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SECOND WAVE

Matteo Campulla Opened January 15th, 2022 View 3D Gallery DONATE
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Statement:

After the great positive feedback and having enjoyed the construction and the curating of pavilion 10 "ESSENCE/ABSENCE" ( https://thewrong.tv/essence-absence ) for The Wrong Biennale nº5, I immediately thought that I would like to give it an additional space and shape: this is "SECOND WAVE", the new group show opening on January 15th on https://newart.city/ and The Wrong Tv 📲🔥
With great pleasure I can now share with you the complete list of the full artists for "SECOND WAVE", this new added shape of pavillion 10 "ESSENCE / ABSENCE" of The Wrong Biennale nº5:

Tonino Casula
Anna Utopia Giordano
Molly Dario
Kent Tate
Francesca Lolli
Mo Qian
Risa Okita
Katya Kan
Ana Pantic
Devis Bergantin
Priyanka Das
Marcantonio Lunardi
Veronica Shimanovskaya
Mohamed Thara
Aditi Kulkarni + Payal Arya
Rudy Paganini (forevermidi.com)

Thanks again to the artists who are already part of it and made all this amazing: Luis Carlos Rodríguez, Maria Korporal, Ian Gibbins, Eija Temisevä, Linda Loh, Enzo Cillo, Benna Gaean Maris, Neo Christopher Chung, Zander Porter And Juan Pablo Cámara, Jérémy Griffaud, Susanne Layla Petersen, Sara Bonaventura, Tassia Mila, Santasil Mallik, Jean-michel Rolland, Guli Silberstein, Szabina Péter And Kristóf János Bodnár, Rachelle Beaudoin, Albert Merino, Muriel Paraboni, Jérémy Griffaud, Ioudit Navratil Filippo Giulio, Jen Valender, Jean-marie Guyaux, Marie-eve Levasseur
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ESSENCE / ABSENCE
Pavillion 10 @ The Wrong Biennale
Curated by Matteo Campulla
3D online exhibition hosted by New Art City
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3D Exhibition:
SECOND WAVE
https://newart.city/show/second-wave
ESSENCE / ABSENCE
https://newart.city/show/essence-absence
2D Catalog:
SECOND WAVE
https://newart.city/catalog/second-wave
ESSENCE / ABSENCE
https://newart.city/catalog/essence-absence
The Wrong TV
https://thewrong.tv/essence-absence

3D Environment Description:

This space is a second shape of the main exhibition "ESSENCE/ABSENCE", pavillion 10 at The Wrong Biennale n°5. Much more colorful than the main space, it brings with it a selection of the best of contemporary video art and new media art

Artworks in this space:

Girl Home Alone On A Friday Night

Molly Dario

My name is Molly Dario and I am an artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. I have many years of experimenting with various creative mediums including acting, writing, fashion, and drawing. After feeling limited with the expanse of these art mediums, I serendipitously discovered a way to combine all the things I love into one, using the medium of video. This art form is a way of expression which allows me to manipulate my own world and create a version of a reality and visual dialogue existing in my head, (and perhaps other's heads too.) This particular body of artwork is a theater-like digital landscape of virtual surrealistic hyper-realities, an experimental playground and make-believe universe to play in. It explores human desires, our current cultures romance with technology, communication to the natural and unnatural, all while denoting symbols to both past and future worlds. With the combination of numerous art forms into one, including story-telling, performance art, set design, video editing, and special effects, the world created here is arranged to ultimately pursue abstract thought, existential understanding, day-to-day complacency, and finally it attempts to provoke the absurd. This artwork is for anyone looking for a stretch to the brain, and perhaps a comfort in human ambiguities.

Molly Dario

Girl And Her Sucker

Molly Dario

My name is Molly Dario and I am an artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. I have many years of experimenting with various creative mediums including acting, writing, fashion, and drawing. After feeling limited with the expanse of these art mediums, I serendipitously discovered a way to combine all the things I love into one, using the medium of video. This art form is a way of expression which allows me to manipulate my own world and create a version of a reality and visual dialogue existing in my head, (and perhaps other's heads too.) This particular body of artwork is a theater-like digital landscape of virtual surrealistic hyper-realities, an experimental playground and make-believe universe to play in. It explores human desires, our current cultures romance with technology, communication to the natural and unnatural, all while denoting symbols to both past and future worlds. With the combination of numerous art forms into one, including story-telling, performance art, set design, video editing, and special effects, the world created here is arranged to ultimately pursue abstract thought, existential understanding, day-to-day complacency, and finally it attempts to provoke the absurd. This artwork is for anyone looking for a stretch to the brain, and perhaps a comfort in human ambiguities.

Molly Dario

Carbon Sky

Kent Tate

Carbon Sky is an exploration of natural and manufactured worlds that co-exist where I live in western Canada. Even though my focus was the ever changing presence of shadow and light I was never able to separate my imagination from the political, commercial, and cultural impacts that shaped everything I saw. Kent Tate is an Canadian artist/filmmaker whose work explores the dichotomy between tranquility and activity in our natural and manufactured worlds. Time, motion and stillness are intertwined through Tate's work to act like a fulcrum upon which the environmental, social and philosophical aspects of his projects are held in dynamic balance. Tate has received awards, grants, and artist residencies for his projects which have been exhibited internationally at film/new media festivals, symposiums, group screenings/exhibitions and solo gallery exhibitions/tours.

Kent Tate

Dreaming of Andy and the Times Changed

Veronica Shimanovskaya
Veronica Shimanovskaya

Entelechy (or on the sense of duty)

Anna Utopia Giordano

Entelechy (or on the sense of duty) is a spoken word song written and performed by artist, poet and performer Anna Utopia Giordano with music composed by multimedia indipendent artist Un Artista Minimalista. Entelechia is contained in Utopia's first album "Fogli d'ombra" released on March 19, 2021. The text, conceived by the author as a hybrid between poetry and script, contains suggestions from philosophy, literature and science, intertweaving current global issues with classical images of ancient Greece. The videoclip of Entelechy (or on the sense of duty) is inspired by the tradition of son et lumière night shows. The video concept was developed and conceived by Anna Utopia Giordano and Carlo Alleva, an Italian designer and director who has been entrusted with the direction of Entelechy. In particular, the theme of Entelechy (or on the sense of duty) concerns the value of life, how every living being is part of the same unique unbreakable network and the debate on migrants, a very important issue in Italy. ● Anna Utopia Giordano Anna Utopia Giordano is an italian artist, performer and poet known for social awareness art projects like Venus and PopBottles published on major newspapers worldwide. Numerous are the performances related to theatrical, literaly and mixed media art experimentation during concerts, exhibitions and cultural events. In March 2021, she released her first spoken word album Fogli d'ombra. She works also as freelance art and creative director. ● Carlo Alleva Carlo Alleva is an italian designer and art director. He founded 71 Pictures which proposes various creative services like design, compositing, motion graphic, graphic design, matte painting and art direction. He currently works as a freelancer worldwide and he had worked with several productions and important names as Netflix, Fox, Sky, Raicinema and many more. ● Un Artista Minimalista Un Artista Minimalista is a lo-fi phenomenon originated in Milan in the first 00s. Sounds, images and words are source and output of his processes. Attracted by clearness and confusion, truth and fiction, banality and refinement, he is indifferent to concepts like antithesis, unity and absolute. ● Massimo De Feo Graduated in cello and electronic music, he has performed concert activities in chamber groups and orchestras and he has collaborated with lyric symphonic institutions. At the end of the 90s he began to collaborate with musicians, composers and theater companies as electronic programmer, sound engineer and electroacoustic composer for important musical and record projects. He taught courses on electronic equipment management and multimedia design. He currently teaches cello.

Anna Utopia Giordano

The Cosmos

Risa Okita

The theme of the work is "The Beginning of the Universe". It is said that the universe was born from "None" which has neither time nor space nor energy It overlaps with the everyday microcosm of water droplets. The image is composed of two parts: stillness (image in which water droplets are quietly produced) and motion (image in which water droplets actively move). The three monitors of the same size represent the order and harmony of the universe. This film is my graduation work for Seian University of Art and Design in Japan in 2019. Risa Okita was born in 1997 in Japan, She graduated from Seian University of Art and Design in 2019 Award: 2021 Award for The Freshest Visual Idea at "30th MEDIAWAVE Film & Music Festival" 2020 "The Main Award" in the category 《 EUPHORIA OR IMAGINARY SPACE 》,The 4th Gagarin.doc International Student Film Festival,Russia "Gold Award" in graphic design category 50th Mainichi and DAS Student Design Award, Graphic Gold Award,Japan

45th day, Pandemic Era

Marcantonio Lunardi

time: 03'12" year: 2020 SYNOPSIS Time has become chaotic in quarantine, sometimes terribly fast, sometimes desperately slow. Time that is both full and empty: human relationships, emergency, sorrow, loneliness, uncertainty, neuroses, restrictions and loss. Sometimes I feel like an animal that will gnaw its leg off to escape from a trap. We are in, we are out; it's better, it's worse; it’s death, it’s rebirth. We don't know, we don't really know anything. We have gone back to being vulnerable, everything is still confused, everything still to be explored. I no longer recognize myself, I am different from the way I was here, and I am no longer how I was before. Who knows if I will be like that again. Maybe it was just an intermission or maybe I still have to figure out who I have become in this new Pandemic Era. MARCANTONIO LUNARDI (Lucca, 1968. Lives and works in Bagni di Lucca) Graduated in documentary direction, since 2001 Lunardi has been involved in social and political documentation working on installations, documentaries and video art works. After the masters at the Festival dei Popoli in Florence with Michael Glawogger, Sergei Dvortsevoy, Thomas Heise and Andrés Di Tella, he began a journey in the field of moving images, experimenting with languages on the border between real cinema and video art. His works have been exhibited in prestigious international institutions such as the National Art Center in Tokyo, Galeri Nasional Indonesia in Jakarta, the Centro Studi Ragghianti Foundation in Lucca, the Video Tage Center in Hong Kong, and the Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem. Lunardi was also a guest of various experimental film festivals and video art such as the Bilbao International Film Festival, the N Minutes Video Art Festival in Shanghai, the Cairo Video Festival in Cairo, the Invideo Festival in Milan, Video Art & Experimental Film Festival - Tribeca Cinemas of New York. In addition there are numerous biennials of contemporary art including the Biennial del Fin del Mundo in Chile and Argentina, the Chongqing International Biennial of Contemporary Art in China and the Bienal Internacional de Videoarte y Animación in Mexico. He lives and works, by his choice, in the mountain village of Bagni di Lucca, 25 km from Lucca (Italy) - artist represented by: Fucina d'Arte Gallery - Pietrasanta - Italy, Art Shares - Republic of San Marino

Marcantonio Lunardi

As Long As I Can Hold My Breath

Mohamed Thara

“As Long As I Can Hold My Breath” is an experimental video that tells the sinking of a migrant boat in the middle of the Mediterranean with an audiovisual recontextualization of archives of the sinking. The video shows swallows leaving Europe in autumn to winter in Africa. It is haunted by the tragedy of Lampedusa on October 3, 2013, off Libya, at the borders of Europe. A horror that turned into a nightmare when the 400 corpses came to the surface. Mohamed Thara was born in 1972 in Fez, Morocco. He lives and works between Bordeaux, and Paris. As a multidisciplinary artist, he holds a National Diploma (DNSEP) in Visual Arts a Master’s degree from the Ecole supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux in France. After having trained in Paris in the different films and photography technics, first, at INA SUP (Audiovisual National Institute) and then at Arscipro (Professional Film School). Mohamed Thara is a Doctor in Aesthetics and Art Theory (Ph.D.) from Bordeaux-Montaigne University in France. Painter, photographer, video artist and multi-talented performer, he tries to extend the boundaries of painting with a very personal pictorial work that questions the ambiguity of the representation. His performances question the sense of "living together" and give his images the capacity to make us analyze the world we live in. Through his videos oscillating between tension and balance, giving birth and generating death, Mohamed questions the imminence of death to let us comprehend about life’s fragility. His photographic work contains a promise of ritual writing, a thought rightly thrown into the world, a global and critical project about society through the moving image that raises many questions: history, memory, evil, identity, pain, chaos... Mohamed Thara has participated in numerous exhibitions around the world: The “Soho International Art Contest” in New York, USA (1999), the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Sharajah, United Emirates Arab (1995), the collective Grand Palais “Jeune Peinture” in Paris, France (1999), the “Mutation” at the Museum -(CAPC)- of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux (2001), France and also at the ZKM, Art and Media Museum in Karlsruhe, Germany (2017), at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio Janeiro, Brazil (2017), at the Kochi Musiris Biennale, in Kerala India (2017), the Venice Architecture Biennale (2018), at Rencontres de Bamako - African Biennale of Photography, Mali (2019), at the 13th Havana Biennale, Cuba (2019), at the 14th Biennale of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal (2020) and many other artistic events. Several private collectors from France, Morroco and abroad have acquired his work. His films have won numerous awards around the world.

Mohamed Thara

The Saint and The Whore

Francesca Lolli

(video performance - Found footage, dur: 06:30 - 2021) The video talks about the circularity and the eternal return of the patriarchy. Francesca Lolli is an Italian Perugia-born performance artist and actress who currently lives and works in Milano. After graduating at 'Teatro Arsenale' she attended the 'Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera', graduating as a scenographer. Her research is focused into performance & video art. Her work is aimed on gender and socio-political issues mainly linked to geopolitical problems related with women. 'All my soul searching leads me to the same end, one word: urgency.The urgency for me to express my thoughts and ideas through video and body. Through these mediums I try to be the vehicle for emotions, to bring the spectator to a destination I prearrange, filtered by their own experiences of life. My artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues, it pretends to be a sublimation of the weaknesses of contemporary man, of his fears, of his intimate obsessions.

Francesca Lolli

Ode to Los Angeles (Video-Poem)

Katya Kan

My artistic aim is to overcome my marginality through creating a utopian vision, which reconnects me to my childhood. My art explores my status as a half-Asian artist, who doesn’t fit in any cultural hegemony and who has no sense of “home” in post-colonialist, feminist and psychoanalytical terms. A specimen of globalization, I was born in Kazakhstan, my father - North Korean and my mother - Russian. Having caught a glimpse of the USSR, I have a conflicting perception of cultural systems. Unable to assimilate into any culture, I am a banished outsider with no origins. ​ ​ Stemming from this inability to integrate, I am drawn to creating a utopia through my performance art: a paradise, where I can reinvent myself to whom I truly want to be, and not what the mundane reality holds in store. This performativity enables me to come to terms with my depression, where the saddening sense of nostalgia used to permeate my existence and taint every experience of reality that I had. My performances take the shape of drag queen style, “mockumentary” music videos, where I reenact pop culture songs, which bring me closer to this infantile state of euphoria and inner freedom. I work in a range of media including performance, film and painting. Based in Berkeley, California, I am also a member of the Chelsea Arts Club in London, I have exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery and ICA London, Whitechapel Gallery as well as the LA Pacific Design Center and the NYC Untitled Space.

Katya Kan

Dolorosa Mater

Francesca Lolli

(video performance, dur: 03:14 - 2017) Concept: Silence is often the manifestation of an external limitation; a physical, psychological, and social imposition that the artist chooses to show by focusing on the figure of the woman, forced by her sexual identity to a constant struggle for her own social and expressive affirmation. Francesca Lolli is an Italian Perugia-born performance artist and actress who currently lives and works in Milano. After graduating at 'Teatro Arsenale' she attended the 'Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera', graduating as a scenographer. Her research is focused into performance & video art. Her work is aimed on gender and socio-political issues mainly linked to geopolitical problems related with women. 'All my soul searching leads me to the same end, one word: urgency.The urgency for me to express my thoughts and ideas through video and body. Through these mediums I try to be the vehicle for emotions, to bring the spectator to a destination I prearrange, filtered by their own experiences of life. My artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues, it pretends to be a sublimation of the weaknesses of contemporary man, of his fears, of his intimate obsessions.

Francesca Lolli

Memory is always in the periphery

Aditi Kulkarni & Payal Arya

9min24sec | Colour | 2021 An experimental mixed reality photogrammetry film where the technology mediates self-perception. Isolation, a solitary experience got new meaning because of the pandemic. We seek to create an archive of collective memory and intimate moments in history. The window of the screen emerged as a mode to access these spaces. The film explores the fragmented memories of individual spaces, integrating varied social and cultural backgrounds. Simulation of a moment in time, by capturing the isolated spaces through the potential of 3d scanning technologies, where the software becomes a creative tool and not something that just imitates reality, but an intersection between the real and the digital.

Aditi Kulkarni

TIMESPACE

Katya Kan

My artistic aim is to overcome my marginality through creating a utopian vision, which reconnects me to my childhood. My art explores my status as a half-Asian artist, who doesn’t fit in any cultural hegemony and who has no sense of “home” in post-colonialist, feminist and psychoanalytical terms. A specimen of globalization, I was born in Kazakhstan, my father - North Korean and my mother - Russian. Having caught a glimpse of the USSR, I have a conflicting perception of cultural systems. Unable to assimilate into any culture, I am a banished outsider with no origins. ​ ​ Stemming from this inability to integrate, I am drawn to creating a utopia through my performance art: a paradise, where I can reinvent myself to whom I truly want to be, and not what the mundane reality holds in store. This performativity enables me to come to terms with my depression, where the saddening sense of nostalgia used to permeate my existence and taint every experience of reality that I had. My performances take the shape of drag queen style, “mockumentary” music videos, where I reenact pop culture songs, which bring me closer to this infantile state of euphoria and inner freedom. I work in a range of media including performance, film and painting. Based in Berkeley, California, I am also a member of the Chelsea Arts Club in London, I have exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery and ICA London, Whitechapel Gallery as well as the LA Pacific Design Center and the NYC Untitled Space.

Katya Kan

Together

Priyanka Das

'Together' is a poetic, abstract visual representation of a race between two forces. Priyanka Das was born in India and is currently living and working in New York City. She is a transdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, writer, and curator. Often her subject matters embody transnationalism, cultural cosmopolitanism, diasporic experience, and hybrid racial, ethnic, social queer experiences. Her works aim to ignite thoughts, feelings, emotions that delve deep into the essence of “otherness” mediated by somatic, psychic and cerebral lived experiences and collective moments, memory and imagination.

Priyanka Das

ARTE, PRINCIPIO ATTIVO A RILASCIO RITARDATO (ART, ACTIVE INGREDIENT WITH DELAYED RELEASE)

Tonino Casula

three-dimensional abstract cortronic in 3d side by side format, finished in March 2017, with music by Pedro Guajardo. ARTE, PRINCIPIO ATTIVO A RILASCIO RITARDATO (ART, ACTIVE INGREDIENT WITH DELAYED RELEASE) is the last episode of the cycle dedicated to Luigi Nono. The materials used - like the four previous ones ("Prendere in mano lo stesso sogno", "La ruota del criceto ha smesso di girare", "Cappuccetto rosso ha mangiato il lupo" and "Uscire trafelati da una scatola di sardine) - they come from a diafania ("Presencia de Luigi Nono"), which I elaborated in August 1992 for a great event, organized in honor of Luigi Nono by the cultural association Spazio Musica of Cagliari. The diafania in question contains the sonorous homage that five Spanish musicians paid to the great Maestro: Andres Lewin-Richter, Ignacio Saez, Rafael Diaz, Josef M. Guix and Pedro Guajardo. ART, ACTIVE INGREDIENT WITH DELAYED RELEASE is the latest visual reworking of the cycle, with music by Pedro Guajardo ("For Nono - towards the light"). He was born in Seulo in 1931. Starting from 1948 he sets up personal painting and participates in group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In 1958 it became part of Gruppo 58. Since 1966 he has been developing masonry works in Monastir, Settimo San Pietro, Selargius, Serrenti, Pirri (E. Toti elementary school) and Cagliari and begins to collaborate with magazines and newspapers. He also produces radio and television programs and participates, as a speaker, in conferences and refresher courses on the problems of art, communication and education. In 1966 he joined the Transactional Group and the Democratic Culture Center, while he joined the Visual Arts Center in 1969 and in 1973 was a guest, in Belgium, of the Rijkscentrum Frans Masereel, of Kasterlee. In 1981 he collaborated with the International Visual Arts Experimentation Center of Villasimius. In 1978 he participated with a performance in La città favolosa, Mantua. The first computergraphics date back to 1988, while in 1990 he began to elaborate the diaphanoes, which he uses in the field of entertainment (theater, dance, music). In 1993 he produced the first 2d cortronics (two-dimensional electronic short films) and in 2005 the 3d cortronics (three-dimensional electronic short films). Among his publications we mention: "Taccuino" - edizioni Il Capitello - 1964; Impara l'arte (Einaudi) - 1977; Il libro dei segni (Einaudi) - 1980; Tra vedere e non vedere (Einaudi) - 1981; Parlare & scrivere oggi - pubblicazione periodica - Fabbri editore - 1985; toninocasula - monografia a cura di Corrado Maltese - ed. Duchamp - 1990; Arte per la didattica – Univ. cattolica Milano - Ed. Vita e Pensiero - 1990; Vedere e sapere (Einaudi) - 1991; with the pseudonym of Andrea Fattori, I testi iconici (Mondadori) - 1998.

Tonino Casula

Tickling

Ana Pantic

ideo poem Tickling deals with the issue of touch in times of isolation. It was created during the 60-hour lockdown, on the top floor of a New Belgrade 11-storey building, which provided a new context to the poem itself. Being deprived of the right to touch and suppressing the need for it, tickling emerged as a motif that combines the resistance towards one's urge to laugh - which we otherwise associate with pleasure and being at ease - and an intensive feeling of discomfort, the most contradicting and perhaps most pleasant state of shock affecting the body as a result of touching. The author chooses living things accessible to her: balcony-grown flowers and green onions, blades of grass and feathers, and uses them to provide a heightened sensory stimulus for and to herself. In addition, she chooses to film herself, not just because of lockdown restrictions, but also a need to expose herself to an added degree of discomfort, namely the physical strain of framing the poem's visual representation. The selected rendition of the poem also seeks to highlight the contradictions between the era preceding the pandemic and the new one that has arrived with it. An improvisation was selected for this version, a jam session held in a cozy atmosphere at a friends' home, and the first joint performance - albeit, the last such gathering since. Ana Pantić – Biography 
 A poet and poetry film maker from Belgrade, Serbia.
 Graduated from Belgrade University, Faculty of Philology. 
Writing poems, short stories, screenplays, and recently has written the first novel. 
 Making poetry videos and films, both in collaborations and on her own. Her poetry films have been presented and awarded at film festivals worldwide.
 She is an active performer at poetry events in Belgrade including slam poetry, spoken word and poetry performance events. Her poems were published in the first Serbian Collection of Slam Poetry “Tebi u lice”. Interested in researching versatile modes of expressing poetry, she believes that poetry video and film, as a challenging form intertwining literary and visual arts, opens a wide space for experimenting and expanding art forms boundaries. 
She was also acting in many theatrical shows all around Serbia as a member of an independent theatre group for about ten years. 
Paints and draws when lacks words.

Ana Pantic

ANIMA

Mo Qian

The two sides of the human interior. Two opposing personalities. It is a drama about the conflict between two personalities hidden inside a woman. In this story, the main character's secret personality appears in her dreams while she sleeps, trying to seduce and ruin her real personality. ANIMA is a Latin word that refers to life or the soul. This film was produced as the filmmaker's graduation work for Seian University of Art and Design in Japan in 2021. Born in 1989 in China. Graduated from Seian University of Art and Design in Japan Awards in 2021: TVF Award at Tokyo Video Festival 2021,Tokyo. Honorable Mention Award at 4th Sound And Vision International Film & Technology Festival,New York Screenings in 2021: 6th International Film Festival with Alternative Media,Mexico 20th Milwaukee Underground Film Festival,USA 33rd Girona Film Festival,Spain 4th Sound And Vision International Film & Technology Festival,New York 3rd Darkroom festival,London Tokyo Video Festival 2021,Tokyo

Identification of an alien virus

Devis Bergantin

2021, digital drawing + photo editing + databending, 1632 x 2048 pixels In this new series of works I start from one of my digital drawings and then transfigure it through photo editing and databending. I am a drawer who focuses on semi-automatism and therefore, to a large extent, on exploring my psychological depths. I believe that the techniques of glitch art have the capacity to add narrative and symbolic dimensions to the pre-existing ones that are useful in communicating the foundations of my research, namely the desire to identify and open up alternative realities, however individual they may be. At the same time, these new aesthetic and thought planes construct and specify my imaginary world, as if I were visually narrating a fantastic and metamorphic tale to myself and to the viewer. If I do not feel the presence of a narration, then I consider my work to have failed and discard the image. Devis Bergantin (1984) is a self-taught visual artist and writer from Italy. He is mainly involved in deep drawing and glitch art, while at the same time dedicating himself to short or very short writing, both in prose and poetry. He is an associate member of the independent collective Raw Art Foundation in Frankfurt am Main, which supports artists without canonical training. Bergantin is one of the two founders and curators of the project The Exquisite Crumb (https://labriciolasquisita.blogspot.com/, @labriciolasquisita), a photographic archive of autograph texts combined with drawings, photographs and other visual material. He mainly collaborates with magazines, fanzines and non-profit spaces.

Devis Bergantin
Identification of an alien virus

Portrait of a young parachutist in flight

Devis Bergantin

In this new series of works I start from one of my digital drawings and then transfigure it through photo editing and databending. I am a drawer who focuses on semi-automatism and therefore, to a large extent, on exploring my psychological depths. I believe that the techniques of glitch art have the capacity to add narrative and symbolic dimensions to the pre-existing ones that are useful in communicating the foundations of my research, namely the desire to identify and open up alternative realities, however individual they may be. At the same time, these new aesthetic and thought planes construct and specify my imaginary world, as if I were visually narrating a fantastic and metamorphic tale to myself and to the viewer. If I do not feel the presence of a narration, then I consider my work to have failed and discard the image. 2021, digital drawing + photo editing + databending, 2048 x 2048 pixels Devis Bergantin (1984) is a self-taught visual artist and writer from Italy. He is mainly involved in deep drawing and glitch art, while at the same time dedicating himself to short or very short writing, both in prose and poetry. He is an associate member of the independent collective Raw Art Foundation in Frankfurt am Main, which supports artists without canonical training. Bergantin is one of the two founders and curators of the project The Exquisite Crumb (https://labriciolasquisita.blogspot.com/, @labriciolasquisita), a photographic archive of autograph texts combined with drawings, photographs and other visual material. He mainly collaborates with magazines, fanzines and non-profit spaces.

Devis Bergantin
Portrait of a young parachutist in flight

From the underground

Devis Bergantin

2021, digital drawing + photo editing + databending, 2048 x 1677 pixels In this new series of works I start from one of my digital drawings and then transfigure it through photo editing and databending. I am a drawer who focuses on semi-automatism and therefore, to a large extent, on exploring my psychological depths. I believe that the techniques of glitch art have the capacity to add narrative and symbolic dimensions to the pre-existing ones that are useful in communicating the foundations of my research, namely the desire to identify and open up alternative realities, however individual they may be. At the same time, these new aesthetic and thought planes construct and specify my imaginary world, as if I were visually narrating a fantastic and metamorphic tale to myself and to the viewer. If I do not feel the presence of a narration, then I consider my work to have failed and discard the image. Devis Bergantin (1984) is a self-taught visual artist and writer from Italy. He is mainly involved in deep drawing and glitch art, while at the same time dedicating himself to short or very short writing, both in prose and poetry. He is an associate member of the independent collective Raw Art Foundation in Frankfurt am Main, which supports artists without canonical training. Bergantin is one of the two founders and curators of the project The Exquisite Crumb (https://labriciolasquisita.blogspot.com/, @labriciolasquisita), a photographic archive of autograph texts combined with drawings, photographs and other visual material. He mainly collaborates with magazines, fanzines and non-profit spaces.

Devis Bergantin
From the underground

North Korean Dissident Spy Series

Katya Kan

Digital Collages 42 x 29 cm 2020 My artistic aim is to overcome my marginality through creating a utopian vision, which reconnects me to my childhood. My art explores my status as a half-Asian artist, who doesn’t fit in any cultural hegemony and who has no sense of “home” in post-colonialist, feminist and psychoanalytical terms. A specimen of globalization, I was born in Kazakhstan, my father - North Korean and my mother - Russian. Having caught a glimpse of the USSR, I have a conflicting perception of cultural systems. Unable to assimilate into any culture, I am a banished outsider with no origins. ​ ​ Stemming from this inability to integrate, I am drawn to creating a utopia through my performance art: a paradise, where I can reinvent myself to whom I truly want to be, and not what the mundane reality holds in store. This performativity enables me to come to terms with my depression, where the saddening sense of nostalgia used to permeate my existence and taint every experience of reality that I had. My performances take the shape of drag queen style, “mockumentary” music videos, where I reenact pop culture songs, which bring me closer to this infantile state of euphoria and inner freedom. I work in a range of media including performance, film and painting. Based in Berkeley, California, I am also a member of the Chelsea Arts Club in London, I have exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery and ICA London, Whitechapel Gallery as well as the LA Pacific Design Center and the NYC Untitled Space.

Katya Kan
North Korean Dissident Spy Series

North Korean Dissident Spy Series

Katya Kan

Digital Collages 42 x 29 cm 2020 My artistic aim is to overcome my marginality through creating a utopian vision, which reconnects me to my childhood. My art explores my status as a half-Asian artist, who doesn’t fit in any cultural hegemony and who has no sense of “home” in post-colonialist, feminist and psychoanalytical terms. A specimen of globalization, I was born in Kazakhstan, my father - North Korean and my mother - Russian. Having caught a glimpse of the USSR, I have a conflicting perception of cultural systems. Unable to assimilate into any culture, I am a banished outsider with no origins. ​ ​ Stemming from this inability to integrate, I am drawn to creating a utopia through my performance art: a paradise, where I can reinvent myself to whom I truly want to be, and not what the mundane reality holds in store. This performativity enables me to come to terms with my depression, where the saddening sense of nostalgia used to permeate my existence and taint every experience of reality that I had. My performances take the shape of drag queen style, “mockumentary” music videos, where I reenact pop culture songs, which bring me closer to this infantile state of euphoria and inner freedom. I work in a range of media including performance, film and painting. Based in Berkeley, California, I am also a member of the Chelsea Arts Club in London, I have exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery and ICA London, Whitechapel Gallery as well as the LA Pacific Design Center and the NYC Untitled Space.

Katya Kan
North Korean Dissident Spy Series

North Korean Dissident Spy Series

Katya Kan

Digital Collages 42 x 29 cm 2020 My artistic aim is to overcome my marginality through creating a utopian vision, which reconnects me to my childhood. My art explores my status as a half-Asian artist, who doesn’t fit in any cultural hegemony and who has no sense of “home” in post-colonialist, feminist and psychoanalytical terms. A specimen of globalization, I was born in Kazakhstan, my father - North Korean and my mother - Russian. Having caught a glimpse of the USSR, I have a conflicting perception of cultural systems. Unable to assimilate into any culture, I am a banished outsider with no origins. ​ ​ Stemming from this inability to integrate, I am drawn to creating a utopia through my performance art: a paradise, where I can reinvent myself to whom I truly want to be, and not what the mundane reality holds in store. This performativity enables me to come to terms with my depression, where the saddening sense of nostalgia used to permeate my existence and taint every experience of reality that I had. My performances take the shape of drag queen style, “mockumentary” music videos, where I reenact pop culture songs, which bring me closer to this infantile state of euphoria and inner freedom. I work in a range of media including performance, film and painting. Based in Berkeley, California, I am also a member of the Chelsea Arts Club in London, I have exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery and ICA London, Whitechapel Gallery as well as the LA Pacific Design Center and the NYC Untitled Space.

Katya Kan
North Korean Dissident Spy Series

North Korean Dissident Spy Series

Katya Kan

Digital Collages 42 x 29 cm 2020 My artistic aim is to overcome my marginality through creating a utopian vision, which reconnects me to my childhood. My art explores my status as a half-Asian artist, who doesn’t fit in any cultural hegemony and who has no sense of “home” in post-colonialist, feminist and psychoanalytical terms. A specimen of globalization, I was born in Kazakhstan, my father - North Korean and my mother - Russian. Having caught a glimpse of the USSR, I have a conflicting perception of cultural systems. Unable to assimilate into any culture, I am a banished outsider with no origins. ​ ​ Stemming from this inability to integrate, I am drawn to creating a utopia through my performance art: a paradise, where I can reinvent myself to whom I truly want to be, and not what the mundane reality holds in store. This performativity enables me to come to terms with my depression, where the saddening sense of nostalgia used to permeate my existence and taint every experience of reality that I had. My performances take the shape of drag queen style, “mockumentary” music videos, where I reenact pop culture songs, which bring me closer to this infantile state of euphoria and inner freedom. I work in a range of media including performance, film and painting. Based in Berkeley, California, I am also a member of the Chelsea Arts Club in London, I have exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery and ICA London, Whitechapel Gallery as well as the LA Pacific Design Center and the NYC Untitled Space.

Katya Kan
North Korean Dissident Spy Series

North Korean Dissident Spy Series

Katya Kan

Digital Collages 42 x 29 cm 2020 My artistic aim is to overcome my marginality through creating a utopian vision, which reconnects me to my childhood. My art explores my status as a half-Asian artist, who doesn’t fit in any cultural hegemony and who has no sense of “home” in post-colonialist, feminist and psychoanalytical terms. A specimen of globalization, I was born in Kazakhstan, my father - North Korean and my mother - Russian. Having caught a glimpse of the USSR, I have a conflicting perception of cultural systems. Unable to assimilate into any culture, I am a banished outsider with no origins. ​ ​ Stemming from this inability to integrate, I am drawn to creating a utopia through my performance art: a paradise, where I can reinvent myself to whom I truly want to be, and not what the mundane reality holds in store. This performativity enables me to come to terms with my depression, where the saddening sense of nostalgia used to permeate my existence and taint every experience of reality that I had. My performances take the shape of drag queen style, “mockumentary” music videos, where I reenact pop culture songs, which bring me closer to this infantile state of euphoria and inner freedom. I work in a range of media including performance, film and painting. Based in Berkeley, California, I am also a member of the Chelsea Arts Club in London, I have exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery and ICA London, Whitechapel Gallery as well as the LA Pacific Design Center and the NYC Untitled Space.

Katya Kan
North Korean Dissident Spy Series

Where Am I?

Rudy Paganini (forevermidi.com)

Real life, cyberspace, virtual reality… Are we where our attention is? Rudy Paganini (1980) is an artist living and working in Italy. He started his journey with new media in 2011 developing forevermidi.com (something between a startup and an object of art). He took part in online and real life exhibitions, confering to his practice a post media cut through the use of new and obsolete technologies together (from analog video to artificial intelligence and virtual reality). He develops open source softwares meant to be tools for generative and interactive experimentation. The main scope of his research is to provide to "the machine" some degree of artistic freedom, he tries to do so by investigating Glitch Art and exploiting and exploring errors, autonomously generated or evoked.

Rudy Paganini (forevermidi.com)