LECTURE BY CARLO ZANNI

Digital encounters is a lectures program with the curator and the artists of the exhibition to make an introduction in digital art and an approximation into the "Extimacy" speech. On this occasion, the guest is the artist Carlo Zanni.

Carlo Zanni was born in La Spezia (Italy), 1975. His practice involves the use of live Internet data feedback to create time based social consciousness experiences in the form of games, photos, films and installations investigating topical issues of our life. This data can be eBay.com stock market charts as in "eBay Landscape” 2004, or a set of images gathered from top daily news as in "Average Shoveler” 2005 (Rhizome.org commission winner), or World Bank Indicators and other political data for the “The Fifth Day”, 2009. This use of live data, screening our society, enables the viewer become part of the piece even if he or she doesn't physically interact with it. 

His work has been shown worldwide in galleries and museums including: MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea de Rome (2010), Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2009), Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome (2009), MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome (2007, 2006), New Museum, New York (2005), Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York (2005), Chelsea Art Museum New York (2009, 2004), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2001). He participated in the last edition of PERFORMA 09, new performance art biennial held in New York in autumn of 2009. ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts in London held his first retrospective in October 2005 and published the bookVitalogy. In October 2006, 8-bit a documentary by artist and director Marcin Ramocki featuring an interview with Carlo Zanni premiered at MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York. With "Iterating My Way Into Oblivion" (2010-2011) Carlo Zanni keeps investigating what he calls DATA CINEMA: a new way to approach filmmaking and narrative forms largely based on the use of live data feedback gathered from the Net, to create ever changing cinematic live environments.

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22nd February 2011 → 22nd February 2011