Panel: The Matter with Media
An error seems to be that which gets between the ideal being and the real being; the error appears to be a singularity, a Non-being that transforms and distorts the Being. Audiovisual techniques, technologies, devices and media try to suppress errors; however, an ideological and aesthetic possibility hides behind the use of errors. A failure in an apparatus program often sends back a faulty image or a sound which cannot be otherwise conceived. Limits are blurred, and we are faced with the naked truth,without attires or pretenses. We receive data, waves, and exposed information according to an artificial mechanism which constantly defines itself in its errors. This is what makes an error unique, revolutionary and beautiful, and there lies its value. A short circuit in an appliance builds a new and unpredictable world that is embraced by the artistic field as one more aesthetic element.
- Alejandro Schianchi, theorist, professor, and artist, lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Electronic Arts. Having graduated from the University of Cinema wiht a B.A. in Cinematography, he’s also an Electronic Technician in Computers. Professor in several fields in the Electronic Arts career at the University of Tres de Febrero, has also taught at the University of Buenos Aires in the Faculty of Architecture and Design, University of Cinema, Cievyc and University Maimónides. He has made installations, videos, photography, videosculptures, performances, and has shown his works in Germany, USA, Canada, Spain, Romania, Denmark, Slovenia, Peru, Brazil, and in the most well know places in Argentina. Alejandro won a mention in the Limbo award of Electronic and New Media prize in conjunction with the Espacio Fundación Telefónica and the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art. Has made presentations about Art & Technology in ‘Cátedra UNESCO de Turismo Cultural’, AAMNBA, 2009; ‘Medida Italiana: Videoarte Italiano’, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, 2010; ‘GLI.TC/H’, Chicago, USA, 2010; ‘Pursuit: Failure Symposium’, Berlin, Germany, 2010, among others. schianchi.com.ar
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