Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
The resistance to the culture of surveillance and control begins, with its urgency of interpretation and contrast, to permeate areas of expression other than purely political. Broken Channel, commissioned since the last edition of the festival Futuresonic is the proof accomplished by combining visual and sound artists to crystallize a critical view of the phenomenon, declined in many documented impressions. The focus here is on the role of invasive and at the same time the usual CCTV cameras, and the need to expand without dissent to their rules. Most of the artists, in fact, tries to take the vision of the artificial eyes of control, making the viewer sympathetic, but at the same time avoiding any complacency radically voyeuristic. The intolerability of these technologies emerges from the audio and video tracks, translating the bulky presence of the optics in the public bets on the potential threat, reflected in the eyes of every viewer. It ranges from psychedelia documenting Coldcut (video only), the architecture of the machinic Battery Operated, electronics policy Ultra Red until the installation of mirrors sorvegliativi mutual Taystes_Room Jenny Marketou, and all’incedere oppressive Kaffe Matthews ‘oversee’. It is worth finally mention the pictures that adorn the booklet. As if to enclose in a metaphorical synthesis around the concept of work they depict the installation ‘Cosmos’ to Josee Dubeau, in which human figures, iconic than the stereotypical visions of the road are closed pills in plastic conglomerates in one unverso.