January 10, 2017 - No Comments!

Me @ TEDxBari 2016

I recently gave my personal point of view about art and ephemerality of the digital at the edition of TEDxBari that took place on November 26th 2016 at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.

Here it is the full video of my contribution.

A real big thank you to everyone involved i the staff of the TEDxBari.

Guido Segni warns us about the risks of the advent of the digital Middle Ages.

Italian artist Guido Segni works at the intersection between art, media and digital culture. He has exhibited in major festivals, museums and galleries around the world (MAXXI Rome, Venice Biennale).

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

December 22, 2016 - No Comments!

“Oh my God. Today I prayed for the internet” – WI FI performance in Piacenza

Internauts, friends, followers,

a few months ago (it was September) I presented for the first time a compilation video called "Oh my God. Today I prayed for the internet" in the context of the Livenel Festival in Piacenza organized by PLACENTIA ARTE.

In that occasion the video was distributed to the audience through a local wifi connection mounted on a travelling hearse.

The video has been transmitted first on a ritual procession to the followers of the hearse and then, as the hearse drove through the city for a while, to all the unaware town passerbies.

Well, now thanks to the help and the work of Marcantonio Lunardi and Ilaria Sabbatini

I can finally upload the video/photographic documentation of the event.
Hope you'll apreciate!

https://vimeo.com/195984940

Wishing you well!

 

 

December 13, 2016 - No Comments!

“Pics or it didn’t happen, proof of existence of a crowd worker”

There's a lot of buzz today about fake news produced by micro/click/crowd/invisible workers during Trump campaign.

So if you don't know what a click worker is, if you don't know what they can do in real world or you simply don't believe they really exist, I can give you some proofs about their existence with this work I did a few years a go:

It is called "Pics or it didn't happen, proof of existence of a crowd worker"

See you over the cloud,
one day.

November 8, 2016 - No Comments!

I’ll be part of this exhibition in Spain at “LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial”

Hello World

From November 18 to May 21 2017 I'll be part of this exhibition in Spain at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial curated by the amazing Marc Garrett.

The exhibition is a contemporary take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and asks us to reconsider her warning, that scientific imagining and all technologies have unintended and dramatic consequences for us as humans and the world and what would be, in this context, the role of human imagination and the arts.

Participating artists:
AOS - Art is Open Source, Cristina Busto Alvarez, Equipo Sauti ya wakulima, Mary Flanagan, Carla Gannis, Genetic Moo, Fernando Gutiérrez, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Shulea Cheang, Gretta Louw & Warnayaka Art - Lajamanu, Regina De Miguel, Joana Moll & Cédric Parizot, Guido Segni, Karolina Sobecka, Alan Sondheim, Thomson & Craighead.

http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/en/exposiciones/monsters-of-the-machine

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September 23, 2016 - No Comments!

Performing my new work “Oh My God. Today I prayed for the Internet” on LIVENEL Performing Festival

Dear friends,

this sunday, in the context of the LIVENEL Performing Festival organized by PLACENTIA ARTE, I will stream my new work "Oh My God. Today I prayed for the Internet" through a public Wi-Fi hotspot mounted on an itinerant hearse car.

The public can paricipate at the event using a smartphone/tablet and following the hearse for a short distance. After that the car will continue his travel around the streets of Piacenza before it - and the WiFi signal - is definitely dispersed in town.

September 1, 2016 - No Comments!

The Artist is typing
Online exhibition at StorageUn.it

I just wanted to let you know that starting from today I will exhibit and perform my new online work "The Artist is Typing" on Storage Un.it, a small online space located in a storage unit @ arebyte Gallery in London.

Whenever you want, 24/7, you can check out me , my presence and, ultimately, my artistic aura in the intimate act of typing on my laptop keyboard writing art statements, press releases,  unpublished poetries, self-promotion emails, private love letters, amazon orders, google search queries, HTML code and many other keyboard-based activities.

After all, art is life and life is what happens while you are typing.

The online exhibition is curated by Filippo Lorenzin and will be hosted by Storage Un.it, a small project space located in a storage unit @ arebyte Gallery in London which  features a series of projects which take place online and investigate the relationship between the URL & IRL.

 

More information

September 1 - 30, 2016
http://storage-un.it/  Arebyte Gallery
Text by Filippo Lorenzin

Likely hours to see the artist typing: from 1:00 pm to 3:00 am CET

After the exhibition period the project will be then undefinitely running at http://theartististyping.com

July 22, 2016 - No Comments!

Online exhibition of “The Artist is Typing”

Dear friends,

I just wanted to let you know that starting from today I will exhibit and perform my new online work "The Artist is Typing" on Storage Un.it, a small online space located in a storage unit @ arebyte Gallery in London.

Whenever you want, 24/7, you can check out me , my presence and, ultimately, my artistic aura in the intimate act of typing on my laptop keyboard writing art statements, press releases, unpublished poetries, self-promotion emails, private love letters, amazon orders, google search queries, HTML code and many other keyboard-based activities.

After all, art is life and art, as life, is what happens while you are typing.

The online exhibition is curated by Filippo Lorenzin and will be hosted by Storage Un.it, a small project space located in a storage unit @ arebyte Gallery in London.

 

More information

 

September 1 - 30, 2016
http://storage-un.it/ Arebyte Gallery
Text by Filippo Lorenzin

Likely hours to see the artist typing: from 1:00 pm to 3:00 am CET

After the exhibition period the project will be then undefinitely running at

http://guidosegni.com/work/wiring-wired-fired/

https://vimeo.com/173323155

July 20, 2016 - No Comments!

Dissemination of “middle finger response” postcards in Arles Photo Festival

A few weeks ago the Fotomuseum Winterthur was in Arles Photo Festival and have distributed and disseminated through the spaces of the Festival about 16,000 reproduction of my "middle finger response" in form of postcards.

Also, until September 11, "the middle finger response" is exhibited in the online section of Fotomuseum Winterthur curated by Marco De Mutiis and part of SITUATIONS program.

http://situations.fotomuseum.ch/portfolio/guido-segni/