of quite 50 professional people, who represent a
wide international Network of journalists, curators, artists, theorists,
practioneers and critics. Digicult is also the editor of the monthly
magazine Digimag, which focuses on some cultural, productive and artistic issues like: internet & networks, hacking & hacktivism, video art & experimental cinema, sound art & electrinic music, audiovideo and live media, design & architecture, art & science, new media & social
media, software art  & generative art, performing art & interactive
dance, with a strong critic and deep journalistic approach.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[DIRECTION & MANAGEMENT COMMITEE]:
Marco Mancuso (Digicult project Director and Teacher at New
Academy of Fine Arts / Naba of Milan) ; Claudia D'Alonzo (International
Doctorship in Audiovisual Studies, University of Udine) ; Bertram Niessen (Researcher at Sociology Deparment of Statale University Milan - Bicocca) ; Lucrezia Cippitelli (Phd at Sapienza University Rome and Teacher at Fine Arts Academy of L'Aquila)
[EDITORIAL STAFF & TRANSLATIONS]:
Claudia D'Alonzo  (Press Office) ; Giovanni Damiola & Bertram Niessen (Technical Consultancy & Social Networks) ; Giuseppe Cordaro (Podcast Editing) ; Riccardo Vescovo (Graphic Design) ; Laurea
Magistrale in Traduzione Specialistica, Università IULM di Milano (Website Translations) ; Francesca Lattanzi - Henriette Vittadini - Stefano Avola - Andrea Cariello - Lara Freschi (Magazine  Translations)
[EDITORIAL BOARD]:
Tatiana Bazzichelli ; Bertram Niessen ; Teresa De Feo ; Luigi
Ghezzi ; Giulia Baldi; Domenico Quaranta ; Massimo Schiavoni ; Monica
Ponzini ; Annamaria Monteverdi; Valentina Tanni ; Lucrezia Cippitelli ;
Claudia D'Alonzo; Barbara Sansone ; Giulia Simi ; Silvia Scaravaggi ;
Alessio Galbiati ; Antonio Caronia ; Loretta Borrelli ; Carla Langella ;
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DISCUSSION

The Lost Cemetery of Images. A Conversation with Carlos Casas


Digicult presents:


THE LOST CEMETERY OF IMAGES
A CONVERSATION WITH CARLOS CASAS
by Pia Bolognesi

Complete article & interview with Carlos Casas on Digimag 60 - January 2011:
http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=1964

The use of archive material is a tendency which has established itself in
the last few years as a common practice in audiovisual contaminations. It is
an ongoing search which paves the road to countless approaches to the work,
as well as involving the individuality of the artist in the reprocessing of
traces and memories in an imagination which is set on the present. With
Cemetery (Archive Works), inaugurated on 28 October and ongoing until 14
January at the Marsèlleria in Milan, Carlos Casas steps onto this path at
its edges, balancing between visual anthropology and rethinking images as a
form of trans-cultural memory.
The work of Casas - filmmaker, video artist and sound experimenter - ranges
from documentaries on the furthest reaches of the Earth (Aral, Fishing in an
Invisible Sea; Hunters since the Beginning of Time; Solitude at the End of
the World) to pure, exploratory research of sounds and images. This
materializes in the experience of the Fieldworks and of the Archive Works -
projects developed at the same time as the making of the films, which Casas
uses to probe field research as he continues to mix different languages.
The Fieldworks come into being in 2001, during a journey to Tierra del Fuego
for the preparation of Solitude at the End of the World, as a series of
free, anti-narrative notes in which the artist takes the time to plunge his
gaze into the meaning of the place, of the landscape, without drawing on the
need for the definition of a complete story. Abstract fragments with an
essential grammar, in which the processed ambient sound goes over the hidden
connection with the image and defines it (each acoustic episode is made up
of live recorded short and medium AM/FM radio waves).
For the Archive Works, on the other hand, the approach is shifted to the
opposite front; the discovery of the geography occurs through preexisting
film material. Here, too, we have a physical study of the places that Casas
has chosen to document occurring through the examination of the modes of
analysis with which these places have been represented, used and
diegetically manipulated through classic and contemporary films. The Archive
Works, created between 2002 and 2010, are dreamlike inspections, maps of
shared imagination, memories of the visions which have shaped the author's
gaze, preliminary sketchbooks to study language and sound solutions for
films which are coming to life from other films, where the visual material
is toned through an ongoing iconographic re-absorption.

Digimag 60 - January 2011
http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/

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