Life-based media

The New Art Fest ’18 When Art Becomes Data Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado Lisbon, November 9th Because net art has no market value so far, the Museu Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), a provincial museum in Badajoz, may justifiably claim to guard one of the largest and best art collections…

From scratch

Vintage Analogue ScratchBuilt studios is a completely unique recording space in Lisbon, Portugal, with well over 50 years of combined experience in the recording industry. Integrating both the latest technologies as well as classic and antique recording equipment, ScratchBuilt crafts a distinct sound from the ground up, using materials and techniques rarely seen today. At…

Thoreau’s derivatives

[borders] uses online shared virtual places as settings for walks that examine virtual property ‘ownership’ and the construction of historical truth in 3D virtual worlds. In the project, I visit virtual recreations of heritage sites and walk their borderlands. In the course of these explorations, I have captured the unexpected glitches and disruptions in an…

At last

At last, I can be me! We are living alone together in the age of acceleration driven by an attention economy that skims the shallows of our limited attention spans. We need a way to decompress. Introducing new decompression software anyone can use to transform their most trivial experiences into vast oceans of meditative contemplation….

Q&A: Katai

Flash interview by António Cerveira Pinto Tony Katai Tripled, 2018 three photographs; 75 x 75 cm Q: Tripled is a completed unexpected artwork as we think of most of your known photos. Why this degree of abstraction? A: The set is a dissection of a photograph I captured in the middle of the night, of…

Playlist

I asked Travassos, as an excellent designer, DJ and music lover (listen to this impressive project: Shhpuma), to design a playlist for The New Art Fest ’18. We cannot write the cultural history of Americo’s continent in the last 25, 50, or 80 years forgetting one of the most impressive confirmations of Walter Benjamin’s theory…

online verité

  Long Story Short 45-minute film 2016 Grand Prize Cinema du Reel —2016 “I was hugely impressed by Long Story Short, its gripping detail and precision. It’s a masterpiece of editing, very virtuosic. Great work!” — Yvonne Rainer In Long Story Short, over 100 people at homeless shelters, food banks, adult literacy programs, and job…

utopia and gentrification

Ibirapuera Yulia Leonova In 1953 a Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx designed the project of Ibirapuera park, which was to be the site of the 1954 cultural celebrations, marking the Fourth Centennial of the City of São Paulo. A vast territory inside the city was reserved as an artificially natural representation of some kind…

L’émotion!

The Dream Life of Technology Zoe Beloff – January 1997 Beyond operates in a playful spirit of philosophical inquiry exploring the paradoxes of technology, desire and the paranormal posed since the birth of mechanical reproduction. One might call it an investigation of the “dream life” of technology, from around 1850 to 1940. There was an…

The American Century

TOPICS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ART CONFERENCE It seems politics is the only game in town. Economics tells us that the relative value of artworks in the world’s hottest markets is correlated to GDP ‘per capita’, that is, to the wealth and power of a nation. Does this mean that the declining US will imply a…