BECOMING THE SKIN OF THE SNAKE

The snake changes its skin: its dry skin can be seen as an objet trouvé, as an empathic tool for relating to others and to the environment.

On 22 February, at SuperOtium, we will explore through our guests the different ways in which the artists’ research relates to video, both as a tool and as a work.

The round table is intended as a meeting point between the people present, their artistic practices and the use of video in their research: a space to engage in reflections that will evolve throughout the evening in face-to-face conversations.

The projection will present works that dialogue with the video-trouvé as a tool to look at one’s own research through the eyes of others: a topical subject to explore how human interaction and the perception of reality continuously slip within the interfaces of the screen.

The 9 works by the young artists were created in 2021 and 2022 as part of the VVV-R residency: they interacted within a digital environment consisting of a blog, a webinar platform, digital and physical archives, and a streaming platform.

18:00 Round table: the conversations will focus on the relationship between artistic research and video support in the practice of the artists present at the meeting. The round table will have an informal approach and is open to the public. Language: Italian and English

guests: Damp Collective, Evelyn Yulin Zhou, Roxy in the Box, Lisa Moro, Annabel Miller, Guido Accampa, Clara Begliardi Ghidini, Tilly Collins.

19:30 Screening: Becoming the Skin of the Snake + Digital Glue

Artistsə: Amie Dodgson, Evelyn Yulin Zhou, Lisa Moro, Annabel Miller, Clara Begliardi Ghidini, Dasha Konovalova, Eve Williams, Tilly Collins, Eleanor Banfield.

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VVV-R, Visualcontainer Vegapunk Videoart Residency, is a project curated by Alessandra Arnò, Visualcontainer, and Simona Da Pozzo, Vegapunk. The 2021 and 2022 editions of the residency were supported by Arts University Bournemouth.

Visualcontainer is the platform dedicated to the research, curation and dissemination of video art and new media works, founded in Italy in 2008. VisualcontainerTV: online platform dedicated to international video art.

SuperOtium is an art-residency space for contemporary cultures, which through a residency programme for artists, designers, curators and researchers, aims to support a different narrative of the city.

Digital Glue

It’s online Digital Glue exhibition, on VisualcontainertTv until march 18th

DIGITAL GLUE

ON VISUALCONTAINERTV FROM FEBRUARY 18TH TO MARCH 18TH

curated by Alessandra Arnò and Simona Da Pozzo

Artists: Eleanor Banfield | Clara Begliardi Ghidini | Tilly Collins | Dasha Konovalova | Eve Williams

Partners: Visualcontainer TV | Vegapunk | Arts University Bournemouth

The exhibition presents five artists exploring the practice of the video-trouvé as a tool to look at one’s own research through the eyes of others: a core topic to face nowadays where human interaction and perception of reality is continuously glitching within screen interfaces.

The exhibition borns in the frame of VVV Residency: a virtual space for critical reflection on the online video flux where five artists have been invited to browse and critically analyze free video libraries and online archives to merge the personal research with a pre-existing collective imaginary.

The video works can be considered as a result of digital conversation. Conversations and editing that glues together artists’ personal practice to the web, via the exchange with the other artist in residency and the curators – in an open process that has been documented and nourished by the blog https://vvvres.blogspot.com/. The blog is a kind of shared diary of images, videos and references enlightening the visual link between the researches and the final video works.

Parli con Me? workshop with Gaglianò

During the six online meetings, Pietro develops a reflection on the current perception of public monuments in Milan, outlining a geography based on the experience of the participants. The workshop will analyse how and for what purposes the monuments have been created and developed.

Participants: Giuseppe Mongiello, Matteo Tenardi, Vera Pravda, Gianluca Gramolazzi, Emil Cottino, Irene Sofia Comi, Ludovico Riviera.

Pietro Gaglianò deals with the relationship between art and the public sphere. He believes that every action and every thought is expressed in a political dimension of living together; 2016 saw the volume dedicated to the aesthetics of power, “Memento. L’ossessione del visibile”, Postmedia Books. In 2020 he published with Gli Ori the volume “La sintassi della libertà. Art, pedagogy, anarchy.”

MAASGOD Poster by Kamiel

Residency at State of the City with Hacking Monuments project thanks to nctm e l’arte residency grant.

Charlois aan het Water Foundation, the foundation behind Pavilion on the Water, has been initiating an Artist-in-Residence programme in collaboration with CBK Rotterdam since 2015. Charlois aan het Water Foundation is an initiative of Vitibuck Architects and Stedelinks010. These foundations focus on the urban and social development of the Rotterdam port, in particular the Maashaven – an area that is subject to a lot of change, and will change a lot more over the next 15 years. The residency programme is part of this research.

In this frame I’ve realized some works around the Maas God monument. Kamiel Verschuren has created a poster for each one of the projects/artists hosted. Here there is Maasgod Voice one: