DEL SANNIO BENEVENTO
exhibition New Technologies can be considered as the conclusion
of Artmedia VIII - From Aesthetics of Communication to Net
Art, a major conference held in Paris during November-December
2002. The exhibition catalogue, as well as the Paris-based
magazines "Art Press" (no. 285, December 2002) and
"Ligeia" (no. 45/48, July-December 2003), where,
respectively, the presentation texts and the proceedings of
Artmedia VIII have been published, can be considered as a
necessary theoretical instrument, useful to an understanding
of an aesthetic-artistic movement which in the past two decades
has never ceased to be vital and up to date.
In the last few years, especially in France, several kinds
of more or less technological and communicational ìpoeticsî
have been developed, each with its own mark of supposed originality:
an aesthetic of ìcommutation", a "relational"
aesthetic, others focusing on ìcollective interaction",
ìrevealing interactivity", ìshared consciousness"
and so on. In end effect, each of these formulations has merely
isolated one or more aspects of the general theory of the
"aesthetic of communication" and of its developments
related to the concept of the "technological sublime",
while presenting itself as if it were something new.
The five artists from ìold Europeî, Roy Ascott,
Maurizio Bolognoni, Fred Forest, Richartd Kriesche, Mit Mitropoulos,
gathered together for this exhibition in Benevento, all particularly
significant in terms of their historical value as well as
exemplary in terms of the complexity and comprehensiveness
of their aesthetic research, offer us the opportunity to develop
and accomplish an applied aesthetic and philosophy.
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