Ping-Reset by Bart Koppe is an installation where 36 internet routers attached to the ceiling are rebooted when functioning, making an attached object to make a sound, creating an orchestrated symphony generated by ping and reset.
Together with the category of “space”, “time” has been radically changed by computer networks and the implementation of their instant communication. Present Eternity, sense and experience in the digital society times is a conference focused on ‘time’ specific influence on the contemporary work of art, especially as a founding value of any modernity principle. Among the conference topics there are digital images impact on our society, the instant, the continuum, the degradable and the eternal. Curated by Tommaso Tozzi, Alessandro Ludovico and Francesca Marianna Consonni the conference will feature among its speakers: Siegfried Zielinski, internationally recognized media theorist and founder of the “Variantology” researach project, Amanda MCDonald Crowley, director of Eyebeam arts and technology center in New York, Antonio Caronia, teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, and Tommaso Trini, writer and art critic. The conference is scheduled on 7th March at the Sala Martignoni in Gallarate (Italy), and it’s co-organized with the Carrara Academy of FIne Arts and the Civic Modern Art Gallery in Gallarate. In the same place a personal exhibition of Bianco Valente artist duo will open the day after the conference, titled “Visibile Invisibile” (Visible Invisible).