25 May 2006

Mixed Media / Curated by Bibo Durio

MixedMedia: four days dedicated to electronic culture as demonstrated through art and architectural exhibitions, meetings and concerts. The event has been given credit for suggesting useful stimuli to identify and discuss the methods used by digital means to modify cultural structures and the perception of contemporary society. The zero edition of MixedMedia, under the artistic direction of Paolo Rigamonti, places the growth of dialogue surrounding the new media as its fundamental goal, through a creative and unforeseen approach to technology, by drawing people closer in order to interact with it through methods of dialogue and comparison.

The proposal for Media Art, under the direction of Silvio Mondino, with the coordination of Tiziana Gemin, is represented by several multimedia installations and by a selection of software art projects, demonstrating its most fascinating moments with the installations by Jim Campbell, Aether Architecture, Interaction Design Lab, dotdotdot, Lemur and Osman Khan and the projects by software artists such as Casey ReasLia, Dextro, Daniel Rothaug, qpqpqp, Meta, Alessandro Capozzo and Fabio Franchino among others.

On the other hand, the Architecture section, under the direction of Gianluca Milesi, unwinds itself around a fascinating and innovative e-show, where 20 internationally renowned architects such as Nox, Diller e Scoffidio, Archi-Tectonics, DECOI, AMO-OMA, UN Studio, Françoise Roche, Asymptote and Massimiliano Fuksas among others, provide a critical-cognitive view on the relationship between architecture, design and digital, through the electronic projects that were commissioned, set up and managed only through e-mail and displayed using only digital technologies (monitors, videos, software).

Finally, the Sound and Audiovisuals were curated by Marco Mancuso, director of the digital culture and electronic arts project Digicult and of the monthly review DigiMag,who, through 3 evenings centred on electronic audiovisual performances, presented as thorough an overview as possible of the experimentation practices in modern live multimedia projects. Those called to respond to this fascinating challenge, in the area underneath Kiefer’s towers, were some of the more important names of the international landscape such as Ulf LangheinrichSkoltz_Kolgen, Scanner, Edwin van der Heide, Addictive Tv, Suguru Goto, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Franko B, Purform, Eboman, Tez, Otolab and Echran.