Monday, September 08, 2014

Video screening: MAES (Vitória/ES, Brazil)

Next weekend some of my video pieces will be projected on the facade of MAES, a leading arts venue in Vitória, the capital city of Espírito Santo State in Brazil. The screenings are part of a 24-hour art and culture festival that will kick off on Saturday afternoon and will go on until Sunday. It's going to be wild!

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Yorker profile on video artist Ryan Trecartin

I think Trecartin is the most exciting video artist at work now, keeping aflame the ethos of video as a true condensation of the electronic apparatus. In his case, the internet is present in the speed and imagery overload that makes his videos simultaneously outlandish and familiar. 

 The New Yorker has published an in-depth interview with Trecartin, confirming his increasing reputation in the art world. Below is one of his first video tapes, A Family Finds Entertainment.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Micropolitics of the Post-Digital: From street protests to transitional spaces in Brazil

transmediale/festival 2014

Participants: Oliver Lerone Schultz, Marcus Bastos, Fabiane Borges, Lucas Bambozzi, Adriano Belisário Respondence: Karla Brunet Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, auditorium Time: Sun, 2.2. 12:00h - 14:00h

Insurgent political movements, techno-shamanism, and the formation of a sustainable networked society in the Brazilian political and cultural landscape Reflecting on a post-digital approach as a condition in which the utopian promise of the global technological progress is put under crisis, this panel investigates practices and projects of de-colonisation of corporate culture, as well as of the “digital” paradigm per se. 

By specifically focusing on hybrid and syncretic Brazilian contemporary political, cultural and economical scenarios, the post-digital condition highlighted in such context brings together a variety of practices that deal with transitional processes between online and offline existence, ecology of technical and non-technical resources, techno-shamanism from the junction between technology and practices of ancestral knowledge, insurgent political movements and the formation of a sustainable networked society. 

The panel proposes a multiple angle of analysis where technology becomes an open tool to imagine unpredictable connections in the everyday life from civil engagement to artistic and political activism, and to social change.


Monday, October 21, 2013

New video: Rock Sand Roll

Rock Sand Roll from apasolini on Vimeo.
The ocean as the ultimate video star, culture encroaching on nature. This poetic video uses rhythm and juxtaposition to create a subtle drama of contrasts: turmoil and quietness, speed and slowness, water and sand, culture and nature, landscape and detail. Shot in Itapua Beach, Vila Velha, Brazil.