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Share Prize Competition XI – Frankestein

 For the 11th consecutive Share Prize, organized by Share Festival, the Italian exhibition of electronic art, digital art and new media is happy to announce the theme of the upcoming edition:   FRANKENSTEIN IL MODERNO PROMETEO   Two hundred years ago this year, “Frankenstein”  was first published.  The author kept herself anonymous, so that no one would guess that she was a radical teenage feminist who had run off to Italy. Victor Frankenstein is a bright Swiss college student with a private lab.  Victor secretly hacks dead bodies and builds a giant.  One dark night, Victor “infuses the spark of being” into his superhuman creation.    But “Frankenstein’s Monster” never gets a name. He does have a mother — Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley — but he has never had any legal identity, not for two hundred years.   Illegal, unethical, penniless and not even human, he’s the ultimate clandestine refugee. This Nameless One has no family, no friends and no legal papers. He’s a citizen of nowhere,  lurching off the design table into a troubled, fragmented world of epic Greek mythic passions and torch-and-pitchfork mob riots.  The Nameless One wanders the globe.  He listens and learns by  spying on people.  Often he does free favors, and even works hard for no pay.  Yet despite all these conveniences, people never trust the Monster.  He  exists; he grows ever bolder, stronger and more capable; but he can never really be one of us. When he “friends” people,  the alien becomes even less human. He becomes a troll; he rants, rages, demands a female soul-mate,  and plots cruel reprisals on innocent brides.  Those who know him best are the ones who dread him worst.     Must the Modern Prometheus suffer for his gift of fire?  Must he be chased down with torches by an angry and panicking user-base?  Will Silicon Valley ever have a Hollywood happy ending?   SHARE FESTIVAL XIII is about the many powerful entities mankind has built, that are active among us, huge, strong, unloved, scary, mythic and Romantically tragic.  They are alive! — but we are the children of Mary Shelley, and of Byron’s daughter Ada Lovelace.  What about them — and what about us? Jasmina Tešanovic   An international panel of judges will short-list six nominees for the prize, who will be invited to exhibit at the customary Share Prize exhibition in Turin in May 2018. ?The names of the short-listed finalists will be announced by the end of March 2018.

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Shortlist for Share Prize ‘Sincerity’

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Once again, over one hundred and fifty artists from around the world have submitted their projects for the 2016/2017 edition of the SHARE FESTIVAL, whose theme is ‘Sincerity’.

Share Prize International jury , this year, featured by Massimo Banzi, Sheldon Brown, Angelo ‘Motor’ Comino, Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruno Argento after an intense discussion has selected six participants in the ‘Sincerity’ exhibition, which will take place at Toolbox (Via Agostino da Montefeltro, 2 Turin) from 26th to 28th May 2017:

Apotropia |”The Kiss” | (IT)
A contact between two bodies. Sharing intense information. A chemical cocktail in the brain.

Lynn Bianchi | “Irina’s Sunrise” and “Coney Island” | (USA)
In these works the artist synthetizesseveral elements that are archetypically: the beauty, the sense of peace, the concepts of reality and non-reality and the conncetion with the environment.

Daniel Jolliffe | ‘’Perfect View’’ | (CA)
Perfect View is an interactive sculpture that personifies the human desire always to show one’s best side to others

Andrea Leoni | “Line” | (IT)
A line develops and marks its surrounding space in search of a composition strategy: it multiplies, extends by increasing its size to create more and more complex forms.

Neil Mendoza | “Electric Knife Orchestra” | (UK)
An orchestra made up of sixteen knives and a beehive playing the Bee Gees ‘1977 Hit’ Stayin ‘Alive’

Riccardo Torresi | “Relative Space” | (DE)
Installation consisting of a fabric chamber suspended by a wired system. Six central anchorages reacting to the visitors approaching. The more people roam in the room, the more the space becomes available.

Share Festival will also present the eight works by artists selected for the special project ‘ARTMAKER’: Sergio Barboni, Fabio Battistetti, Serena Cangiano, Carlo Galli, Alessandro Sciaraffa and Diego Scroppo, all of them will show a work or a project using ‘Share Artmaker Bag’.

Share Festival: May from 26th to 28th there will also be workshops, conferences and more.

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SHARE FESTIVAL 2017 ANNOUNCES ITS STAR JURY AND THE SHARE “ARTMAKER”

Piemonte Share Festival, the Italian art fair of electronic art, digital art and new media, announces our jury meeting and two public symposia for March 30 and 31, 2017.

Our five jurors are:
MASSIMO BANZI, a founder of Arduino and a maestro of open-source electronics;
SHELDON BROWN, the Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the, University of California San Diego;
ANGELO “MOTOR” COMINO, veteran technology artist;
JASMINA TESANOVIC, activist and creator of the “Internet of Women Things”;
BRUCE STERLING, Share Festival Art Director for 2017.

Our electronic network society has many virtues, but opacity, deceit and obscurantism are among its vices. For 2017, Share Festival raises its lantern of Diogenes to search for technical artworks that are honest.

How can a work be technically accomplished, yet also lucid, clear and trustworthy? How can art works gracefully remove the smoke-and-mirrors of mystification and make an art of explaining themselves? How can technology art treat the audience with justice, fairness and respect for their civilized intelligence? Who has the emotional courage to privilege the heartfelt confession over the domination of digitalcraft?

We sincerely invite you to enter your art work for this year’s theme of ‘Sincerity‘.

Our stellar jury of international experts is searching for art works with the virtues of lucidity, honesty and clarity. Our theme for 2017 asks for self-evident truth and heartfelt emotion, and scorns all slyness, demagoguery and deceit.

After their jury duty, Massimo Banzi, Sheldon Brown and Bruce Sterling will gather on a public panel at Toolbox CoWorking in Turin for a panel discussion on the current state of electronic art. Given these participants, the audience can expect an informed and intense discussion on the topic of building anything that mankind can imagine.

You are invited at Toolbox Coworking, Via Agostino da Montefeltro, 2 Torino Thursday, March 30th | Ore, 18,00

On March 31, we will put our imaginary ideas to a pragmatic test with the new Share ‘Artmaker‘ portable tool kit. This event will be a seminar in which some of Italy’s best-known technology artists gather at the Torino Fab Lab to get hands-on with our new creative toolbox.

Why the ‘Artmaker‘ tool set? Because standard, everyday art-supply stores never have the proper tools that the contemporary creative needs for creating machine art, kinetic art, device art, media installations and net.art. The modern tech-artist is a mobile person, and therefore needs lightweight, agile, durable road-equipment, so as to maintain or repair art-devices created in the heavy machine-shop, fab-lab or tech atelier.

Share Festival has therefore assembled the portable ‘ Artmaker‘ set, the first toolkit ever specifically curated for the pressing needs of today’s technology-artists. These chosen hand-tools are beautiful, elegant, and well-designed, because most of them are manufactured in Italy. The entire set is so portable and lightweight that even a humanities graduate can lift it, and yet it is so intrinsically meaningful, so endowed with creative purpose that you, the artist, will immediately feel the urge to build something complicated with it. We sincerely promise that these tools will efficiently and usefully perform artistic functions!

The Artmaker toolkit is also supposed to be (a) affordable and (b) safe, and here we should frankly admit that our Share Festival Artmaker has some issues. These tools are gorgeous, but they cost a fortune and could easily kill you. So we will be publicly gathering our well-chosen Italian experts to confront the Artmaker set, to figure out whether its artist-users might be wounded or perhaps arrested in airports.

To accomplish this end, our brave volunteers will rehearse making some prototype art objects with the Artmaker’s various blades, pliers, wires, vices, hammer, LED lights, Arduino board and its many other elegant yet ominous components. This March 31 event will be the first time that the Share ‘Artmaker‘ set has ever been used by people who know what they are doing. The audience will not participate in this seminar (because we lack the legal safety clearances), but it will probably be a lot of fun to watch.
Please join us!

Sincerity: The 2017 Share Festival

Piemonte Share Festival, the Italian art fair of electronics, digital art and new media, announces the theme for its 10th consecutive Share Prize: Sincerity

This twelfth edition of the festival will be led by artistic director Bruce Sterling, American author, journalist, editor and critic.
Our electronic network society has many virtues, but opacity, deceit and obscurantism are among its vices.   For 2017, Share Festival raises its lantern of Diogenes to search for technical artworks that are honest.

How can a work be technically accomplished, yet also lucid, clear and trustworthy?
How can art works gracefully remove the smoke-and-mirrors of mystification and make an art of explaining themselves?
How can technology art treat the audience with justice, fairness and respect for their civilized intelligence?
Who has the emotional courage to privilege the heartfelt confession over the domination of digital craft?

From 16th January to 12th March entries can be submitted for the prize using the online registration form at the bottom.
An international panel of judges will short-list six nominees for the prize which will be invited to participate in the usual exhibition of Share Festival, to be held in Turin in the end of May 2017.

The names of the short-listed finalists will be announced in the beginning of April 2017. The international jury will be announced by the end of January 2017.

Stay tuned!

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Shortlist for Share Prize 2015

 

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Share Prize jury members Paola Antonelli, Captain Samantha Cristoforetti, Chiara Garibaldi, Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruce Sterling have chosen six works for display in Share Festival 2016.
The theme of this year’s festival is technology and media art suitable for private spaces. The
festival venue is the “Casa Jasmina” House of the Future at the Torino Fab Lab. The Share jury – comprised of an astronaut, museum curator, festival director, Internet activist and science fiction writer – met in the Casa Jasmina house, and selected six artworks that accentuate this unique venue.

In the ”HOUSE GUESTS” Living Room:

“Follower” by Lauren McCarthy (USA)
The large display screen in the Casa Jasmina main room will be the headquarters for this satirical web installation, in which volunteers will be physically “followed” around Torino by social-media stalkers whom they never meet. 

“3DPrinted Tourbillon Watch” by Christoph Laimer (CH)
This stately domestic timepiece accents the living room, since it is a functional Swiss clock that is almost entirely printed from plastic. The Laimer Watch is open-source hardware, so every working piece of it is open for inspection, on the web and in the home as well. 

In the ”HOUSE GUESTS” Kitchen:

“SafeCoffee” by Carlo Galli (IT)
Fine Italian coffee will be served during Share Festival from this looming device, which wittily combines an automatic coffee thermos with an urban surveillance camera. 

“Food-Data” by Tobias Zimmer (DE)
Share Festival will offer Italian snacks on these unique plates, whose decorative patterns are graphically generated from the leftover crumbs from previous meals.
The Festival will be creating some brand-new Zimmer plates from the edible debris of our festival
guests. 

In the ”HOUSE GUESTS” Bedroom:

“Body Instruments II” by Jean-Michel Rolland (FR)
This Kinect-controlled music installation, placed in a corner of the bedroom, offers soothing bedtime music and also some healthy exercise. 

In the ”HOUSE GUESTS” Hall:

“Politics of Power” by Automato (PRC)
This new hardware installation by Automato, composed by Simone Rebaudengo (IT) Matthieu Cherubini (CH) Saurabh Datta (IND), allows guests to ponder the
implications of network politics within a household electrical network. Which of the eighteen
lightbulbs have seized electric power, and which ones are politically denied their chance to shine? 

Share Festival 2015/2016 also features eight curated works from “SeditionArt.com”, on display in chosen rooms throughout Casa Jasmina, plus tableware by digital architect Caterina Tiazzoldi,
panels, workshops, the Share Award and more.
Please join us!

Share Festival XI° edition
19th May – 28th May | Torino

VENUES:
CasaJasmina – Via Egeo 16 – Torino
Fablab Torino – Via Egeo 16 – Torino
Toolbox Coworking – Via Montefeltro 2 – Torino

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Piemonte Share Festival announces the IX° edition of the Share Prize , an international competition that promotes and supports contemporary art in the digital age .

It will be hosted in Casa Jasmina and FabLab Torino in partnership with Officine Arduino e Toolbox Coworking.

The eleventh edition will be lead by the artistic director BRUCE STERLING, writer, journalist and critic of the new media.

” Casa Jasmina “ is a project in the business space of domestic electronic networking, or,”the internet of things in the Home ,” a new way of housing related to open source .

From 22th December, 2015 until 21st February 2016 many artists from around the world have sent their projects for the edition of the Share Festival2015/2016.

The prize will focus on the use of electronic art inside the private domestic space :” House Guests” . 

What happens when net.art leaves the desktop screens, kiosks, and gallery installations, and becomes domestic art?

How can this provocative guest escape cyberspace and join the family?

When Internet art becomes “Internet-of-Things art,” how can it flourish in the kitchen, the bedroom, the nursery and the terrace?

How do artistic property relations change as homes are permeated with internet and social media? Is this “house guest” a friend, a renter, a squatter, an illicit lover entering by the back door as the surveillance cams look elsewhere?

When digital art enters private ownership — much like the family portrait cherished on the wall — who owns that art, who collects it, who maintains it?

How do the children inherit the art?

What new roles can be played by the artist, the gallery, the curator and the patroness?

Is art for the house best made in the house itself?

The artistic director will chair the international jury of the ninth edition of the Share Prize composed of:

PAOLA ANTONELLI, Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at the MoMA, Designer and Architect

SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI, ESA astronaut and captain Air Force pilot, protagonist of Futura, the second long-duration mission ASI

JASMINA TEŠANOVIC, feminist, activist, writer, journalist, translator and filmmaker of Serbia

CHIARA GARIBALDI, architect, designer, founder and general manager of Piemonte Share

On March 4th the Share jury will meet to select the entries for Share Festival. This event will include a public appearance in the afternoon by Paola Antonelli and Samantha Cristoforetti at Toolbox Coworking at 5:30pm, where they will discuss  technology art, design and the role of Italian women in contemporary creativity.

There are few free places for the talk of the March 4, 2016, we will open this Eventbrite link at 12:00 the 2nd of March, you can reserve your seat.

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Call for Share Prize 2015 – House Guests | Deadline postponed

 

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The deadline to subscribe to Share Prize 2015 has been postponed to February 21st 2016.

Piemonte Share Festival announces the IX° edition of the Share Prize , an international competition that promotes and supports contemporary art in the digital age .

It will be hosted in Casa Jasmina and FabLab Torino in partnership with Officine Arduino e Toolbox Coworking.

The eleventh edition will be lead by the artistic director BRUCE STERLING, writer, journalist and critic of the new media.

” Casa Jasmina “ is a project in the business space of domestic electronic networking, or,”the internet of things in the Home ,” a new way of housing related to open source .

From 22th December, 2015 until 21st February 2016 entries can be submitted for the prize using the online registration form at the bottom.
The prize will focus on the use of electronic art inside the private domestic space :” House Guests” . 

What happens when net.art leaves the desktop screens, kiosks, and gallery installations, and becomes domestic art?

How can this provocative guest escape cyberspace and join the family?

When Internet art becomes “Internet-of-Things art,” how can it flourish in the kitchen, the bedroom, the nursery and the terrace?

How do artistic property relations change as homes are permeated with internet and social media? Is this “house guest” a friend, a renter, a squatter, an illicit lover entering by the back door as the surveillance cams look elsewhere?

When digital art enters private ownership — much like the family portrait cherished on the wall — who owns that art, who collects it, who maintains it?

How do the children inherit the art?

What new roles can be played by the artist, the gallery, the curator and the patroness?

Is art for the house best made in the house itself?

The artistic director will chair the international jury of the ninth edition of the Share Prize composed of:

PAOLA ANTONELLI, Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at the MoMA, Designer and Architect

SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI, ESA astronaut and captain Air Force pilot, protagonist of Futura, the second long-duration mission ASI

JASMINA TEŠANOVIC, feminist, activist, writer, journalist, translator and filmmaker of Serbia

CHIARA GARIBALDI, architect, designer, founder and general manager of Piemonte Share

The jury will short-list the six works nominated for the award. Candidates will be invited to participate in the eleventh edition of the Share Festival, that will take place in Turin 19th to 28th May, 2016 in “Casa Jasmina” and FabLab Torino in partnership with Officine Arduino and with ToolBox Co-Working.

The names of the short-listed finalists will be announced by the end of March 2016.

The deadline to subscribe to Share Prize 2015 has been postponed to February 21st 2016.

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Call for Share Prize 2015 – House Guests

Piemonte Share Festival announces the IX° edition of the Share Prize , an international competition that promotes and supports contemporary art in the digital age .

It will be hosted in Casa Jasmina and FabLab Torino in partnership with Officine Arduino e Toolbox Coworking.

The eleventh edition will be lead by the artistic director BRUCE STERLING, writer, journalist and critic of the new media.

” Casa Jasmina “ is a project in the business space of domestic electronic networking, or,”the internet of things in the Home ,” a new way of housing related to open source .

From 22th December, 2015 until 14th February 2016 entries can be submitted for the prize using the online registration form at the bottom.
The prize will focus on the use of electronic art inside the private domestic space :” House Guests” . 

What happens when net.art leaves the desktop screens, kiosks, and gallery installations, and becomes domestic art?

How can this provocative guest escape cyberspace and join the family?

When Internet art becomes “Internet-of-Things art,” how can it flourish in the kitchen, the bedroom, the nursery and the terrace?

How do artistic property relations change as homes are permeated with internet and social media? Is this “house guest” a friend, a renter, a squatter, an illicit lover entering by the back door as the surveillance cams look elsewhere?

When digital art enters private ownership — much like the family portrait cherished on the wall — who owns that art, who collects it, who maintains it?

How do the children inherit the art?

What new roles can be played by the artist, the gallery, the curator and the patroness?

Is art for the house best made in the house itself?

The artistic director will chair the international jury of the ninth edition of the Share Prize composed of:

PAOLA ANTONELLI, Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at the MoMA, Designer and Architect

SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI, ESA astronaut and captain Air Force pilot, protagonist of Futura, the second long-duration mission ASI

JASMINA TEŠANOVIC, feminist, activist, writer, journalist, translator and filmmaker of Serbia

CHIARA GARIBALDI, architect, designer, founder and general manager of Piemonte Share

The jury will short-list the six works nominated for the award. Candidates will be invited to participate in the eleventh edition of the Share Festival, that will take place in Turin 19th to 28th May, 2016 in “Casa Jasmina” and FabLab Torino in partnership with Officine Arduino and with ToolBox Co-Working.

The names of the short-listed finalists will be announced by the end of March 2016.

Continue to subscribe!

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SHARE FESTIVAL 2014 POSTPONED

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Thanks to the huge numbers of visitors, Share Festival is extending the Share Prize exhibition, hosted by the Temporary Museum in corso Verona 15/C, Turin, until 4th April.

We would like to thank the Temporary Museum and the artists participating in the exhibition for their permission.

http://www.toshare.it/share-festival-2014-2015/share-festival-2014-2015-screenings/

Watch the video of the opening night of Share Festival 2014

https://vimeo.com/123032382

Photos of the festival posted here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sharefestival/sets/72157651083380969/

Exhibition Share Prize 2014/2015 AUTONOMOUS
19 march – 29 marzo   Temporary Museum
Corso Verona 15/C, Turin, Italy
Wednesday  – Friday 3.00 pm  – 7.00 pm
Saturday  – Sunday 10.00 am – 7.00 pm

VINCITORE SHARE PRIZE 2014

Share Festival è iniziato.
In occasione dell’inaugurazione sono stati è stato proclamato il vincitore ed è stata assegnata la menzione d’onore dell’ottava edizione di Share Prize.

La giuria ha proclamato vincitore dell’ottavo Share Prize Ethical Things di Matthieu Cherubini & Simone Rebaudengo in quanto “è un progetto che affronta una tematica fondamentale nell’imminente futuro: in che modo le macchine prendono le proprie decisioni?”

La menzione d’onore è stata conferita a LIA per Filament Sculpture poiché “è emozionante osservare questa creativa art coder viennese trasporre la propria opera espressiva dal piano visivo a quello tangibile.”

Segui il programma dei prossimi giorni http://www.toshare.it/share-festival-2014-2015/.

Sabato 21 marzo
CasaJasmina, Via Egeo 16, Torino
ore 17:30 RE-PROGRAMMED ART: AN OPEN MANIFESTO – Conferenza
registrazione su http://www.tosharecasajasmina.eventbrite.it
ore 18:30 Make your Open Re-Programmed Artwork – Workshop
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Bunker, Via Paganini 1, Torino
ore 22:30 #VS3WWW – Flash mob, di Vecchio Merda Danzband (USA-IT)

ore 23:30 ULTRA MAGNETIC CRYSTAL BLEED – Performance A/V, di Von Tesla e Sara Bonaventura (Treviso/IT)

ore 24:30 DEEP PROFUNDIS – Suite per danza, voce, interfaccia cerebrale e sintetizzatori. Di Paolo F.

Martedì 24 marzo
Circolo Culturale Amantes, Via Principe Amedeo, 38 Torino
ore 20:00 JAPAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL – proiezioni video
ore 21.30 ANDREA DADDI  – dj set

Mercoledì 25 marzo
Circolo Culturale Amantes, Via Principe Amedeo, 38 Torino
ore 20:00 ARTFUTURA FESTIVAL – proiezioni video
ore 21.30 ANDREA TADDEI  – dj set

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