Hubris Atë Nemesis the wave of wood on display at CMCA

Hubris Atë Nemesis the wave of wood on display at CMCA

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Art

The installation Hubris Atë Nemesis was created by the duo of artists from Maine: Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen. The exhibition space was a CMCA (Center of Main Contemporary Art) gallery. It consisted of a wave of wood itself, surrounding visitors as they crossed the walkways that divided the space. Kavanaugh and Nguyen have been working together since 2005 and work exclusively with paper.

For this installation, the artists have gone beyond the confines of their design process to include new media, techniques and materials. Hubris Atë Nemesis is their first wooden work and the first in which the walkway, which cuts the installation in two, is an integral part of the work itself.

Hubris Atë Nemesis l’ondata di legno in esposizione al CMCA | Collater.al

The title and concept derive from a three-part narrative of a Greek tragedy. Hubris, animated by great confidence and arrogance, transforms himself into Atë, crazy and ruinous and ends up in Nemesis, the punishment that restores the natural order of things.

Hubris Atë Nemesis was created with the support of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation. The installation was on display at the CMCA until June 16, 2019. If you haven’t had the chance to experience the work in person, an impressive 360° virtual tour of Dave Clough is available.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Characters in Pat Perry’s amazing street art

Characters in Pat Perry’s amazing street art

Claudia Fuggetti · 5 months ago · Art

Detroit-based artist Pat Perry creates very original murals that have the particularity of representing subjects that never look directly at the viewer, but are always intent on doing something or, simply, thinking.

The most surprising aspect is that each character is not the result of simple imagination, but is inspired by people who really existed or are still alive. One example is the work dedicated to Edith Collier, accidentally painted by the artist on the day of her 134th anniversary in her hometown of Whanganui.

Another interesting example is the mural City of Poets made in Sulaymaniyya, Iraq, in 2018.
Pat was there during the first parliamentary elections since the defeat of ISIS: the young people of Sulaymaniyya helped the artist to spread a message of protest whose spokesmen were the poets and creatives, despite the violent persecution. Children from Syrian and Kurdish refugee communities painted flags praising peace and tolerance in the hope that public opinion would believe that all voices and opinions were worthy of consideration.

If you want to learn more about the stories behind each of Pat’s works, we recommend that you take a look at his site here.

I personaggi nella street art di Pat Perry | Collater.al
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Mulan’s coming back next March. Watch the trailer!

Mulan’s coming back next March. Watch the trailer!

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

Disney is focusing on remakes and after The Lion King, which will be released in Italy in August, and having announced that Halle Bailey will play Ariel (a decision that divided the audience), Mulan‘s official trailer arrives. 

The remake, which will be released in American cinemas on March 27, 2020 (little is known about the Italian date) shows us the Chinese actress Liu Yifei as the protagonist who, just like in the 1998 cartoon, disguises herself as a man and enlists in the Chinese army in place of her father, now too old to fight. 

Unfortunately, in this first clip you don’t see some of the characters we loved about the animated version, like the little ferry Mushu, and you can’t hear songs, but it’s still too early to sum it up. 

Watch the Mulan trailer below! 

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Hotel California, Ian Berry recreates pools and reflections with thousands of pieces of jeans

Hotel California, Ian Berry recreates pools and reflections with thousands of pieces of jeans

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Art

This could be Heaven or this could be Hell’ sang the Eagles inspired by the California of the 80s, and it is precisely this double sensation, this double feeling, that Ian Berry returns in his latest series of works, entitled Hotel California

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Ian Berry is a denim artist and the only tool he uses to make his works is jeans, dark jeans, light jeans, heavy jeans, light jeans, bought jeans, given jeans, but still jeans. 

In our opinion, with Hotel California he has reached levels never seen before, succeeding in perfectly reproducing perhaps one of the most difficult subjects that exist: water. 

The ripples of the pools, the clarity and reflections, everything is so perfect as to make us doubt that they are works made of jeans. We need the photos of the details to have confirmation, to remove all doubts.

But in addition to a spectacular technique, Ian’s project also surprises for what he manages to convey. We can almost hear the Californian air passing through our hair, the sun burning our skin and the gentle sound of water moving. 

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ian berry hotel california | Collater.al
ian berry hotel california | Collater.al
ian berry hotel california | Collater.al
ian berry hotel california | Collater.al
ian berry hotel california | Collater.al
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Neural Mirror installation, technology meets art

Neural Mirror installation, technology meets art

Claudia Fuggetti · 5 months ago · Art

More and more often art and technology complement and influence each other, becoming the perfect union between creativity and innovation. This is the case of the Neural Mirror installation curated by the interactive design studio Ultravioletto, a pioneering project in the field of Artificial Intelligence and robotics, promoted by the Carla Fendi Foundation on the occasion of the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto.

In this context, Ultravioletto proposes a reflection on the new technologies that will dominate the future, identifying the privileges and opportunities, but also the risks. Perception is one of the fundamental aspects in the field of research on man-robot interaction: Artificial Intelligence aims to replicate the dynamics with which the human mind works.

Artificial intelligence detects the stimuli and characteristics of animated and inanimate objects within a space:

“Neural Mirror is an interactive installation in which Artificial Intelligence is the protagonist: a mirroring sentient interface that perceives, interprets and processes the image of the observer”.

Inside the immersive installation (which aesthetically resembles Radiohead’s House of Cards video), the visitor, placed in front of mirrored interfaces, is scanned and transformed into a point cloud by an algorithm. In this way, the physical body is translated into a flow of information reworked in real time by the IA, concerning: emotional states, sex, personal information and much more.

By implementing a sort of virtual identikit, the physical data is transcribed and printed through specially designed plotters. And so the biological self becomes an avatar, taking the form of a tangible graphic sign, within an experience that blends materiality and abstraction.

Visit Ultravioletto’s website here.

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Neural Mirror installation, la tecnologia incontra l'arte | Collater.al
Neural Mirror installation, la tecnologia incontra l'arte | Collater.al
Neural Mirror installation, la tecnologia incontra l'arte | Collater.al
Neural Mirror installation, la tecnologia incontra l'arte | Collater.al
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