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OPENING SHARE FESTIVAL
March 19th, 6:30 pm
Temporary Museum, Via Verona 15/c

This year the Share Festival is celebrating its tenth season.A special season, held in the new year to mark a change of course, a need for fresh air.

The main venue for the exhibition this year will be the Temporary Museum, a project sponsored jointly by the Department for Cultural Affairs of the Regione Piemonte and BasicNet Group.

Other venues include Casa Jasmina at the FabLab, Bunker and the Amantes cultural club.

The festival was launched at a time when digital technologies began to permeate our society.

Since then much has happened, from the massive spread of smartphones, which have brought the digital world into our hands, to the revelations of Edward Snowden, which have thrust to the forefront of public debate the issues of privacy and surveillance—issues explored critically by various artists and media theorists involved in the festival.

This year’s festival brings to a close a first stage, whose objective was to bring the best of digital art to Turin and to shine a light, for national and international audiences, on the various themes that have defined our culture over the last decade.

It all began in 2005 with Wave.it, showcasing Italian digital art. Then in 2006 the focus turned to the Limitless, which looked at technologies designed to overcome the constraints of space and time. In 2007, Digital Affinity explored the synergy of intentions created by social networks. ManufacTuring, in 2008 looked at the new materiality of digital art. In 2009, Market Forces explored how the market has become the privileged arena of battle for ideas and products of all kinds. In 2010, Smart Mistakes focused on the creative power of error. Cops & Robbers, in 2011, looked at the fine line that separates the legal and illegal when it comes to freedom of speech. In 2012 it was the turn of Open Your City, dedicated to open-source technologies in the urban world. In 2013, Real Time / Real Space spotlighted the new spatial-temporal relationships that ubiquitous technology has triggered. All of which now brings us to Autonomous.

Humans are surrounded by a distributed intelligence that tracks, profiles and assists us, seeking to pre-empt, analyze and bring about our dreams and desires and forming a complex, autonomous system.

Software assistants, drones, cars that drive themselves and bots for high-frequency trading. As computing becomes more and more distributed, humans are no longer the only agents of analysis and action.

Where does the growth in potential stop and a technological circuit begin, in which our choices are increasingly driven by “emergent” considerations that act autonomously?

Are we becoming a “black box society”, in which we seek to make the world “a better place” through the use of algorithms?

Two sides of same coin… here’s hoping the Share Festival can shed some light on both!

Enjoy the Festival!

CATALOGUE

PRESS RELEASE

IMAGES

LOCATIONS:
Temporary Museum – C.so Verona 15/C
FabLab – Via Egeo 16
Amantes – Principe Amedeo 38/a
Bunker – Via Paganin 0/200

Program

EXHIBITION

Share Prize

19th/29th March

Temporary Museum

Where does the growth in potential stop and a technological circuit begin, in which our choices are increasingly driven by “emergent” considerations that act autonomously?

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

Digital Potlach

19th/29th March

Temporary Museum

Digital Potlatch is an alternative approach to the creation and distribution of digital art through the physical exchange of digital objects, according to the principles of the gift economy.

Distributed digital works are perceived by the public to be of no value, easily duplicable and consumable.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

The Night of Tino of Baghdad

19th/29th March

Amantes, Temporary Museum

Coniglioviola presents a preview of a new public video-art project, which, starting from May, is set to transform the city of Turin into one big movie theatre.

Loosely based on the eponymous novel by the German expressionist poet Else Lasker-Schuler, the Nights of Tino of Baghdad is a pioneering experiment in distributed cinematic storytelling in public space, based on augmented reality.

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PERFORMANCE

Toa Mata Band

19th March – 7:30pm

Temporary Museum

Toa Mata Band is known as the world’s first LEGO robotic band, a brand new project started by the Italian interaction designer and music-producer Giuseppe Acito. His idea was conceived in connection with the need to play his collection of vintage drum pads live, so while for a long time techno bands have relied on robot-like costumes to create an alter-ego, Acito decided to create a real robot band to play his productions, a kind of new approach to music he calls “mechatronic music”.

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PRESENTATION

Re-programmed Art: an Open Manifesto

21th March – 5:30pm/6:30pm

Casa Jasmina at FabLab

Organized in Lugano (Switzerland), artists and designers have expanded the historic works of Gruppo T with interactive behaviours designed using open-source hardware and software technologies.

  • Jasmina Tesanovic, hostess of Casa Jasmina
  • Bruce Sterling, curator Casa Jasmina
  • Lorenzo Romagnoli, maker-in-chief of Casa Jasmina
  • Serena Cangiano, coordinator of the project Re-programmed art

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WORKSHOP

Make your Open Re-Programmed Artwork

21th March – 6:30pm/X:XXpm

Casa Jasmina at FabLab

Workshop participants will experience a re-enactment of “Esacono”, the re-programmed translation of the concept that generated the series “Virtual Cylindrical Structures” by Giovanni Anceschi (1963–1966).

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PERFORMANCE

#VS3WWW, Ultra Magnetic, Deep Profundis

21th March – 10:00pm/01:00am

Bunker

Where does the growth in potential stop and a technological circuit begin, in which our choices are increasingly driven by “emergent” considerations that act autonomously?

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SCREENINGS

Japan Media Art Festival

24th March – 7:00pm

Amantes

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that showcases outstanding works from a diverse range of media—from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga.

It also provides a platform to appreciate the award-winning and other notable works. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly exhibition of award-winning works it has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases.

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SCREENINGS

Art Futura

25th March – 7:00pm

Amantes

Art Futura reaches its twenty-fifth season, with main activities in Sao Paulo and presentations in more than twenty cities: Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Granada, Guayaquil, Madrid, Montevideo, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Chile, Tenerife, Torino, Vigo, and Vitoria…

At Share Festival 2014 Art Futura presents three programmes: 3d Futura Show, Artworks, 25x3D and the documentary The Digital Promise

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People and Places

Share Festival 2014/2015

  • Organizers: The Sharing
  • General director: Chiara Garibaldi
  • Art director: Luca Barbeni
  • Production office: Luciana Corbo
  • Translators:Antonella Emmi, Elena Aime
  • Dates: 19/29th March, 2015
  • Venue: Temporary Museum
  • Opening night: 19th March, 6:30/9:00 pm

Share Prize Jury 2015

  • Jasmina Tesanovic: activist and writer, Belgrade
  • Irini Papadimitrou: independent curator, London
  • Bruce Sterling: writer and journalist, Austin
  • Luca Barbeni: curator, Turin

The Team

  • Image: The Sharing
  • Translations: Antonella Emmi, Elena Aime
  • Graphic design: Giovanni Bogatto
  • Exhibition design: Chiara Garibaldi, Maria Bruno
  • Printing: Pixartprinting srl
  • Web design: Digisym, Andrea Taddei
  • Video promo: Matteo Barbeni

Share Festival is hosted by

  • Temporary Museum: Corso Verona 15/C, Turin
  • FabLab: Via Egeo 16, Turin
  • Casa Jasmina at FabLab: Via Egeo 16, Turin
  • Amantes: Via Principe Amedeo, 38/a, Turin
  • Bunker: Via Paganini 1, Turin

Sponsors

  • Regione Piemonte
  • Città di Torino
  • Città di Torino
  • Fondazione CRT
  • Torino Chamber of Commerce
  • Goethe Institute