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”).
In the networked art the artwork ‘s boundaries dissolve in the intertwined relationships between subjects, objects, strategies and theories. This process not only modifies artistic, political and commercial models, but it transforms the culture, the languages and the logic behind the theories of the interconnected society. Inter-disciplinarity, indetermination, transformation, decentralization and interaction, are among the key concepts of the sixties. But they are also the background of the artists that have used the telematic networks to plan new worlds or to critique the existing ones. The conference ‘History of the Net Arts’ has the purpose to gather some important experiences about some of the most active subjects, their actions and external collaboration with institutions, groups and movements, the technologies they used and, even more importantly, their theorical, social and cultural goals. A conference curated by Tommaso Tozzi and Alessandro Ludovico, Friday, July 29, 2005, Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts), Carrara, Italy), with: Robert Adrian (Wien, AU), Hans Bernhard (Ubermorgen, Wien, AU), Arturo Di Corinto (Roma, IT), Steven Kovats (V2, Rotterdam, NL), Enrico Pedrini (Genova, IT), Cornelia Sollfrank (Old Boys Network, Hamburg, DE), Luca Toschi (Firenze, IT) and the installation: “Audio and Video recording from the seventies and eighties” by Giuseppe Chiari (Firenze – IT).