FOKUS FESTIVAL Screen from Barcelona has been invited to participate at FOKUS Video Art Festival 2012, the second edition of the festival initiated by Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen 2012. CacotopÃa (Daniel G. Andujar and Avelino Sala)2011. 23m 45 s. from avelino sala
DYSTOPIA. CURATED BY CRISTINE WANG (CURATOR, NEW MEDIA ARTS) MACHINES WILL LEAD TO A NEW ORDER BOTH OF WORK AND OF LEISURE" [Le Corbusier, Vers une Architecture (1923)] Artists at the beginning of the 20th century sought towork in hybrid forms, as a socially-oriented movement, anutopian vision which embodied the idealism of a neworder, believing itself capable of changing, reforming,reordering--totally changing all aspects of human life.They embraced the notion of the all-encompassing role ofart: the profound belief in the ability of art to effectchange. Almost one hundred years later, into the new millenium,we have seen the effects of this utopian vision: thefailure of modernism and its various permutations on aglobal basis.