Monday, 24 November 2014

Quantum Filmmaking: Appraising the 21st Century Modernist Neo-autonomy of Art



[Paper presented at MINA 2014, 4th International Mobile Creativity and Innovation Symposium. Auckland, New Zealand, 21 November 2014]


Abstract:

The practice of collage is the art form and technique that incorporating the use of pre-existing materials as part of a two-dimensional surface stimulated the beginning of progressive Modernism and the decadent Postmodernism. In the former, collage flourished as an innovative technique introducing elements of everyday life, whereas in the latter, it was criticized as the inability of art of renewing itself recycling past forms, which led to the enunciation of the end of art. Therefore, during this paper I will be exposing how through Quantum Filmmaking, which is the practice of participatory video-collage building upon the contemporary mobile media, we are entering in a new cultural epoch with the innovative avant-garde spirit of the progressive Modernism, which entails the beginning of art for the arts’ sake and its Neo-Autonomy from the ideological strings of the market and institutions. For this, firstly, I will be introducing the Quantum Filmmaking projects. After, I  will be discussing the theories in regards the autonomy of art, as well, as the role of the practice of collage along Art History. And finally, I will be analyzing the paradigm shift provoked by the introduction of the mobile social media in Contemporary Art, such as, the eutopian aesthetics inherent to the projects, which gives rise to the Neo-Autonomy of Art during the 21st Century progressive Modernist era.

Keywords: Quantum Filmmaking, Collage, 21st Century Progressive Modernism, Avant-Garde, net art, Neo-Autonomy of Art,  Eutopian Aesthetics, participatory mobile phone cinema.

[ The presentation has been selected and included in the catalogue of  MINA 2014 ]

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo By Max Schleser.
Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.











Sunday, 24 August 2014

NOW&HERE = EVERYWHERE > MOMENT 10 at Art Colony Galichnik (Macedonia)

  
NOW&HERE = EVERYWHERE is the shortest international art collaboration in the History of Humanity, lasting just for 30 seconds.

We are delighted to announce that
  
MOMENT 10  is online….NOW!  

Thank you very much to all the participating artists for sharing your art of everyday life. It has been a real pleasure collaborating with you!!!

This moment is composed by 35 contributions provided by artists filming simultaneously and choreographically with the camera-phones in different points of the Globe, such as, Japan, N.Y, North Carolina, Italy, South Africa, Ireland, UK and Spain, in collaboration with the artists in residence at the Art Colony Galichnik (Macedonia) 2014. In this piece, we have had the pleasure of collaborating with the young artists Katerina and Natalya Cody-Rapport, who are 4 and 8 years old respectively. Let’s keep fostering creativity in the young generations!

MOMENT 10 has been co-created by:

NICKY HAMLYN, JETON MUJA, BEKIM KORCA, PATRICIA PRIETO BLANCO, MARTA ALVAREZ, MARIO MARTINEZ, MARIANO MELMAN, CAROLINE KAHN, AITOR ALBO, BUHLE NDAMASE, ICEBERG FERNANDEZ , KATARINA BUNUSEVAC, JOHN LEE BIRD, ALBERTO GARCíA, MONIKA TOBEL, KATERINA (4 YR) & NATALYA (8 YR) CODY-RAPPORT, SILVIA GRIMALDI, CLAUDIA JACQUES , MAUREEN BACHAUS, ELISABET FASANO, FEDERICO GALLO , ELENA UGARTE, TERE MENDEZ, ABI FRENCH, JOZEF ONDKO, IOANA PIOARU, BRIGITA ANTONI, JON KOLDO VAZQUEZ, J. RAMON FERNANDEZ, SUSANA FERNANDEZ, FRANCISCO GOMEZ DE VILLABOA, GRACE EAGLE, JAN NIEMAND and WENDYL HARRIS.


MOMENT 10 is a diptych, structured in 10A and 10B, which can be experienced sequentially, opening them one by one, or simultaneously by opening both windows at the time. This moment will be shown next year at the Biennale of Skopje (Macedonia), curated by Ana Frangovska (National Gallery of Macedonia) with the collaboration of the independent curator Bojana Janeva. Further news about the exhibition will be posted soon!

If you did not have the chance to participate this time, MOMENT 11 will be happening on:

SATURDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2014 at 2pm BST (London Time) {Set your alarms!!!}

Be creative! To participate you just need to make a 30 second film of your choice with your camera-phone of the situation, a detail or place you are at that precise date and time, and send it straight away, along with the name of the city, by e-mail to:
info@now-here-everywhere.org.uk.

If you prefer to send your videos via WhatsApp, please text the word 'NOW' with your name to this number +447449494812, and you will be added to the group we have created. Your number will not be shared with third parties or used for commercial purposes.

Set your Alarms! Spread the word, invite your friends.....

The more we are, the greater the SURPRISE!

Best wishes,

The N&H=E Team.

[Disclaimer: All the participating artists will be acknowledged on the website. Only the video-clips produced at the announced date and time will be considered.

By participating in the project you are confirming that you have all the rights to publish the videos and you are allowing us their exhibition.

This is a non-profit research art project conducted by iceberg Fernandez, with the collaboration of the web developer Jon Diez, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UK)].

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Quantum Filmmaking at Art Colony Galichnik (Macedonia)





Art Colony Galichnik 2014 (Macedonia). Photo by Bojana Janeva.




Quantum Filmmaking presentation at Art Colony Galichnik (Macedonia). Photo by Ioana Pioaru.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Re-constructing the X


We are delighted to announce the official launching of the project Re-constructing the X. In this quantum filmmaking project, the participating artists can perform their own multi-camera mobile phone shootings, in which they draw an X in space and time, re-constructing a situation of their choice. On the other hand, we will be organizing special events in the public domain inviting everyone to participate.