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Media Art Festival Arad 2014

EXHIBITION
17 oct. 2014

photography, projections, video and interactive installations, http:// + the permanent collection of the Arad Art Museum

 

WORKSHOP
18 oct. 2014

Towards The Newly Untitled -- mixed media and combination aesthetics

 

R.A.M.
Random Access Memory

“any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes”

Key words: photography, post-photography, imaging, visualization, modelling, transmission, transfer, mediation, construction, mutability, alterity, hybrid, genre, taxonomy, morphology, genetics, algorithm, code, index, library, archive, database, interactive data, big data, mining, #selfie, gender, subjectivity, sensation, sight, touch,  desire, organic, artificial,
uncanny valley, surveillance, geography, topography, landscape, observation, forensics, truth, realism, simulation, legality, dronestagram, cyberstalking, interconnectedness, society, commons, public, collective, critical mass, habitation, co-habitation, biophilia, metabolism, ecology, Anthropocene, scripting, shooting, hacking, waking, sleeping, tech, spectacle, newness, innovation, authorship, ownership, overuse, underuse, narrative, stream, consciousness, string, theory, memory, lens, frame, digital native.

 

The premise of the exhibition is the ubiquitous presence of photography in the contemporary visual landscape. This enveloping, knowable and unknown, constantly regenerated, yet self-referential image-scape translates here into space and physical form, whether digital or analog, when registered through our immediate sensorial perception. It includes experiences that are lived and simultaneously recorded, or edited at a later time. Alternative logical sequences and altered narrative streams ensue, whereby daily events may run parallel courses, intersecting even at opposite times. We witness multiple versions of the present-past. Open-ended, sleepless, permanently awake, imaging technologies are set to complete exhaustive tasks, searching (as if by instinct) to map out the whole. The photographed / photograph-iable universe thus unfolds, each step pointed towards a new path through memory.

Signs, Markers, Roadblocks, Crossroads and Turning Points:
>> The first step on the moon, the ultimate physical frontier of the human body in 1969, captured and preserved in a series of medium-format (Hasselblad) analog images >> the first photograph of Earth from outer space taken in 1972 by the Apollo 17 mission >> fast forward to the launch of Google Street view in 2007, the silent vehicular insertion of the all-seeing panoramic camera-eye leaving no segment of the Earth’s surface intentionally un-photographed.
Within these technologically defined, and refined, frames of reference, the rapport of scale shifts from the elemental to the whole, from eye level to aerial view. It is imperative to acknowledge the degree to which direct observation has been supplanted and/or substituted by imaging and visualization technologies, some of which have since become obsolete, others nostalgic.

 

The naturalization of synthetic vision has already occurred on the broadest societal levels, its factual truthfulness drafted into the establishment of legal-political boundaries through which individual life is monitored and regimented.
Within these newly developed ecosystems authorship and subjectivity are maintained in constant flux, negotiated and exchanged between the human and the artificial, unbound. Current statistics approximate that 380 billion photographs are produced annually, and predict the acceleration of this cumulative process. In the Anthropocene, our current hypothesised geological age, mankind has become a geological force. Whether through force (mass) or volition, has photography become a geological force as well?

Which are the elements that form and shape this advanced informational system? While fundamentally soft, the photo-sphere nonetheless operates and reacts in accordance with some core principles, extensions of the intrinsic qualities of the medium (see Marshall McLuhan “the medium is the message,” Paul Virilio, Lev Manovich). An important instance to consider here, is the perpetual expansion of the system enabled through digital media - where the fringes of the Internet travel alongside the infinity of the Universe. The Exhibition is thus on a search for aesthetic entry-points and methods for analysis of these current conditions. Surrounded by physical and virtual images and photographic entities, visitors are invited to look and interact, developing individual, subjective states of awareness which as a whole participate in the final, and most salient, lived component of the exhibition.




AUTHORS

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Modulab
Nita Mocanu
Monica Vlad
Călin Dan
Claudiu Cobilanschi
Sandor Bartha
Florin Hornoiu
Sergiu Sas
Svetlana Petrovici
N.E.U.R.O.
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Bogdan Tomsa
Mihai Salajan
Levente Kozma
Adrian Sandu
Ioan Paul Colta
Mihai Pacurar
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Bogdanator
kinema ikon
reVoltaire

Salon Video ]hiatus[

a project by:
Daniela Pălimariu
Luminița Apostu
artists:
Dragoș Bădiță
Ingrid Wildi Merino
Itziar Barrio
Vlad Basalici
Maelle Cornut
Álvaro Negro
Raluca Popa
Adina Mocanu
Mircea Nicolae
Ana Ciceala
Dan Acostioaei

media art http://

Melancholy Maaret
César Escudero Andaluz
Guido Segni
Mario Santamaría
Florin Bobu
Liliana Basarab
Marius Jurca
Denisa Nistor
Gui Castor

atelier teoretic

Towards The Newly Untitled --
tehnici mixte si
estetici combinatorice


Ileana Selejan
Judit Angel
Horea Avram
Ioana Calen
Călin Dan
Simona Dumitriu
Eleonora Farina
Diana Marincu
Adriana Oprea
Daniela Pălimariu
Adriana Pantazi
Stefan Tiron
George Sabau

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reVoltaire
Unde este muzeul de arta
reVoltaire

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Monica Vlad
untitled
Monica Vlad

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Ioana Calen / Paul Popescu
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Modulab

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Claudiu Cobilanschi
CONCRETE.DOC
Claudiu Cobilanschi

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Nita Mocanu
Jurnal evaziv 2013-2014
Nita Mocanu

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Călin Dan
Natura moarta, sec. 20, partea a 2-a, video, 11 min, 2013
Călin Dan

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Sandor Bartha
Cadere is back
Sandor Bartha

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Florin Hornoiu
Arhiva foto. Muzeul de Arta 1985-2014
Florin Hornoiu

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Sergiu Sas / Svetlana Petrovici
Workin' Progress
Sergiu Sas / Svetlana Petrovici

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N.E.U.R.O.
I AM I
N.E.U.R.O.

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flo'
Ascuns
flo'

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Mihai Salajan
Picture The Machine
Mihai Salajan

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Levente Kozma
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Levente Kozma

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Bogdan Tomsa
Video Error
Bogdan Tomsa

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Mihai Pacurar
EG 1-19900991-1 GE
Mihai Pacurar

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Bogdanator
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Bogdanator

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gH
... și cum adică !? transformi printu'n artă contemporană?    cum adică femina? și ... de ce orgasm? ...
gH

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Adrian Sandu / Ioan Paul Colta / Calin Man
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Asociatia Producatorilor de Arta

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survival ki
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Dragos Badita
Velatura, 2011, 3’31
Dragos Badita

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Ingrid Wildi Merino
Dislocacion, 2010, 7’00"
Ingrid Wildi Merino

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Itziar Barrio
WE, 2011, 6’39”
Itziar Barrio

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Vlad Basalici
The time that will come (3 parts), 2012, 1’40”/ 1’05”/ 1’35”
Vlad Basalici

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Maelle Cornut
Last Dunes, 2013
Maelle Cornut

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Álvaro Negro
Monteagudo. Natureza! Estás soa?, 2009-2011, 29’57”
Álvaro Negro

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Raluca Popa
After Susan Sontag, 2011, 4’00"
Raluca Popa

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Adina Mocanu
Lost Air, 2013, 2’16”
Adina Mocanu

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Mircea Nicolae / Ana Ciceala
O sută de locuri (partea 7), 2014, 2’24”
Mircea Nicolae / Ana Ciceala

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Dan Acostioaei
Alien Ties 1, 2011, 4’15”
Dan Acostioaei

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Daniela Palimariu / Luminita Apostu
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Daniela Palimariu / Luminita Apostu

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Melancholy Maaret
All The Dead Actresses Recite The Western Canon For Robert Palmer On A 1982 Homemade Vhs
Melancholy Maaret

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César Escudero Andaluz
File_món
César Escudero Andaluz

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Guido Segni
Pics or it didn't happen
Guido Segni

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Mario Santamaría
The Camera in the Mirror
Mario Santamaría

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Florin Bobu
democratie/nu-i chiar suficient pentru toti / not quite enough for everybody
Florin Bobu

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Liliana Basarab
Monuments for Concepts
Liliana Basarab

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Denisa Nistor
http://cargocollective.com/scrijelit
Denisa Nistor

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Marius Jurca
Freestyle Matrix_2014
Marius Jurca

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Gui Castor
All Stories
Gui Castor

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ENTER ONLINE PROJECTS

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Munkacsy Mihaly (1844-1900)
Incorigibilul
Munkacsy Mihaly (1844-1900)

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Hugo Mühlig (1854-1912)
Secerisul
Hugo Mühlig (1854-1912)

Museum
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Wagner Sandor (1838-1919)
Vedere sin Spania
Wagner Sandor (1838-1919)

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Johann Andreas Gebhardt (1798-1871)
Portret de copil
Johann Andreas Gebhardt (1798-1871)

Museum
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Iulian Toader (1877-1962)
Vedere din Arad
Iulian Toader (1877-1962)

Museum
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Ziffer Sandor (1880-1961)
Femeie cu umbrelaa
/Ziffer Sandor (1880-1961)

Museum
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Catul Bogdan (1897-1978)
Dupa amiaza de vara
Catul Bogdan (1897-1978)

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Hajos Imre (1905-1977)
Portret de femeie
Hajos Imre (1905-1977)

Museum
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Vasile Varga (1921-2005)
Toamna in curtea Muzeului din Lipova
Vasile Varga (1921-2005)

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Sever Frentiu (1931-1997)
Aforisme
Sever Frentiu (1931-1997)

Museum
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Pallik Bela (1845-1908)
Vaci in mlastina
Pallik Bela (1845-1908)

Museum
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Ileana Selejan
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Ileana Selejan

Atelier Teoretic
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George Sabau
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George Sabau

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Judit Angel
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Judit Angel

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Horea Avram
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Horea Avram

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Simona Dumitriu
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Simona Dumitriu

Atelier Teoretic
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Eleonora Farina
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Eleonora Farina

Atelier Teoretic
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Calin Dan
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Calin Dan

Atelier Teoretic
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Diana Marincu
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Diana Marincu

Atelier Teoretic
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Adriana Oprea
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Adriana Oprea

Atelier Teoretic
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Daniela Pălimariu
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Daniela Pălimariu

Atelier Teoretic
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Ioana Calen
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Ioana Calen

Atelier Teoretic
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Adriana Pantazi
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Adriana Pantazi

Atelier Teoretic
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Stefan Tiron
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Stefan Tiron

Atelier Teoretic

ART MUSEUM ARAD

 

MAFA1

Media Art Festival Arad
R.A.M. /// Random Access Memory

CURATORS:
Calin Man
Ileana Selejan

ORGANIZERS:
Primaria Municipiului Arad
Centrul Municipal de Cultura Arad

PARTNERING INSTITUTIONS:
kinema ikon
Museum Arad
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APA

Art Museum Arad, Gh Popa 2-4, Arad, Romania
17 - 18 octombrie 2014

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