Galleria | 22:15 – 22:35 Friday 8 June
POP UP is aN AV performance by Calembour that remixes contents of the web in the form of animated gifs with some warning messages and redraws them in a popup form, as a new form of narration, no longer linear, but “hypertextual”. The video has a deliberately small and square format to emphasize the objectivity character of being a perimeter, a container-of- contents. The theme is the pop culture during this last 40 years but also the mutation of content linked to his container – the passage from tv to the web, from “parole” (F. De Saussure) to emoticons, from frames to windows. It’s a meta story of/on topics, of/on passage from a diachronic to an synchronic time, in which future is, at the same time, always and never.
Calembour is Laura Migliano and Giorgia Petri.
The two artists belonged to different horizons of study.
Giorgia Petri studied aerospace engineering, then she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (New Technologies), she worked at the CNR (National Research Council) in the field of New Technologies. She is also teacher in Arduino and wearable with the We-Make FabLab.
Laura Migliano did philosophical studies and then the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (New Technologies), were they met; she writes for several magazines of contemporary art and culture.
They participated in several exhibitions and events: among the last, the collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Giuseppe La Spada at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City, with the interactive installation “Shizen no koe” and the exhibition "Objectified 2018" @Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea. They have been finalists at the San Fedele International Electronics Music Prize.
They live and work in Milan.