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September 14th / 28th - Futurenergie. International project of Mail art and Digital art

Mail art comes back to Quiliano, in Villa Maria, with the "Futurenergie" project - Renato Cerisola

The choice of this subject, a binding and topical one, besides considering the actual ecological problems, aims at offering a chance of visibility to all these creative forces and to these emerging energies that can't easily appear into the traditional show rooms too often addressed only to the trade.
The free, democratic and no-profit mail network is perfectly suitable to that. lts cheapness allows everybody to cross the borders in an easy and peaceful way, and also reduces every cultural and ideological distances becoming a dynamic element to restore and promote the local instead of a disruptive globalisation which homologates and breaks up the weakest situations.
That's the reason why "Futurenergie" hasn't let aside the digital art and obviously the web, a powerful way to freely share around the world creativity, ideas and projects.
Digital art finds its first examples in the last century 50's with the Ben Laposkj and Manfred Frank experiments. These two scientists and programmers were able to re-elaborate particular mathematicalfunctions allowing them to create, modify or adjusting every kind of images. Producing art with a computer has also  an  interesting  characteristic;
the availability of images mainly comes through a rear-illuminated monitor surface making it similar to the perception of the old glass windows.
All these characteristics and the high versatility of software allows a large use of digital art in mass media like press, advertisement, cinema and television, considering only some examples.
lnternet adds to all this a quick and capillary diffusion an opportunity that "Futurenergie" couldn't miss.
The participation of a massive number of artists from different nations has been really important and has given the opportunity of realizing, inside the exhibition, a section entirely devoted to digital images.
We consider really significant the sending of some images produced with graphic programmes using freeware operative systems (GNU/LINUX) that share, togetherwith mail art, the no-profit and free diffusion philosophy.
ln the whole the quality and the amount of works we received, some videos included, has opened new hints and possibilities of development for the future SACS projects that could have net art works realised to be enjoyed by everyone, interactive, free, to sum up, collective works.