Aug 252012

LAMPO Net&Contemporary Art Exhibition
curated by Lucia Zappacosta / White Project / Contemporary

Tobias Bernstrup (Sweden): Tonight Live, video
Bianco-Valente (Italy): Elenco
Catodo (Italy): TweetJukebox / Iteration
F.A.T. (Net): Free Universal Construction Kit
Matteo Giordano (Italy / Germany): 20010, video
Jay Artwork (aka Dj Batman) (Italy): ExPorn
Jukuki (Italy): Retweet, video
Luca Lo Coco (Italy): Graffiti Net Art
Miltos Manetas (Spain): Tiramolla
Carsten Nicolai (Germany): Future, Past, Perfect pt.o3 (u_08-1), video
Debra Solomon (USA, Netherlands): Plantguilds
Rita Soccio (Italy): Adamo/Eva
Simone Zaccagnini (Italy / Germany): Performance #2 @Grey Night


Trans Adriatic Grey Area
courtesy grey) (area . space for contemporary and media art – Korčula, Croatia
curated by Darko Fritz / grey) (area for Lampo Net & Contemporary art Exhibition

Darko Fritz (Croatia / Netherlands): 204 NO CONTENT
Hrvoje Hiršl (Croatia): Reversible (Le temps detruit tout)
jaromil (Italy / Netherlands): ASCII Shell Forkbomb
Ivan Marušić Klif (Croatia): Synchronicity
Thomson and Craighead (UK): The Time Machine in alphabetical order, video
Luigi Pagliarini (Italy):
Edita Pecotić (Croatia / UK): Temporary Internet Files
Edita Pecotić (Croatia / UK): Temporary Internet Files2
Davor Sanvincenti (Croatia): 1 0 0 1 revisited

about the grey) (area

Aug 142012

Tobias Bernstrup


With languages ​​perfectly in tune with the times of globalization, the artist constructs with “tonight live” a kind of lens which focuses on the processes of change of costume and behavior immoderately amplified. Protagonist on the international scene investigating the behavior causing emotions and feelings that reflect the desire of estrangement from the common usual routine.

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Aug 142012

Debra Solomon
digital print
Debra founded URBANIAHOEVE Social Design Lab for Urban Agriculture in 2010 to create examples of resilient urban food-system infrastructure in the public space.
URBANIAHOEVE Social Design Lab for Urban Agriculture follows the principles of permaculture. The initiative is the activity ‘of Debra Solomon in the culinary field and artistic sensibility joins’ ecological and social in a formula is supported by funds from the ministry for agriculture and for the culture, something that sums up well the importance of gardens for urban environmental education for the social dimension and the ecosystem.

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Aug 142012

Carsten Nicolai
hd short movie on blue ray disc
03:43 min
Conceived as the third part of the series under the name future past perfect, the short film introduces a narrative story that was inspired by a fascination for automation processes as well as his work on codes and grids that materialized in his record alva noto . unitxt in 2008. the series itself started in 2006 and is designed as a row of conceptually independent movies that document nicolai’s focus of interest of the respective year of origin and also builds up on the results of the movie(s) before.

A quiet autumn night in tokyo. a man stops his car at a shop front with a number of vending machines to get a last drink of tea on his way home. he inserts a coin, but instead of the usual procedure, the machine starts performing its own peculiar performance…

actor: kyusaku shimada
sound: alva noto
voice: anne-james chaton
director: carsten nicolai
2nd director: simon mayer
music: alva noto . unitxt u_08-1, taken from alva noto – unitxt (raster-noton 2008)


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Aug 142012

80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys
forex 70×100 cm


The Free Universal Construction Kit is a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys: Lego, Duplo, Fischertechnik, Gears! Gears! Gears!, K’Nex, Krinkles (Bristle Blocks), Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, Zome, and Zoob. By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems—enabling radically hybrid constructive play, the creation of previously impossible designs, and ultimately, more creative opportunities for kids. As with other grassroots interoperability remedies, the Free Universal Construction Kit implements proprietary protocols in order to provide a public service unmet—or unmeetable—by corporate interests.
The adapters can be downloaded as a set of 3D models in .STL format, suitable for reproduction by personal manufacturing devices like the inexpensive, open-source 3D printer.

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Aug 142012

Rita Soccio

stampa digitale su dibond cm 120×160


What would happen if all the characters in their advertising is rebel copywriter, the designers that have made them famous and well-known to us who are audiences slave to brands?
The advertising brand, one of the key symbols of the affluent society, goes out of its schemes and tries to enjoy the joys of a real life. Lindo (Mastrolindo) and Stella (Mrs. Star nut) escape from the supermarket shelves and fall in love so they decide to get a family. Soccio Rita tells us their story and their quest for the dream of the average man: fall in love, marry, dress as Adam and Eve, living a “normal” life, then.
With a bit of irony this work reflects the influence of advertising in our life, exchanging the sides.

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Aug 142012

Stampa Lambda su alluminio 110×90 cm


Through the language of video art the artistic duo Bianco-Valente tells stories related to experiences and distant memories as in the case of their video work “giostrina triste.”
With the same approach realize the processing of digital images.
Realy interpretations of flowers, landscapes, in any case beautiful paintings with a strong color intensity.
And it’s quite clear that this is an operation that blends pleasure and intellect.
The work on display is the result. It is a mental landscape taken from a page of a phone directory with a strong communicative power.

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Aug 142012

Miltos Manetas
Computer drawing 20×30 cm


The greek artist always works placing hemisphere inconsistency view through the languages ​​of video art, photography, painting and installation.
He has experienced much in the field of digital capturing obvious and banal images underlining the paradoxes of our daily lives but also those become a part of our DNA (without our knowledge).
It was with this idea that was born the work on display. An image well known to us from childhood, more precisely “Tiramolla,” the protagonist of many comics of our childhood.

 Posted by at 2:33 am
Aug 142012

Matteo Giordano
film/video 1:14 min


Is this the future dream world that consumer electronics has in store for us 17998 years from now? If so, what exactly does this surreal vision imply? An unidentified screen-based gadget is spinning weightlessly in the air as if controlled by the mechanically moving hands of a pair of young girls dressed alike in light blue and white harlequin satin dresses. Does it point to the coming of new medieval times controlled by multinational corporations like Sanyo? For 20010 Matteo Giordano has appropriated, inverted and mirrored a commercial for a Sanyo product. What was most likely originally presented as the spectacular design of tomorrow here becomes a strange almost disturbing object. Rather than containing the solution to all our problems and needs is this perhaps a Pandora’s box in disguise? The sound track certainly does not match the brightness of the visual aesthetics of the commercial. We are left in wondering anticipation.

(Image: Matteo Giordano)

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Aug 142012

Jukebox  piloted  using  Twitter


TweetJukeBox is a jukebox piloted using Twitter. A traditional jukebox is a device of public installation that plays music in automatic after the introduction of a coin and the selection of a song to listen.
In the TweetJukebox you don’t have to insert a coin to listen the music, you need only to send a message (a tweet) with the name of song on Twitter, using a special hashtag (#): #lampojukebox
The song will be searched in the video database of Youtube and played from the jukebox.
Everyone can choose the song sending a tweet but only the people near the jukebox will listen the song.
That means the choose of the song is delocalized, in the cyberspace, instead the listen is located near the juxebox, in the real life.
Moreover, considering the dimension of the Youtube’s database, the TweetJukebox become a “celestial jukebox”, a jukebox that can play basically all the songs available on Internet.


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Aug 132012

Jay Artwork (aka Dj Batman)
6 prints on forex 70×100 cm


“ExPorn” is a series of images that play with three concepts:
– Manipulating computer graphics
– Copyright (and materials fallen into the public domain for failure to comply with the formalities required by U.S. law)
– “Porn chic” wave of pornography or the “mass” appeared in the ’70s from “Deep Throat” and pornographic imagery in general until the first half of the ’80s
The images produced so far are derived from posters related to the film “Deep Throat” (with Linda Lovelace) and “Debbie Does Dallas” (with Bambi Woods) and the image of the cover of the videotape “The Wild Wild West” (with Hyapatia Lee).

 Posted by at 11:30 pm
Aug 132012

Luca Lo Coco
intervento su sito internet già esistente


For the “Lampo” exhibition i’ve proposed an intervention on the website A similar action can be counted in the Graffiti Net Art movement.
The Graffiti Net Art are a free collective reasoning. They are a choral reflection. They are an invitation to conceptual. They are free art in the Net. They are volatile. You can draw on a home as you would draw on a wall.
The Graffiti Net Art upsets the idea to have “your own untouchable website”: one day someone will get up and with amazement he will find his own index coloured, decorated, full of art. He will find its Index conceptualized. What was a grey website, fruit of a payment done to a graphic studio of serial projects, now is a unique creation. Everybody should pray every evening so that their website becomes object of a net art action.
Internet was born in the age of seriality. Serial goods is grey goods. The IT graffitismo intends to make unique (even only for short instants), thus make “coloured”, a serial instance.

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