ITALY GREECE "RESTART PROJECT" Video Art 2. “COGS” by David Ian Bickley- Ireland
If we were make a Venn diagram of man and his psychological relationship with nature, the area that the two share, "the union" could be seen to form that basis of this film.
MACHINES is a series of short cinematic movements focused on this overlap between man and the elemental environment, the point where man connects physically and spiritually with nature and puts part of himself within the essential material. It is this act which is the legacy of our ancient past, the pre-technological junction where we still had memory of our place within the natural order yet were far enough removed to try and reason with this knowledge.
MACHINES is the legacy of my film MATERIALS; a study of the underlying forces of nature presented as distinct characters…Whereas MATERIALS is the picture of the elements characterised as alien to our being, MACHINES is the code, the dialogue by which we attempt to speak to them.
ITALY GREECE "RESTART PROJECT"
Bibart - Bari International Art Biennial at this historic moment it is transformed into an international public art container for the promotion of artistic creation through technology and new media. Born in these pandemic days, in collaboration with Eye's Walk Digital festival in Athens, the first edition of Bibart digital videoart festival; the theme of this first edition is: ITALY GREECE "RESTART PROJECT. A platform for contemporary video art and audio-visual performances.
Curators of the event are Miguel Gomez art director of Bibart Biennale and Filia Milidaki curator of the Eye's Walk digital festival
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