BNL Media Art Festival is an initiative of Fondazione Mondo Digitale coproduced with BNL – BNP Paribas Group. After the pilot edition the Festival became a uniq production lab proving to be the main scene in Italy dedicated to the relationship between Art and Technology. The BNL Media Art Festival is a 5-day-long event, from 13th to 17th April 2016. Following the gallery of the Exhibition at MAXXI-Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo
The nails, made in large size, here are installed in balance in order to form a structure with three main axes: the first example of a dwell. In this way, the nail becomes our present, past and future home, the potential of any our creations: from the nail to the most advanced technology, back and forth.
Gestures of spectators on the veil allow to change matter of images and sounds: three-dimensional distortions generate visual and sound video matters which are transformed in real time through their interactions. Like a music score, each interaction zone on the fabric offers sonorous matters (sound effects) when the spectator pushes on it with his hand. Then, when nobody interacts with the veil, it becomes rigid and virtual matters disappear
The hologram imparts to the laser light that is passing through different degrees of vorticity. The donuts are real optical vortices, the light takes on a twist, and each of the light spots has a different aspect of spatial information encoded in its phase, different fusilli for different conveyed information, as was also done to the light of distant stars.
It is a mask that modifies the phase. Light and radio waves are the same phenomenon: electromagnetic waves. Because the wavelength of visible light is small, the structure of the hologram must be small as well and was built with nanotechnology. For the radio waves used in Venice and Karlruhe, there is only a scaling factor to adjust. The vortex mask is simply bigger.
Nature preserves, in this case, its properties from infinitely small to the large macroscopic scale that can be manipulated with hands.
Emerging Aura is a project composed by a sequence of 69 photos of a same subject (a monitor), taken from a fixed position by 69 different models of devices (cameras, video cameras, web cams, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. …). These pictures were cropped and scaled in order to be perfectly overlapped in a same size.
The installation consists in a projection of the running sequence of the pictures, mapped and overlapped on the monitor that is represented in the pictures themselves to show the fiction of the visual representation, comparing pictures of a same subject taken in same conditions, from different devices
For the BNL Media Art Festival at MAXXI Museum in Rome, Plovmand will take the site of the exhibition space as the material for a new installation. She will make photographic records of the architectural details of the exhibition area, digitally manipulat- ing them before presenting them as abstract works back in the space as a site-specific installation.
In this single-shot video, a gull appears meshed within its environment. Water, sun, earth, and wind work together to transform its appearance and location. Speed is slowed down to emphasize its movement. Sound, taken from the source footage, is manipulated to create a sense of displacement and to emphasize a shift in the event.
Technically it is made of a blend of drawings, stock footages from personnal archives and from the public domain and an original music score. Desire was to picture a reality transformed by visible pencil strokes, though creating a particular texture evoking wild forces, both beautiful and disturbing.
The "Metamorphosis of Narcissus Soluble in Water" is sentenced to take a reverse process but similar to that of Kafka's salesman in which the individual lives the tragic unrest of his destiny in a society that does not take into account the intangible characteristics of every human being: so fragile to dissolve in water
BNL Media Art Festival would like to thanks:
Google Culturale Institute
MAXI- Museo delle arti del XXI secolo
RUFA- Roma University of Fine Arts
Quasar Design Universaty
Embajada de Chile en Italia
Real Academia de Espana in Roma
Embajada dell' Ecuador en Italia
Embassy of France
United States Embassy to Italy
Embassy of Israele
Courtesy Matèria Gallery
Courtesy Galleria Adalberto Catanzaro
Courtesy Galleria Rossmut