We continue to follow, week by week, what artists and students are developing for the BNL Media Art Festival.
Today, we visit the Rome Liceo Virgilio and Project “World Wide Without” with artist Walter Paradiso who is working together with the students to produce a mixed-technique video, both digital and analog, Eleonora Curatola reports.
The artist is developing a visual art project with the students inspired by the idea of the flow of conscience. The performance is based on a video that will be projected on to a blank screen that will project poems and phrases designed vectorially to represent the flow of thoughts.
The video will be accompanied by typical daily sounds that the artist is recording with the students. The choice of sounds will represent the contrast and the meeting of two realities: that of the artist and the students, two worlds, the analog from the past and the digital present. This significant contrast is exemplified by the juxtaposition of the sounds of an old typewriter and the sound produced by pressing iPhone icons to write a message.
The appointment with the Media Art Festival original event-project format, which will be held on April 13-17, 2016 at the MAXXI Museum, will feature lectures, installations and conferences with international experts, as well as didactic and educational tracks for students of all ages. The Media Art Festival is an absolute novelty for the Italian artistic panorama, a true, networked laboratory to entice the younger generation to the active, creative and innovative use of technology. Following on the heels of the successful pilot edition, two new partners have joined the initiative developed by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale: BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas and the Rome Fondazione MAXXI. The event is also now has the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism.