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”).
On August 11 the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Taipei presents the exhibition ZONE V2_, summing up the last three major themes of the Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF): ‘Machine Times’, ‘Information is Alive’ and ‘Interact or Die!’. Focused on the cultural and social consequences of interaction the exhibition (and a two day conference) will be a retrospective of artworks selected in the last 10 years. But why one of the oldest European institutions related to media and time based art has placed this retrospective in such a distant place? Their attitude to cultural exchange all over and the emerging creative Taiwanese scene is the answer, one of the most lively one, still unknown abroad, that deals with game culture, sound art and digital culture at large. The list of exhibited artworks includes: ‘PainStation, Enhanced Dueling Artifact’, by ////////fur////, ‘G-Player 4′ by Jens Brand, ‘Feed’ by Shane Cooper, ‘Logo.hallucination’ by Christoph Bruno, ‘Synthia – Stock Ticker’ by Lynn Hershman, ‘Purple Rain’ by Joyce Hinterding, David Haines, ‘data.tron’ by Ryoji Ikeda, ‘Pockets Full of Memories’ by George Legrady, ‘Drawn’ by Zachary Lieberman, ‘Beijing Accelerator’ by Marnix de Nijs, ‘Cheap Imitation’ by David Rokeby, ‘YOKOMONO’ by Staalplaat Soundsystem, ‘Exactitudes’ by Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, ‘Amazon Noir’ and ‘Google Will Eat Itself’ by Ubermorgen.Com, Alessandro Ludovico, Paolo Cirio, ‘zgodlocator/version zII’ by Herwig Weiser and ‘Chinese Portraiture’ by Zhou Hongxiang.