Cyfest: art and technology from the Hermitage to the Royal Palace of Caserta – Caserta

Donato Piccolo, Thinking the Unthinkable. Courtesy CYFEST

Caserta – The future meets the splendor of history at the Royal Palace of Caserta, the only Italian stage of the 11th edition of CyFest, the festival of art and technology that, starting from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, has already touched New York, Beijing and Brighton.

In ' Year of Russian Culture in Italy a new bridge between the Bel Paese and the oriental giant, which this time does not export the excellences of tradition, but interactive installations, kinetic sculptures, video projections and artificial intelligences. The exhibition curated by Anna Frants, Elena Gubanova and Isabella Indolfi involves 13 Italian and Russian artists, whose works will be exhibited from June 22nd to July 1st in an unusual dialogue with the Baroque Suburbs of the noble apartments.

From Donato Piccolo to Alexandra Dementieva, from Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov to Daniele Spanò, Anna Frants, Licia Galizia and Michelangelo Lupone, Franz Cerami, Matilde De Feo and Max Coppeta, Aleksey Grachev and Sergey Komarov, Maurizio Chiantone , the perspectives on contemporary technoscape multiply.
This year's theme, "Weather Forecast: Digital Cloudiness" (Weather forecast: digital cloudiness), a journey to discover the influence of technologies on our daily lives. If weather forecasts have always been a metaphor of human desire to dominate the future, today man has gone much further, causing his activities to transform important global climate, "shaping, in fact, the future", explain the curators. Digital, on the other hand, is "an omnipresent cloud that permeates and modifies every aspect of social life: from work to communication, to personal relationships, to intimate ones". Among the private clouds and the public clouds that surround us, the artists of the Cyber ​​Festival are able to use digital consciously, bending it to their needs and looking for answers to their questions: arousing, just like painters or sculptors, doubts, feelings and emotions .

CyFest is organized by Cyland Media Art Lab, a non-profit organization based in Saint Petersburg and New York, whose purpose was to promote interactions between the languages ​​of art and the most advanced technologies, and has so far hosted 236 artists and 37 curators from USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Finland, Italy, Philippines.
In Caserta the event is realized with the contribution of OneMarketData and the patronage of the Campania Region, with the Matronato of the Donnaregina Foundation for the contemporary arts; under the patronage of the Idis Foundation – Città della Scienza, Banco di Napoli Foundation, Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Naples; in network with Seminaria Festival, Academy of Fine Arts of Naples, 012 Factory, Interferences Festival, Dynamic Museum of Technology – Adriano Olivetti of Caserta.

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