alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

For the Love of Air Liquid

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on April 29, 2018

acramerotti april exhibition

Opening exhibition 18th – 30th April 2018, Chamber of Public Secrets’ new media art production and exhibition space, Media Art Research Center (MARC), Antalya

Fernissage 18th April 2018 at 17:00 – 19:00
Artists: Ferhat Ozgur,  Stefano Cagol, Ursula Biemann, Oliver Ressler, Khaled Ramadan and Hanna Ljungh
Curated by Khaled Ramadan and Alfredo Cramerotti

 

For the love of air liquid
Water’s impact on human happiness

I his book, Blue Mind, biologist Wallace J. Nichols published the surprising science showing how being near, in, on, or under water can make us happier, healthier, more connected and better at what we do.
Nichols analyzes the emotional, behavioral, psychological and physical connections that keep humans so mesmerized by water. He studies seas and oceans, lakes and rivers, and even swimming pools, and urges people to get closer to water if they wish to change their neurological, psychological and emotional experiences. Nichols draws on science, art, and narrative, as well as plenty of experience, to explain his blue mind in detail. Not just what it is, but how we can enter into this state, and, perhaps most importantly, why we should do so.

In order to know why water is one of our sources of happiness, or even a source of misery, we need to observe and analyze a very complex social science in conjunction with natural science: human relation to nature and the natural.
When we intend to shape nature, it changes and influences our living conditions. Due to this out-of-balance climatological interrelationship several vital elements of our survival are being affected. Water is becoming scarcer in some parts of the world while in other parts people suffer from the extra quantities of water falling from the sky or pumping from underneath.

In the scenarios of the world’s water bodies, only 3 percent of the water on the earth’s surface is fresh and drinkable, while 97 percent of the water is salty. The 3 percent fresh water is shared amongst the billions of the world’s population. Water shortage will soon hit cities and towns across the world, and the problem is increasing as populations are increasing. Industrialization and pollution are causing damage, and the greenhouse effect is having a negative impact, which leads to climate change that directly affects water sources. In an increasingly crowded and congested world, water supply has become scarcer and more contaminated.

Waste from industries and human settlements in most underdeveloped countries are drained into rivers and seas, leading to dying oceans. A good example of this is the Mediterranean Sea. Another example is one of Asia’s longest rivers, the Mekong River, where thousands of people have settled by the riverbank. The same analogy can be applied to the Nile River in Africa and to other rivers across the world. Lakes, rivers, seas and oceans used to be a source of human happiness and prosperity, but mass contamination, overfishing, and water scarcity have reduced many of them to transportation highways.

The exhibition,For the Love of Air Liquid, presents an opportunity to address the issue of water in a time of a crashing climate. The works of the invited artists examine our fascination with the water scene in detail. They are dedicated to helping us understand and enjoy a selection of contemporary art that provides inspiration and knowledge.

Curators
Khaled Ramadan and Alfredo Cramerotti

More information here.

Maldives Pavilion Opening, Wednesday May 29th 2013, at 1:00pm

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 25, 2013

Venice-Announcement

The Production of Truth. The Aesthetics of Journalism

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on June 30, 2011

DigiMag 65

Txt: Alfredo Cramerotti e Simon Sheikh

June 2011

http://www.digicult.it/digimag/article.asp?id=2099

IBRAAZ PUBLISHING LAUNCH (feat. CPS Chamber of Public Secrets)

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 28, 2011

Expanded Violences by Brumaria

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on September 27, 2010

Expanded Violences is a project realized in the framework of Manifesta 8, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art.

IS VIOLENCE
THE ONLY MEANS TO CHANGE THIS
DEADLY WORLD?

Expanded  Violences

Throughout the past two years in Brumaria, we have been working on and over multifocal-terrorism art-war relations. A product of this has been a series of forays— Art and Terrorism, Iconoclasm-Iconolatry, and now Expanded Violences— which, by means of different formats—research projects, exhibition projects, artistic work, seminars and publications—have permitted us to affirm the amplitude of these topics and the conceptual, thematic, and discursive gaps that today persist in the art institution both in the Spanish region and in the world of global art.

We understand that we neither want nor are able to isolate contemporary art from the world in which it is produced, commercialized, or museumized, especially if we keep in mind the present characteristics of armed conflict and if we affirm that we live in a state of permanent war. Although in the past war (the institutionalized phase of violence) defined itself as a conflict among sovereign nation-states, given that in the last few decades this sovereign authority of the nation-state has been decaying in favour of the emergency of a supranational sovereignty, the nature and the conditions of both war and political violence in our present times have necessarily and considerably changed, leaving behind the memory of the defeated, the humiliated, the offended…the murdered. In our current environment war is a global phenomenon. We live in a state of ubiquitous, brutal, and permanent “civil war”: a new and monstrous state of exception.

Expanded Violences focuses its attention on a triangulation between violence as representation strategically administered by power, the operation by which mass media and the use of art form a critical vertex of this multiple dialectic. If it seems obvious that there exists interdependence between political and economic power and the strategic operations used in mass media, the role of art is not so clear in this context.

• Theodor W. Adorno & Max Horkheimer • Aeschylus • Giorgio Agamben • Louis Althusser • Anonymus (Deuteronomy) • Aristotle • Antonin Artaud • Graco Babeuf • Alain Badiou • Jean Baudrillard • Walter Benjamín • Ursula Biemann • Bertlolt Brecht • Pierre Bourdieu • Gustavo Bueno • Stokely Carmichael • Pedro Casaldáliga • Paul Celan • The Clash • Leonard Cohen • Alfredo Cramerotti • Noam Chomsky • Mike Davis • Guy Debord • Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari • Jacques Derrida • Terry Eagleton • Albert Einstein • Friedrich Engels • Euripides • Frantz Fanon • Michel Foucault • Sigmund Freud • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi • Jean-Luc Godard • Antonio Gramsci • Peter Handke • G. W. F. Hegel • Jimi Hendrix • Eric Hobsbawm • Homer • Dolores Ibárruri • Peter Kropotkin • Jacques Lacan • Lao Tse • Sylvain Lazarus • Maurizio Lazzarato • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin • Robert Linhart • Lucretius • Rosa Luxemburg • Jean-François Lyotard • Malcolm X • Mao Zedong • Nicolò Machiavelli • Filippo Tommaso Marinetti • Karl Marx • Vladimir Mayakovsky • Mario Moretti • Muhammed • Jean Luc Nancy • Nawal El Saadawi • Antonio Negri • Friedrich Nietzsche • Anton Pannekoek • Cesare Pavese • Fernando Pessoa • Plato • Nicos Poulantzas • Khaled Ramadan • Jacques Rancière • Wilhelm Reich • RETORT • Los Reyes Católicos • Arthur Rimbaud • Maximilien Robespierre • Martha Rosler • Louis de Saint-Just • Saint Augustine • Saint Matthew • Saint Paul • Jean-Paul Sartre • Carl Schmitt • William Shakespeare • The Smiths • Sophocles • Susan Sontag • Baruch Spinoza • Hito Steyerl • Tacitus • Leon Trotsky • Tristan Tzara • Ramón María del Valle-Inclán • Víctor Hugo • Virgil • Paul Virilio • Paolo Virno • Oswald Wiener • Jean Ziegler • Slavoj Zizek • Joseba Zulaika •
With a foreword by Alejandro Arozamena, Darío Corbeira & Daniel Patrick Rodríguez
Brumaria works #1

– Double installation with moving images, sound and temperature.
– Two publications in English and Spanish.
– A seminar.

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