“Our work is co-ordinated and run through the association The Sharing, founded in 2003.”
The brainchild of Chiara Garibaldi and Simona Lodi, Piemonte Share is a crossdisciplinary platform for the promotion of contemporary art and culture in all its creative forms.
We create real opportunities—exhibitions, events, workshops, seminars, productions—for developing knowledge and creativity in digital society, and for promoting research and innovation in the visual arts, robotic art, bioart, new media art and interaction design as a critical expression of a digital, global society.
Architect and expert in sustainable technological space and exhibitions. Founder and general director of the Share Festival, Share Prize and Action Sharing. Since 1989 Chiara has collaborated with a number of important academic and corporate institutions in Italy and abroad, such as the Polytechnic of Turin and the Polytechnic of Milan, Castello di Rivoli, Softech in Turin, Esats in Seville, and for the Spanish pavilion at Seville Expo ’92
Her career has taken her to Seville, London, Milan and Turin—cities oriented towards innovation, environmental sustainability and the arts.
In 2006 she launched the Action Sharing platform, sponsored by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Polytechnic of Turin, and mechatronics companies in Piedmont, to promote the production of artistic projects that use mechatronic elements in a syncretic way, where art, science, research and experimentation are brought together and combined to create new tools of knowledge.
Having focused on the relationship between architecture and nature, technology and sustainability, in the digital era she has turned her attention to how new media and the Internet influence contemporary forms of expression, creating projects, designing exhibitions and directing multimedia productions.
The unifying theme of her work as an architect lies in the analysis of how contemporary life is being shaped by the digital and global age.
Michael Bruce Sterling is an American science fiction author who is best known for his novels and his work on the Mirrorshades anthology. This work helped to define the cyberpunk genre.
Sterling, along with William Gibson, Rudy Rucker, John Shirley, Lewis Shiner, and Pat Cadigan, is one of the founders of the cyberpunk movement in science fiction.
Sterling has published several science fiction novels, journalistic texts and essays. He collaborates with Wired magazine, has been a columnist for the magazine XL since it started, and writes for the Turin daily newspaper La Stampa, where with his wife Jasmina Tesanovic he has the column “Globalists in Turin.”
In 2003 he was appointed professor at the European Graduate School, where he teaches courses in Intensive “Media and Design.”
Since October 2003, Sterling has blogged at “Beyond the Beyond”, hosted by Wired.
Sterling has worked with The Sharing Association ever since 2007, lending a significant contribution—first as curator and then as artistic director—to the production and success of the Piemonte Share Festival. Now in its eleventh season, the artistic direction of the event this year is once again in his hands. One of the founders and the curator of the project connected home of the future Casajasmina In Turin.
Jasmina Tesanovic, born in Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, is an author, feminist, activist, writer, journalist, translator, musician and film-maker. She is the author of Diary of a Political Idiot, a war diary written during the conflict in Kosovo in 1999. Since then she has published all her works, diaries, short stories and documentaries on blogs and other media, all of which are available on-line.
She has translated the works of several Italian writers, including Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante, Alberto Moravia, Sandro Veronesi, Andrea de Carlo and Aldo Busi. She is also the author of an anthology of contemporary Italian literature published in the former Yugoslavia.
As an active member of “Women in Black” and the Women’s Studies Centre etc, Tesanovic was a declared pacifist and activist against Slobodan Milosevic’s regime from the start of the Balkan Wars in 1990. In 1994, together with Slavica Stojanovic, she founded the feminist publishing house “Feminist 94.”
She has worked with The Sharing Association ever since 2007, lending a significant contribution to the production and success of Piemonte Share Festival.
She writes for the Turin daily newspaper La Stampa, where with her husband Bruce Sterling she has the column “Globalists in Turin.” One of the founders and the hostess of connected home of the future CasaJasmina in Turin.
Angelo Comino aka Motor is an artist who channels his artistic expression into the constant exploration of the languages of contemporaneity. Thanks to his solid grounding in the scientific disciplines, which he uses in his day job, Motor’s work shows a syncretism that is very much an expression of the contemporary world. Motor grew up in Turin’s underground scene, getting involved in everything from sound design to scriptwriting, from installations to interactive multimedia productions, from performance art to experimental theatre.
In 2006 he produced the project “Clean//Unclean”, where digital choruses provide the soundtrack to war footage recorded by the sensors of night-vision weapons that can see in the dark. Famous images, surgical operations, the voices of television presenters and soldiers that drive tanks with joysticks while listening to heavy metal are the contents of this new kind of mass pornography that war has become in our age of media ubiquity. “Clean//Unclean”, which can be presented as a live performance or a simple video, was selected for the video section of the international contemporary art fair Artissima in 2007. That same year Motor won the first Action Sharing competition, and with the support of Action Sharing and the Torino Chamber of Commerce began working on the project “Orchestra Meccanica Marinetti” (“Marinetti Mechanical Orchestra”), which debuted on the stage on 20 November 2008.
Motor has worked over the years with Alessandro Amaducci, Antonio Caronia, Alessandra C., Luca Saini, DsorDne, Helena Velena, Giulia Caira, Marlene Kuntz, Stefano Milla, OZOONO, Andrea G.Pinketts, Pasquale Ruiu, Luca Ragagnin, Suguru Goto and Madaski.
Since 2008 the project “Orchestra Meccanica Marinetti” was a prelude to a deep collaboration with the Assocation The Sharing till now. Of great importance his mastery of the mechatronic aspects and the consequent contribution to the projects Action Sharing and Share Festival .