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…

Wobble

Wooble é uma escultura sonora que vibra segundo o movimento da massa de ar no seu interior causado pela potência de dois altifalantes. Este é um dos projetos que responderam ao call Maker Art, e que será mostrado na Sociedade Nacional das Belas de 28 a 30 de novembero.

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mixed up reality Channel TWo on Oxford University Press (USA) Interview with Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Parris Westbrook Tell us a little bit about yourself as an artist/designer. What is your practice like; how do you work? Channel TWo (CH2) is a studio construct named for both ideas of “transmission” and an acronym of the people…

Babylon

André Sier, Binary Sculptures, 2018 Looking at the operating system that executes programs on electronic substrates as living entities, Binary Sculptures Series features unique editions of printed sculptures that mesh binary programs and processes at selected data offsets. André Sier, Biological Sculptures, 2018 Biological Sculptures features the meshification of raw electrical data captured from plants…

Benjamin 2.0

—ou a obra de arte na era da sua reprodutibilidade integral, quer dizer, para além da cópia. Corria o mês de maio de 2004 quando recebi um email do Nilo Casares informando-me que estava em curso um leilão muito original: o laptop de Brian Mackern, acompanhado da respetiva mochila e do seu inseparável ‘monstro verde’!…