share festival 2014/2015 special projects


Digital Potlach

19th/29th March

Temporary Museum

Digital Potlatch is an alternative approach to the creation and distribution of digital art through the physical exchange of digital objects, according to the principles of the gift economy.

Distributed digital works are perceived by the public to be of no value, easily duplicable and consumable.

The idea of Digital Potlatch is to create physical objects for digital works and distribute them in person, to those interested. The added value lies in the physical exchange of gifts between peers, within the local community.

The idea is based on these points

  • each Digital Potlatch will be distributed on a USB stick, inside a personalized box
  • each Digital Potlatch will be financed by the maker or his/her friends
  • each Digital Potlatch will be distributed not only by the relative maker, but by members of the community (both makers and the public)
  • each Digital Potlatch will be given away free and never sold in various copies to the same person, with that person asked to give away free copies to friends

The first Digital Potlatch collection is called “Oceans”, directed artistically by Motor and Alessandro Sciaraffa, and will primarily involve the experimental techno community of Turin.

Participants include: Motore, Sciaraffa, Giorgio Li Calzi, Kinetik, Eniac, Ludwig, Andrea Valle, Nig Nig Nig, basso Alm dev, and others.


The Nights of Tino of Baghdad

19th/29th March


A Kaninchen-Haus Production, sponsored by Fondazione CRT. 
Under the patronage of the City of Turin and the Goethe Institut. 
Part of the Salone del Libro OFF festival and Torino Incontra Berlino.

Coniglioviola presents a preview of a new public video-art project, which, starting from May, is set to transform the city of Turin into one big movie theatre.

Loosely based on the eponymous novel by the German expressionist poet Else Lasker-Schuler, the Nights of Tino of Baghdad is a pioneering experiment in distributed cinematic storytelling in public space, based on augmented reality.

he wandering spectator, guided by a map, will be invited to move around the city to various locations, to discover a series of 30 augmented reality posters showing stills of different landscapes through different oriental windows.

Each poster will start up an episode from the film from which it is taken. 

To piece together the entire story, spectators have to join the dots, but the sequence is arbitrary, generating as many different stories as there are different possible itineraries. 

Each personal story pieced together can then be uploaded onto the project website, giving shape to a literary process known as combinatorial literature, which from there can be projected into space thanks to the key use of new technologies.

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