Digital-Settlement: Light becomes Data
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We discovered a new World. A new Galaxy, a new Universe. Better: We invented it. Unlike
all the other lands, planets, and galaxies that we have discovered, the digital world didn’t
exist before the human being.
The “colonization” of the digital world is different from the past ones. The Digital Settlement
takes place in a new land, it’s a new creation. It doesn’t take anything away from anybody,
rather it creates something new. Everything is possible. But how?
We started moving the real world into the digital realm, converting pieces of reality to data.
People became avatars; distances are canceled; pictures and sounds, translated into a new
language, are the bricks of this new universe. Then, the acceleration of technological
development disclosed infinite possibilities. The digital is no more just a reflection of the real
world. A new reality can exist behind the physical space and evolve without human control.
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The Unreal (2019) | Gloria López-Cleries & Sive Hamilton Helle | SP & NO | 13:50 min
JANMAR B17 (2017) | Estela Oliva | UK | 01:11 min
Performance Capture: Part 2 (2015) | Mike Pelletier | CA | 03:07 min
Oligarchs (2019) | Cornel Swoboda | AU | 02:10 min
Optics / Art Film (2018) | Maxim Zhestkov | RU | 02:19 min
Curated by Marica Denora and Domenico Fallacara
The PhotoPhore (IT)
The PhotoPhore is a platform about contemporary art, photography, and architecture. The
PhotoPhore's mission is to design, create, manage, and communicate art exhibitions,
screenings, and cultural events. It was founded by Marica Denora, art project manager,
and Domenico Fallacara, architect and independent curator. The duo has organized and
curated online and IRL programs in collaboration with international festivals such as ADAF –
Athens, Microwave Festival – Hong Kong, Festival Zero1 – La Rochelle. In 2019, concurrently
with the Venice Art Biennale, they presented two exhibitions in Venice: “D/EVOLUTION”,
hosted at Scuola Grande della Misericordia, with artworks by Sigalit Landau and Stefano
Cagol, among the others; and “The Parents’ Bedroom Show”, in partnership with the
organization Zuecca Projects and the State Gallery of Lower Austria, focused on performance
by Elisabeth von Samsonow and Juergen Teller. In 2021 they will present the curated show
“The Garden of Digital Delights” at the Chapelle des Dames Blanches in La Rochelle.