The Link Art Center at MAXXI for the BNL Media Art Festival

The Link Art Center at MAXXI for the BNL Media Art Festival

On April 16, 2016, from 4 to 6 PM, the Link Art Center will moderate a round table at MAXXI, Rome, to present the event and the book 6PM Your Local Time Europe, in the frame of the BNL Media Art Festival.

 

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6PM Your Local Time Europe is a conference that wants to gather together and make more visible some things that happened during the event that, on July 22, 2015, involved 110 participants from all over Europe in a single, distributed exhibition. Moderated by the Link Art Center, the conference takes place at MAXXI, Rome on the occasion of the BNL Media Arts Festival; and involves some of the participants, that will present the shows they organized and will discuss merits and flaws of the format.

 

6PM YOUR LOCAL TIME (#6pmylt) is a networked, distributed, one night contemporary art event taking place simultaneously in different locations,coordinated from one central venue and documented online via a web application. The project is an OPEN FORMAT and can be used by others to set up similar events. For 6PM Your Local Time Europe, coordinated from the Castello di Brescia, 1,583 pictures and videos were posted on Instagram with the #6pmeu hashtag, 996,000 unique users followed the event on Twitter, and an undefined number of users participated through other social networks.

 

Info and programme:

April 16, 2016
MAXXI, Rome from 4 to 6 PM
Sala G.L. Buontempo, free entrance
http://www.6pmyourlocaltime.com/
http://www.bnlmediaartfestival.org/

Introduction:

Domenico Quaranta, artistic director, Link Art Center; Fabio Paris, curator and managing director, Link Art Center

Speakers:

Raffaella Morselli and Mario Savini, Università degli Studi di Teramo, “#mapyourselfie”
Emanuela Pigliacelli, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere and Leonardo Petrucci, artist, “Where is Down now? #2″
Elena Abbiatici, art historian, writer and curator, “Sirens, Songs and Beyond”.

Conclusions:

Valentino Catricalà, artistic director, BNL Media Art Festival

 

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6PM Your Local Time is realized in the framework of Masters & Servers. Networked Cultures in the Post Digital Age, a joint project by Aksioma (SI), Drugo more (HR), Abandon Normal Devices (UK), Link Art Center (IT) and d-i-n-a / The Influencers (ES) that was awarded with a Creative Europe 2014 – 2020grant. For 24 months from September 2014, Masters & Servers will explore networked culture in the post-digital age.

 

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

 

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