Digital Life, the Festival produced by the Fondazione Romaeuropa, dedicated to the bind of creativity and technology, launches today its fourth edition, Liquid Landscapes, to engage in Rome the two institutions dedicated to contemporary art, the Museums MACRO and MAXXI, for two months theater of poly-sensory experiences. This event is realized in partnership with Telecom Italy and co-produced with Le Fresnoy-Studio National Des Arts Contemporains, and this year is dedicated to liquid landscape, in its many forms, natural, artificial, mental.
The wide spaces of the Pelanda at MACRO – Testaccio house twenty-seven works. Through the city toward Flaminio district, the MAXXI lodges the latest creation by the artist Daniele Puppi, Happy Moms, made for “Digital Life” and in dialogue with the spaces of the architect Zaha Hadid.
What follows is the selection of present artists as it is released by the press. “The World You Know”, about the city and its changes, with the interactive installation L’empire by Aurelien Vernhes and Lermusiaux, which plays on the impact of human presence on places; Mutations of matter by Carlos Franklin and Roque Rivas, revisiting the city of New York through music and video; Ground by Ryoichi Kurokawa, fragmentation and distortion of digital images of territories invested by the wars; Ligne Verte by Laurent Mareschal, still on the war’s theme, where the wall separating Israel from the Palestinian territories is destroyed by nature’s intervention; La Terre Outragé, a feature film by the Israeli Michale Boganim, in which, in Chernobyl, nature back to take possession of the space ripped by man; Monade by the French Alexandre Maubert, a new way of thinking about the city, among small communities in Latin America; RBSC.01 by Mattia Casalegno, a bizarre autonomous device in the balance between a kneader and a guillotine; In Nubius project room 169,23 m3 by Marco Maria Scifo, observation and study of the human and animal habitats, restored by projections and drawings. Unusual possibility of ‘vision’ in Falling Forward by Robin Rimbaud, or representation of space in 3MORE60 by Pietro Babina; the destruction of a Shanghai’s district, observed in a surreal silence from the room of Zhenchen Liu in the video Undercostuction and the belt areas explored by Devis Venturelli in Suburban Rhapsody; a new contemporary apocalypse between the towers by Du Zhenjun in The flood, The wind, The destruction;
“The World You Own”, the landscape reshaped by technology, Site specific features by Carlo Bernardini who suggests, through the optics fiber’s use, the presence of virtual spaces superimposed on real space; Coagulate by the Romanian artist Mihai Grecu, distorts the vision through water; Unità minime di sensibilità by Roberto Pugliese, reworks in digital the sound that enters the environment; Tenore di Fondo, Narciso and Butterfly Effect three works by Donato Piccolo, in which the artist examines the possibility to control physical phenomena to reveal their emotional effect; Planet A by Momoko Seto, shows in a visionary and disturbing way the erosion of a landscape, returned through an original interpretation by the retouched images in pastel by Paul Thorel, and the new creation of the collective Quiet Ensemble. This is an overview of the artists and the works on view. We’ll be back to talk more specifically about the works and about the protagonists of the field scheduled to meet the public in the programming the Foundation is preparing in Rome at the Opificio Telecom.