White Box Museum of Art presented InsideOut Step2 – Latest trends in Western Videoart, an international selection from the editions of Arte Video Roma Festival proposed by C.A.R.M.A. - Applied Multimedia Art and Research Center (Rome, Italy). The selection included works collected by the curatorial board Le Momo Electronique during its several years monitoring work on Italian and foreign productions, with a special attention to works from artists under 40. Although quite young, many of the artists have already won important awards in Italy and in other countries, and several are widely known into international circuits.
Nine Artists from America, North Europe and Italy were screened in the prestigious Media Center of White Box Museum of Art. As the curators explain, “Even if each artist has his own particular characteristics, specific methods of work and personal research directions, they have in common some precise elements, some specific trends, a certain approach to technologies and some theoretical understandings. In all cases, these works show a “narrative” level that is clearly and radically experimental, not just from the technological point of view (even if they often use the most advanced devices and methods of production), but especially with regard to construction of metaphors: no dialogue, no story, no drama… These artists, by using the language of “pure audiovision”, are trying to bring to reality possibilities of meaning forbidden to forms of expression that are centered on the word… It is never a surrogate of reality but an original phenomenon, readable in its natural evolution of the form… Exactly by reading the directions of these mutations, conceived and practiced as writing, symbolic but yet mobile, we can often find their main access points to its sense”.
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