Event Announcement: TRAVELOGUE (Sept 7-11, Mantua, Italy)

Dear All,

I would like to announce an upcoming art exhibition + panel in Mantua, Italy that may be of interest to anybody on this list who’s researching machinima and/or Game Art.

More information at: www.travelogue.space


Matteo Bittanti


Curated by Matteo Bittanti
September 7- 11 2016
Cantine di Vincenzo I Gonzaga
Piazzetta Santa Barbara, 46100 Mantua MN
Open every day from 8.15  AM until 19.15 p.m.
Admission: 3 euros
An official event of Festivaletteratura 2016
Official website: travelogue.space

TRAVELOGUE is a survey of audiovisual artworks made with or inspired by video games. Using machinima and interactive installations, fifteen artists examine the virtual automobile as medium, message, technological commodity, status symbol, interface, and prosthetics. Created through a process of appropriation and remix, these works lie at the intersection of fiction and documentation, performance and simulation, video art and experimental cinema.

TRAVELOGUE takes the viewer for a ride through landscapes that are simultaneously familiar and uncanny, featuring dematerialized vehicles in autopilot mode; glitches, ghosts and algorithms; weapons of mass distraction and feedback loops; sudden acceleration, absolute speed, and endless stasis. Until the inevitable crash.

The exhibition is staged in the Cellars of Vincenzo I Gonzaga, a part of the Gonzaga Palace. Featuring an impressive structure with exposed brick walls and beamed vaulted and barrel ceilings, the space features several rooms covering an area of about eight hundred square meters located in a XV Century building.

Max Almy & Teri Yarbrow
Dave Ball
Bob Bicknell-Knight
Clint Enns
Matthew Hillock
Kristin Lucas
Victor Morales
Leonardo Sang
Palle Torsson
Jean-Baptiste Wejman
+ Surprise artist


Isabelle Arvers e Valentina Tanni in conversation. + Surprise Screening
Sunday September 11 at 11:30 AM
Cantine di Vincenzo, Piazza Santa Barbara, 46100, Mantua Italy
Admission: 6 euros

What is the difference between video games and game videos? What are the affinities and divergences between video games and video art? What role do electronic simulations play within the current visualscape? Isabelle Arvers and Valentina Tanni discuss the influence of game aesthetics on contemporary art. The conversation is moderated by Matteo Bittanti.



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