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 obsession with the memory that the unstable computer networks have inculcated turns, in certain cases, serial filings, not all inclusive, which attempt to preserve evidence and documents for future ethereal digital memory. But the endless communication channels can be activated by the network in both directions pamper the ability to contribute to projects more extemporaneous storage and give instant gratification for the contribution that together are able to give back to the community. Overheard in New York: The Voice of The City , directed by S. Morgan Friedman and Michael Malice, for example, is a hive of uncontrollable contributions perfectly credible reporting origliati short dialogues in the public spaces of the Big Apple, complete with the location and description of the characters and added sarcastically titled by the editors. A collaborative scheme that, in this case, creates photographs of textual conversations in public places. Ephemeral moments and passengers, unrepeatable as, indeed, a photograph, testimonials that describe in a lightning storms brevity a complete scene of real life, slices of New York immediately viewable in the minds of users. The old adage "If these walls could talk" is implemented here in a perpetual fragmented screenplay written by drawing live and bringing back the pieces on the web.