FRIDAY THE 6TH OF DECEMBER H 10. 30 AM, free entry
Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Via Regina Margherita 33.
TALK AND CONFERENCE
“EMAP -EUROPEAN MEDIA ART PLATFORM MEETS SARDINIA MEDIA ART”.
With Peter Zorn e Marcie K. Jost (Germany), EMAP Manager and the local Media artists:
Nevina Satta – Sardegna Film Commission manager;
Daniele Dore: assistant manager of Accademia di Belle Arti “Mario Sironi” /Art Fine Accademy of Sassari, Coordinator of Resources Center ART LAB of Sassari, professor of interactive systems.
Pier Paolo Luvioni – professor of sculptore and fablab, manager Art Lab;
Riccardo Gagliarducci – Professor of Digital Culture and 3D.
Introductions: Sardinia Research and Ilaria Nina Zedda, artistical director of Kyber Teatro.
What it is EMAP- European Media Art Platform.
For almost 25 years, the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) Programme initiated by werkleitz -Center for Media Art Saxony-Anhalt werkleitz.de 1995, has been supporting the production of award winning new media art works.
Since 2018 the EMARE program is run by the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) and it helps young artists to product media art projects supporting residencies of 2 months. 11 leading media art organizations of Europe, such as Ars Electronica Festival in Linz or Onassis Cultural Center in Greece, with the support of the European Commission’s cultural program Creative Europe, are awarding two- months residencies for media art productions across Europe. The residence productions range from short films, video installations, interactive applications, sound and web art, media performances, augmented and virtual reality to robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Bio-Art.
The works tour different members festivals and are promoted to museums, galeries, festivals and other institutions worldwide.
During the conference and talk of the 6th of December, organized by Kyberteatro, Peter Zorn and Marcie Jost, EMAP Managers, will present the Platform and its conditions for media artists, some examples of EMARE commissions and some of the winners projects, with some video contributions. In the end, they will discuss how residency conditions for theatre pieces which involve technology could be defined best.
At the conference there will be also present Cagliari and Quartu Art High Schools – multimedia classes.
ABOUT EMAP MANAGERS.
Peter Zorn studied 1990 – 95 in the experimental film class of Prof. Birgit Hein at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brunswick.
He co-founded the werkleitz Association, the Centre for Media Art Saxony-Anhalt,Germany. In 1995 he initiated and since then manages the European Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) which has expanded and is hosted since 2018 by the European Media Art Platform (EMAP), managed several EU funded projects and programs, is co-director of the Werkleitz Biennale / Werkleitz Festival and since 2011 director of the werkleitz Professional Media Master Class.
Together with Marcie Jost he runs the production company Worklights Media Production. He works as producer, media researcher and media art curator / expert (i.e. for the Goethe Institute) in Werkleitz and Halle (Saale).
Marcie K. Jost is a member of the Berlinale Talent Campus Selection Committee. She worked as cultural and film producer and festival manager for festivals such as werkleitz Biennale, Import-Export -cultural transfer between India and Germany, Austria, d-motion festival for interactive media art, ostranenie international forum for electronic media art. She worked for the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, K.I.E.Z. e.V. Dessau, werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V., House of World Cultures Berlin and Corduafilm Berlin.
ABOUT CARLO INFANTE.
Carlo Infante is President and Managing Director of Urban Experience, opinion leader and freelance professor of Performing Media in universities, academies, other education, and training centers where the trend is to interpret innovation through the social and cultural use of the new media. In the 1980s, he directed important festivals such as “Scenari dell’Immateriale”, he was anchor (and author) of different radio programs on Radio1 and Radio3, as well as TV anchorman of “Mediamente.scuola” on RAI3 and “Salva con Nome” on RAInews24 (in 2009). On the occasion of the Turin Olympic Games in 2006, he created web formats – such as “geoblog” (which allowed to write histories on geographies far ahead of GoogleMaps) – which express the creativity tensions of social innovation on the ground (e.g. on the occasion of Performing Media Lab in Salento, “La Notte della Taranta”, and in Piedmont within “Bene Confiscato alle Mafie”). He has also been in charge of a wide variety of projects on cultural and anthropological shifts brought about by the evolution of technology. He is author of “Educare on line” (1997, Netbook), “Imparare giocando” (Bollati Boringhieri, 2000), Edutainment (Coop Italia, 2003), “Performing Media. La nuova spettacolarità della comunicazione interattiva e mobile” (Novecentolibri, 2004), “Performing Media 1.1 Politica e poetica delle reti” (Memori, 2006) and many other essays and articles for different magazines and newspapers (including recently for NOVA-Sole24ore, Tiscali and L’Unità for the monthly UniTag). He is among the promoters of the “Stati Generali dell’Innovazione” (The States-General of Innovation).