1° November – 16 November 2013
This years theme is “A Look beyond” and it will reunite artists that share an international or unusual perception of reality. Some are foreigners that live and work in Italy, some are Italians that live and work abroad – some have simply carefully observed certain aspects related to other nations.
Like the previous edition, Digiarte will take place in different venues. The main exhibition area will be the Centro Espositivo Antonio Berti in Sesto Fiorentino, actual birthplace of the whole event.
The retrospective in occasion of the tenth anniversary of Digiarte will instead be hosted by the Galleria Centro*Sesto of the Ipercoop Mall in Sesto Fiorentino in a special space specifically set up for the event.
As usual, the artists we will be presenting come from different backgrounds. The exhibition will feature established professionals as well as young Tuscan artists and foreigners that have shown particular artistic sensibilities that deserve to be brought out to meet the public.
American experimenter based in Florence. Fascinated by chemistry and the slow pace of DIY, she balances analogue photography and digital improvisation. michelledavisizm.tumblr.com/
Italian photographer based in New York. His activity is centered on the person and the surrounding space: the interaction between humans and the environment, humans and technology, humans and states of mind. His photos are surreal and emotional.
During Digiarte he will be presenting a project based on “suspension”, where bodies “float” on a very unusual fluid: air. lucevirtuale.it/about-me/
Pan Yao is a young chinese student who has studied photography at LABA with the support of her teacher and mentor Agnese Morganti, featured in the previous edition of Digiarte in 2012. Pan’s project, “Yin”, focuses on shadows (with a particular reference to the traditional Chinese Shadow Puppetry)
Melissa Mercanti e Ilaria Del Buono
Two young Tuscan artists based in Chianciano. They are photographers, graphic artists and visual performers. They will be presenting a video related to this years topic.
“A step ahead” Special project: Photography in the Google Glass Era:
This will be the first exhibition of photos taken with Google Glasses to ever be set up worldwide. This new eyewear produced by Google interacts with reality providing information in real-time and allowing you to take pictures by just looking through the lens and touching a specific area of the temple. On this occasion, Digiarte has invited two figures of absolute international importance:
Koci is an artist of international reputation, one of the most important “instagrammers” worldwide. Professor of New media at Berkeley University and experimenter of new languages, Koci is a pioneer of Google Glass photography.
Reed is the computer scientist who led Obama’s presidential social network and new media campaign. He is a computer programmer and specialized hacker (in the good sense of the term) of international fame. Reed is an experimenter and researcher of new technologies. He will also be presenting a photographic project related to Google Glasses. harperreed.com/
Special project: Trash Television #orrorimetropolitani
From an idea born to play on Facebook by Constanza Braccesi, she has developed a work of “collective art” that, with the help of over 60 friends, tell by images the life of some older generation of CRT televisions, sometimes unintentionally “artistic” .