Transmediale 2013 BWPWAP Berlin/DE:29.01-03.02.2013
To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. – Mark TwainSoftware is mind control—get some. – i/o/d Through a selection of 13 artists, Tools of Distorted Creativity questions the notion of creativity that has been instrumental to the development of the personal computer, from its first stationary instantiations in the 1980s to today’s mobile devices. Since its introduction, the personal computer has embodied the dream of the creative machine that allows the user to expand and explore her creative potential, rather than making her a slave of the machine. The personal computer itself is, however, only half of this story about machine-aided creativity. The other and equally important half of the story are the software tools at the user’s disposal within the machine environment. Each of these hundreds of thousands of tools presents certain forms of perception, ways of thinking and modes of acting, that in turn activate certain kinds of creativity. So rather than being a general notion, creativity needs to be recognized as a multiplicative and diverse form of practice. Creativity also needs recognition as the source of open potential for tools yet to be invented.
ICI and INPUT JOURNAL ANNOUNCE “Art and Crisis,” A Panel Discussion Thursday, January 17, 2013 6:30 – 8:30pm @ ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP Art Center 57 Walker St. NY 10013 On the occasion of the book release of INPUT #5: Blockhouse
Avelino Sala, Blockhouse, 2012. (Photo courtesy of artist and INPUT Journal)ICI and INPUT Journal are pleased to announce a panel discussion on the occasion of the book release of INPUT #5: Blockhouse (Winter 2013). Under the curation of guest creative director Avelino Sala, “Blockhouse” as a metaphor for a bunker, explores the capacity of artists to confront crisis, and to question of the symbolic function of art and the role of creation during a critical moment of metaphorical entrenchment. Panel Participants: Renée Vara (Moderator), Editor, INPUT Journal; Curator; NYU Professor Chus Martinez, Director, Museo del Barrio, NY Imma Prieto, Professor, ERAM (University of Girona); Art Critic and Curator Avelino Sala, Artist; Editor, Sublime magazine; Curator, Commission Curatorial Collective INPUT #5 featured artists: AES+F, Marc Bijl, Fernando Bryce, Paco Cao, Josechu Dávila, Wim Delvoye, Democracia, Mounir Fatmi, Carlos Garaicoa, Daniel García Andújar, Chus García Fraile, Kendell Geers, Goldiechiari, Regina Jose Galindo, MK Kaehne, Rogelio López Cuenca, Teresa Margolles, David Maroto, Mateo Matè, Pepe Medina, Jorge Mendéz Blake, Eugenio Merino, Santiago Morilla, Antonio Muntadas, Dan Perjovschi, PJSM, Anri Sala, Avelino Sala, Santiago Sierra and Pelayo Varela.