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MATTEO BITTANTI
San Francisco, California & Milan, Italy
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I am thrilled to show my latest projects, developed with Colleen Flaherty as COLL.EO, at Cool War: Game Art Across the Straits, an upcoming exhibition at the Wifredo Lam Centro Contemporaneo de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Opening Friday, June 3 the show brings together Cuban and US artists who use... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at MATTEO BITTANTI
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PRESENTATION: MARCO DE MUTIIS TITLE: VIDEO GAMES & PHOTOGRAPHY: A BRIEF HISTORY DATE & TIME: THURSDAY MAY 2016, FROM 6 TO 7.30 PM LOCATION: SALA DEI 146, IULM 6, MILAN, ITALY LANGUAGE: ITALIAN & ENGLISH FREE ADMISSION RSVP RECOMMENDED (WRITE "MARCO DE MUTIIS" IN THE SUBJECT - LIMITED SEATING) TRAILER... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at MATTEO BITTANTI
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Below is the full introduction to NEW DIRECTIONS, a screening by Matteo Bittanti at IULM Milan on May 25, 2016 at IULM University featuring artists Benjamin Bardou, Ashley Blackman, Les Riches Douaniers, Brent Watanabe (+ Surprise Screening) included in the GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY collateral events. The accompanying text, THE... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at MATTEO BITTANTI
Read more about the aesthetics of slow machinima and Blackman's work. LINK: Ashley Blackman Continue reading
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"Il 13 aprile 2016 un videogiocatore di nome darbian ha stabilito un nuovo record mondiale, completando Super Mario Bros.(1985) per NES in soli 4 minuti e 57.26 secondi, infrangendo il suo record precedente di 4 minuti e 57.42 secondi. Il suo commento a freddo è stato: “I have reached my... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at LUDOLOGICA
Josh Bricker uses formal strategies of appropriation and détournement to investigate the social ramifications of a world inundated by images. Josh Bricker (b. 1980, USA) is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York with an MFA in Studio Art, he moved to California. He currently teaches at Long Beach City College. As a multidisciplinary artist, his practice is distributed across different media, including video, photography, collage, drawing, painting, and sculpture. Central in his work is the convergence between simulacrum and reality produced by the military-industrial-media-entertainment complex. In exploring... Continue reading
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PRESENTAZIONE: MARCO DE MUTIIS TITOLO: VIDEOGIOCHI & FOTOGRAFIA: UNA BREVE STORIA DATA & ORA: GIOVEDÌ, 27 MAGGIO, 2016, DALLE ORE 18:00 ALLE 19.30 LUOGO: SALA DEI 146, IULM 6, MILANO LINGUA: ITALIANO & INGLESE EVENTO GRATUITO E APERTO AL PUBBLICO PRENOTAZIONE CONSIGLIATA (SPECIFICARE "MARCO DE MUTIIS" NELL'OGGETTO DEL MESSAGGIO -... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at LUDOLOGICA
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"For its dwellers, Nova Alea was a mixture of shelters, connections, memories, longings. For its masters, the city was a matrix of financial abstractions." (Paolo Pedercini) This is the first chapter of Paolo's new project, the Playable Cities series, influenced by Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities. What's not to love? Check out the installation view at Champlain College of Art Gallery (and yes, Brian O'Doherty would be proud). Here's the inevitable walkthrough, so you don't even have to play it. (interpassivity) LINK: Paolo Pedercini Continue reading
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Remember SurrealistA? Carlos Monteiro's new game pays homage to Giorgio de Chirico. In the recently completed SURREALISTa, the player must solve puzzles in environments modeled after the Italian artist' oneiric artscapes. The full game is now available and it features eight 'playable' paintings by De Chirico: The Song of Love, The melancholy of departure, Piazza d'Italia, The anxious journey, Turin Spring, The nostalgia of infinite, The red tower and The enigma of the hour. As Monteiro explains, "The game is a "walk-simulator, so you can freely explore all worlds. Each 3d world is a high-fidelity representation of the paintings." You... Continue reading
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SCREENING: NEW DIRECTIONS DATE & TIME: MAY 25 2016, 6 PM LOCATION: IULM 6, SALA DEI 146, IULM, MILAN THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ITALIAN PREMIERE RECOMMENDED RSVP (PLEASE WRITE "NEW DIRECTIONS" IN THE SUBJECT - LIMITED SEATING) TRAILER ________________________________ Matteo Bittanti presents a selection of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at MATTEO BITTANTI
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PROIEZIONE: NEW DIRECTIONS DATA & ORARIO: 25 MAGGIO, 2016, DALLE ORE 18 ALLE 20 LUOGO: IULM 6, SALA DEI 146, IULM, MILANO EVENTO GRATUITO E APERTO AL PUBBLICO ANTEPRIMA ITALIANA PRENOTAZIONE CONSIGLIATA (SPECIFICARE "NEW DIRECTIONS" NELL'OGGETTO - POSTI LIMITATI) TRAILER ________________________________ Matteo Bittanti presenta una serie di machinima alternativi, innovativi,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at LUDOLOGICA
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Marco Cadioli, Arenae, 2005 L'artista italiano Marco Cadioli propone un viaggio nei mondi della fotografia virtuale, o meglio, della vera fotografia nei mondi virtuali. PRESENTAZIONE: MARCO CADIOLI TITOLO: POST-PHOTOGRAPHY NOW DATA E ORA: VENERDì 20 maggio, 2016, 18 - 19:30 LUOGO: ROOM 112 (IULM 1), MILANO LINGUA: ITALIANO INGRESSO LIBERO... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at LUDOLOGICA
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Marco Cadioli, Arenae, 2005 JOIN US FOR A FASCINATING PRESENTATION BY ITALIAN ARTIST MARCO CADIOLI ABOUT VIRTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY, OR, RATHER, REAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN VIRTUAL SPACES, FROM VIDEOGAMES TO VIRTUAL WORLDS. PRESENTATION: MARCO CADIOLI TITLE: POST-PHOTOGRAPHY NOW DATE & TIME: FRIDAY MAY 20, 2016, 6 - 7.30 PM LOCATION: ROOM 112... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at MATTEO BITTANTI
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Domani, giovedì 19 maggio 2016, dalle ore 14 alle 15, vi raccontiamo in anteprima il nuovo Master GAME/PLAY. Design, Direction & Production. Vi aspettiamo alla IULM, Aula 155, Edificio 1, primo piano. Scoprirete perché Milano è la nuova capitale del game design. Matteo Bittanti & Pietro Righi Riva INFORMAZIONI UTILI:... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at MATTEO BITTANTI
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Domani, giovedì 19 maggio 2016, dalle ore 14 alle 15, vi raccontiamo in anteprima il nuovo Master GAME/PLAY. Design, Direction & Production. Vi aspettiamo alla IULM, Aula 155, Edificio 1, primo piano. Scoprirete perché Milano è la nuova capitale del game design. Matteo Bittanti & Pietro Righi Riva INFORMAZIONI UTILI:... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at LUDOLOGICA
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Aram Bartholl, Build And Run, 2016 dimension: 1024 x 768px, medium: computer game, PC & web Aram Bartholl's first game can be downloaded for PC here or played online here. LINK: Aram Bartholl Continue reading
Not A Hologram is "A multi-platform body of work that considers the ongoing effects of living in the Anthropocene, late-capitalist ecology, artificial life, and posthuman contemporary existence as they relate to the moral aesthetics of survival in a burgeoning Neo-feudalist society". Dylan Neuwirth (b. 1977, Athens, US) is a posthuman contemporary artist, living and working in Seattle, Washington. LINK: Dylan Neuwirth Continue reading
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PROIEZIONE: HARUN FAROCKI, PARALLEL I-IV (2012-2014) DATA E ORA: MERCOLEDÌ 18 MAGGIO 2016 DALLE 18:00 ALLE 20:00 LUOGO: IULM 6, SALA DEI 146, IULM, MILANO INGRESSO LIBERO E APERTO AL PUBBLICO PRENOTAZIONE CONSIGLIATA (SPECIFICARE "PROIEZIONE FAROCKI" - POSTI LIMITATI) ________________________________ IULM È ORGOGLIOSA DI PRESENTARE LA PROIEZIONE INTEGRALE DEL CAPOLAVORO... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at LUDOLOGICA
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COLL.EO, The Mythic Being in Liberty City, HD video, black and white, sound, 15' 30", 2016 I am delighted to announce a new project by COLL.EO, that is Colleen Flaherty and Matteo Bittanti: The Mythic Being in Liberty City. The Mythic Being in Liberty City is a replay of Adrian... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at MATTEO BITTANTI
COLL.EO The Mythic Being in Liberty City, HD video, black and white, sound, 15' 30", 2016 The Mythic Being in Liberty City is a replay of Adrian Piper’s 1973 performance The Mythic Being entirely produced and (re)enacted within the virtual space of Grand Theft Auto IV’s digital metropolis, a replica of New York City. The work exists as a) machinima and as b) a set of framed digital prints on archival paper measuring 12x18 inches each. This project is part of COLL.EO's GTA IV intervention series, which include Arthur Rimbaud in Liberty City, Following Bit, and Grand Theft Samo. LINK:... Continue reading
TREATING MAP EDITORS FOUND IN VIDEO GAMES AS VIRTUAL SOUND STAGES, FOCI + LOCI CREATE IMMERSIVE ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC SPACES WITH VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS AND TIMED AUDIOVISUAL EVENTS. foci + loci (Tamara Yadao and Chris Burke) are a duo living and working in New York. Saving and replaying digital game data, camera movement in space can be disassociated from time, changing traditional filmic relationships. They are are interested in exploring the topological treatment of time and space afforded by game engines. They received a NYSCA grant in 2013 for their game performance installation Bal(l)ade and have given workshops at 8static in Philadelphia, the... Continue reading
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SCREENING: HARUN FAROCKI, PARALLEL I-IV (2012-2014) DATE & TIME: MAY 18, 2016, 6 - 8 PM PLACE: IULM 6, SALA DEI 146 , IULM UNIVERSITY FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC PLEASE RSVP (WRITE "FAROCKI SCREENING" IN THE SUBJECT LINE - LIMITED SEATING) ________________________________ IULM University is proud to present Harun Farocki's masterpiece Parallel I-IV. The four‐part cycle charts the evolution of computer game graphics over 30 years, focusing on the construction, visual landscape and inherent rules of computer-animated worlds. “Computer animations are currently becoming a general model, surpassing film. In films, there is the wind that blows and the... Continue reading
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SCREENING: HARUN FAROCKI, PARALLEL I-IV (2012-2014) DATE & TIME: MAY 18, 2016, 6 - 8 PM PLACE: IULM 6, SALA DEI 146 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC PLEASE RSVP (WRITE "FAROCKI SCREENING" IN THE SUBJECT LINE - LIMITED SEATING) ________________________________ IULM University is proud to present Harun Farocki's masterpiece... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at MATTEO BITTANTI
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PRESENTAZIONE: PIETRO RIGHI RIVA TITOLO: "QUALCOSA DA DIRE" DATE & TIME: VENERDI 13 MAGGIO, 2016, DALLE ORE 18:00 ALLE 19:30 LUOGO: AULA 112 (IULM 1) LANGUAGE: ITALIAN INGRESSO GRATUITO E APERTO AL PUBBLICO PRENOTAZIONE CONSIGLIATA (SCRIVERE "PIETRO RIGHI RIVA" IN OGGETTO - POSTI LIMITATI) DESCRIPTION Unitevi a noi per una... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at LUDOLOGICA