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Alessandro Ludovico on Wed, 6 Feb 2002 12:25:01 +0100 (CET)


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From: "T_Bazz" <t.bazzichelli {AT} mclink.it>

AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artvism
making art doing multimedia
Exhibition-Event on media Activism

On 8th February the Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea of the
University of Rome "La Sapienza" inaugurates AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artvism
an exhibition organized by Tatiana Bazzichelli (www.strano.net/bazzichelli).
The main concepts of AHA, making art doing multimedia, are Activism =
political activism, Hacking = technological activism, Artivism = artistic
activism. AHA evidences a collective path, as result of a movement that from
the beginning of the Eighties struggles for an independent and self-managed
use of mass-media (video, computer, radio and written text) and today more
than ever, it is demonstrating to be one of the most valid alternatives to
the official information.

AHA is born as a thought consequent to the demostrations of July against the
G8 Summit of Genoa: territory not only of hard clashes, repression and
violence, as most of the mass-media have evidenced, but also an important
experience for whom constructs information from the base, with amatorial
cameras, movement websites, independent radio networks.

But AHA is also a thinking on artistic experimentation that uses the digital
technology in its more vital manifestations, necessarily incarnating the
attitude of he critical and self-managed use of mass-media. No more
art-works but processes, no more originality but reproducibility, no more
rappresentation of a unique genius but a collective action, example of a
creative skill that -inserted in a museum- opens the doors and walls.

The aim of AHA is to create a network inside the MLAC, integrating with
videos, with LANS with radios and with witten texts. A network composed of
independent groups and single activists who act in the mediatic,
technological and artistic field.

To name a few: Isole nella Rete, Indymedia Italia, Radio GAP, Strano
Network, Tactical Media Crew, Candida TV, Netstrike.it, AvANa.net,
Autistici/Inventati, copyDOWN, Dyne.org, all the Italian hacker movement,
the artists and activists Giacomo Verde, Tommaso Tozzi, the GMM (Giovanotti
Mondani Meccanici), Massimo Contrasto, Federico Bucalossi, Claudio Parrini,
Ferry Byte, Arclele, Mariano Equizzi (in coproduction with Luca Liggio and
the INTERACT), the theatre company Neguvon and the well known mature
magazines Decoder and Neural.


Tatiana Bazzichelli, communication sociologist, multimedia designer and
organizer of events/workshops on digital art, has been engaged for a long
time in carrying ahead a concept of real practical art inside of the
collective AvANa.net and in collaboration with the group Strano Network.

The exhibition, that starts from 8th February until 1st March, is part of
the exposition series "Laboratorio" proposed within the Dottorato di Ricerca
in "Borderart" and within the experimental Stages/Masters of Cura Critica
and  Installation Museale, commissioned by the director of the Museum,
Simonetta Lux, and realized by the organiser of the MLAC Domenico Scudero.

Opening times: monday - friday 10-20
Info: mslab {AT} uniroma1.it
tel./ fax 06 4991 0365.

More about AHA on:
http://www.strano.net/bazzichelli/aha_project.htm


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Alessandro Ludovico
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