Lanfranco Aceti
Since 2003
Works in London United States of America

Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator. He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, Department of Art and Computing, London; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul; is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (the MIT Press, Leonardo journal and ISAST); and is currently Director of Kasa Gallery, Istanbul. He is the Founder of Director of the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC) and of Operational and Curatorial Research in Art, Design, Science and Technology (OCR). He was Artistic Director and Conference Chair for ISEA2011 Istanbul.

He has a Ph.D. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London and has published, lectured and exhibited internationally.
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In Between Spaces

Thu Jun 26, 2008 00:00 - Wed Jun 11, 2008


26 June 2008 - In Between Spaces A large screen interaction with Lanfranco Aceti's 4 art occupations: Screams at Tate Modern, London; Screams at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Screams at MoMA, New York and Screams at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

Dr. Lanfranco Aceti is an artist and lecturer in Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck College. The online screen interaction will be followed by a discussion with the artist about his transmedia art interventions. Guests will also be able to video record their own screams and become part of a new series of video artworks or, if unable to attend, phone +44 (0)20 8099 1080 and leave a scream. (National calling rate applies.)

The artist will discuss the practice of contemporary art digital interventions in a debate with: Prof. Paul Brown, Dr. Nicholas Lambert and John Francescutti, curator. The event is in collaboration with the Computer Arts Society.

12pm to 4pm - Exhibition and online screen interaction (walk in, open access)
4:30pm to 5:30pm - Lecture and panel discussion (followed by a wine reception)
Location - The Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD



Geographies of Film Theory

Thu Jun 26, 2008 00:00 - Mon Jun 09, 2008

Professor Laura Mulvey presents:

Geographies of Film Theory

A two day international conference.
A collaboration between the Screen Studies Group and the Institute for German and Romance Studies
at Birkbeck College, University of London
43 Gordon Square, London WC1
26-28 June 2008

Key note speakers: Francesco Casetti , Mikhail Iampolski, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Soyoung Kim.

This international conference investigates the intellectual origins of film theory and its global diffusion. It will open by tracing the contexts in which film theory was first articulated (between disciplines, national borders and in a close relation to the politics of modernity) in Europe during the early twentieth century. The conference will then examine the ways in which film theory traveled in key non-European, cultural and political contexts during the second half of the twentieth century, particularly its new configurations, translations and its re-politicisation.


No Media Is The Message

Fri May 30, 2008 00:00 - Tue May 27, 2008

No Media Is The Message

A screening of Malcolm Le Grice's video artworks presented by Dr. Lanfranco Aceti, lecturer in Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck College. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the artist about his move from Film to Video to Digital.

Malcolm Le Grice will discuss if any aspects of artistic content or strategy can survive this move and show a selection of his video artworks starting with Little Dog for Roger (1967). The artist will also review his involvement with the digital through computer work and discuss the concepts of non-linearity, interactivity, the hybridity of production and distribution systems, including Internet distribution with YouTube.

The event is in collaboration with the Computer Arts Society.

Friday 30 May 2008
1pm to 4pm Video art screenings (30 minute cycles)
4:30pm to 5:30pm Conversation with the artist

Location: The Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0P

This is a School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media event at Birkbeck College.
Curator John Francescutti



Mon Aug 16, 2004 00:00 - Mon Aug 16, 2004



Are Western democracies the new Evil Empire? And if so, what flags are they waving? This is the theme of Lanfranco Aceti’s latest exhibition, Global Doubt, at The Toilet Gallery in Kingston - London. Till the 27th of August visitors will be able to admire these flags, which Mr. Aceti has suspended over the toilet seats.

The flags shown to the public are a reinterpretation of the Nazi flag mixed with the contemporary national flags of America, Britain and Italy.

Global Doubt focuses on the issues of imperialist Western democracies, globalization and the social structures of individuals and communities.

It offers to visitors the possibility of seeing the images of Bush, Blair and Berlusconi, literally going down the drain.

We asked the artist, “Is this just a provocative attempt at Brit Art or something more?”

”I wanted to question whether the certainty of democratic superiority is a mirrored image, the distorted echo of racial superiority… And also give people the possibility of watching their leaders going down the drain…” he said.

Through the use of national flags the exhibition explores the issues of authoritarianism, participation, freedom of speech and human rights in post-modern technological societies.

Aceti is a Ph.D. candidate and researcher at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

The artist will meet the press and the local community for public talks at The Toilet Gallery. The exhibition can be accessed online at

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The artist, Lanfranco Aceti, can be contacted for interviews, synergies and comments on:
Tel. ++44 (0)790 4117441 or via email at

John Francescutti
The Toilet Gallery,
Tel. ++44 (0)79468 22040



Re: Re: Re: Enslavement of Digital Communities

shawn caza wrote:

> Rob Myers wrote:
> > No. Conceptual Art originally proposed as concepts now fetches a
> high
> > price. Anti-capital is like impurities in an oyster.
> >
> if i were a starving artist oyster wouldn't be my first choice for a
> meal;)

Would you like to be an oyster on the project? :)