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Piemonte Share Festival announces the IX° edition of the Share Prize, an international competition that promotes and supports contemporary art in the digital age. It will be hosted in Casa Jasmina and FabLab Torino in partnership with Officine Arduino e Toolbox Coworking.

The eleventh edition will be lead by the artistic director BRUCE STERLING, writer, journalist and critic of the new media.

Casa Jasmina is a project in the business space of domestic electronic networking, or,”the internet of things in the Home", a new way of housing related to open source.

The prize will focus on the use of electronic art inside the private domestic space: House Guests.

What happens when net.art leaves the desktop screens, kiosks, and gallery installations, and becomes domestic art?

How can this provocative guest escape cyberspace and join the family?

When Internet art becomes “Internet-of-Things art,” how can it flourish in the kitchen, the bedroom, the nursery and the terrace?

How do artistic property relations change as homes are permeated with internet and social media? Is this “house guest” a friend, a renter, a squatter, an illicit lover entering by the back door as the surveillance cams look elsewhere?

When digital art enters private ownership — much like the family portrait cherished on the wall — who owns that art, who collects it, who maintains it?

How do the children inherit the art?

What new roles can be played by the artist, the gallery, the curator and the patroness? Is art for the house best made in the house itself?

Share Prize jury members Paola Antonelli, Captain Samantha Cristoforetti, Chiara Garibaldi, Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruce Sterling have chosen six works for display in Share Festival 2016.

The theme of this year’s festival is technology and media art suitable for private spaces.

The festival venue is the “Casa Jasmina” House of the Future at the Torino Fab Lab.

The Share jury – comprised of an astronaut, museum curator, festival director, Internet activist and science fiction writer – met in the Casa Jasmina house, and selected six artworks that accentuate this unique venue.

Share Festival XI edition

19th May – 28th May | Turin

CasaJasmina – Via Egeo 16 – Turin

Fablab Torino – Via Egeo 16 – Turin

Toolbox Coworking – Via Montefeltro 2 – Turin

The selected Entries are

TOSHARE 2015 – Winner

3DPrinted Tourbillon Watch

Christoph Laimer (CH)

This stately domestic timepiece accents the living room, since it is a functional Swiss clock that is almost entirely printed from plastic. The Laimer Watch is open-source hardware, so every working piece of it is open for inspection, on the web and in the home as well.

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TOSHARE 2015 – Honorary Mention Winner

Follower

Lauren McCarthy (USA)

The large display screen in the Casa Jasmina main room will be the headquarters for this satirical web installation, in which volunteers will be physically “followed” around Torino by social-media stalkers whom they never meet.

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TOSHARE 2015 Entry Selected #3

SafeCoffee

Carlo Galli (IT)

Fine Italian coffee will be served during Share Festival from this looming device, which wittily combines an automatic coffee thermos with an urban surveillance camera.

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TOSHARE 2015 Entry Selected #4

Food-Data

Tobias Zimmer (DE)

Share Festival will offer Italian snacks on these unique plates, whose decorative patterns are graphically generated from the leftover crumbs from previous meals. he Festival will be creating some brand-new Zimmer plates from the edible debris of our festival guests.

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TOSHARE 2015 Entry Selected #5

Politics of Power

Automato (PRC)

This new hardware installation by Automato, composed by Simone Rebaudengo (IT) Matthieu Cherubini (CH) Saurabh Datta (IND), allows guests to ponder the implications of network politics within a household electrical network. Which of the eighteen lightbulbs have seized electric power, and which ones are politically denied their chance to shine?

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TOSHARE 2015 Entry Selected #6

Body Instrument II

Jean-Michel Roland (FR)

This Kinect-controlled music installation, placed in a corner of the bedroom, offers soothing bedtime music and also some healthy exercise.

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