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”).
At the beginning of 2011, eight Ukrainian musicians were invited to play the same number of works by Karol Szymanowski, one of the most important European authors of the first half of the twentieth century. The renowned composer and pianist was born in 1937 in Tymoszówka, at the time a Polish town but now part of Ukraine. Szymanowski lived through the deep European post-war crisis, whose defaults were the result of a systemic structural meltdown heavier than the one currently being experienced. The desire to revive lives through creativity inspired these musicians to renew Szymanowski’s wondrous musical sequences. This hybrid mix of classical music and electronic experimentation still sounds very fresh. Dunaewsky69, Nikolaienko, Kotra, Zavoloka, v4w.enko, Ujif_Notfound, and Andrey Kiritchenko Zagaykevych are artists that do not need much by way of introduction. They were selected after careful thought by the Polish Institute in Kiev, in order to strengthen interest in specialist electronic research in that region and increase consensus in the international scene. The set of eight compositions, curated and produced by Dymitri Fedorenko, is presented by Kvitnu in an elegant cardboard box, with a booklet of twelve pages, including comprehensive notes, photographic material and brief biographies.