Körper is an acousmatic piece entirely based on the elaboration of an acoustic pulse sequence which was produced in the course of a MRI diagnostic test. The aesthetic idea implied in the composition refers to the topical and controversial theme known as “global control and censorship”. Through the examination of the constant and continuous information flow, which is either consciously or produced by everyone, it is possible to accomplish a condition of control; that condition ought to benefit the national and global security.
WEB-MINDSCAPE is an interactive installation joining diverse aspects, such as social network, sound, brainwaves and visual elements. It creates an immersive audiovisual environment, which is site-specific, where sound is diffused in surround, and the visual elements consist of light produced through electroluminescent wires (EL wires). Visitors are invited to interact with the audiovisual environment (light and sound) by using an EEG interface, which reads their brain activity. Thereby, they are confronted to messages from a social network (in this case, Twitter).
Loophole is a sound art installation that depicts the transitional period from conflict to peace, a temporary stage in the Colombian society reconciliation process. The piece proposes a journey by the Colombian Coffee Growing Area soundscape, through audio samples taken in pedagogical practices carried out in the project “Laboratorio Sonoro de Caldas”. The audio samples were taken in provinces and small towns of the Caldas Department: Chinchiná, Guayabal, Villamaría, Supía, San Lorenzo and Arboleda, where violence imprints and collateral effects of the Colombian armed conflict still remain.
Connecting to themes like Bio-Hacking and Bio-Creation the Impakt Festival will highlight a selection of themes, projects and artists it has recently presented. The presentation focusses on artists that discuss changing definitions of what is natural and human. The projects in the presentation present visions on post-natural environments where technology and the human body have become inseparable.
Talk: Inauguration of the exhibition "Decir el lugar. Testimonios del paisaje colombiano"
Clemencia Echeverri and Nicolás Gómez Echeverri / Colombia Banco de la República
Clemencia Echeverri lives and works in Bogotá. She completed undergraduate studies in Colombia and specialization and masters in Plastic Arts at Chelsea College of Arts, London. She was a professor of Arts in undergraduate and master’s degree at Universidad de Antioquia and Universidad Nacional de Colombia. After working in painting and sculpture, since the mid-90s, Clemencia has developed workS in installation, video, photography, sound and interactivity based on dominant political and social conditions.
Until the mid-1980s, democracy did not seem to concern philosophical reflection in the field of political sociology. It was enough to think of it as the regime opposed to communism and dictatorship. Since then, critical thinking has developed in several ways, giving the impression of some discomfort when it comes to thinking about the solution to the great contemporary challenges, for example: social difficulties, injustice, inequalities, crisis of Political and party representation, institutional deficiencies and the treatment of culturally or religious orders, violence, etc.
Talk: Arte e materie umanistiche: L'università pubblica nella valorizzazione dei saperi "Inutili"
Marco María Gazzano / Italy
Many things have changed in the world since the era of “globalization” was opened with the US- sponsored commercial twentieth-century trade agreements. A sharp shift in the economy from national to planetary markets, which also involved cultural changes and costumes: interdependence and interclassing of symbols, cultural homogenization, new wealth, but also progressive destruction of productive, natural, and anthropological diversity.
Talk: Roma tre e la terza missione. La cattedra telematica di lingua e cultura italiana
Geatano Sabatini / Italy
Roma Tre University has an important track record of third mission activities, many of which have been developed within the frame of international cooperation. Among the main development cooperation projects, is a project for the recovery and restoration of the historic city of El Salvador in the Republic of El Salvador and in Africa in Burkina Fasu an agricultural training project.