alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Alfredo Cramerotti: Alternative Mapping @ CRITICAL WAYS OF SEEING 2014, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 21, 2014

CRITICAL WAYS OF SEEING 2014

Visualizing Knowledge and the Digital: Tool, Politics, or Art?

21-22 May 2014

Goldsmiths (University of London)

New Cross, London SE14 6NW

 24 map population-map

Hosted by the Global Media & Transnational Communications Program and Radical Media Forum, Department of Media & Communications

Hashtag: #criticaleyes

 With Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde diplomatique/Visions cartographiques), Giulio Frigieri (The Guardian), Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN, Wales’ Contemporary Art Centre), Mushon Zer-Aviv and Galia Offri (Media Activists, Tel Aviv/New York), Stefano Cagol (Contemporary Artist, Italy), Davina Jackson (D-City Network, Australia), Sean Cubitt, Lorenzo Pizzani (Goldsmiths, UK), and Alex Gekker (Utrecht University, NL)

Organizers: Marianne Franklin, Elinor Carmi, and Paola Crespi

Venue: Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) and the New Academic Building (NAB), Goldsmiths

 

Thursday, 22 May

2-3.15pm: Alfredo Cramerotti

Alternative Mapping (RHB 137)

The session will explore our drive to ‘make sense’ of things we know and those we don’t. Starting from the very notion of curating as: organising / scouting / selecting / taking care of / making space for / creating links between, I have developed over the last couple of years a pinterest stream that attempts to ‘map the mapping’: http://www.pinterest.com/alcramer/alternative-mapping/. There are about 330 ‘alternative maps’ on this stream – from the downright bizarre obsession to the most thorough and scientific charting approach one can think of; from kitchen utensils to animal tracks. The session will open up a discussion about our drive to map, need to map, desire to map and, ultimately, what is mapping all about: has the map exceed (finally!) the territory? Has the mapping outgrown the mappable?

 

 

MEDIA, REVOLT AND CRITICISM: Encounter of 3rd degree between art and media

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 28, 2012

November 2, 2012

Auditorium of the SCHOOL OF MEDIA ART, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Schools of Visual Arts, Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 Copenhagen, Denmark

Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN, Wales’ Contemporary art Centre and writer of the book Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform without Informing on how the artist can find ways not only to ‘import’ journalism into art, but also re-insert an artistic approach into the information industry.

Alfredo will reflect on the concept of public opinion. Does it work as an aggregate and is it open to critical understanding?

Further contributions by Jasmina Metwaly artist and member of Mosireen collective in Cairo, and Truls Lie, documentary filmmaker, editor-in-chief of DOX European Documentary Magazine and a film critic at Le Monde Diplomatique, Scandinavian edition. Final discussion
lead by the hosts: Carsten Juhl, Head of Department for Art and Theory and Tijana Mišković, Academic Research Project Coordinator.

About the seminar MEDIA, REVOLT AND CRITICISM: Globally we are being confronted with new encounters between visual art and information practices. In urgent and tense situations like the Arab Spring the moving images become important means of communication, especially because of their manipulative nature.

This seminar is the 2nd part of Arab Spring art seminar at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, that started in October 2011. The next seminar will take place December 14, 2012 including presentations by: Seamus Kealy, museum director at The Model, Aida Eltorie from Finding Projects Association and visual artist Rabih Mroue.

For more information, please send an email to:
tijana.miskovic@kunstakademiet.dk

 

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