Aesthetic Journalism Channel

  1. Alfredo Cramerotti
    Aesthetic Journalism: the uncertain domains of information, communication and aesthetics
    Friday 3 February 2017, 13:00

    Konstfack Research Week 2017, 30 January – 3 February
    Konstfack, 126 27 Stockholm
    konstfack.se

    Aesthetic Journalism is not about delivering information; “journalistic art” is preoccupied with this, and I am not preoccupied with the artist-as-journalist. What I care about – seeing it from a certain distance – is a cultural practice that weaves together the criteria of journalism and art, questioning and possibly reversing the tradition of both fields. An activity – either produced by artists or journalists or technologists – that queries the realm of fiction as the site of imagination, and that of journalism as a site for reality. This brings me to issue an invitation to embrace a notion of information, communication and aesthetics which includes the artistic treatment of reality; because ultimately, we start to get closer to the core of the matter (ourselves included) when we make our reality not a given, irreversible fact, but a possibility among many others.
    Konstfack Research Week is an annual event highlighting and discussing research practices at Konstfack and research perspectives related to Art, Craft, Design, Interior Architecture, Visual Communication and Visual Studies and Art Education, in Sweden and internationally.

    The programme includes presentations of on-going research at Konstfack as well as related perspectives from invited Swedish and international guests. It combines presentations, lectures discussions and workshops and targets Master and PhD students, researchers and faculty members at Konstfack, as well as a wider public interested in these issues.

    Konstfack Research Week is organized through Konstfack Board of Education and Research (UFN) and coordinated by Magnus Ericson.

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  2. A conversation with Franco Vaccari, curated by Valentina Bonizzi and Alfredo Cramerotti.

    Studio meeting focusing on and addressing several touchstone of Vaccari's theory & work and Cramerotti's research on the Hyperimage, namely:

    - The technological unconscious as digital environment

    - The digital as “continuum” and the analogue as “unity”

    - Technology and the technological process in cultural production not as procedure and hardware (e.g. from film to pixel), but rather as reconfiguration of the conceiving of the artwork itself

    - The idea of dilated / expanded time, and how this feature of his work as an artist associates itself with the technology conceived as above

    - The idea of hyperimage as vocabulary, images as words in a (visual) dictionary

    - The idea of creative finance: how do the algorithms that are at work within the finance industry and are generating results (profit or loss based on spread bets, fluctuations, etc) are doing this autonomously, so image-making and image-circulating tools are generating aesthetics formats and choices independently from a personal intervention (the square of Instagram), their meanings and connections

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  3. Wednesday, September 16, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
    116 S. Michigan Ave., room 203

    Q & A following Alfredo Cramerotti's talk, "Together to Explain Why an Action is Continuing: Still Yet," (see other video) which addressed the juncture between art, aesthetics, and journalism as addressed in his book Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing.

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  4. Wednesday, September 16, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
    116 S. Michigan Ave., room 203

    Alfredo Cramerotti's talk, "Together to Explain Why an Action is Continuing: Still Yet," addresses the juncture between art, aesthetics, and journalism as addressed in his book Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing.

    Alfredo Cramerotti is an internationally acclaimed writer and curator in modern and contemporary art, film, video, photography, and new media. His work includes the theory and practice of "expanded photography: the hyperimage", which investigates digital culture's impact on artistic and curatorial practices, and "aesthetic journalism," a concept he created to investigate the relationship between contemporary exhibitions and elements of interview, documentary, fiction, and reportage. He directs MOSTYN, Wales' foremost contemporary art institute, and is Head Curator of APT Artist Pension Trust as well as the roaming curatorial agencies AGM Culture and CPS Chamber of Public Secrets.

    He is curator of the EXPO Video program, part of this year's EXPO Chicago, which runs September 17–20, 2015 at Navy Pier. Among other exhibitions, in 2015 he co-curated the Mauritius Pavilion at the 56th Venice Art Bienniale, Italy, and Sequences VII, real-time festival biennial in Reykjavik, Iceland; in 2013, the Maldives Pavilion and the Wales Pavilion at the 55th Venice Art Bienniale, Italy; in 2010, Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Region of Murcia, Spain; and in 2006, the Made in Video Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark. Cramerotti is Editor in Chief of the Critical Photography series by Intellect Books, and his own publications include the book Aesthetic Journalism: How to inform without informing (2009) and Unmapping the City: Perspective on Flatness (2010).

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  5. While PROJECT Gx2 was immersed in contemporary art at EXPO CHICAGO, George and Guy-Vincent had the opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with ALFREDO CRAMEROTTI, curator of EXPOVIDEO, “Futuro Anteriore”.

    From their blurb on projectgx2.tumblr.com/:

    Alfredo is not only a nice guy; he has rich insight into the creative process, and can articulate his ideas and perception clearly in an accessible manner. This is always a challenge for curators, a balancing act: To present organizational cultural concepts in a way that is decipherable to a general public while at the same time conveying enough intellectual/creative curatorial gravitas for peer respect.

    Alfredo juggles it beautifully.

    This video was filmed with an I-phone at Expo Chicago, and edited collaboratively (George Kozmon and Guy-Vincent, pulling some late nights at Kozmon’s studio), and includes footage from many of the videos at the fair. Guy-Vincent composed the soundtrack.

    We thank Tony Karman and the Expo Chicago team, and of course, Alfredo Cramerotti

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A place where video essayists showcase their work and find exciting and original videos in relation to:

- thematic video essays (a la Orson Welles so to speak)
- visual commentary on events (different from video journalism and reporting by adopting a subjective view)
- documentation of talks and conference contributions (not the whole conference)
- 'aesthetic journalism' (a mode of journalism and reporting that adopt a conscious artistic and aesthetically approach)
- investigative art video and visual-textual essays
- hybrid internet-television-radio short programmes on communication and information platforms

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