MAGMART 09

Magmart

VIDEO UNDER VOLCANO

International videoart festival

Fourth edition

 

Curated by

ANTONIO MANFREDI

ENRICO TOMASELLI

 

Opening | March the 14th 2009, Saturday at 7.00pm

14 March | 14 April 2009

 

On Saturday Marcht he 14th at 7.00 pm, at CAM_Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, the fourth edition of “Magmart_Video under Volcano”, International Festival of videoart curated by Antonio Manfredi and Enrico Tomaselli will take place. On the opening night the selected videos – among more than 200 participating – will be projected at Casoria museum. Every year this festival confirms as necessary for worldwide videoartists sending sketched, shot and edited material with the many executive techniques. The jury of experts – made up of Antonio Manfredi, CAM director, Enrico Tommaselli, founder and artistic director of the Festival, Giuseppe De Marco,  videoartist and founder of Mediavox, Luca Magnoni, journalist, founder of Hydrogen and creative director of NinjaLAB – evaluates through the web according to technical-artistic criteria. In order to guarantee the vote fairness the commission judges on-line: watching the videos and using the secret vote system, infact. The sum of the votes leads to the selection of thirty winners which works become part of the CAM museum permanent collection. The videos of this Festival edition face issues and subjects someway new and a considerable decrease of graphic animation and increase of shot products, evidencing a diffusion of cameras. Themes range from concrete observation to oneiric irreality. Videos keep on being the visual expression of immaginary worlds, of parallel situations using common languages, close to reportage or just denial of reality and stressing of digital effects. The weak border separating these traces of objectivity in coloured and unshapen immateriality is tyhe power of this artistic expression. The several interpretation levels allow reflections on the contemporary and lead the viewer before the aesthetic artificial as fluent thought. The game of images looks beaten by frantic times and superimposition of icons and flashing lights, while otherwise the mediated and lazy flow of events, figures and narrative progress causes bewilderment and perturbation. Still fascinating the medium, the power of technological self-referral immerging in the virtual by relating the maschine to the human. On the opening night the event will be live broadcasted on the Festival website (www.magmart.it).

Artists

Maarit Murka – Estonia
TASTE, 2009 Video

John Deneuve – France
CEREBRAL ADVENTURE, 2009 Video

Maria Korporal – Neetherland
UN GATTO HA SETTE VITE, 2009 Video

Danilo Stojic – Serbia
BALATTA, 2009 Video

Lino Strangis – Italy
ONE MOMENT, 2009 Video

Rona Rangsch – Germany
MAREES_CHALET_07_23, 2009 Video

Cleantho Viana – Brazil
A STILL EYE DOESN’T SEE, 2009 Video

Boldizsar Csernak – United Kingdom
A SINGLE GLASS OF WATER LIGHTS UP THE WORLD, 2009 Video

Lemeh42 – Italy
PER FARE UN TAVOLO, 2009 Video

Andrea Malpede – Italy
SOARTEM, 2009 Video

3P=3Players – China
RELATIVITY, 2009 Video

Silvana Sferza – Italy
CONTROCORRENTE, 2009 Video

Michele Pesce – Italy
LITTLE PARTENOPE, 2009 Video

Lidia Tropea – Italy
2SETTEMBRE2008, 2008 Video

Giovanni Monti – Italy
OH, WHAT A LUCKY MAN, 2009 Video

Simona Minniti – Italy
MOTO PERPETUO, 2009 Video

Kika Nicolela – Brazil
NAKED, 2009 Video

Caroline Koebel – U.S.A.
GRAND CENTRAL / CENTRAL TERMINAL, 2009 Video

Maria Korporal – Neetherland
PASSING BY, 2009 Video

Rossana Cagnolati – Italy
DONNA – RETROSPETTIVA DI UNA EVOLUZIONE, 2009 Video

Alessandro Brucini – Italy
EZS: SEQUENZA 1, 2009 Video

Robin Whenary – United Kingdom
MOTION, 2009 Video

Marisa Vallone – Italy
EMPTY DOORS, 2009 Video

Dante Albanesi – Italy
FIORE DI LUGLIO, 2009 Video

Eva Rorandelli – Italy
HIDING, 2009 Video

Lino Strangis – Italy
MULTI-IDENTITY MAN, 2009 Video

Serge De Hildebrandt – France
ON THE WALL, 2009 Video

Paris Fernando, Birchfield Marilyn – Venezuela
CARACAS MORPHOSIS VERSION 2.0.0.8, 2009 Video

Tuoto Arthur – Brazil
DISFORME, 2009 Video

Ulf Kristiansen – Norway
THE ABYSS, 2009 Video

Special mention:

Mohamed Alaa – Egypt
UNDER SIEGE, 2009 Video

Fathi Hassan – Egypt
BLESSED NUBIA, 2002 Video