La Cosa Radiactiva is a “research on transparency and nuclear secrets. A performance to demystify radiation while building awareness of its risks. An imagination exercise to reflect on how it would be like to live with radiation and above all this, a call about the importance of citizens having their own tools to be able to verify public health data provided by governmental authorities.”
KLE – Kit de Libertad de Expresión (or Freedom of Speech Kit) is a portable digital device that allows people from all over the world to participate to remote protests by sending and displaying text messages in public space. The interactive banner is (unsurprisingly) inspired by the record number of social protests that took place in Spain in 2011. It is estimated that over 23.000 demonstrations have been organised that year around the country
Daniel Lombraña González tells me about Citizen Cyberscience Centre, an international collaborative project that invites volunteers to help the scientific community develop a whole range of projects that include: identifying and marking deforested areas with high-res Earth imagery, researching the elusive Higgs particle with a virtual atom smasher, understanding the fundamental laws of the universe, or the secrets of magnetism at the molecular scale
A few words and many images about two exhibitions i saw in Madrid a few weeks ago. One is all about the American landscape. The other shows hairdressers and butchers living in Galicia decades ago
If you’re a curator or an artist involved in art and technology you’ve probably heard about Medialab Prado. Chances are, you’ve even been there for one of their workshops. Medialab Prado is conceived as a citizen laboratory for the production, research and dissemination of cultural projects that explore collaborative forms of experimentation and learning that have emerged from digital networks
n this photo series, Robert Harding Pittman acutely documents the exportation of the Los Angeles-style model of urban development to other countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Greece, United Arab Emirates and South Korea.
From the construction boom up until the current building crisis.
Anonymization presents under an implacable light a landscape of anonymity made of shopping malls, vast parking lots, arrays of unfinished houses that look exactly the same, green golf courses in the middle of desert areas, etc
Post-it City phenomena emphasise the reality of the urban territory as the place where distinctive uses and situations legitimately overlap, in opposition to the growing pressures to homogenise public space. In contrast to the ideals of the city as a place of consensus and consumption, temporary occupations of space reaffirm use value, reveal different needs and lacks that affect given collectives, and even promote creativity and the subjective imagination
I’ll have to put a stop soon-ish to this avalanche of posts about ARCO. But there’s still a couple of stories i owe you. On top of the list is a report on Expanded Box, ARCO’s section that specializes in new media art and video art. I’ll focus on the former. Obviously
The winner of the fifth edition has been announced today at 2 pm, it’s the subversive and much-talked about EKMRZ-Trilogy by UBERMORGEN.COM
Dancing robots, inflatable birds, a robot that makes patterns using rubbish until its companion comes and throw everything away, shamrock clock and other VIDA awardees
The winner of the first prize this year is the uncanny, poetical and fascinating Hylozoic Soil, an immersive sculpture by artist and architect Philip Beesley
The bitter-sweet protagonist of the photo festival currently held in Madrid
One of the highlights of PHotoEspaña, this exhibition displays the work of ten photographers who use the genre of topography photography as a medium to go beyond the representation of physical places and reflect on a series of social, historical or political issue.
Descubrimientos is PHotoEspaña Festival’s portfolio review and launching platform for new talents in international photography. This year the exhibition highlighted 70 photographs coming from 42 countries. A selection
The gallery asked Santiago Sierra, Alicia Framis, Elmgreen and Dragset and James Casebere to reflect on the issue and be as caustic as ever
Running around Photo Espana in Madrid and encountering serene and luminous portraits of the Mennonite communities