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 Director 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, "Art Industries" at IED Milan 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, screenings, lectures, meetings and partnered with most of the main media art festival in Italy and worldwide. 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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DISCUSSION

Italian Conversations Art in the Age of Berlusconi. Discovering contemporary art in Italy



Digicult presents:

Italian Conversations
Art in the Age of Berlusconi. Discovering contemporary art in Italy
by Alessandra Saviotti

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“Fucking Good Art” is a publishing project conceived by Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma, two Dutch artists mainly working in Rotterdam and Berlin. Fucking Good Art focuses on new modalities of aesthetic journalism, on counter cultures and sub culture, to forms of self organisation and activism as models beyond the art market.

Their first magazine was published in 2003: it was like a handbook centred on the contemporary art in Rotterdam. Since then, Rob and Nienke have been examining different European contexts by observing them as outsiders, and without having never read up on the towns they visited, and therefore analysed, because they believe that being free from prejudices and completely opened to communication with their speakers has a great potential. Indeed, from their postulate we can infer that their working process is centred on active practices, by considering oral history, ethnography and self-organisation’s essential aspects, which are in turn alternative patterns to the art market, and new ways to examine and describe the contemporary situation.

By daily following this path, after visiting and analysing Rotterdam, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Copenaghen, Riga, Switzerland and Bruxelles, last year Rob e Nienke, encouraged by Nomas Foundation’s (http://www.nomasfoundation.com/) curators Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni, have published their investigation of Italy, “Italian Conversations – Art in the age of Berlusconi”, the result of an almost one-year-long itinerant residence. You can purchase the book online here: http://www.post-editions.com/?page=fga

More: http://www.digicult.it/news/italian-conversations-art-in-the-age-of-berlusconi-discovering-contemporary-art-in-italy/

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Marco Mancuso
Digital Art, Design & Culture
Digicult Director | Critic, Curator and Professor
Largo Murani 4, 20133, Milan (Italy)
Mob. +39.340.8371816 | Skype. Sostakovich
http://www.digicult.it

DISCUSSION

The latest Digicult interviews & articles



Digicult presents:

THE LATEST DIGICULT INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES
A WEEKLY SELECTION

A “Little Sun” in the art world: an interview to Olafur Eliasson
by Silvia Bertolotti

It is true that two of the main elements of Eliasson’s arts have always been social participation (also in terms of interaction, use of public spaces and rising of social awareness) and the dialogue with the natural environment. The artistic act, in an exemplary project as Little Sun, can become a call for action and social/environmental engagement, as the artist once more declares: “In everyday life, it is important that we critically engage in global initiatives and local contexts. Our actions have consequences for the worlds.

Read the interview: http://www.digicult.it/news/a-little-sun-in-the-art-world-interview-to-elafur-eliasson/

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Displace 2.0: Mediation of Sensations. A conversation with Chris Salter
by Silvia Bertolotti

Silvia Bertolotti has interviewed the media artist Chris Salter. They spoke about his last project "Displace 2.0", which is part of his research on the creation of augmented performative environments where sensor based tools and technologies challenge the sensorial experience on different levels (audio, visual, tactile, olfactive, etc). Developed with TeZ Maurizio Martinucci and the anthropology professor David Howes, and presented at TodaysArt festival 2012, it's a seminal experience for all lovers of close relationships between Art, Perception & Science

Read the interview: http://www.digicult.it/news/a-conversation-with-chris-salter-on-displace-2-0/

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Can a common language be found? Report from “Paraphrasing Babel” exhibition
by Alessandra Saviotti

Alessandra Saviotti reports about the "Paraphrising Babel" exhibition, displayed in many different locations in Maastricht and Heerlen in South of The Netherlands, curated by Bert Van de Boom and Annet Dekker. The program was mainly focused on video installations, sound installations and video projections aiming to reflect on the different perception of language and communication

Read the report: http://www.digicult.it/news/can-a-common-language-be-found-report-from-paraphrasing-babel-exhibition/

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Marco Mancuso
Digital Art, Design & Culture
Digicult Director | Critic, Curator and Professor
Largo Murani 4, 20133, Milan (Italy)
Mob. +39.340.8371816 | Skype. Sostakovich
http://www.digicult.it

DISCUSSION

Digicult Interviews: Joe Banks: Rorschach Audio. EVP, Psychoacoustics and Auditory Illusions



A NEW INTERVIEW ON DIGICULT
Joe Banks: Rorschach Audio. EVP, Psychoacoustics and Auditory Illusions
by Elena Biserna
http://www.digicult.it/en/news/rorschach-audio-evp-psychoacoustics-and-auditory-illusions/

The so-called Rorschach ink-blot test is a psychodiagnostic method for the analysis of personality named after its inventor: Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922). During the test, the patient is asked to interpret a series of ten cards with symmetrical colored blots. According to advocates of this diagnostic method, different subjective responses to these ambiguous images – if appropriately registered and analyzed – would reveal the personality profile of the examined subject, as well as any psychiatric diseases or though disorder.

It’s from this complex and debated methodology that the title Rorschach Audio. Art & Illusion for Sound takes its cue. Rorschach Audio is the latest book by Joe Banks, perhaps better known for his artistic projects, signed, since 1995, with the name Disinformation. The result of more than a decade of research, the book starts from a trenchant critique of artistic uses and scientific claims of EVP – Electronic Voice Phenomena, but expands its scope to address the wider issues of auditory illusions, psychoacoustic ambiguities, and misperceptions of sound stimuli. The central thesis of the book is that it is the mind to project illusory, familiar, and subjective meanings into ambiguous, undefined and unknown sounds, similarly to what happens in the visual field with the Rorschach ink-blots.

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EVENT

An interview to Marcin Ramocki


Dates:
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:20 - Fri Dec 14, 2012

Digicult presents:

The body in the digital dimension
Interview to Marcin Ramocki
http://www.digicult.it/en/news/il-corpo-in-una-dimensione-digitale-intervista-a-marcin-ramocki/

Marcin Ramocki is a Polish-born Brooklyn artist. He began experimenting with new media in the mid-1990s, with digital installations and interactive works on the Web. Some of his best known pieces are Virtual Singer (2000), Torcito Project(2005) and Blogger Skins (2009). His works have been exhibited at MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Hirshorn Museum (Washington, DC) and many more istitutions. On 17 November 2012 he opened his first solo exhibition in Italy: . The exhibition is curated by Chiara Moro in the spaces of ULTRA gallery in Udine and is organized by the non-profit association "art ex dono". The author Filippo Lorenzin had the opportunity to ask him some questions about his early experiments with new media, the role of the programmer and his new exhibition.


OPPORTUNITY

Fracty / Affine Transformations. Vote for us - Italian fund for culture Che Fare


Deadline:
Sun Jan 13, 2013 00:00


Digicult presents:

FRACTY / AFFINE TRANSFORMATIONS
PROJECT NUMBER 19
CALL FOR VOTE:
THE DIGICULT PROJECT FOR ITALIAN FUND FOR CULTURE
http://www.che-fare.com/progetto/fracty

Please, read at the English translation of the project that Digicult has applied for an important fund for culture in Italy. The fund is called Che Fare (http://www.che-fare.com/), not promoted by any cultural institutions but by private investors, to find possibile indipendent ideas and projects for culture, using online strategies, open culture tools and 2.0 peer economies, in a time of crisis.

We have translated the concept and description of the project submitted by Digicult. The FRACTY/Affine Transformations project was selected and we're now running vs very huge communities and projects. This is the link to an English translation of the project itself
http://www.digicult.it/en/news/fracty-trasformazioni-affini-creiamo-il-nostro-futuro/

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FRACTY/Affine Transformations wants to be a platform for open and transparent discussions between industries, professionals and young students of the cultural industry; a tool for understanding the real needs of the customers, allowing creatives and young new-professionals to stimulate their potential thinking projects aimed at creating a common participation through collective planning mechanisms (peer-production).

Read more here: http://www.digicult.it/en/news/fracty-trasformazioni-affini-creiamo-il-nostro-futuro/

We really need your HELP to be in the last 5 most voted projects. If you like our idea, our vison, if you would understand the importance of a fund like this one for such a small project like Digicult, if you would understand the importance to be linked and work more with Italy in the future...let's vote and share and discuss...

Thanks in advance for all the help you could give us, my best
Marco Mancuso