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MATTEO BITTANTI
San Francisco, California & Milan, Italy
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Cool War: Game Art Across the Straits Curated by Rachel Price and Claudia Taboada El Fanguito Studio, Cuba, Havana May 18 - June 18, 2015 I'm pleased to announce that COLL.EO (Colleen Flaherty and I) will be participating in Cool War: Game Art Across the Straits, an exhibition held at El Fanguito Studio in Havana, Cuba between May 18 and June 18, 2015. We are in great company: the quintet includes Rewell Altunaga, Cory Arcangel, Rodolfo Peraza ad Anne Marie Schleiner. Curated by Rachel Price and Claudia Taboada, Cool War features "path-breaking game art since the genre’s emergence". El Fanguito... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at MATTEO BITTANTI
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Cool War: Game Art Across the Straits Curated by Rachel Price and Claudia Taboada El Fanguito Studio, Cuba, Havana May 18 - June 18, 2015 Cool War: Game Art Across the Straits is a collateral event of the 12th Havana Biennial held at El Fanguito Studio in Havana between May 18 and June 18, 2015 featuring a quintet of artists: Rewell Altunaga, Cory Arcangel, COLL.EO, Rodolfo Peraza ad Anne Marie Schleiner. Curated by Rachel Price and Claudia Taboada, Cool War features "path-breaking game art since the genre’s emergence". El Fanguito Studio looks like this: El Fanguito Studio Below is an... Continue reading
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I'm pleased to announce that COLL.EO is involved in two art exhibitions taking place during the 12th Havana Biennial in Havana, Cuba. The first is entitled MIRAGE: MIRAGE Casa De Cultura De Guanabacoa, Cuba Collateral exhibition to the 12th Havana Biennial May 26 – June 22, 2015 Opening reception: Tuesday, May 26, 6:00 – 10:00 pm with live performance by Sriba Kwadjovie Artists Brigada Roja/Nelson Enriquez & Rebekah Olstad Bernardo Palau Carlo Ricafort COLL.EO Juan Carlos Quintana English There are nebulous horizons playing tricks on us by promising the illusion of change while simultaneously defending the interest of the status... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at MATTEO BITTANTI
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Copresented by Rhizome and the New Museum, the Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs is an online collection featuring the artist's early CD-ROM point-and-click adventure games, all produced between 1995 and 1997, are now accessible and playable online in any browser: Chop Suey (Magnet Interactive, 1995, co-created with Monica Gesue), Smarty (Nicholson Associates, 1996), and Zero Zero (Nicholson Associates, 1997). Don't miss the Artwork section of a rich, compelling website. Chop Suey (Magnet Interactive, 1995, co-created with Monica Gesue). Smarty (Nicholson Associates, 1996). Zero Zero (Nicholson Associates, 1997). LINK: The Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs Submitted by Matteo Bittanti via Rhizome Continue reading
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Let's Play (Images courtesy of ARTE) Let's Play is a new documentary about the European indie game scene produced by ARTE France and Darjeeling. Created by journalist Laurent Checola and filmmaker Thomas Kimmerlin, the five-part documentary features interviews with developers, journalists, and festival organizers (including the measterminds of Berlin's A MAZE). It looks very promising. The first episode, entitled New Playground, can be seen here. LINK: Let's Play Submitted by Matteo Bittanti via KillScreen Continue reading
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Gamerz, one of the best European festivals dedicated to Game Art and New Media Art, takes place this November in the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence, France. Below is the Google-translated call for proposals for non-French speaking readers. Imminent deadline: April 30, 2015. LINK: Gamerz Submitted by Matteo Bittanti Continue reading
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For non Spanish-readers, here's the Google-translated news of the call for proposals. GAME ON is one of the best Game Art exhibitions/festivals in Latin America: The original post can be found here. LINK: GAME ON Submitted by Matteo Bittanti Continue reading
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Today, Colleen Flaherty and I (COLL.EO) are releasing our new body of work, Gaza Strip Destruction Kit. This installation consists of two D9 wooden bulldozer replicas, Ralph Lauren (™) paint, cardboard, and concrete. It looks like this: The project was inspired, among other things, by Eyal's Weizman Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation (2007), Stephen Graham's Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism (2010) and George Eisen's Children Play in the Holocaust (1988). Below is an excerpt from Graham's book: The main damage to the physical infrastructure of Palestinian cities, roads, water systems and electricity grids was done using massive,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at MATTEO BITTANTI
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New Alchemy - 2015 DANM MFA Exhibition Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015 Digital Arts Research Center (UCSC) Presented by: Digital Arts and New Media All events are free and open to the public There will be a reception for the exhibition from 5-8pm, with the opening ceremony at 5pm. The exhibition is open from 12-5pm each day and 12-8pm on April 25. For more information, contact danm@ucsc.edu or 831 459-1554 "In the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program (DANM) at UC Santa Cruz, two years of intensive study culminate in the development of individual projects,... Continue reading
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Segnalo che per tutto il mese di aprile, Internet Bookshop Italia propone il nuovo volume di Enrico Gandolfi, Videogiochi indipendenti, al prezzo scontato di 12.75 euro. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at LUDOLOGICA
This abridged talk took place on April 13, 2010. Patrick Lichty (Man Michinaga and Andy Rembrandt) discusses, among other things, Joseph DeLappe's Gandhi in Jail Release Hootenanny, Gazira Babeli's iGods and Eva and Franco Mattes, 0100101110101101.org's 'synthetic performances'. The institions involved were Columbia College, Chicago, Second Front, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, Brooklyn, Antena Gallery, Chicago and National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. LINK: Patrick Flichy Submitted by Matteo Bittanti (via MAB) Continue reading
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Carlos Monteiro's new game pays homage to Giorgio de Chirico. In SURREALISTa, the player must solve puzzles in environments modeled after the Italian artist' oneiric artscapes. The alpha version currently features 5 levels and the full game will be released in November 2015. Monteiro was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. His area of expertise is digital environments for games and graphic design. LINK: Carlos Monteiro Submitted by Matteo Bittanti Continue reading
This new short video of Eddo Stern's game Still Life with Putin (2014) shows the control interface. Developed in collaboration with artist Cyril Kuhn (b. 1970 in Zurich, member of the artist-run cooperative c-level from 2001-2004), Still Life with Putin puts the player in the Russian president's spinning head. Using a joypad, the player can spin right or left in, hitting/avoiding a series of artifacts, including an AK 47, a statue of a dog, a statue of a shirtless Putin, a contortionist, and other presidential paraphernalia. According to Beall Center for Arts, Still Life with Putin is "a literal/humorous interpretation... Continue reading
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The Tetris effect (or Tetris syndrome) is a well documented psychological phenomenon. The Doom Dream, however, is a completely different experience, an experience which has been documented in art-game form by Ian MacLarty, the autor of Action Painting Pro, a Jackson Pollock's simulator. As the Artist writes, Doomdream is "An impression of my dreams after I've been playing Doom all day. (...) There is no combat or ending. Just run around until you get bored." Blocky, pixellated, and oneiric, Doomdream is available for free on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X. LINK: Ian MacLarty Submitted by Matteo Bittanti via Rock, Paper,... Continue reading
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Collana: LUDOLOGICA. GAME THEORY Titolo: Videogiochi indipendenti tra cultura, comunicazione e partecipazione Autore: Enrico Gandolfi Data di pubblicazione: Aprile 2015 Numero: 25 ISBN: 98840018018 ISBN-13: 978-8840018010 Pagine: 200 Prezzo: 15 euro Acquista Videogiochi indipendenti tra cultura, comunicazione e partecipazione su Amazon o Internet Bookshop Italia Descrizione Videogiochi indipendenti tra cultura,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at LUDOLOGICA
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Titolo: Oltre il gioco. Critica della ludicizzazione urbana Curatori: Matteo Bittanti, Emanuela Zilio Collana: Ludologica. Game Theory Numero: 28 Pubblicazione: Autunno 2015 Descrizione Oltre il gioco. Critica della ludicizzazione urbana è il primo volume accademico in lingua italiana dedicato al fenomeno della gamification, in italiano ludicizzazione, che consiste nell’applicazione di meccaniche e principi del gioco a contesti e situazioni non-ludiche. Il libro esamina il complesso rapporto tra architettura e urbanistica, gioco e cultura, tecnologia e divertimento, arte e attivismo. Questa raccolta di saggi include contributi eterogenei nella forma e nello stile. I temi trattati spaziano dagli esperimenti di urbanistica ludica... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at MATTEO BITTANTI
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Titolo: Oltre il gioco. Critica della ludicizzazione urbana Curatori: Matteo Bittanti, Emanuela Zilio Collana: Ludologica. Game Theory Numero: 28 Pubblicazione: Autunno 2015 Descrizione Oltre il gioco. Critica della ludicizzazione urbana è il primo volume accademico in lingua italiana dedicato al fenomeno della gamification, in italiano ludicizzazione, che consiste nell’applicazione di... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at LUDOLOGICA
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Per celebrare la pubblicazione del nuovo libro di Enrico Gandolfi, Videogiochi indipendenti tra cultura, comunicazione e partecipazione, vi proponiamo di seguito due estratti. Dal primo capitolo: Scavando ulteriormente, per molti autori il gioco si innesca direttamente nella predisposizione umana a riconoscere ovunque ridondanze e schemi di comportamento. Secondo Koster (2010)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at LUDOLOGICA
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Title: “Diversity in Games” Speakers: Anne Toole, Ekta Kumar, Stephanie Preovolos, Janine Tedford, Brian McDonald Time: Wednesday, April 8, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building (SCI), Room 108 USC Interactive Media and Games Division in partnership with the International Game Developers Associationinvites the USC community and general public to a discussion and presentation regarding diversity in the games industry. The speakers will be presenting facts and strategies to promote diversity and educate others on how to be an ally. Speakers: Anne Toole, IGDA Board Member and Women in Games SIG Co-Chair Anne Toole is a writer... Continue reading
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The rumors are true. We're implicated. "From Saturday May 2nd to Friday, June 19th the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Random Parts, and Incline Gallery will present The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers, a transbay visual art exhibition about housing security and digital privacy at Random Parts in Oakland and Incline Gallery in San Francisco. Curated by Dorothy R. Santos, the exhibition will feature work in both venues by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Eliza Barrios,COLL.EO, Leslie Dreyer, Tom Loughlin, and Elizabeth Travelslight. In The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers, Bay... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at MATTEO BITTANTI
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Spanish artist and professional voyeur Roc Herms (b. 1978) is a ludic post-photographer. His ongoing project Postcards from Home is a photographic essay based on his ethnographic explorations within the virtual world of Playstation Home, which Sony as recently as yesterday, March 31 2015, has all but eclipsed. Herm's project thus acquires a preservationist value, especially when the complete book will be published. So far, Herms has released a "dummy book" for the exhibition From here on, postphotography in the era of internet (Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, February 22 - April 12 2013) curated by Joan Fontcuberta which included... Continue reading
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GameScenes is conducting a series of interviews with artists, critics, curators, and gallery owners operating in the field of Game Art, as part of an ongoing investigation of this peculiar Artworld. Our goal is to document and discuss both the origins and evolution of a phenomenon that changed the way game-based art is being created, experienced, and discussed today. The interview with Hungarian artist Loránd Szécsényi-Nagy (b. 1984) aka SZNL concludes Season Five. GameScenes: Gamers play games. Artists play with games. What is your relationship to this medium? What do you find especially stimulating, appealing or unique about videogames? What... Continue reading
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Invader, Space 2, International Space Station, Photos Samantha Cristoforetti (@astrosamantha) A small step for Art, a gigantic leap for Game Art. Invader's mosaic tiles as seen on the International Space Station. As the French artist wrote on his blog, I would have never imagined that my Space Invaders project might take me that high. What looked like an unrreachable dream has come true as Space2 is the first space invader ever installed on a spaceship among real astronauts living in zero gravity and with Earth and the universe as a background ! Art, Science, space conquest : a great move... Continue reading
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Jonathan Monaghan, The Checkpoint (after Durer), 2014, digital print on Hahnemuhle photo paper, 38" x 32" REVERSE 28 Frost Street Brooklyn, New York 11211 Curated by Chris Romero, MYTH AND MUTATIONS features six artists - Richie Brown, Rachel MacLean, Jonathan Monaghan, Yara Travieso, Wang Fe-Yeng and Yaloopop - "that combine symbols of the past with subject matter found in contemporary culture including emojis, memes, video games, and consumer products. The artists demonstrate that mythologies forever transform, coalesce, and split into new allegories. However, as these allegories undergo certain metamorphic changes, they acquire a close relation to present-day desires, fears, truths,... Continue reading
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Segnalo che il numero #19 di 8 1/2, la rivista di cinema, media e cultura diretta da Gianni Canova propone un'analisi a 360 gradi sul rapporto tra arti visive, multimediali e fumetti. Si parla di super eroi, videogames (con un intervento di Ilaria Ravarino, appassionata di games e autrice di... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at LUDOLOGICA