BorderBody – Mixing Cities
International video-art, photography, installation and performing art festival
Opening: November 28th, 2013
“BorderBody – Mixing Cities” exhibition will be held in the prestigious Palazzo Barone Ferrara in Bari (Italy), from November 28th to December 06th 2013. Thirty-four international artists have been selected to take part in this exhibition.
“BorderBody – Mixing Cities” exhibition will be the first of 3 events held in Palazzo Barone Ferrara during the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. “BorderBody” cycle will consist of “Mixing Cities”, “Mixing Identities” and “Mixing Future” exhibitions. “Mixing Cities” deals with modern urban changes and their influence on citizens, on hybridization between identities and urban settings in contemporary time. Artworks’ selection is based on the main concept of fluidity, motion, changing networks and cities transformations. People, backgrounds, societies, progress and all their inputs creates hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world.
Palazzo Barone Ferrara is a magnificent historic building of XIX century, symbol of importance and progress of the city. Located in the centre of Bari, is the headquarters and exhibition space of Banca Apulia bank.
organizer: International ArtExpo
curator: Luca Curci
press office: It’s LIQUID
exhibition & screening place: Palazzo Barone Ferrara, Bari (Italy)
dates: from November 28th to December 06th 2013, from 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM and from 03.00 PM to 06.00 PM, at Palazzo Barone Ferrara, C.so Vittorio Emanuele II n.102/A, Bari (Italy)
opening: November 28th, 2013, at 06.00 PM, at Palazzo Barone Ferrara, C.so Vittorio Emanuele II n.102/A, Bari (Italy)
During the event will be presented the stunning digital videos “Flux” and “Eff Lux” by Turkish artist Candaş Şişman; the amazing project “Human Harp” by London based artist Di Mainstone, and “Bulletproof skin” video by the founder of “BioArt Laboratories” Jalila Essaïdi.
Candaş Şişman has received several awards since 2007, among which are an Honorary Mention from Prix ARS Electronica Computer Animation/Film/VFX and Best Prize in Sound Design from Roma Viedram Video Festival. London based artist and researcher Di Mainstone creates sculptures that connect to the body, designed to initiate movement and storytelling. Human Harp is a collaborative creative project led by Di Mainstone and supported by Queen Mary University of London. Jalila Essaïdi is an artist who uses biology – in particular ecology and the life sciences – as an artistic medium, and in 2010 she was a recipient of the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award and got in 2012 a Honorary Mention in the Category of Hybrid Art of the Prix Ars Electronica 2012.
In the exhibition area it will be possible to listen to the sound artwork “Interzone” by Paul Amlehn, who has collaborated on music projects with musicians from the bands of Lou Reed, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits, and others, and with members of the Kronos Quartet, and Philip Glass Ensemble.
The event is supported by Banca Apulia.
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