[artinfo] Interviewing the Crisis, second phase
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Fri Feb 20 14:01:25 CET 2009
The second phase of "Interviewing the Crisis" begins with the
interviews with Francesco "Warbear" Macarone Palmieri, Andreas Jacobs
and Carlo Infante.
Three different points of view on the international crisis, engaging
innovation, new media related practices, network culture, research on
bodies, genders, social relations, empathy and connectedness. From
public institutions to our bodies, in the globally evolving scenario.
Interviewing the Crisis is a project promoted by
Art is Open Source
"I see this crisis in a continuous way, the world is constantly in a crisis,
I formulate this as 'cultural epileptiscm' , that is that humans tend to
loose themselves into extremes, whether these being emotional or rational.
The last century is exemplary for this."
"Something that was widely expected is happening, even is the acceleration
of the economic crisis (and not only financial) is pressing everything
against a striking evidence. Resources for culture are about to be
drastically cut. And a large part of the professional setups based on public
sibsides risks disappearance."
"lifestyle is in itself a part of the unavoidable speculative process of
turbocapitalism, in which cool hunters understand the languages of the
scenes to transform them into a banal aesthetization that can be sold for a
couple of years. A lemon squeezer for cultural production where the
experience of the sublime, the sense of disaster, the impact of
deflagration, the elimination of the roots, the collapse of the future,
disperse themselves in a sterile pantomime that is constructed in a
laboratory, and makes me throw up."
Francesco "Warbear" Macarone Palmieri
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