Nomadica at LABA 2022: MACHINALIVE
Artist film lab, screenings, performances & exhibitions
April, 21-25, 2022 - Brescia (Italy)
Five days of radical immersion in international experimental and artist cinema, with film screenings, focuses, seminars, tributes, meetings, and workshops. Artistic activities and open discussions will create opportunities for informal exchange between viewers, students, filmmakers, artists, and curators.
A unique event organized by Nomadica and LABA to discover dozens of off-the-grid works from the past and the future and from all corners of the world.
With films, performances, installations, seminars by AA++ / Angel RUEDA and Ana DOMÍNGUEZ, Dianna BARRIE, Yonay BOIX, Dietmar BREHM, Giulia CALIGNANO, Sílvia DAS FADAS, Manuela DE LABORDE, Claudia LARCHER, James EDMONDS, Benjamín ELLENBERGER, Zachary EPCAR, Morgan FISHER, Philipp FLEISCHMANN, Siegfried FRUHAUF, Paolo GIOLI, Teo HERNANDEZ, Baba HILLMAN, Shun IKEZOE, Andrew KIM, Sandra LAHIRE, Christian LEBRAT, Mikhail LYLOV, Luis MACIAS, Elke MARHÖFER, Pablo MARÍN, Jean Jacques MARTINOD, Yuri MURAOKA, Daniel MURPHY, Lydia NSIAH, OJOBOCA / Anja DORNIEDEN and Juan David GONZALES MONROY, Jun'ichi OKUYAMA, Jacques PERCONTE, Charlotte PRYCE, Sofia RUSSO, Lucy RAVEN, Jorge SUÁREZ-QUIÑONES RIVAS, Michael ROBINSON, Karen RUSSO, Luca SANTESE / CESURA, Gianni SERRA, Suneil SANZGIRI, Paul SHARITS, Francesco VESPIGNANI, Bretta C. WALKER, WARSHADFILM / Tiziano DORIA and Samira GUADAGNOLO, Josh WEISSBACH, Chris WELSBY, Andrew Norman WILSON, and many more
An introduction to MACHINALIVE
Brescia (Italy), April 21/25, 2022
Spazio Contemporanea, Nuovo Cinema Eden, Indica-Spazio Idra
MACHINALIVE is the living-machine that lives on universal laws and where the distance between artifice and Nature does not exist. It is the machine-of-the-world through which we can see every act of creation as a stratified whole that we continually (re)discover and (re)organize.
The suggestions that cross the program of MACHINALIVE introduce an aesthetic and ecological vision in which Nature, machines, and human beings are part of a single plane: an approach toward the rules of matter and everything that surrounds us that recognize their innate Nature, aware of the functions, the effects, and the necessary resources; operating in a world of relations that erase the dichotomy between subject and object, because both objects and subjects move instead of just “being” and generate encounters and clashes, movements and exchanges, oscillations and resonances.
Because Nature loves to hide (Heraclitus, fr. 116), and the machine-that-moves-images reveal the acts of perception and projection, the mechanisms of vision and light, the relativity of space and time, the mutability of matter, the depths of imagery, languages, and senses. The living-machine is a potential mechanism of abstraction, of interpretation, of aesthetic, poetic, and scientific development; a means of action in the world, a response to the pervasiveness of its images and, finally, a tool to read and write, to be authors of oneself (egh).