[ISEA2022] Institutional Presentation: Antonio Gagliano & Luciana Della Villa — Introducing Arc-hive

Institutional Presentation Statement

Second Summit on New Media Art Archiving
June 10, MACBA – Convent dels Àngels. Invited presentation

Keywords: artworks, biomedia, free software, open resources, infrastructural maintenance

‘Introducing Arc-hive’ is a 10 minute presentation by Antonio Gagliano and Luciana Della Villa that proposes to introduce Arc-hive’s framework, its fundamental objectives and challenges, and to open up the collective research process carried out so far. https://arc-hive.zone

  • Antonio Gagliano (ES) is a researcher and artist. His projects intertwine practices around structural imagination to explore the multiple ways in which knowledge emerges, is organized and distributed. He has participated in exhibitions such as La tradició que ens travessa (Arts Santa Mónica, 2022), Acció. Una història provisional dels 90s (MACBA, 2020) or Manufactories of Caring Space-Time (Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 2017). He has contributed to newspapers such as Der Spiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung and La Vanguardia, and books such as Pornotopia. An Essay on Playboy’s Architecture and Biopolitics (Paul B. Preciado, MIT Press, 2014). For the last decade, he has contributed as editor and sound producer at Son[i]a de Radio Web MACBA and has been a regular contributor to the museum’s educational programs. Since 2020, he coordinates the Research and transference of knowledge area of Hangar.
  • Luciana Della Villa has a degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and a master’s degree in Cultural Heritage Management from the same center. She was part of the Art Department and the Communication Department of the Vila Casas Foundation, both at the Can Framis Museum and the Espacio Volart. At the same time, she develops her personal project Svper linked to music, and works on musical creation for advertising. Since 2017, she coordinates the Communication area of Hangar.